Devialet has announced that the Phantom Sound Center, which received a variety of best-of awards at this year's CES, is now available for pre-order, with the release date scheduled for this summer. The Phantom speaker employs a 3,000-watt amplifier and offers support for both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, to be controlled through the SPARK app for iOS and Android.
Devialet has announced it has blended cutting-edge design, pure physics and ultimate musicality into a new class of audio component: the PHANTOM Implosive Sound Center.
Awarded "Best of CES" 2015 from Wired, Rolling Stone and USA Today, the 3,000-watt PHANTOM is a compact and beautiful spherical component incorporating 10 years of R&D (with a $30M budget), 88 patents and a team of leading product designers. From sub-bass at 16 Hz to ultra-sharp treble at 25 kHz, PHANTOM creates the ultimate sound with zero distortion, zero saturation and zero background noise through unique Devialet-created technology.
Offering power, precision and unmatched musicality, PHANTOM is the first sub-$2,000 sound center that is totally wireless (WiFi and Stereo Bluetooth) and replaces all other audio components to provide a physical and emotional sound experience like no other. Brand evangelists including Kanye West, Karl Lagerfeld, Will.i.am, and others have already been moved by PHANTOM's perfect sound.
Capable of reproducing the soundstage and musicality of speakers 20x its size, this is achieved by increasing the maximum air pressure inside the PHANTOM enclosure to the level associated with a rocket launch. By using speakers that are flush with the surface of a perfect sphere, PHANTOM also offers a unique portable design entirely derived from the laws of acoustics and providing a combination of the best music reproduction with an optimal sound directivity pattern.
At the heart of PHANTOM is Devialet's own technology platform, known as ADH Intelligence, combining the refinement of Analog (or Class A) amplification with the power of Digital (or Class D) amplification. The company's SAM Processing technology is then used to control the speakers to perfection, reproducing the exact acoustic pressure recorded by the microphone.
Together, these innovations deliver Heart Bass Implosion or HBI, which consists of two Devialet-exclusive high-excursion bass drivers moving in perfect symmetry. This creates a sound that has an actual physical impact and a density never before achieved.
Although extremely complex internally, PHANTOM is the expression of simplicity and elegance on the outside through beautifully-expressed design language. PHANTOM is easily controlled by the revolutionary SPARK application on iOS and Google Android and control is orchestrated through DIALOG, an intelligent audio router that creates a new experience of multiple device architecture. PHANTOM is constantly improving with free updates, to bring new functionality such as 5.1 Cinema, Web Radio and the integration of new music services.
PHANTOM is shipping in the Summer of 2015, with pre-orders taken today at www.devialet.com.
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