This Devialet/Focal amplifier and speaker package embodies the very best French know-how in the design and manufacture of high-end HI-FI. It never fails to gain attention at Sight and Sound for its dynamic and detailed performance. And the physical form is a work of modern art…undeniably “solid” art. This partnership produces a sonic footprint that is both spacious and natural to the ear. And high power handling capability puts this system at ease in rooms of large dimensions.
EXPERT 140 PRO AMPLIFIER:
The Expert 140 PRO integrated amplifier is sculpted from a single block of aluminium and finished in dark chrome plating. And it delivers an impressive 140 Watts per channel at just 0.0005% THD at full power. All of the exclusive Expert DSP technologies are on-board including Devialet’s custom speaker management system SAM. State-of-the-art processing power (including 1x QUAD-CORE 1GHz CPU and 2x SHARC 400MHz DSP) is engaged through a comprehensive list of digital, network and analogue inputs. The on-board phono stage is fully configurable for both MM and MC cartridges.
ELECTRA 1008 BE BOOKSHELF/STAND-MOUNT SPEAKERS:
Building on the essential qualities of the 1007, the Electra 1008 Be delivers an even more spacious and natural sound-stage with improved definition and more precise bass response. Extraordinary power handling for cabinet size puts the 1008 at ease in rooms of large dimensions. The finish is meticulous…a piano gloss body in slate grey is complemented by timber veneer side panels with no fewer than 11 varnish coats. The sonic performance is anchored in a 50mm MDF structure, rear laminar bass port, 3rd generation Focal “W” series mid-bass driver, pure Beryllium tweeter and optimum phase crossover.
Outstanding speaker and amplifier package
Add source components, CD, turntable to complete the story
Large bookshelf/stand-mount speakers designed and built in France
French designed and built amplifier
High-powered 2 x 140 Watts per channel
Almost zero distortion
MM/MC phono input
Digital optical and coaxial audio inputs
Advanced processing and DSP
Solid and fast-paced but never brash!