Aesthetics and ergonomics can compete with virtually anything—integrated or separates. The high gloss black chrome finish and clean lines will dazzle your senses. An outstanding level of system flexibility is provided for both analog and digital connectivity. Multiple inputs and outputs can be programmed for your specific system configuration and listening needs.
Devialet’s 400 actually comprises two 200s, each configured for mono operation using the online Configurator — the buyer on a budget can begin with a single 200, and later add a second 200 to create a 400. The benefits of reconfiguring two 200s for mono aren’t only higher power output and physical separation of each channel’s amplifier and DAC sections (which is why we refer to the 400 as integrated amplifier-DACs), to optimize channel separation; Devialet claims that mono operation also markedly lowers the total harmonic distortion and intermodulation distortion: both are less than 0.00025% for the 400, vs. less than 0.001% for the 200. (Devialet’s 800, also mono based, boasts higher power output, but its distortion specifications are the same as the 400’s.)
Devialet’s advanced technologies have once again proven successful. Jeff Fritz described the 400 monos in his review as being “as tonally neutral as the best,” regardless of price, their control of the speakers being superior to anything he’d heard: “The 400s controlled the woofers in my speakers to a degree that improved those speakers’ bass response beyond what I’d thought them capable of. This meant that, from the highest highs through the lowest lows, the character of the sound remained more consistent. Here’s what I believe was happening: We’re used to hearing a gradual loss of control the lower in frequency the music goes, something that can be especially evident when listening through large, full-range speakers to music with heavy low-bass content. Down low with such recordings, most amps’ grip on the woofers loosens ever so slightly. But the Devialet 400s seemed to control my speakers’ woofers as easily as they did the tweeters.”
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