Brand Name: Devialet (Made in France)
Brand Type: Silver Phantom
Model Number: DB245
Color: White body, Polished stainless steel side, Silver dome drivers
Speaker Type: Wireless
Speaker Connectivity: Dual band WiFi, Ethernet, PLC Homeplug AV2, Toslink optical input
Supported OS: Windows 7+, Mac OSX 10.9+, iOS 7+, Android 4.4+
Output: 3000 Watts
Dimensions: 9.8 inches x 13.8 inches x 9.8 inches (WxDxH 253mmx343mmx255mm)
Weight: 28 pounds (about 12 kg)
Sold by: Amazon.com
The Phantom got everything in one: speaker, streamer and amplifier into a unique, never seen before shape. According to Devialet the speakers can replicate the sound of speakers that are 20 times as big. It took them several years and millions of dollars to develop the Phantom. These speakers integrate 88 technological and exclusive inventions from 40 of the best engineers into an all-in-one wireless speaker: DAC, streamer, amplifier, and speaker.
As the Phantom is wireless, you only need a power cable to have it working. With only one Phantom, you can experience the awesome sound it emits, but for the best results you need to have two Phantoms. Then you can really enjoy the power and the spatialized audio sound.
Devialet calls the Phantom a Sound Center. The Phantom gets the music signal through WiFi, optical, or Ethernet.
The Phantom speaker can be used as a single speaker, but for a real stereo sound, you should have two Phantoms.
You need the Dialog link if you use more than one Phantom, but it is also needed for Bluetooth functionality.
You can even have up to 24 Phantoms running at the same time as a multi room system.
Phantom is an all-in-one system and users can listen to their own source of music. Devialet created Spark, an impressive and fast plugin for iOS 7+, Windows 7+, Mac OS X 10.9+ and Android 4.4+, to control playing your music files. One of the negative points is that the setup can be complicated for some people. The firmware of the Phantom is self updating, what is a big plus, but you might have to wait a few minutes before you can use the speaker.
As this system is mono with just one speaker, it can be a negative buying decision for some people. If you want to listen to stereo output, you’ll need to purchase a second Phantom and the Dialog router. These are for sale by: Amazon.com