Essence is now shipping its new line of electrostatic speakers that are directional by design, they beam the direct sounds of the recording to the listener's sweet spot better than conventional designs so that the reflected sounds arrive later in time and lower in level, preserving the clarity and resolution of the recording in a real listening room. When the direct sounds of the recording reach our ears first, we can easily place each instrument and voice in the space between the two main speakers with rock solid stability. This is called "precision stereo imaging" and its what audiophiles listen for when evaluating a new speaker. It's referred to as "the ultimate listening experience" and sometimes as "audio nirvana" by the most knowledgeable audiophiles.
The Model 1200 at $3995 pr. MSRP is shown in the image, it's 48.8" (1200mm) tall by 11" (290mm) wide and 1" (30mm) deep. It is fully transparent, one of only two speaker products on the market today that can make that claim. The step-up is called the Model 1600 at $5495 pr MSRP, it is 63" (1600mm) tall by 11"(290mm) wide and 1" (30mm) deep. These are not hybrids of both dynamic and electrostat like most of the other brands, the Essence models are full range designs with a bandwidth of + or - 3 dB from 48 Hz to 23 KHz with no speaker cabinets, woofers or crossover networks. For medium to large size listening rooms, we have the powered sub SB--1000 in white gloss finish at $599 MSRP, a 12" model with a 300 watt amp and crossover for below 50 Hz.
Electrostatic speakers are not new but the way we make them today is. Essence is the first manufacturer to use the "printed electronics"
This gives the electrostat a big advantage; its light weight converts digital signals into sound waves much faster and with much lower distortion than conventional designs, stopping faster too. The "one-way" full range design delivers a coherent sound wave to the listening position without compromise.
Essence speakers are ready to be used as floor standers or they can be wall-mounted, http://www.essenceelectrostatic.com/
The iconic industrial design of the Essence speakers is dazzling to the senses, beautiful aircraft aluminum with black acrylic panels that become transparent when perforated to allow the sound waves to travel through. This signature design is the work of Maarten Smits, the founder of the Dutch brand Final and well-known throughout the world. Many thousands of Final owners will recognize Essence at once and we are pleased to say that we provide continuity of service for older Final models now in use.
Essence speakers are shipping now, all interested dealers and distributors should get in touch with Bob Rapoport, firstname.lastname@example.org, 727-580-4393 for more information or visit www.essenceelectrostatic.com