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HiFi Lounge
11-06-2015, 18:04
Hi All,

Now I know I can get a little over excited when we get a new product in here, emperors new cloths and all that, but ever since Devialet unveiled the Phantom just before Christmas I have been gagging to get my hands on one but due to Harrods exclusivity deal this wasnít possible, although I nearly did venture into Harrods to buy one just so I could see if all the glowing reviews really were justified.

Well after a 6 month wait Devialet bought in a couple of Silver Phantoms for us to listen today, now like a lot of us I have read the reviews, but in all honesty they really did seem to good to be true so once both Phantomís were hooked up I think it is fair to say that my expectations were pretty high and I was ready to be disappointed. Well the good news is that these awesome looking wireless speakers exceeded what I was expecting, I instantly had a big smile on my face as we tried some of my favourite tracks. The first thing that strikes you is the bass, it is immense, extremely solid and powerful, a couple of times I found it a bit much but you can set the Phantom to night mode which tones the bass down a little so it is good to have the choice, then we tried some vocal music, this is where Phantom really surprised me, voices come across as very natural and effortless with that excellent low Devialet noise floor where everything seems to project itself from an eery silence. So in two words, very impressed.

We used Devialetís new Dialogue to get everything up and running, you donít have to use a Dialogue but it certainly makes it all a lot easier to get Phantom up and running and to use the new Spark app with Tidal and other streaming services built in so definitely recommended as a partner for Phantom and around Christmas time the Dialogue will add UPNP streaming to the Expert range which really is excellent news.

We run 2 Phantoms in tandem but you can run up to 24, now that would be scary as just 2 had the room shaking with some of the demo tracks used, you just canít state how powerful these things are, it really is quite astonishing technology.

HiFi Lounge has signed up to be a Devialet Premier dealer making us one of only 8 outlets in the UK where you can demo and buy Phantom, we have planned a Devialet open day for the end of August where you will be able to come along to experience Phantom and the Expert range and speak to representatives from Devialet, these guys really are bringing a different slant to highend music playback and we are really excited to be part on board for the journey.

We will have our Phantom stock around the beginning of July so not too much longer to wait, Devialet have done a slight re-design to add Bluetooth to Phantom which has held things up a little, but it is certainly well worth the wait.

http://hifilounge.co.uk/devialet

Below are a few pictures and a couple of links to quick videos I shot as it really is worth seeing a Phantom in action :-)

https://youtu.be/lvO4X8R77qY

https://youtu.be/7vfpoxai3JE

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/New%20Kit/IMG_1716_zpsdbfkccyl.jpg (http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/New%20Kit/IMG_1716_zpsdbfkccyl.jpg.html)

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/New%20Kit/IMG_1718_zps8xwh80as.jpg (http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/New%20Kit/IMG_1718_zps8xwh80as.jpg.html)

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/New%20Kit/IMG_1720_zpsnvvjlqxv.jpg (http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/New%20Kit/IMG_1720_zpsnvvjlqxv.jpg.html)

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/New%20Kit/IMG_1721_zpsza7ttiis.jpg (http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/New%20Kit/IMG_1721_zpsza7ttiis.jpg.html)

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/New%20Kit/IMG_1725_zpsfbddwzyw.jpg (http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/New%20Kit/IMG_1725_zpsfbddwzyw.jpg.html)

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/New%20Kit/IMG_1726_zpswazchx2e.jpg (http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/New%20Kit/IMG_1726_zpswazchx2e.jpg.html)

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/New%20Kit/IMG_1728_zpskgeidbbv.jpg (http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/New%20Kit/IMG_1728_zpskgeidbbv.jpg.html)

Cheers,
Paul.

HiFi Lounge
18-06-2015, 08:43
Hi All,

Just a quick Phantom update, We went to London on Monday for Devialet Training, really interesting, most of the day was spent listening to Phantom and showing how to set it all up, very intuitive with Dialog, look forward to try setting one up as a Bluetooth speaker without Dialog to see how that pans out, funnily enough I actually preferred the look of the standard Phantom with the white bass drivers and chrome trim, really looked stunning.

Another cool thing with the Phantom is that shortly the Dialog will be able to decode Dolby and DTS so you can use Phantom to create a very powerful wireless surround system for movies and music, knowing how amazing 2 Phantoms sound I can only imagine how powerful and dramatic 5 Phantoms would sound for the latest blockbuster.

I really canít help thinking that Devialet have done an Apple here and come up with a product that no one really needs but everyone will want once they see it in action and hear it, much like the iPad.

We have arranged a Devialet Open Day for July 25th with representatives here from Devialet answering any questions you may have, I guess we will be focusing on Phantom mainly, I can guarantee that you have never heard such a small and stylish speaker sound so good, I will put a blog up shortly with more info about the open day.

Here are a few more pics from Monday -

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Devialet/IMG_1757_zpsjcvaqqvo.jpg (http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Devialet/IMG_1757_zpsjcvaqqvo.jpg.html)

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Devialet/IMG_1755_zpsg04k1afg.jpg (http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Devialet/IMG_1755_zpsg04k1afg.jpg.html)

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Devialet/IMG_1754_zpsrpwoblnl.jpg (http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Devialet/IMG_1754_zpsrpwoblnl.jpg.html)

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Devialet/IMG_1753_zps0gggclel.jpg (http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Devialet/IMG_1753_zps0gggclel.jpg.html)

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Devialet/IMG_1737_zpsagussggy.jpg (http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Devialet/IMG_1737_zpsagussggy.jpg.html)

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Devialet/IMG_1736_zps4edk6ixb.jpg (http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Devialet/IMG_1736_zps4edk6ixb.jpg.html)

Sam Lab In Action!

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Devialet/IMG_1751_zpssecbijgb.jpg (http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Devialet/IMG_1751_zpssecbijgb.jpg.html)

Cheers,
Paul.

Ammonite Acoustics
18-06-2015, 09:01
I really can’t help thinking that Devialet have done an Apple here and come up with a product that no one really needs but everyone will want once they see it in action and hear it, much like the iPad.

How true ..... I want one, or maybe two!

HiFi Lounge
20-06-2015, 16:53
Yes I ordered one for home today, I am so weak :-)