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By Luke Murphy
Item: Devialet Phantom Gold with Tree
Item Condition: Like New
Reason for selling: Upgrading to floor standing
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
Extra Info: comes with box. Warranty and receipts from life style store. About 6 months old.
Item: Devialet 200
Price: $4790 $4590
Item Condition: Excellent, all original packaging
Reason for selling: Selling for a friend who has moved up the chain
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank transfer
Not much to say about this superb all-in-one that hasn't already been said.
Amazing sound achieved via ethernet streaming or direct digital input with ultra short signal paths, and flexible processing.
Configurable I/O, sub management, Devialet's SAM (Speaker Active Management), not to mention the classiest remote in the industry.
I've heard it do an amazing job with Vafs, B&Ws, Dynaudios, Focals, floorstanders or standmounts, with or without subs.
Or you could just read John Darko's opinion
6moons audioreviews: Devialet Expert 200
Or Robert Harley's
Devialet 200/400 Integrated Amplifier/Streaming DAC | The Absolute Sound
Photos: (all the "blemishes in the photos are reflections from the highly polished case)
Item: Devialet Expert 400 Mono-blocks
Price: $7,000 (PRICE DROP for a quick sale!!!)
Item Condition: Immaculate
Reason for selling: Changing Direction
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Money Transfer, Shipping at Buyer's Expense
Extra Info: If you are reading this then most likely you already know how popular and well reviewed they are.
These were purchased new in February 2018 even though I knew the 440 was out because a pair of new 400 (at discounted prices) still trumps a new 220 quite significantly due to the power reserves and dynamic headroom. Bass control of my Focal Sopra's is just phenomenal due to the SAM feature of the Devialet.
They are D200 master and slave and happy to sell separately if there is anyone interested to buy as a slave.
Comes with gloves, original boxes etc. Genuine buyers are welcome to come over for a listen.
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There are a number of Devialet Phantom owners in the forum. Thought it would be useful to start an owner’s thread to exchange notes and also, be a good introduction for others.
Many people know the Phantom as a lifestyle product with incredible bass but do not realise that a stereo pair makes a good hifi system. The Phantoms have 2 ranges, the newer, smaller Reactor and the Premier range. The Reactor is natively compatible with Spotify Connect, Airplay, UPnP and Bluetooth (with more to come) while a Premier has all the streaming connections, see here.
The Phantoms are “Roon tested”, which means Roon is accessible via Airplay or via a Roon endpoint feeding the optical input. Phantoms will be “Roon Ready” when Roon Advanced Audio Transport (RAAT) is implemented; RAAT connectivity is in the works, ETA unknown.
There are some limitations. The DAC is capable of playing up to 24/192 music, no support for DSD/DSF nor MQA. Roon can compensate by transcoding DSD/DSF and doing first MQA unfold.
While the Phantoms are very good out of the box, these things make them even better:
Get a stereo pair which is significantly better than one. However, it is not easy to audition them as a pair because most retailers (and Devialet!) position them as a lifestyle product. Thus, retailers usually set them up as singles in the store. Note that stereo pairing of the Premier range requires a Dialog hub (not needed, not compatible with Reactors). Put Phantoms on speaker stands (e.g. Devialet Tree and Treepod for Premier range, but other stands also work) to elevate them to ear level Pay attention to the position in the room, speaker alignment and toe-in. While the Phantoms are much more forgiving than many speakers, focussing on their placement will improve the sound Use Isoacoustics Aperta 100 aluminium stand. Putting the Phantom on an Isoacoustics stand reduces smearing of instruments and is particularly effective when the Phantom is sitting on furniture. Note that these stands are usually stocked and sold as black pairs; to get aluminium coloured pairs, retailer orders from distributor. Apply room correction to improve detail, resolution and bass management. Options include using miniDSP with Dirac Live, DSpeaker (both via optical input) or Roon room correction. For UPnP, use Minimserver Convolution.
Official help on Phantoms installation and usage here. Devialet Chat is the unofficial user forum.
Please post your experience with the Devialet Phantoms and suggest other improvements that worked for you. And questions are most welcome.