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Stereophile reviews 140 Pro
#1
Despite the lack of activities of Devialet on the Expert, which to me is reflective of its stability, the latest issue of Stereophile has a glowing review on the 140 Pro.  

Not sure why such a late review on a product that has been on the marker for such length.  The writer has nothing but praise for it.

It is kind of a reassurance of us existing owners that we should be content of what we have, it compares well with the best of them.

I would be totally happy with these machines if they implement a couple features that allows me to take advantage of the amazing flexibility of the machine without having to do cumbersome things with the SD card, which is a flaky process requiring multiple steps, and in the case of the mono units like my D440s, often is a scary process with the slave unit refusing to join the master after a reset.

What I propose should be entirely possible if Devialet decides to listen.  What we need is the ability to change and update the configuration "on the fly" via the Ethernet.  Both for permanent configurations or simple changes like tone control, SAM level and phono.  You can do some of these functions via the remote "block", but one has to walk over to the Devialet's tiny screen whoch totally defeats the purpose of the remote in the first place.

Also, the ability to access the configurator from a phone of Pad would be very handy.

They have an excellent base but somehow they fail to allow the user to fully take advantage of it.

Also, I have always asserted that i would be glad to pay extra for a remote with a LED screen that would be so much better than flying blind.  For goodness sake we cannot even tell the volume without using the useless and flaky iphone app.
440 Pro, dCS Network Bridge, Linn Sondek LP12 Ittok, Phasemation PP-300/T-300, Linn Krystal, Penaudio Senenade Signature, QNAP TS473, Roon

Welss Chiron AES Cable, Viard Audio Silver HD S/PDIF cable, Viard Audio HD12 power cable, Supra CAT6 LAN cables, Audioquest Carbon USB cable
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#2
IsoAcoustics feet indeed make a difference. I use the orea for the devialet (3x bronze per amp) like quite a few others. Decoupling of speakers is very important as well, I agree. Especially on hard floors like wood, concrete and tiles. I don’t use it at the moment, though... Maybe my next upgrade  Angel
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#3
About the test, I can add that the reviewer has been impressed by its deep bass at the same level of his reference system (Mytek Brooklyng Bridge + Pass Labs XP-22 preamp + Pass Labs XA60.8 Monoblocks) that almost quadruples the price . Of course, that system sounds to him notoriously darker, richer and with more body. Hopefully with that price difference ...

With the Devialet 140 emphasizes the excellent sound image, wide and deep, dynamic and liquidity of sound. In the top tier of amplifiers he´ve heard. About SAM, impressed by its effect and possible regulation (Revel Salon 2 speakers that Devialet 140 drives easily).

As for technical measurements, they have detected a greater background noise than that measured in the Devialet D-Premier, especially in the analog inputs.

In conclusion, excellent versatile amplifier for the price.

By the way, he uses Roon for testing and doesn't report any cuts...
Pro-Ject CD BOX RS--Roon--Transparent PowerLink Super--Devialet 220 Pro CI--Kimber Kable 4PR--Harbeth SHL5--Sumiko S.9 Subwoofers--Sennheiser HD 540 Reference Gold--Soundcare SuperSpikes
Alicante (Spain)
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#4
(21-Nov-2019, 02:23)agentsmith Wrote: Not sure why such a late review on a product that has been on the marker for such length.  The writer has nothing but praise for it.

Yes, the Expert 140 Pro has been on the market for a year and a half now.  I can only assume the scheduling of this review is part of the new editor, Jim Austin's push to broaden the magazine's appeal by reviewing more affordable (everything is relative) equipment?
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#5
It may be because of the new magazine advertising campaign by Devialet
Pro-Ject CD BOX RS--Roon--Transparent PowerLink Super--Devialet 220 Pro CI--Kimber Kable 4PR--Harbeth SHL5--Sumiko S.9 Subwoofers--Sennheiser HD 540 Reference Gold--Soundcare SuperSpikes
Alicante (Spain)
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#6
(25-Nov-2019, 18:16)Nakatomi63 Wrote: It may be because of the new magazine advertising campaign by Devialet

Haha.  Cynic!  Big Grin
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#7
Great review, and it's online now
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#8
Link below:

https://www.stereophile.com/content/devi...-amplifier
                                                    Lifetime Roon, Mac mini, int. SSD, ext. HDD, tv as monitor, key board and track pad on bean bag as remote,Devialet 200, Od'A #097, Blue jeans speaker cable,                                     
                                                                                                                                                                            Dynaudio C1 MkII.
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(30-Nov-2019, 00:20)Pim Wrote: Link below:

https://www.stereophile.com/content/devi...-amplifier

Thank you Smile
Pro-Ject CD BOX RS--Roon--Transparent PowerLink Super--Devialet 220 Pro CI--Kimber Kable 4PR--Harbeth SHL5--Sumiko S.9 Subwoofers--Sennheiser HD 540 Reference Gold--Soundcare SuperSpikes
Alicante (Spain)
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