Devialet's Phantom Opéra de Paris is not only an unparalleled piece of sound engineering, it's also an ode to one of the world’s greatest cultural institutions. It embodies the vision of excellence shared by a 350-year-old cultural maverick and a 21st-century tech company that’s just getting started. The master gilders at Ateliers Gohard finish the Phantom’s gold leaf gills according to time-honored methods. Each gold leaf is applied by hand for a unique, irreplaceable patina. Heritage techniques demand absolute perfection first time round — once the leaf has been applied, it cannot be removed. Bearing the Gold Phantom Opéra de Paris | Devialet signature, gills are gilded with moongold, a precious and stainless palladium-yellow gold alloy.
The Phantom I Opéra de Paris edition is not only an unparalleled piece of sound engineering. It's also an ode to one of the world's greatest cultural institutions. It embodies the vision of excellence shared by a 350-year-old cultural maverick and a 21st-century tech company that's just getting started. Inspired by the iconic gilded interiors of Paris' prestigious Opera Garnier, the Phantom I Opéra de Paris edition is adorned with signature gold leaf side plates made of moongold, a precious palladium-yellow gold alloy. Paris' Ateliers Gohard were tasked with finishing the Phantom's gold leaf side plates. Also responsible for restoring the gold of the Opéra Garnier and other national monuments, these master gilders employ time-honored methods. Each gold leaf is applied by hand in an eight-step process to creating a custom patina. The technique consists of applying a special glue on the support. Once the mix is determined to be ready, the gold leaf is applied. And these heritage techniques demand absolute perfection as once a leaf has been applied, it cannot be removed.
Now Devialet have brought out the next generation of Phantom speakers with a rebranding in the names. The new Phantom 1 replaces original Phantom Premier lineup and the Phantom 2 encapsulates the smaller Reactor series that were released. For more information please see the table below.
||Phantom I 103dB
|Phantom Premier Silver
|Phantom Premier Gold
||Phantom I 108dB
|Phantom Reactor 900
||Phantom II 98dB
|Phantom Reactor 600
||Phantom II 95dB
- Powerful 1100 Watt RMS
- Brand new user experience with intuitive app interface, including Devialet Remote for precision handling.
- Enhanced connectivity with Airplay 2, Hi-res on several sources, IP control, etc.
- Increased power efficiency with lower energy consumption resulting in high-end, ultra-dense sound with more power, clarity, and precision from infrabass to the most extreme treble.
- New, modern colorways available in an exclusive white or black matte finish, with new sets of side panel options.
- New side panels: Light Chrome, Matte black, Gold, Dark Chrome
- New logo: Devialet tear redesigned and modernized
- Next-gen chip: Devialet Intelligence Processor gathering SAM, AHD, Magic Wire, Class A, DAC in a single chip
The best sound in the world???
Phantom now combines industry-leading sound engineering with more high-resolution capabilities in order to deliver exceptional listening experiences to the many. Along with UPnP and the analog/optical input, Phantom is also Roon Ready, giving all Phantom users ways to enjoy 24-Bit Hi-Res audio like never before.
Devialet thrives on end-to-end innovation (hardware, software, design inside and out, manufacturing) to offer ever-enhanced acoustics. In fact, to create Phantom, Devialet even built its own plant, hired talent that were used to unique challenges in other industries, and conceived their own robotics and quality control. Over 200 patents and over 90 awards later, Phantom speakers are, more than ever, in a class of their own.
A Clear Path
The Phantom includes Devialet's powerful next-generation audio processing chip which helps deliver improved sound quality. Phantom's signal processing and amplification performance is embedded in a SoC (system on a chip), which was custom designed for optimal integration. The results? Enhanced heat dissipation for optimal performance at any volume, better energy efficiency, and barely measurable distortion, saturation, or noise.
The Best of Both Worlds
ADH, or Analog Digital Hybrid, is Devialet's signature patented technology. In a truly groundbreaking feat, an analog amplifier teams up with four digital amplifiers. Working in parallel, the analog amplifier reproduces an unspoiled signal and sends it to the digital amplifiers, which are able to translate it digitally. In other words, ADH combines the sophistication of analog with the power and miniaturization of digital for the first time.
Welcome to the Deep End
Developed exclusively for the Phantom, HBI, or Heart Bass Implosion, lets you feel infrabass frequencies all the way down to 16 Hz. Engineered to perform under extreme constraints, the Phantom's hermetically sealed architecture consists of two lateral woofers. When cued, they begin to dance in sync, creating opposing forces that cancel out even the slightest vibrations and generate ultra-dense sound, the kind your bones perceive before your ears. That's why you feel immersed in the Phantom: because you are, from head to toe.
The Phantom's elegant curves are guided by acoustics over design. Inspired by Harry Ferdinand Olson's pulsating sphere principle, the Phantom's ACE, or Active Cospherical Engine, radically optimizes the way sound waves form and travel. Instead of projecting in the classic 180° arc like traditional box speakers, Phantom achieves a 360° soundstage, emitting evenly and in all directions for perfectly balanced sound and zero surface diffraction. Whatever the listening angle.
- Driver Material: Grade 1 Titanium / Aluminium
- 1 x Tweeter
- 1 x Mid Range Driver
- 2 x Bass Driver
- Frequency range: 14Hz – 27kHz
- Total Harmonic Distortion: -112db
- Total Amplifier Power: 1100 Watts RMS
- DAC: 24bits/96kHz Devialet DAC embedded in Devialet Intelligence Processor
- Processor: ARM Cortex-A9 1.25Ghz processor 512MB DDR3-1600 memory
- Finishes: Gold White, Dark Chrome
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 252 x 255 x 342 mm
- Weight: 11.4 kg