Discussion devialet snake oil

Gunbuster

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Since devialet just bought another round of promotion on unbox therapy I thought I would post making fun of their utter snake oil product. I guess you can sell just about anything with paid shills, shiny vacuum metalized plastic, and a slick website.

It's a speaker that is:

Bluetooth only
Mono
4500 Watts (PMPO baby!)
Total package Edit (25LBS) 10 LBS (that squares with 4500W power handling doesn't it?)
$2,990


https://www.devialet.com/en-us/buy-gold-phantom/
 
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4500Watt Tweeter? Is there a Mothership and scaring Aliens on another planet involved?
 

rstrohkirch

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There was a thread about these a couple of years ago on the diyaudio forum. These aren't as bad as they seem. They're suppose to be designed fairly well, produce very good output for their size and overall have decent components. Specs also show 25lbs and optical input. But they're an incredibly overpriced lifestyle product...which is why this thread exists...they're just not complete shit.
 
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Yeah, 11.4 kilos = 25 pounds American.

But not for 3 grand...
 
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There was a thread about these a couple of years ago on the diyaudio forum. These aren't as bad as they seem. They're suppose to be designed fairly well, produce very good output for their size and overall have decent components. Specs also show 25lbs and optical input. But they're an incredibly overpriced lifestyle product...which is why this thread exists...they're just not complete shit.
I'd be curious to hear them.
 

Gunbuster

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It's the 4500 W that rankles me. I know they disclose lower that's its peak but for $3000 I want to see the electric meter spinning wildly like 4 toaster ovens on broil and that for sure doesn't happen on a 25 pound package with a normal wall plug.

As they say, an idiot and their money are soon partying.
 

rchunter

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I'd rather have a pair of wireless Kef LS50's for a grand cheaper..
 

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