Premium computer speaker manufacturer Feniks Audio launched a new Kickstarter campaign today as it seeks funding for its latest range of high end speakers, the ESSENCE active sound system.
ESSENCE offers “the ultimate in desktop sound quality and is one of the smallest high-end speakers on the market,” Feniks said in a statement. The speakers are built with high-quality components and feature a cabinet of special grade die-cast aluminum. Feniks explained that the ESSENCE system combines style and substance without compromising sound quality.
The speakers are compatible with a range of inputs, including USB, Toslink, and analog.
“Feniks Audio was founded with the aim of providing the best listening experience and exceptional quality to as many customers as possible without compromise,” Robert Kwolek, VP and design director at Feniks Audio, said in the statement. “With the shifts in listening habits over the past decade away from tradition hi-fi to computer and all-in-one devices, we noticed a gap for a really high quality computer speaker.”
The ESSENCE system comes with an integrated 24-bti/96kHz DAC that was designed by world-renowned electronics specialist Gordin Rankin. Further, the speakers have a custom-designed coax driver unit, each speaker consists of three panels with a series of sealing grooves along the joints, Feniks said. The design helps to reduce “unwanted resonances to a minimum and results in exceptional clarity of sound.” The speakers also have a volume wheel integrated at the top of the active unit for ease of access.
“While the performance of the Essence is firmly in high-end territory, it was of utmost importance to us that it be accessible to anyone, so the system is fully plug-and-play,” Kwolek said. “Featuring unique engineering solutions like no other loudspeaker on the market, the ESSENCE is more like a precision instrument than a traditional speaker.”
The Kickstarter campaign kicked off on Monday and will run for 45 days through the end of May. The ESSENCE speakers will range from Fr 1,199 (roughly $1,242) to Fr 1,599 ($1,657). They’ll have four standard color options with custom colors also available.