Devialet Gold Phantom Review
Devialet Gold Phantom
|Power||Frequency Range||WiFi Enabled||Sound Pressure Level|
|4500 Watts||14Hz – 27 kHz||Yes||108dB SPL at 1 meter|
Is the $3,000 price tag on the Devialet Gold Phantom justified? What matters is why you want this speaker, of course. Yes, I think the Gold Phantom is worth the cost if you’re looking for the newest and best wireless speaker on the market. But I think you can get the Phantom Reactor 600W for a third of the cost and still have an awesome time.
The Devialet Gold Phantom is exactly what you’ve been looking for if you want the best Bluetooth speaker in the world—by best, I mean the absolute best, without a doubt. In theory, the Gold Phantom is also a WiFi speaker, but let’s avoid getting bogged down in the details just yet.
Get ready to have your mind blown and to have your wallet dented by $3,000! Few people can afford the price tag of the Devialet Gold Phantom, which is in a class of its own. Do you want something even if you can afford it? Let’s investigate.
I initially thought the Devialet Gold Phantom was a strange food processor. There is nothing like the Gold Phantom in the history of Bluetooth speakers.
Its resemblance to an egg reminds me of the 1985 suspense film Cocoon. The Gold Phantom could be an alien lifeform’s egg.
The speaker’s enclosure is made entirely of metal and has sides that are 22-carat rose gold-plated. Undoubtedly, there aren’t many Bluetooth speakers that feature gold. The Gold Phantom weighs a substantial 25 lbs with all the metal in it.
A three-way speaker system called the Gold Phantom has two bass drivers, a midrange driver, and a tweeter. There is nothing like it in any speaker you have seen; it is completely original.
With each sound wave, the woofers mounted on either side of the enclosure pulse and vibrate. Watching the woofers move to your favorite beats can be mesmerizing. Behind an odd floral-looking speaker grille, the mid-range driver and tweeter are mounted in the front of the speaker.
You would anticipate the Gold Phantom to deliver a focused dispersion given its peculiar design, but it doesn’t. Because of the wide dispersion, two Gold Phantom speakers paired together can effectively cover a large area.
The Gold Phantom doesn’t really offer any additional features over other Bluetooth speakers in terms of features. The Gold Phantom plays music, which is actually one of its few features. Stop there.
Having said that, the events taking place inside the Gold Phantom are extraordinary. Being able to activate a bass boost or use the speaker as a speakerphone is of much less value than the design and technology.
The Gold Phantom has an app, just like the majority of Bluetooth speakers. You can change audio settings and stream music over WiFi using the Devialet Spark app. Even better, you get a free 3-month Tidal subscription.
You can connect your devices to the Gold Phantom using Bluetooth, WiFi, Ethernet, Apple Airplay, and optical digital.
There aren’t many wired connections, but keep in mind that the Gold Phantom is supposed to be the pinnacle of wireless speaker innovation. The Gold Phantom excels remarkably in accomplishing this.
Let’s move on to the million-dollar (or $3,000) question: how does the Gold Phantom sound, and is the price tag justified?
First of all, you’ve never heard a wireless speaker like the Gold Phantom. It’s just absurd. Another high-end speaker system that falls short to the Gold Phantom is the Naim Mu-So.
How something so small can make so much noise really astounds you. 108 dB SPL and 4,500 WATTS! The Gold Phantom makes an absurd amount of noise.
Your jaw will be on the flaw while you smile at the Gold Phantom’s bass. It strikes you directly in the chest and is large and fatty. The bass can be felt from 10 feet away and will still tingle your body.
The mid-range is not particularly good. It all fits perfectly. It sounds as though the Gold Phantom is separating each component into its own delivery to your ears. The sound stage and separation are simply amazing.
High-end titanium tweeters can withstand extremely high SPL levels while still producing flawless sound every time. The Gold Phantom is stunning to look at because of its clarity and attention to detail.
The amazing thing about the Gold Phantom is that, even at its maximum volume, it exhibits zero distortion across the entire frequency range.
The audio is the same lush, flawless sound whether the speaker is turned up or down. never becoming stern or rigid.
In contrast to high-end audiophile speakers, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars, the Gold Phantom suddenly appears affordable. It is just that good.
More From The Phantom Range
Devialet Phantom Reactor 600W
The same incredible sound for half the price (and half the size).
Devialet Phantom Reactor 900W
similar in size to the 600W but slightly more expensive. available in white as well.
Devialet Classic Phantom
In terms of both price and power, the Classic Phantom falls squarely in the middle of the range.
You’ll be glad to know there are several speakers in the Phantom Range if $3,000 is too much for you to spend.
The Devialet Phantom Reactor 600, which costs just over $1,000, is the entry-level model in the lineup. The speaker has the same appearance as the Gold, but it is smaller and lacks the gold trim.
The Phantom Reactor 900W, Classic Phantom, and Silver Phantom are also included.
The Gold’s incredible sound is produced by all of the speakers in the Phantom line.
So, is the $3,000 price tag on the Devialet Gold Phantom justified? What matters is why you want this speaker, of course. Yes, I think the Gold Phantom is worth the cost if you’re looking for the newest and best wireless speaker on the market.
The Gold Phantom is far and away the best wireless speaker available.
But I think you can get the Phantom Reactor 600W for a third of the cost and still have an awesome time. Although you won’t have the same 4,500 watts of power as the Devialet Phantom Gold, you will still possess one of the best Bluetooth speakers available. With the Phantom range, Devialet has raised the bar considerably.