Devialet Expert 220 Pro Integrated Amplifier DAC

Testimonials (for all Expert and Expert Pro Models)

The bottom line: The Devialet 120 — with its paltry 120Wpc into 6 ohms and its price of $6495 — was a great match for the Magico Q7s, whose cost matches their size: $185,000/pair… Don’t go near one of these things without being prepared to buy it. It’ll ruin you for anything else.
– Jeff Fritz, Soundstagenetwork.com, read the review

Fantastic sound and drop dead gorgeous casework [on the Devialet 120]. Devialet’s new SAM (Speaker Active Matching) technology, in a nutshell, provides a more synergistic coupling between amplifier and loudspeaker, thanks to their engineers harnessing more power of the on board DSPs.”
– Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio, August, 2014

The Devialet 120 is a state-of-the-art piece of hardware, an inspired design marked by deep originality and a thorough understanding of how humans actually interact with modern technology. Devialet’s daring vision is as unorthodox as it is innovative. Most important, within its power limitations, its sound quality is peerless. That it can be had for $6495 is almost unbelievable — and for that reason, it is the single most impressive audio product I’ve ever spent time with.
– Hans Wetzel, soundstagenetwork.com

“If it were a car, the Devialet would be a Porsche Boxster S—not quite a 911 GT3, Ferrari or Aston, but so damn close that you won’t want to bother coming up with all that extra cash.One listen is all it takes to see why the Devialet Ensemble system is, by far, our favorite system going—and the component I’ve chosen for my home audio system.”
– Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio, Issue 67

“The Devialet 200 Integrated Amplifier/DAC was shocking in some respects – the clarity, transparency, dynamic impact, and bass authority were simply sensational for any amplifier, never mind an amplifier of the 200’s size and price. This quality of bass and dynamic agility in an under-$10k integrated amplifier is remarkable. The Devialet 200’s other salient quality was an open, transparent and dimensional rendering …the ability to conjure the illusion of instruments in space, each surrounded by a halo of air, the 200 was in the territory of expensive separates…

Even under the unforgiving microscope of the Magico Q7s, the Devialet sounded like much, much, more expensive electronics

The Devialet 200/400 is, by a wide margin, the most advanced, flexible, and technically sophisticated audio product I’ve reviewed.”
– Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound, February 2015

“There is a beautiful clarity to music reproduced through the Devialet that allows one to focus on its composition. Its constituent elements. There’s also an uncanny grip on dynamic flow, which amounts to an effortless natural quality to even the most challenging music… delivers a hugely compelling sound picture as finely detailed as you’re likely to hear while also providing rich musical warmth all in a package that’s very easy to love.”
– Michael Lavorgna, Audiostream.com (read the review)

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Overview

Devialet Expert 220 Pro Integrated Amplifier DAC
Stereo · 2x220Watts 6Ω

 

The best Stereo, the first step towards Dual-Mono.

 

The Expert Pro 220 is designed to meet the demanding needs of audiophiles with full connectivity and the world’s most advanced phono stage.
It includes all Devialet exclusive technologies as well as major innovations developed for the new Expert Pro range.

 

Able to be linked to a second device to create an Expert 440 Pro, the Expert 220 Pro is the best solution to develop towards the extreme performance of the Dual-Mono configuration.

 

THD+N : 0,0005% (220W / 6Ω)
THD : 0,00025% (10W / 6Ω)
Signal-to-Noise ratio: 130dB
Advanced Phono stage
New ADH Intelligence®

 

Expert Pro : The world’s best performance, at all power levels.

Devialet technologies

Each Expert Pro system incorporates all of the exclusive technologies invented by Devialet.

A revolutionary electronic architecture that radically optimises the entire sound signal path, from its input in the Expert Pro system to its output to your speakers.

The key elements of this unique architecture have been thoroughly reviewed for the new Expert Pro line which introduces many major innovations :
– New ADH Intelligence®
– New Class A Amplifier
– New Class D Amplifier
– New Magic Wire®
– New Power Supply
– New Thermal Management

 

These technologies are protected by 107 patents, achieving 57 awards and acclaimed by the international audiophile press.

 

ADH®
The best of both worlds. Invented by Devialet, ADH Intelligence is the first hybrid amplification technology that combines the refinement of analog amplification (Class A) with the power and compactness of digital amplification (Class D).

 

Both types of amplification operate in parallel, for radically increased performance.

 

With Expert Pro, Devialet introduced a new version of the ADH Intelligence®, pushing once again the extreme performance of this unique technology.

 

SAM®
The best of your speakers. For the first time, the SAM® technology (Speaker Active Matching) enables the precise adaptation of the sound signal to the specifications of your speaker model. This is made possible by the powerful DSP at the heart of each Expert Pro system.

 

These built-in systems protect your speakers and ensure top performance.

 

 

DAC Magic Wire®
The world’s shortest signal path. The invention of Magic Wire® technology enables Devialet to ensure the world’s shortest path between the DAC and speaker connections: 5 cm.

 

To achieve this technological feat, Devialet refined the best digital-to-analog converter to achieve the world’s best performance in noise and distortion levels.

 

Switch-mode power supply
All the power of current, with complete transparency. Supported by a revolutionary switching mode power supply, the Expert Pro system goes from absolute silence to explosive dynamics in the blink of an eye.

 

AIR®
High definition streaming. Invented for high definition music, AIR® enables you to enjoy all your streaming audio content without compromise (up to 24 bits / 192 kHz), via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, regardless of the format, multimedia player or streaming service that you use.

 

AIR® (Asynchronous Intelligent Route) is the world’s most advanced audio streaming technology.

 

RAM®
The world’s most advanced phono stage.

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Thanks to the exclusive RAM® (Record Active Matching) technology, your phono stage is entirely and dynamically configurable. It precisely adapts itself to the characteristics of your turntable and your vinyl records. Serving the musical heritage.

 

EVO®
The permanent upgrade. Expert Pro systems are designed to perpetually remain state-of-the-art.
The EVO® platform, the electronic architecture of Expert Pro systems, is fully driven by upgradeable software. As such, your Expert Pro undergoes constant improvement via free, regular updates, for ever improved features and performance.

 

Devialet Remote

 

The weight of audiophile refinement. Carved out of a single aluminium block, the Expert Pro Remote enables you to drive your system with unparalleled finesse.

 

Responsive and precise, the Expert Pro Remote offers the best audiophile experience. Using zero latency radio transmission technology, the Expert Pro Remote is fully omnidirectional.

 

Devialet Expert 130 Pro 1 remote

Specifications

PERFORMANCESPower : 2×220 WRMS 6Ω
Signal-to-Noise ratio : 130dB
THD – 130W/6Ω : 0,0005% / -106dB
THD – 10W/6Ω : 0,00025% / -112dB
Output impedance : 0,001Ω
Damping factor : 8000
Bandwidth : DC-30kHz (-0.1dB), DC-95kHz (-3dB)
Phase :0.4° at 20kHz, 1.8° at 40kHz
Thermal distortion : Below measurement threshold
Technologies : ADHV2®, SAM®, AIR®, EVO®, DAC Magic Wire®, RAM®
Intelligence
3 x SHARC 400 MHz DSP’s
1 x 16 MHz RISC processor
4 x 40 MHz RISC processors
1 x 64 MHz RISC processor
Synchronisation : Up to 8 units

 

INPUTS / OUTPUTS

Wi-Fi : 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi input for the Devialet AIR universal streamer
Supported formats: 16-bit/44.1 kHz PCM to 24-bit/192 kHz PCM

Ethernet RJ45 : RJ45 10/100 Mbps Ethernet input for the Devialet AIR universal streamer
Supported formats: 16-bit/44.1 kHz PCM to 24-bit/192 kHz PCM

USB : USB Audio 2.0 asynchronous input/output
Supported formats:
16-bit/44.1 kHz PCM to 32-bit/192 kHz PCM
DSD64 1bit/2.822400MHz and 1bit/3.072000MH
Special features:
Very low latency
Bi-directionality for digitization of the active source

S/PDIF TOSLINK optical connector
Supported formats : DSD64 1bit/2.822400MHz and 1bit/3.072000MH

3.5mm mini-jack S/PDIF optical + RS232 connector :
Supported formats: 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) :

1 or 2 coaxial S/PDIF digital inputs
Supported formats:
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
Supported formats:
PCM 24bits/48kHz/96kHz/192kHz

Multi-room use and monitoring loop
Pre-amplified analogue output (optional)
Fixed or variable volume
Output level up to 4 VRMS
Stereo/mono/left/right mixing
Active filtering available
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) :

 

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
Supported formats:
16-bit/44.1 kHz PCM to 24-bit/192 kHz PCM
DSD64 1bit/2.822400MHz and 1bit/3.072000MHz
Mini-jack 3.5mm : 3.5mm mini-jack trigger connector

 

Speaker output :
4mm banana plugs, stripped cables or fork connectors
Adjustable from 30 WRMS to 130 WRMS via the configurator
Compatible with all speakers, from 2Ω to 16Ω
Short-circuit protection
Active filtering available
Output impedance: 0.001Ω

 

PHONO STAGE
  • Type of supported cartridges: MM/MC
  • MM sensitivity from 1mVRMS to 15mVRMS
  • MC sensitivity from 100 μVRMS to 5000 μVRMS
  • 256 combinations for the resistive/capacitive loading of the cartridge
  • Stereo/mono/left/right mixing
  • 13 equalisation curves available
  • Specific menu for dynamic adjustment of all these settings

 

PREAMPLIFIER & MAIN DAC
  • 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 allowing the precise adaptation of the sound signal to the specifications of your speakers
  • 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

 

OMNIDIRECTIONAL RADIO REMOTE CONTROL
  • Chassis carved out of a single aluminium block
  • Dark chrome finish
  • Manual polishing, unique piece
  • Dimensions: 114 mm x 114 mm x 34 mm (l, w, h)
  • Weight: 343g (without batteries)
  • Requires 3 AAA batteries (1.5V LR03), provided – service life of a set of batteries: 5 years
  • No pairing required
  • Ultra responsive, latency < 3ms
ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY
  • Universal 90-240Vac – 50/60Hz
  • Power cable provided adapted to the country
  • Patented single stage switching mode topology
  • High power level: 600W continuous, 4000W peak
  • High output with power factor correction (PFC)
  • High resiliency to hazards potentially encountered on distribution networks : brownouts, quick transients, overloads
  • PLC Compatible
CONTENTS OF THE BOX
  • 1 Devialet Expert 220 Pro
  • 1 Power cable
  • 1 User Manual
  • 1 Warranty booklet (5 years)
  • 1 Microfibre cloth
  • 1 Pair of gloves
  • 1 SD card
  • 1 Remote Expert (3 AAA batteries LR03 1,5V provided)
OTHER
  • Finish : Chassis carved out of a single aluminium block
  • Colour : Dark chrome finish
  • Dimensions : Length: 383mm | Width: 383mm | Height: 40mm
  • Weight : 5.65Kg
  • Installation : Horizontal or vertical installation with automatic tilt detection