Devialet Phantom II 98dB Opéra de Paris

Compact Wireless Speaker - Gold Leaf

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Devialet Phantom II 98dB Opéra de Paris

Compact Wireless Speaker - Gold Leaf

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Overview

The master gilders at Ateliers Gohard finished the Phantom’s gold leaf side plates following time-honored methods. Each gold leaf is applied by hand to create a unique patina. And these heritage techniques demand absolute perfection—once the leaf has been applied, it cannot be removed. Bearing the Phantom II 98 dB Opéra de Paris | Devialet signature, the side plates are gilded with Moon Gold, a precious and stainless palladium-yellow gold alloy.

This Changes Everything - Except Your Take On Music.

Whether you’re used to Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, optical or analog, Phantom II’s open architecture lets you have it your way. AirPlay®. UPnP. Spotify Connect. Get straight to the music you love.

Monumental, wherever you're seated

Phantom II Opéra de Paris | Devialet 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 II Opéra de Paris | Devialet is adorned with signature gold leaf side plates made of Moon Gold, a precious palladium-yellow gold alloy.

Paris' Ateliers Gohard was 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 to the support. Once the mix is "amoureuse" — an expression alluding to a delicate, wet kiss — the gold leaf is applied. And these heritage techniques demand absolute perfection—once a leaf has been applied, it cannot be removed.

Wins Our Seal of Approval to "Crank It Up."

The Devialet Phantom II 98 dB Opéra de Paris has a very impressive frequency response & plenty of power for its modest size. Standing around 6.5 inches tall, a little over 6 inches wide & almost 8.5 inches deep, stepping up to this model will make the most sense for people who want a little extra spatial coverage to really spread out the sound in a medium-sized room with good punchy bass that has a little more energy.

This model is our favorite in this series since you get a little extra headroom for the soundstage on this one. The Phantom II 98 dB Opéra de Paris is almost twice as loud compared to the 95dB — which also means you can get up to 101 dB when you use two as a stereo pair.

Solo or Duo: How Far Will You Go?

More than you bargained for, Phantom II’s spherical design radically redefines Solo performance. Experience beautifully rich and unspoiled acoustics, wherever you are. Devialet's latest software update introduces stereo to Phantom II, creating the widest possible sound stage from ultra-compact speakers. In Duo mode, Phantom II delivers even more power and emotion, immersing you in your favorite music, movies, and games.

Features

  • Synchronization - Phantom synchronization via Wi-Fi, Ethernet or PLC.
  • Connectivity -
    • Apple Airplay 2
    • Spotify Connect
    • Bluetooth: A2D and AVRCP profiles, AAC, SBC audio codecs
    • Roon Ready (Inputs up to 24bits/96kHz)
    • UPnP Renderer (Inputs up to 24bits/96kHz)
    • Analog/Optical jack input (Inputs up to 24bits/96kHz)
  • Network -
    • Wi-Fi Dual-band (a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz & 5GHz)
    • Ethernet RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mbps (Gigabit)
    • CPL Homeplug AV2
  • App - Devialet app (iOS, Android)

From Revolution to Reference

Phantom embodies the vision Devialet has been working towards elevating sound to its rightful place in our lives, providing audiences around the world with a uniquely intricate and moving listening experience. Phantom has been revolutionizing the speaker game since its release and has gone on to become a reference for acoustic excellence. By combining a series of radical patented technologies, Phantom consistently shatters expectations, at every step of the sound reproduction chain. Zero distortion, zero saturation, zero background noise.

Instant Connection

Whether you’re used to Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, optical or analog, Phantom's open architecture lets you get straight to the music you love.

  • AirPlay 2®: Apple users can enjoy an additional layer of control over their Phantom with AirPlay 2®. Create a custom multiroom set-up by directly streaming audio from the control device (iPhone or iPad) to numerous AirPlay 2®-connected speakers, including Phantom
  • Spotify Connect: Spotify users can stream their favorite playlists on their favorite speaker with the help of Spotify Connect. All that's needed? The app and a Wi-Fi connection
  • Roon Ready: In addition to UPnP and the analog/optical input, Phantom owners are able to enjoy 24-bit-sample-rate music using Roon's streaming protocol. Phantom connects to Roon seamlessly, without any configuration steps, allowing users to enjoy the perfect hi-res sound with ease
  • UPnP: With Universal Plug and Play, or UPnP, users can switch to a third-party application to play music hosted on their local networks. In other words, with the help of a UPnP controller application, Phantom is able to communicate with an external hard drive

Expand Your Horizons

The only thing better than a Phantom? Two. In stereo, Phantom's soundstage expands even further and listening takes on a new dimension as the speakers dance in absolute synchronicity. More extreme, more powerful, more exhilarating. It is an unthinkably immersive experience. When combined, Phantoms become the most compact high-end stereo system on the market. Hint: stand in the middle and you'll feel like you're center stage. Really.

Your Music, Where You Want It

Sync your entire home in symphony or stream something different in every room thanks to your Devialet App. With Multiroom, there are now even more ways to play:

  • Multi-Zone Play lets you group any Phantoms and feel the sound sing throughout your space
  • Single-Zone Play lets you mix and match your Phantoms in a single space for a next-level sound experience Individual Play lets you have jazz playing in the kitchen while a podcast is being devoured on the couch. And everyone can control their own volume and manage zones right from the Devialet App

The Devialet App: Your Sound, Your Way

Power this unreasonable requires some control. Set up your Phantom, finetune your settings, and stay up to date, all via the Devialet App. An intuitive companion, the app lets you customize your Phantom experience: setting up your Phantom, adjusting latency for A/V, activating Standby Mode, or customizing bass for Night Mode.

Engineering Excellence

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 was used to unique challenges in other industries, and conceived its own robotics and quality control. 200+ patents and 90+ awards later, Phantom speakers are, more than ever, in a class of their own.

A Clear Path

Phantom includes Devialet's powerful next-generation audio processing chip which helps deliver improved sound quality. Phantom's signal processing and amplification performance are embedded in an 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. It has been called revolutionary. We're happy with "the best of both worlds".

Welcome to the Deep End

Developed exclusively for Phantom, HBI®, or Heart Bass Implosion, lets you feel infra bass frequencies —all the way down to 14Hz. Engineered to perform under extreme constraints, 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 Phantom: because you are, from head to toe.

As the Artist Intended

SAM®, or Speaker Active Matching, is a software algorithm designed to deliver extreme fidelity throughout playback while protecting your speaker. Whether you are dealing with transient or steady-state signals, SAM® is able to process more information than previously thought possible. This enables Phantom to reproduce the exact tempo of your music, at all frequencies. All of it, with absolute precision. So that you can experience every last emotion, just as the artist intended.

Performance-Driven Design

Phantom's elegant curves are guided by acoustics over design. Inspired by Harry Ferdinand Olson's pulsating sphere principle, 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° sound stage, emitting evenly and in all directions for perfectly balanced sound and zero surface diffraction. Whatever the listening angle.

Details & Specs

Performance

  • Maximum Sound Level - 98 dB SPL at 1 meter
  • Total Amplification Power - 400 Watts RMS
  • Amplification Performance - THD+N*: 0.001% | Saturation: 0 | Background Noise 0 dB SPL at 1m (*Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise)
  • Frequency Response (Bandwidth) -
    • Bandwidth: 18Hz to 21kHz (@-6dB)
    • Accuracy in frequency response: ± 1dB from 25Hz to 20kHz (*Average on ± 30°)

General

  • Loudspeakers -
    • 1 x Aluminum Full-Range driver
    • 2 x Aluminum Bass drivers
  • Digital to Analog Converter -
    • Devialet DAC embedded in Devialet Intelligence Processor 24bits / 96kHz
    • THD: -112dB
  • Operating System - Devialet Operating System 2 (DOS 2) up to 24bits/48kHz
  • Processor Arm - Cortex-A9 1.25GHz processor 512MB DDR3-1600 memory
  • Side Plating - Body: white RAL 9016 | Gold leaf plated sides
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