Essence is now listing a new speaker by German manufacturer, Ceratec: the floor-standing tower effeqt mk IV in polished chrome at $2499 a pair MSRP, including free shipping.
Standing at 48.4-inch (1240mm) tall by 5.1-inch (130mm) wide and deep, the slim aluminum cabinet speaker system has the looks and style of the B&O 8000 for a fraction of the cost. It's a 2.5 way design featuring dual 4-inch woofer/mid-range drivers crossed over to a 1-inch silk dome tweeter. The aluminum cabinet is round to eliminate internal standing waves, providing clean articulate bass down to 40Hz, sufficient for most consumers with small to medium sized listening rooms without the use of a subwoofer.
The polished chrome finish with black grille (color option available) is Ceratec's bread and butter model. The effeqt mk IV model is also available in anodized black and silver at $1675 per pair MSRP, including free shipping direct from Germany to end users in the USA and Canada. Essence is the exclusive reseller in these markets.
"These new Ceratec effeqt models offer knowledgeable audiophiles a chance to replace their big cabinets with a slim and sexy tower that takes up very little space and provides line-source output for spectacular stereo imaging,” said Bob Rapoport, Essence CEO. “The glass pedestals feature spikes to de-couple the speaker from floor vibrations for an ultra clean signal. I remember falling in love with the look of the comparable B&O 8000 at $14K a pair some years ago and always thought somebody should do something similar at a more affordable price point. Ceratec of Germany has done it for 1/5th the price for consumers on a lower budget but with the same great style and in many ways higher performance.”
Ceratec's effeqt series speakers are also available in 4 sizes of wall mountable versions in black, silver, white, or any RAL color from 51 to 7.1. They're easy to order from the Essence website and arrive within 7 days direct from the factory in Germany.