Devialet Expert 440 Pro Dual Mono Configurable DAC/Preamp/Amps

 Image by Xin Tan @ Audio Excellence

Image by Xin Tan @ Audio Excellence

Following on the highly successful Expert series of Integrated Amps/DAC, Devialet has released the improved Pro units. These incorporate the new electronic architecture featuring new Class A amplifier, Class D amplifier, even shorter signal path (5cm!), new power supply and thermal management. All this engineering has been awarded 108 patents!

The Devialet 440 Pro is a 2-chassis, dual mono design. Rated at 440 watts per channel@6ohms, the distortion is virtually unmeasurable at 0.00025% with signal to noise at 133dB!

 Image by Xin Tan @ Audio Excellence

Image by Xin Tan @ Audio Excellence

Inputs are fully configurable and very easy to do. Simply log on the manufacturer’s website, open the Configurator, follow the guided steps and choose what you want. Save the configuration on the included SD card, then insert the SD card in the back of the 440 Pro, turn it on, and you are done! We usually do this for our clients but it is very simple so if you add more components, buy a turntable etc, you can do the update easily.

 Image by Xin Tan @ Audio Excellence

Image by Xin Tan @ Audio Excellence

All Devialet electronics include a preamp, amp, DAC, phono stage, wifi, Ethernet, as well as Devialet-specific patented features:

SAM – Speaker Active Management. The factory has measured hundreds of speakers, recording the bass characteristics. SAM extends the bass response of the speaker while minimizing distortion and protecting it from being overdriven.

ADH – Analog Digital Hybrid was invented and patented by Devialet, combining Class A and Class D amplification. This results in the sonic beauty of Class A with the power and efficiency of Class D. That’s why the amps can be so small and compact, yet sound so powerful and clear.

DAC Magic Wire – Devialet boasts the world’s shortest signal path of 5cm between the DAC and speaker connections. This is achieved by refining the best DAC convertor.

AIR - Asynchronous Intelligent Route. Invented for high definition music, you can stream all your audio content via Ethernet or Wi-Fi.

RAM – Record Active Matching. With RAM, you can optimize the record playback using the appropriate EQ curves, including RIAA 1953, RIAA 1976, NAB, RCA, Columbia, EMI, AES, DECCA and many others! You can also adjust the cartridge loading and gain easily.

EVO – EVO is the electronic architecture and allows the company to continually update/upgrade your components free!

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