Devialet Le 800

Extreme power to run the most demanding of speakers. Truly exceptional connections. The very top in audiophile performances.
Availability: In stock
Manufacturer: Devialet
£17,980.00

 

Trade in any existing Audio Equipment and enjoy a 15% discount on the Devialet Expert range.

That means you can get the LE 400 for only £15283.00

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Well above and beyond an ordinary amplifier, Devialet reinvents and combines for the first time all of the key components of expert playback (preamplifier, amplifier, DAC, streamer, phono stage) in a single and extremely thin slab.

A dual mono Devialet configuration further pushes the envelope of the limits of acoustical engineering: distortion is divided by 4, connections are multiplied by 2, limitless possibilities for evolution, extreme power. Two systems that provide 400W or 800W per channel.

The ultimate Devialet Expert.

Extreme power to run the most demanding of speakers. Truly exceptional connections. The very top in audiophile performances. The world record for the smallest amount of distortion. A unique chassis carved out of an aluminium block and then hand polished.

The rare item.

Devialet inventions

ADH® analogue-digital hybrid amplification, SAM® system for real-time adaptation of the signal transmitted to the speakers, free, regular updates using the EVO® platform, HD audio stream (wired or wireless) via AIR®, DAC Magic Wire®, RAM® Phono stage... Devialet Expert is an engineering gem.

All Expert systems incorporate all of Devialet's audiophile technologies. 88 patents. 50 awards. The most award-winning audio system of all time.

Your Devialet Expert unlike any other

Vinyl turntable, CD player, tuner, computer, smartphone, tablet, NAS, online music services, television : the Devialet Expert system elevates all of your music.

The Configurator enables you to adjust with absolute precision each setting of your audiophile installation. From defining active sources to setting the specifications of your phono cell, create a system unlike no other in the world.

Speaker Active Matching SAM®

For the first time, your speakers operate at peak performance levels while being perfectly protected.

No speaker models are exactly the same. Devialet Expert sends asignal that is precisely adapted to their acoustical architecture. Displacement, driver excursion, acceleration, speed... with the SAM® technology, the Devialet Expert system has perfect knowledge of how your speakers behave.

PERFORMANCE LEVELS

  • 2x800 Watts 6Ω
  • THD + noise 0.00025%
  • Signal-to-noise ratio:133 dB
  • Devialet AIR universal streamer (Wi-Fi and Ethernet)
  • Asynchronous bi-directional USB (for vinyl digitisation)
  • Optical inputs (TOS and TOS mini)
  • Configurable coaxial connectors:
    • Line or advanced phono stage (MM/MC)
    • Digital inputs
    • Mono pre-amplified analogue output (for subwoofer)
    • Stereo pre-amplified analogue output (for audio headphones)
    • Coaxial digital output (for digitizing vinyl)
  • AES/EBU input
  • May be chained together (up to 8 units)
  • Unique chassis made of hand polished aluminium

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  • May be chained together (up to 8 units)
  • Unique chassis made of hand polished aluminium

PACKAGING CONTENT

  • 1 Devialet Expert - Le 800
    • One master unit
    • One companion unit
  • 1 Expert Remote (3 AAA LR03 1.5V batteries)
  • 2 power cables – adapted to the country
  • 2 SD cards for downloading configurations via the Configurator
  • One Crystal Cable interdevice linking cable
  • One mini jack cable
  • User's manual for Devialet Expert – master unit
  • User's manual for Devialet Expert – companion unit
  • 2 warranty booklets (5 years)
  • 2 microfiber cloths
  • 2 pairs of gloves for handling

CHASSIS CARVED OUT OF A SINGLE ALUMINIUM BLOCK:

  • Black chrome finish
  • Manual polishing, unique piece
  • Dimensions: 400mm x 400mm x 40mm (l, w, h)
  • Weight: 8 kg (master) 7.8 kg (companion)
  • Sliding removable connector cover
  • Horizontal or vertical installation with automatic tilt detection

ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY:

  • Universal 80-265Vac – 50/60Hz
  • Power cable provided adapted to the country
  • Patented single stage switching mode topology
  • High power level: 900W continuous, 3000W peak
  • High output with power factor correction (PFC)
  • High resiliency to hazards potentially encountered on distribution networks : brownouts, quick transients, overloads

INPUTS / OUTPUTS:

  • 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi input for the Devialet AIR universal streamer
    • Formats supported: 16-bit/44.1 kHz PCM to 24-bit/192 kHz PCM
  • RJ45 10/100 Mbps Ethernet input for the Devialet AIR universal streamer
    • Formats supported: 16-bit/44.1 kHz PCM to 24-bit/192 kHz PCM
  • USB Audio 2.0 asynchronous input/output
  • Also available on the companion unit
    • Formats supported:
      • 16-bit/44.1 kHz PCM to 32-bit/192 kHz PCM
      • DSD64 1bit/2.822400MHz and 1bit/3.072000MHz
    • Special characteristics:
      • Very low latency
      • Bi-directionality for digitisation of the active source
  • S/PDIF TOSLINK optical connector:
    • Also available on the companion unit
    • Formats supported: 16-bit/44.1 kHz PCM to 24-bit/192 kHz PCM
  • 3.5mm mini-jack S/PDIF optical + RS232 connector:
    • Formats supported:
      • 16-bit/44.1 kHz to 24-bit/96 kHz
      • Device control via the bidirectional RS232 protocol up to 115200 bauds (documentation available via the configurator)
  • RCA 1 & RCA 2 connector (selected via the configurator)
    • Also available on the companion unit
    • 1 or 2 coaxial S/PDIF digital inputs
      • Formats supported:
      • 16-bit/44.1 kHz PCM to 24-bit/192 kHz PCM
      • DSD64 1bit/2.822400MHz and 1bit/3.072000MHz
    • 1 S/PDIF coaxial (RCA1) digital output
      • Formats supported: PCM 24bits/48kHz/96kHz/192kHz
      • Multi-room use and monitoring loop
    • Pre-amplified analogue output
      • Set or variable volume
      • Output level up to 4 Vrms
      • Stereo/mono/left/right mixing
      • Available active filtering
      • WM8740 D/A convertor operating at 24 bits/192 kHz
      • Compatible with subwoofer, headphone amplifier, monitoring loop
      • May be activated / deactivated via remote control
  • RCA 3 & RCA 4 connectors (selected via the configurator)
    • Also available on the companion unit
    • Line-in stereo analogue input
      • 24-bit/96 kHz or 24-bit/192 kHz sampling
      • T.I. PCM4202 A/D convertor
      • Accepts voltages up to +/- 10V
      • Maximum recommended level: 4 Vrms
    • Analog input stereo phono level
      • 16-bit/44.1 kHz PCM to 24-bit/192 kHz PCM
      • T.I. PCM4202 A/D convertor
      • Accepts voltages up to +/- 100mV
      • Maximum recommended level: 15mVrms
      • Advanced conversion stage
  • 1 or 2 coaxial S/PDIF digital inputs
    • Formats supported:
      • 16-bit/44.1 kHz PCM to 24-bit/192 kHz PCM
      • DSD64 1bit/2.822400MHz and 1bit/3.072000MHz
  • 3.5mm mini-jack trigger connector
  • Speaker output :
    • Patented ADH® (Analog Digital Hybrid) hybrid amplification core
    • 4 mm banana plugs or fork connectors
    • Maximum power of 2 x 800 Wrms under 6Ω
    • Adjustable from 30 Wrms to 800 Wrms via the configurator
    • Compatible with all speakers, from 2Ω to 16Ω
    • Short-circuit protection
    • Available active filtering
    • THD+N (harmonic distortion) at full power: 0.00025%
    • SMTPE IMD (intermodulation distortion): 0.001%
    • SNR (signal-to-noise ratio): 130dB (unweighted)
    • Thermal distortion: below measurement threshold
    • Output impedance: 0.001Ω
    • Pass band: DC–87kHz (-3dB), DC–60kHz (-1dB), DC–30kHz (-0.1dB)

PHONO STAGE:

  • Cells supported: MM/MC
  • MM sensitivity of 1mVRMS at 15mVRMS
  • MC sensitivity of 100 μVRMS at 5000 μVRMS
  • 256 combinations for the resistive/capacitive charge of the cells
  • Stereo/mono/left/right mixing
  • 13 equalisation curves available
  • Specific menu for dynamic adjustment of all these settings

PREAMPLIFIER & MAIN DIGITAL/ANALOGUE CONVERTOR:

  • Patented Magic Wire Digital / Analogue Converter, D/A T.I. PCM1792
  • Unique high-precision MasterClock with very low jitter: 2ps rms
  • Conversion of all inputs into 24-bit/192 kHz
  • Built-in DSD / PCM conversion
  • SAM profile via configurator
  • Available active filtering on all analogue outputs via configurator
  • Volume control in increments of 0.5 dB
  • Volume adjustment range: -97.5 dB to +30.0 dB
  • Bypass/pass-thru mode available input by input
  • Balance adjustment
  • Tone control: bass +/-18 dB, treble +/-18 dB with variable frequency cut-off via configurator

ON-BOARD INTELLIGENCE:

  • SD card connector for software updates and configurations
  • 3 SHARC DSPs (400 MHz)
  • 1 x 16 MHz RISC processor
  • 4 x 40 MHz RISC processors
  • 1 x 64 MHz RISC processor

OMNIDIRECTIONAL RADIO REMOTE CONTROL:

  • Chassis carved out of a single aluminium block
  • Black chrome finish
  • Manual polishing, unique piece
  • Dimensions: 114 mm x 114 mm x 34 mm (l, w, h)
  • Weight: ? Kg
  • Requires 2 AAA batteries (1.5V LR03), provided – service life of a set of batteries: 5 years
  • No peering required
  • Ultra responsive, latency < 3ms