The fascinating thing about the Devialet 250 is, perhaps more than ever, it has become a mirror reflecting the demands of its owner. There are those who view it as an excuse for endless cable swaps, ‘config’ adjustments, even arguing about the sound of the amplifier with and without the back of its loudspeaker terminals. There are others wwho view their Devialets in much the way they do digital cameras, rushing to perform every firmware update ‘just because’, which gives them an excuse to tinker with the system while not engaging in the endless rounds of hardware tweaking. And there are those who have just blithely plugged the Devialet into their system and enjoy it, without the need for the audiophilia nervosa. It’s all good!
Type: Solid-state, 2-channel integrated audio system amplifier with built-in DAC, phonostage, wireless streaming, and 400MHz, four channel 40-bit DSP.
Analogue inputs: One configurable MM/MC phono input (via RCA jacks), two single-ended line-level inputs (via RCA jacks), all upsampled to 24 bit/192kHz
Digital inputs: Four S/PDIF RCA connectors (can be used for analogue), one optical Toslink, one AES/EBU, one combined optical jack/RS232 3.5mm jack, 1x USB, 1x RJ45, inbuilt AIR wireless
Analogue outputs: multi-way loudspeaker connectors, subwoofer (via RCA)
Digital outputs: AES/EBU and RCA (for daisy chaining Devialets)
Supported sample rates: Wireless: 16-bit, 24-bit, 32kHz-96kHz; Coaxial and optical S/PDIF: 16-bit, 24-bit — 32kHz – 96kHz USB: 16-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit — 32kHz – 192kHz
Power Output: 2x 250W under six ohms (250W with v7.0 firmware)
Bandwidth: digital DC-87kHz (-3dB); analogue 0.1Hz-87kHz (-3dB)
Distortion: THD+N at full power: 0.001%; IMD: 0.001%.
Signal to Noise Ratio: 130dB unweighted
Dimensions (HxWxD): 40.5 x 400 x 400mm
UK Distributor: Absolute Sounds
Tel: +44(0)208 971 3909