Devialet, which specializes in high-end, high-price “state-of-the-art audio solutions for the most discerning listeners” — hasannounced that Apple will sell and showcase the PHANTOM Implosive Sound Center across Apple Stores in 2016. To kickoff the Holiday Season, PHANTOMs will be immediately available in 13 Apple Stores across the U.S., including New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Awarded "Best of CES" from Wired, Rolling Stone, and USA Today, the 3000-watt PHANTOM is a compact, spherical component incorporating 10 years of R&D (with a $25M budget) and 88 patents, according to Devialet CEO Quentin Sannie. From sub-bass at 16hz to ultra-sharp treble at 25Khz, PHANTOM creates the ultimate sound with zero distortion, zero saturation and zero background noise through unique Devialet-created technology, he adds.
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, says Sannie.
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, says Sannie.
PHANTOM is totally wireless (using WiFi and Stereo Bluetooth) and is designed to replace all other audio components. If you plan on buying one, check your bank account and credit card limits. The 750-watt, 99-dB Phantom costs $1,990. The 3000-watt, 105-dB Silver Phantom is $2,390.