The French manufacturer Devialet announces its new Gold Phantom speaker, which is said to feature a maximum volume of 108 dB SPL – or the equivalent to a live rock concert – enabled by 4,500 watts of power, and it also sports a THD (total harmonic distortion) level of 0.0005%.
Additionally, the Gold Phantom is said to have a frequency range of 14 Hz to 27 kHz, is driven by ADH (Analog Digital Hybrid amplification), and boasts a 22-karat Rose Gold-finished exterior.
Gold Phantom represents the highest end of Devialet Phantom audio products, including the original Phantom (750 watts; $1,990) and Silver Phantom (3,000 watts; $2,390). Gold Phantom will be available at an SRP of $2,990, with pre-orders starting today on www.devialet.com. Shipping begins (appropriately enough) on Bastille Day – July, 14, 2016.
Awarded Best of CES from Wired, Rolling Stone, and USA Today, the 3,000-watt Phantom is a compact component that uses speakers flush with the surface of a perfect sphere, resulting from 10 years of R&D with a $30M budget, 88 patents, and a team of leading product designers.
The Phantom’s frequency range is given at 16 Hz to 25 kHz. At the heart of Phantom is Devialet’s own technology platform, known as ADH Intelligence, which combines the refinement of Analog (or Class A) amplification with the power of Digital (or Class D) amplification. The company’s SAM Processing technology is said 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.