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Haven't seen anything new about it since they first unveiled it. Anyone else?
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No idea ; i want some tests already before i buy some schiit xD!
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how about this

1-Hi-fi audio achieved with world's first 8x symmetrical up-sampling technology (can some one explain this)

2-Extreme audio clarity with 120dB SNR, dedicated power supply (high SnR , its good)

3-Eleven swappable OP-amps for customisable tonal characters (elven OP-AMPs to swap how about that)

some features
1. USB DAC (digital-to-analogue convertor)
2. Standalone DAC
3. Headphone amplifier

seems nice but i don't think its price gonna be NICE also

it seems very nice but expensive i don't know if it can match things form ESI or somethings
    
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Couple of reviews on this guy:

http://wwenze.blogspot.com/2011/10/a...sence-one.html

http://soundnews.ro/2011/09/09/asus-...glish-version/ <-- most people who are interested in this DAC/amp would have probably already seen this one.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arnotts View Post
Couple of reviews on this guy:
http://soundnews.ro/2011/09/09/asus-...glish-version/ <-- most people who are interested in this DAC/amp would have probably already seen this one.
this says:
PROS:
-Nice design
-Solid construction, quality components
-Excellent bass
-Connectivity and versatility at the highest level
-Upgrade possibilities
-Voices and mids sounds special
-Wide soundstage

CONS:
- USB driver still in beta stage
- No remote
- Details are only average

and the unofficial price is 400Euros!!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Crag View Post
this says:
PROS:
-Nice design
-Solid construction, quality components
-Excellent bass
-Connectivity and versatility at the highest level
-Upgrade possibilities
-Voices and mids sounds special
-Wide soundstage

CONS:
- USB driver still in beta stage
- No remote
- Details are only average

and the unofficial price is 400Euros!!
That review is over a month old (original Romanian review was posted up on September 1st). The Essence One hasn't even been officially released yet you know . The only people that seem to have one are people who have been given review units.
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post #7 of 8
I hope it's priced around 400 US...been holding off on upgrading audio equipment but perhaps it's a good thing hah.....was going to get this or dacmagic or audio azur which are 400.

i think when i looked online they were rolling it out in Europe in a couple months and the US after that so likely in 2012?
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post #8 of 8
Heads up folks...it is listed on the official AsusTek website.

http://www.asus.com/Multimedia/Audio...r_Essence_One/

Woulda been nice if it had surround outs...
Edited by Skripka - 10/11/11 at 7:16pm
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