About the Devialet Phantom II 98db Opéra de Paris
Powerful and elegant
Powerful and elegant
The Devialet Phantom II 98dB Opéra de Paris emulates the elegance of its namesake. Its side panels shine with hand-applied gold leaf. And its sound is just as remarkable. The speaker has two side-firing aluminum woofers, for powerful, hard-hitting bass. They combine with a centered aluminum full-range driver to create an expansive soundstage that fills your room.
The Phantom II 98dB Opéra de Paris has a built-in DAC (digital-to-analog converter) designed for high-resolution digital audio. The speaker can deliver volume up to 98dB, thanks to powerful built-in amplification rated at 400 watts RMS. This can simulate the experience of being right in front of the stage at a concert.
Stream music from your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. The Devialet control app comes with Spotify® Connect built in. With your Spotify subscription, you can stream from this service without leaving the app.
Apple AirPlay 2 is built into the Phantom II 98db Opéra de Paris as well. That means you can stream audio content directly from your iPhone®, iPad®, or Mac® computer. That includes soundtracks from YouTube® videos and Netflix® movies.
The speaker is also compatible with Universal Plug 'n' Play (UPnP) high-resolution streaming, for music stored on your media server or NAS drive.
If your Wi-Fi isn't up to snuff, you can hardwire the Phantom II 98db Opéra de Paris to your network with an Ethernet cable. A combination mini optical digital audio input/stereo minijack audio input gives you even more options. Use your computer or portable player's headphone jack to connect to the speaker. Or run an optical digital cable (with Toslink-to-mini-optical digital adapter) from your TV to the Phantom II 98db Opéra de Paris.
Roon-compatible for serious music lovers
The Phantom II 98db Opéra de Paris is also compatible with Roon, a subscription digital music player for your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Roon accesses your digital music collection from your iTunes library or NAS drive. It also works with your TIDAL subscription.
Roon lets you do deep dives into your music, showing artist bios, photos, reviews, and lyrics. Roon can also suggest other artists and songs based on your selections, making it easy to discover new music you'll enjoy.
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- built-in Wi-Fi for wireless music streaming when connected to a home network
- built-in Bluetooth
- Apple AirPlay 2 for streaming music from an iPhone, iPod, or computer's iTunes®
- Universal Plug 'n' Play (UPnP) high-resolution streaming
- 1 aluminum full-range driver and 2 aluminum side-firing bass drivers
- high-resolution playback up to 24-bit/48kHz resolution
- amplification: 400 watts RMS
- frequency response: 18-21,000 Hz (-6dB)
- maximum volume: 98 dB SPL
- free download from Apple® App Store and Google Play
- Spotify Connect built in (subscription required)
- pair two Phantom II speakers for stereo sound
- displays current song and artist information
- control volume and play, pause, and skip tracks
- top-mounted touch-sensitive control buttons
- Roon-ready (subscription required)
- combination mini optical digital audio input/stereo minijack audio input
- mini optical digital input supports 2-channel PCM only
- Ethernet port
- requires AC power, cable included
- hand-applied gold leaf
- 6-3/16"W x 6-5/8"H x 8-5/8"D
- weight: 9.5 lbs.
- warranty: 2 years
- MFR # GG874
What's in the box:
- Wireless powered speaker
- 6.5' AC power cord
- Quick Start Guide
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Features & specs
|Wi-Fi Bands||2.4, 5 GHz|
|Tweeter Size (Inches)||---|
|Midrange Size (Inches)||---|
|Woofer Size (Inches)||---|
|Watts RMS (Continuous)||400|
|Watts Maximum (Peak)||900|
|Max. Digital Audio Bit Depth||24-bit|
|Max. Digital Audio Sample Rate||48 kHz|
|Apple AirPlay 2||Yes|
|Bose Home Speaker||No|
|Apple Music||AirPlay 2|
|Control by app||Apple iOS, Android|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Ultra-Compact Wireless Speaker: The Devialet Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris is an ultra-compact wireless home speaker that is capable of delivering powerful, high fidelity sound with impact at any volume level. With 400 watts of RMS power and a frequency range of 18Hz to 21kHz, you'll feel every note with clarity, richness, and precision. Zero distortion, zero saturation and zero background noise ensure you get nothing but audiophile-grade playback. You can even pair two Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris speakers together for true stereo sound with a more immersive and broader soundstage.
ADH (Analog Digital Hybrid) Amplification: A Devialet-patented technology, ADH (Analog Digital Hybrid) gives you all the sophistication of Class A analog with all the power and compactness of Class D digital. The best of both worlds for amplification of unparalleled clarity and transparency, whatever the volume. The Devialet Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris is equipped with a 400 watt (RMS) / 900 watt (Peak) amplifier.
SAM (Speaker Active Matching): Devialet invented SAM (Speaker Active Matching) mathematical model to ensure immaculate fidelity all throughout playback. Whether you're dealing with transients or steady-state signal, the degree of information processed by SAM surpasses anything previously thought possible. This enables Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris to reproduce the exact rhythm and tempo of your music with absolute precision. So you can feel every last emotion, true to the original. The Devaialet Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris is equipped with a single front-mounted dome tweeter and two opposite side-firing woofers.
HBI (Heart Bass Implosion): HBI (Heart Bass Implosion) is a one-of-a-kind system, designed to take you deeper into sound. For the first time, an ultra-compact home speaker is able to reproduce ridiculously low bass that resonates beyond the limits of the human ear, throughout your entire body. Unleash your music's full potential all the way down to 18Hz.
ACE (Active Cospherical Engine): ACE (Active Cosperical Engine) is the technology responsible for the Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris's radical spherical architecture. Drawing on Olson's pulsating sphere principle, the Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris dramatically optimizes the way sound waves form and spread - evenly and in all directions. The result is perfectly balanced audio and zero surface diffraction, wherever you are in the room.
EVO Platform: The Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris utilizes Devialet's EVO platform allowing for hassle-free, wireless firmware and software updates through the Devialet Phantom App on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device over your home's WiFi network.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Devialet Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris offers wired (Ethernet) and wireless (WiFi) network connectivity. The wireless speaker features built-in 2.4/5GHz dual-band WiFi (802.11ac). If you choose to connect the speaker system to your network via a wired Ethernet connection, you'll still need a wireless WiFi router to access your local network stored music libraries via UPnP, stream Apple iOS music via AirPlay, and listen to your favorite music playlists on Spotify.
AirPlay 2: AirPlay 2 is an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform for iTunes, Apple Music, and other compatible Apple iOS apps. With AirPlay 2 you can play any sound from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 11.4 or later) or Mac computer (running OS X 10.13.2) on the Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris and other compatible AirPlay 2 speakers throughout your home. You will also be able to ask Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control playback of your Apple Music on the Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris. You can choose to play audio in one room, play the same audio in grouped rooms, or play the same audio in every room. If you are an Apple Music subscriber, you can even play different music in different rooms (you can control and group directly from Apple's Music App and Home app on your Apple iOS device). You can even watch videos and movies from YouTube and Netflix on your compatible Apple iOS device or Mac computer with perfectly synced audio on the Devialet Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris.
Spotify Connect: The Devialet Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris also incorporates Spotify Connect. If you subscribe to Spotify Premium , you can play all of your Spotify music and playlists, plus control the volume and playback with the Spotify Connect app on your Apple iOS or Android device.
UPnP (Universal Plug-n-Play): The Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris is UPnP compatible, which enables you to play your digital music library stored on UPnP servers (such as a network server with integrated UPnP software,Windows PC, or Mac OS X computer) through the Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris speaker system. You can stream a variety of compressed, lossless, and high-res music files. UPnP file browsing can be carried out using the Devialet Phantom App (for Apple iOS and Android). The Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris supports streaming digital music files up to 24-bit/48kHz. Supported music file formats include - MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, WMA, and Ogg Vorbis.
Roon Ready: Roon is a feature rich music library and playback application that compiles all the music files available to your network and makes them easily available to play across the Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris speaker system and other Roon enabled audio devices. Roon manages digital music files (including FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, and DSD) collected on hard drives and networked storage. It can also access your iTunes library, and optionally integrate with the Tidal music streaming service. Roon is available for mobile, laptop or desktop devices. When you open the Roon app, it will display your complete audio library together with its metadata and artwork along with the Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris and all other Roon enabled devices. Simply select the music you wish to play and the Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris or Roon device in which you want to hear it on.
Note: To use Roon you will need a Roon Core running on the same network as the Devialet Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris speaker system. The Core is media server software that runs on your computer, NAS, or player (sold separately) located on the network within your home.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: Built-in Bluetooth allows you to wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer to the Devialet Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris speaker system. You'll continue to control playback functions and view song/artist/album information from your Bluetooth source device. You can pair multiple Bluetooth devices with the speaker system, but only one can be connected and used for playback at a time. The unit supports SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs (not compatible with aptX).
Analog/Digital Combo Input: In addition to Network and Bluetooth connectivity, the Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris is equipped with a 3.5mm jack that can be used an analog Aux input or mini-toslink digital input. The analog/digital combo input supports 2ch PCM (up to 24-bit/192kHz). Its not compatible with multichannel formats such as Dolby Digital or DTS.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris comes with a detachable AC power cord that plugs into the back of the speaker and into an AC power outlet or surge protector (sold separately - see Accessories Tab). The speaker system is not battery powered.
Top-Panel Controls: The Devialet Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris features touch-sensitive top-panel controls that allow you operate Source Input, Volume Up/Down, and Play/Pause.
Devialet Phantom App: The Devialet Phantom App (for Apple iOS 11.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) allows you to setup and control the Devialet Phantom II 98dB Opera de Paris from your compatible smartphone or tablet device. Initial network and speaker setup is done through the Devialet Phantom app. You'll be able access your local network music, as well as control volume and playback functions from a compatible Apple iOS or Android OS device. You can also control single room and multiroom playback.
- Single-Zone Play: Play music on a single Devialet wireless speaker in one room.
- Individual Play: Individual Play allows you to listen to different music on multiple Devialet wireless speakers in different rooms.
- Multi-Zone Play: Multi-Zone Play allows you to group multiple Devialet wireless speakers and listen to the same music in different rooms.
Notes: Firmware updates are also done through the Devialet Phantom App over a wireless network connection.