Poll: How do you like the sound quality of your Pro (newly upgraded from expert)
Yes!
Yes, with caveats
No!
No, with caveats
N/A. I upgraded for reasons other than sound quality.
I did not upgrade and don't plan to
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Poll: Do you like the sound quality of the Expert Pro upgrade?
#1
For those that have already received their Experts, upgraded to Pro specs, back:

Do you like the sound quality of the Expert Pro upgrade?

Feel free to add comments or elaborate on your choice below of course! Smile A thread containing many listening impressions/user reviews of the Pro can be found here as well: http://devialetchat.com/showthread.php?tid=3146
PS Audio P3, Shunyata ΞTRON Alpha Digital/Lessloss DFPC Signature/Furutech power cables, Paul Hynes SR7EHD-MR4, Roon, Sonore microRendu/SoTM sMS-200, Curious USB cable, Audioquest Diamond RJ/E ethernet, Mutec MC-3+ USB, Shunyata ΞTRON Anaconda Digital XLR AES/EBU, Devialet Expert 250 Pro, Nordost Tyr Reference LS cables, Von Schweikert VR-5 SE Anniversary Edition, Anti-Mode Dual Core 2.0, JL Audio Fathom F112. More detail here.

The Netherlands


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#2
Without any hesitation. As buying the new Stones album "Blue & Lonesome" bought today and digitalised from Clearaudio to 192kHz 24bits Devialet. Strange: analog sounds still so much better then HD tracks.... As the PRO series does compared to the original. Is it worth the money? "Just your fool"....
Tonight listening to Madeleine Peyroux live in Amsterdam. Sure, not as good as on the Quads but oké...... When you have the money, buy PRO. A new one; the dealer will earn more money with it.....
Power conditioning: Kemp (Isolator- & Powersource (2x)), Kemp QA/ SNS plugs (6x), Van den Hul Mainstream cable 52m, Sound1: 20A-230V group front, Sound 2: 20A-230V side/rear, Picture: 16A-230V, Essental audiotools noise eaters (2x), Einstein The Octopus, Kemp Power Strips, Furutech Rodium (32x)
Source 1: Clearaudio (Synchro+Champion levelII+TT3 tangential tonearm+CM Bearing+Outer Limit+StradivariV2) connected in a balanced way on Devialet220, Okki Nokki cleaning machine, Nagaoka clamp, Zerostat
Source 2: Oppo 105D, YouTube 300 MB/s, Asus 500 GB (3x)
Source 3: Asus i7, Ziggo cable TV & radio
Cables: VandenHul&Kemp&Kimber, WBT nextgen, AQ Ethernet (3x), Live Cable USB
Speakers: QuadESL2812 on Heart Devialet220PRO with Rel Stentor2 (14Hz -6 dB) and Rel Studio1 (9Hz - 6 dB) connected passive <32 HZ/12db/oct
Headphones: Devialet 220PRO on WooWee converter + StaxSR507(2x). Mobile: Samsung & Oppo HA2 & PM3
Sidespeakers Kef RDM1 on Quad 707
Rearspeakers: Kef RDM2 on Quad 707 with Rel Studio1
Picture: BenQ1070+, Projecta Electrol 300x173 (122 Inch)
Bought Devialet 440PRO on July27th 2016


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#3
Yes.

With slight caveats.

Roon lifetime > Mac mini > ethernet > µRendu | Paul Hynes SR3 > Intona > Curious USB link > Devialet 250 Pro > PMC fact.8
- London, UK -

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#4
(02-Dec-2016, 23:06)Hifi_swlon Wrote: Yes.

With slight caveats.

Being?
Mac mini, int. SSD, ext. HDD, tv as monitor, key board and track pad on bean bag as remote,Devialet 200, O d'A #097, Blue jeans speaker cable, Dynaudio C1 MkII.
Jim Smith's GBS.
Northern NSW Australia.
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#5
I'm very pleased that I decided to upgrade to 440 Pro. There are improvements right across the board, and for me, possibly the best is low level performance. Sometimes I don't want the wick turned right up, at night or when we have guests. At low volumes the bass and treble are not diminished and the soundstage doesn't collapse in on itself, which was one of the main bugbears with my 400. So I have voted yes, with no caveats.
Project Eperience X Pack with Ortofon Rondo Red MC, Oppo BDP 105D, Sonos Connect, QNAP HS251+ NAS running JRiver, Mutec MC-3+USB, Devialet 440 Pro, Denon AH-D5000, Sennheiser HD600 and HD800 with Cardas cable, Rupert Neve Designs headphone amp., Proac Response D20R, Van Den Hul The First Ultimate interconnects, GSP Audio Spatia speaker cable.
South Coast England
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#6
I am very happy with the upgrade, in all respects -- especially the service provided by Oxford Audio Consultants, to give them a bit of a plug. However I can understand why anyone whose system was already in danger of sounding a bit "edgy" might find the sound of the Pros pushes it too far in that direction.
Wilson Benesch Full Circle, Sonos ZP90 (Cullen modified), Devialet 440 Pro, Kaiser Chiara
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#7
(02-Dec-2016, 23:36)Pim van Vliet Wrote:
(02-Dec-2016, 23:06)Hifi_swlon Wrote: Yes.

With slight caveats.

Being?

I put them in the main listening thread. No time to type now. Blush

Roon lifetime > Mac mini > ethernet > µRendu | Paul Hynes SR3 > Intona > Curious USB link > Devialet 250 Pro > PMC fact.8
- London, UK -

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#8
(03-Dec-2016, 10:06)thumb5 Wrote: I am very happy with the upgrade, in all respects -- especially the service provided by Oxford Audio Consultants, to give them a bit of a plug.  However I can understand why anyone whose system was already in danger of sounding a bit "edgy" might find the sound of the Pros pushes it too far in that direction.

An interesting comment!  I have just finished trying my system with and without the UptoneAudio LPS-1 powering the microRendu.  One way I could describe the influence of the LPS-1 is removing 'edginess'.  Not removing detail, far from it, but removing something that is just very slightly disconcerting.  I recall auditioning the 1000 Pro with the Aurender N10 at Oxford audio, this was a superb combination.  I like the Aurender very much, and I would say this is one source component that excels in lacking what you might call 'edginess'.   I am actually beginning to think that one aspect of the Pro is that even more than the Expert, it benefits for a decent source.

Edit: I would also like to add that the service I received from Oxford Audio was also absolutely first class. It's worth mentioning I think, as there have been one or two posts recently from folk who have received shockingly bad service from their dealers. Clearly not all dealers are the same.
1000 Pro - KEF Blade - microRendu - Mutec MC3+USB - Pro-Ject Signature 12
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#9
Got my 220 pro from France today and i must say it Sound Wery Well
Devialet 220pro ,dynaudio C1 signature ,speaker cable ,and other cable zenzati, turntable Audio note tt2,caridge ortofon cadenza Black, MC trafo ortofon verto ,connected with silver wire from audio note too devialet, blueray player primare BD 30 mrk 2. Use AS a cd and blueray player ,With good Sound.(specifict With sacd cd  Shy
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#10
(03-Dec-2016, 01:16)Axel Wrote: I'm very pleased that I decided to upgrade to 440 Pro. There are improvements right across the board, and for me, possibly the best is low level performance. Sometimes I don't want the wick turned right up, at night or when we have guests. At low volumes the bass and treble are not diminished and the soundstage doesn't collapse in on itself, which was one of the main bugbears with my 400. So I have voted yes, with no caveats.

Ditto on everything Axel said....

Also bass quality seems even better, especially at low levels.
Roon | Intel NUC6i5SYH/AIR3/Ethernet | Technics SL-5 | Devialet 440 Pro | Vivid Audio Giya G3 
Synology NAS | DH Labs  D-110 & Q10 Signature Bi-Wire |  Silver Circle Audio Pure Power One 5.0 | Stillpoint Apertures
West of the Rockies, US
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