Greetings everyone! I have really enjoyed reading the posts of many Audiogon members and this enjoyment has prompted me to post my first. Has anyone had any experience with Dale Pitcher's brainchild, Essence Audio. Any input and experience with his products would be greatly appreciated. Thank You in advance.
are you referring to the essence audio that made gems,topaz and amythist speakers?
Great sounding pre-amps if you can afford the price of admission. Resale is also a problem but...
I just purchased a pair of used Essence amps which I am running with the Talon Khorus speakers. I recently sold my Tact Milleneum amp which itself was terrific but the essence mono amps(my amps have been upgraded by Dale)are several steps above the Tact and provide a wide and well defined/layered soundstage with tremendously lush non solid state sound and great detail. I couldn't be happier other than the fact that these amps are very heavy (they are about 90 lbs each). Dale himself has a terrific reputation among a select group of audiophiles and is apparenly finalizing a new stereo amp as well as speakers.
Essence makes the best sounding amps and preamps I have ever heard. It is fair to ask if any component is worth that kind of money. If you decide the answer is yes you should try to audition Essence products. I think they are a good value it that price range as nothing else I have heard sounds nearly as good. Dale Pitcher has givven me outstanding personal service over the years.