Devialet Gold Phantom “Speakers fit for a King”
“Speakers fit for a King”
Devialet Gold Phantom.
We proudly introduce the Devialet Phantom; possibly designed in the TRON universe (actually French). These are revolutionary speakers for their look and technology. Sleek and beautiful, these look as good as they sound.
This may be why the Devialet Phantom Gold are ‘fit for a King’. Jay Z and Beyonce are both known supporters of the Phantom and own several pairs. Beyonce’s record ‘Partition’ is also one of the most highly commended demo tracks. The speakers are getting praises from everyone including Will.i.am (who bought 18) and Andy Rubin (who bought 120).
With their patented Heart Bass Implosion (HBI) technology, these speakers have the ability to create extreme pressure to reproduce amazing sub bass that is hard to rival. The Phantoms lateral drivers are truly special and unlike anything you have seen before. Pulsing from either side of the speaker, these subs are anything but conventional.
Connect via Airplay, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or optical, to share music amongst friends. From any phone, computer or digital signal.
Why was Devialet right for me?
I am a DJ/Producer. Having great audio is extremely important to me. I wanted something to play my finished records and mixes through to measure for clarity and the overall mix. I am limited on space and already have enough cables running through my studio. What drew me to these was their unique style and ease of use. A speaker that can be connected to by friends to enjoy music without the hassle of switching aux cables.
NOW after purchasing these:
Unboxing the Phantom itself was truly an experience. Breaking the seal, the box opens to display a work of art. I was more excited than Golem finding ‘the ring’. Once I finished marveling at the unboxing process came the fun part, turning on these bad boys. After pressing the “on” button, a holy sound started to be emitted. It literally serenaded me while I was setting them up.
Using the Spark App, I installed the updates and assigned my left and right speakers. All while the phantoms continued to serenade my room.
Now for the trial
The biggest test was convincing my friends why I believe these were worth the price tag. With 4 friends out on my deck, I turned on the Devialet Phantom's. I let them play softly at first. It took some time before my friends started to notice that these white domes on my bench top were producing the sound they were hearing. Once they realised, they all wanted a go! With 4 friends fighting to be the DJ, the Phantom pair kept up. With 4 phones constantly connecting and disconnecting. It was amazing. No device I know of could do this!
Music is meant to be shared. Allowing my friends to share their music made for an amazing afternoon of seamless audio. With only 2 power cables, it is hard for me to imagine going back to a conventional amplifier and speakers anytime soon.
The Phantoms have some amazing points; minimal cabling, ease of use and a beautiful design make these an interior designer's dream. Needless to say, their audio quality and movement of air is breathtaking.
These are not speakers for everyone! The bottom end is big and heavy and while this may deter some listeners, for me, this was also the biggest selling point. They are also limited to a digital signal. However, you can still listen to analogue sources like Vinyl, if you use a phono stage with optical out.