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The Renaissance of Sound

Each Devialet product is a true technological gem, boasting no less than five major patents.  There’s no argument:  Devialet has reinvented high fidelity.

Through a combination of avant-garde technologies and optimal architecture, Devialet delivers the greatest musical experience in the history of audio.

ADH® Technology: The Best Of Both Worlds

Within the acronym ADH® (Analog Digital Hybrid) is found the beating heart of Devialet’s revolutionary amplification technology.  By blending a Class-A analog amplifier purporting excellent musicality with Class-D digital amplifier renowned for their power and compact size, we now offer you the best of both worlds.  An industry first, only from Devialet.

This unique hybridization produces analog amplification teeming with finesse and details, while at the same time eliminating the size and weight constraints of traditional, high-heat dissipation Class-A amplifier. What’s more, the class-D digital amplifiers’ superb power efficiency imbues the sound with breathtaking flexibility and dynamism.

ADH® is truly a technical tour de force, rendered possible by the enslavement principle: the ultra-linear Class-A amplificator relies directly on the speaker connectors and controls the output voltage of the hybrid core assembly.  Its own voltage supply is measured digitally in order to control the Class-D amplifier, which in turn deliver much of the output current of the hybrid core allowing to control the speakers to perfection.

This technology is the result of seven years of R&D, punctuated by numerous technical challenges and five major patents.

DAC “Magic Wire”

Devialet-240-remote-450-300Prior to the ADH® is found another major technological advance from Devialet:  the DAC “Magic Wire”.  The DAC (Digital/Analog Converter) converts the music’s digital signal (emitting from a CD, computer or any other digital source) into a ready-to-be-amplified analog signal.  The DAC is therefore a major component of the signal path, and its conversion quality is essential for ensuring high fidelity musical reproduction.

By choosing the DAC T.I. PCM1792, unanimously recognized as one of the world’s best DACs, and by reinventing the way it converts its output current into voltage with the  patented aforementioned “Magic Wire”, Devialet has pushed its performance to a level never before achieved.  Its extreme capacities are ready to be juiced at any moment, all sources being oversampled  at 24-bits/192KHz beforehand.  Whether you seek to enjoy your digital sources in a simple, optimal way, or whether you want unequalled quality conversion, the DAC “Magic Wire” is the ultimate solution.

The “Magic Wire” reflects Devialet’s core philosophy:  it creates the shortest, purest musical path possible between the DAC and the Class-A amplifier, using complex parallel stages.  The latter have the role of carefully removing the offset current from the DAC output, and ensuring that the resulting music current is converted in high voltage without additional treatment.  In layman’s terms, the “Magic Wire” can be considered the pinnacle of every audiophile’s desires:  a straight wire with gain.

From its conception, the “Magic Wire” allows to take into account all parasital, music-impeding phenomena and remove them one by one. The “Magic Wire” eliminates the need for music to traverse an operational-amplifier, thus removing any associated harmonic distortion problems from the equation.  Also, its components work together at a stable power rate to reduce thermal distortion to a non-measurable quantity.  All these efforts are made with one goal in mind:  to let you enjoy music in its purest state, by preserving the emotion it contains.

The Best Performances Ever Recorded

• Shortest signal path in the world (less than 4 inches between the DAC and the speakers output connectors): lossless by design.
• Unequalled Signal/Noise ratio (> 130 dB): abyssal silence, emotional power, the music emerges from nothingness.
• Harmonic distortion barely measurable (0,001%): absolute fidelity of instrumental timbres and sonorities.
• Intermodulation distortion equally barely measurable (0,001%): seizing realism of soundstage (separation and placing of instruments).
• Thermal distortion non measurable: very natural fast variations of dynamics (impacts, resonances).

The Best Is In The AIR

Devialet-AirDevialet’s Asynchronous Intelligent Route technology (AIR) is the world’s most advanced audio streaming technology. The Devialet AIR protocol 2.1 is truly a virtual sound card, allowing you to enjoy computer-based content no matter the source.  Thanks to AIR’s asynchronous conception, your music is routed directly (wirelessly or via ethernet) to the cadence of the master clock of the Devialet controlling your computer. The “Perfect Bit” option allows you to bypass your computer’s mixing environment in certain players and deliver the file in its original form.  The results are unprecedented:  solid digital playback in all formats, up to 192kHz/24-bits — even via Wi-Fi!