Review - Devialet 200 - By Stereotimes

Review - Devialet 200

Devialet 200

Review - Devialet 200 - By Stereotimes
T he Devialet 200 (£5,490) (now a part of Devialet’s expert range) and an integrated amp, streamer USB DAC and phono stage all in one - is taken out for review by the very experienced – Stereotimes. The review is highly favourable and introduces the idea of a Devialet 200 owner suffering from “empty rack syndrome” - a need to replace the empty shelves that the Devialet 200 makes possible with more HiFi units. As they say you could upgrade to a Devialet 400 leaving one less empty shelf :-The conclusion on the Devialet 200 is :-

While I acknowledge it might be possible to assemble a better sounding system of separate components for the same or less money, I have to confess that I was not able to do that. After many years of effort and at a greater expense, I was not able to assemble a system that outperformed the Devialet 200. The Devialet 200 equalled or exceeded all my musical requirements with the exception of that missing “tube magic” that no solid-state amplifier I know of has ever captured. Devialet is not for everybody, as I was informed by my tube-loving audiophile buddies. They acknowledged the many attributes of the Devialet, but in the end it was no-sale (for the tube buddies). I get that judgement entirely. I love the sound of tubes. It is the size, heat, and uncertainty principle I have issues with. The uncertainty being, are all my tubes ok?

You can read the complete Devialet 200 review via the first of the links below.

There’s more from HiFi Enthusiast on the Devialet 200 and other Devialet models in the expert range, via the second link below :-

Read More From Stereo Times - Devialet 200
Read More From Us - Devialet 200


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