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Upgrade program kick-off
Wow, the price included VAT for EU, but they charged me $400odd for taxes on top of upgrade price.
I'm in CAlifornia and we have roughly 9% sales tax.
Pioneer S1-EX; Synology NAS/Roon->1000pro (AIR) ,
Oppo 203->HDMI->Marantz 8802A->Pre-out->1000pro (Bypass), 
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Hello, on 02.11.2016 my Expert 120 for the upgrade to Expert 220 Pro shipped. On 16.12.2016 came the device back. After a few days of warming up, I was now able to test extensively. In short: sound phenomenal! Device and remote control are brand new. Even if the upgrade took about 6 weeks, I did not regret the upgrade!
All the Best
Devialet 220Pro, Focal Sopra 3, Linn Klimax DS/Katalyst, Burmester 089 CD, Melco N1Z (Drive Buffalo BRXL-16U3), Cable Audioquest (NRG-10,Diamond,K2,Yukon etc.), iPad-Pro,
IsoTek: 2 x EVO3 Genesis, EVO3 Titane One, EVO3 Syncro.
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(22-Dec-2016, 20:14)Damon Wrote: Hi James,
I'm not sure if 'no-brainer' is quite correct, as it is a lot of money, and the D120 is already an outstanding amp and value, IMO. However, I did decide to upgrade my D120 to the D220 Pro and I am very glad I did. I can't say it was a wise decision (just in terms of the cost) but I am over the moon with the sound quality change and improvement. I will update my long posts soon, as my earlier concerns are completely resolved.

The price I paid included all shipping and expenses from Canada to France and back, so I am certain that it would apply to your location as well.

Hi Damon - yes you're right, 3k is a lot of money ... still got a few days yet to think about it. The 120 has been (and still is) a fantastic amplifier and i'd happily keep it. The 220 upgrade appeals, not just because of the step up for a reasonable (to me) cost, but the option later on to go dual mono and then possibly active. I really like what Devialet has been doing with Kudos and being able to do this with a small number of boxes (i came to Devialet from long term Naim ownership...) really appeals. 

James

Melco N1A > Chord Signature TA USB > Devialet 220 Pro > Van Damme Blue > Shahinian Compass
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(22-Dec-2016, 21:22)K4680 Wrote: Hello, on 02.11.2016 my Expert 120 for the upgrade to Expert 220 Pro shipped. On 16.12.2016 came the device back. After a few days of warming up, I was now able to test extensively. In short: sound phenomenal! Device and remote control are brand new. Even if the upgrade took about 6 weeks, I did not regret the upgrade!
All the Best

Tempting, tempting  Big Grin

Melco N1A > Chord Signature TA USB > Devialet 220 Pro > Van Damme Blue > Shahinian Compass
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james n,
I also came from Naim, as have many others here. Big difference. I loved Naim for years, but I could not go back now. And the Pro upgrade takes the Devialet even farther up the ladder. The difference in bass capability is massive. Not as in volume, but in giving full, rounded notes; even more than before, you can hear all way around the notes. Being a bit of a bass player, I probably focus too much on the bass. The Pro really lets me hear what the bass is doing and makes it much easier to follow along. Actually being able to play along is often a different matter.

Treble also much more open, and revealing, so not always flattering to all recordings. Now that I have my cable situation improved, I'm loving the high end as well. BTW my door-to-door turnaround was 20 days, almost to the hour, from pick up to return. Electronic shipping labels took about a week from Devialet after I ordered.
Damon
W4S Sonos Connect & VPI HW19 mkIII into a D220 Pro, thence made expansive by Lawrence Audio Violin SE speakers, capably carried by Analysis Plus Oval 9 speaker cable, and juiced by power cords and coax cables in decorator colors
Vancouver, Canada
At the office: NuPrime IDA-16 into Amphion Argon 1, QED cable, ordinary Sonos Connect
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I just got email from "Judith" that my now upgraded 220pro is on its way home. The 120 that it used to be left home on Monday Smile Maybe I'll get it for Christmas - amazingly fast service! Happy holidays to all!
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Same here, got an email stating that the upgrade was complete and that the 250Pro had just passed the testing and would be shipped before end of day. If this holds true (and nothing is broken, knock on wood...) then that would be next to amazing. The unit was delivered to Devialet on Tuesday and they complete it before weekend, in the week just before xmas.
QNAP TS219P II/ TIDAL-Hifi > [email protected] > AIR3-Cat6 > Devialet 250 > Audience AU24 SE > Gallo-3.5Ref (w/ SAM)
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(22-Dec-2016, 21:32)james n Wrote:
(22-Dec-2016, 20:14)Damon Wrote: Hi James,
I'm not sure if 'no-brainer' is quite correct, as it is a lot of money, and the D120 is already an outstanding amp and value, IMO. However, I did decide to upgrade my D120 to the D220 Pro and I am very glad I did. I can't say it was a wise decision (just in terms of the cost) but I am over the moon with the sound quality change and improvement. I will update my long posts soon, as my earlier concerns are completely resolved.

The price I paid included all shipping and expenses from Canada to France and back, so I am certain that it would apply to your location as well.

Hi Damon - yes you're right, 3k is a lot of money ... still got a few days yet to think about it. The 120 has been (and still is) a fantastic amplifier and i'd happily keep it. The 220 upgrade appeals, not just because of the step up for a reasonable (to me) cost, but the option later on to go dual mono and then possibly active. I really like what Devialet has been doing with Kudos and being able to do this with a small number of boxes (i came to Devialet from long term Naim ownership...) really appeals. 

James

(23-Dec-2016, 16:36)Borgen Wrote: Same here, got an email stating that the upgrade was complete and that the 250Pro had just passed the testing and would be shipped before end of day. If this holds true (and nothing is broken, knock on wood...) then that would be next to amazing. The unit was delivered to Devialet on Tuesday and they complete it before weekend, in the week just before xmas.

Good luck, my upgrade 120-> 220 per lasted 6 weeks. But the wait was worth it
Devialet 220Pro, Focal Sopra 3, Linn Klimax DS/Katalyst, Burmester 089 CD, Melco N1Z (Drive Buffalo BRXL-16U3), Cable Audioquest (NRG-10,Diamond,K2,Yukon etc.), iPad-Pro,
IsoTek: 2 x EVO3 Genesis, EVO3 Titane One, EVO3 Syncro.
                                                                       Germany / Bavaria
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i have just received my 220 Pro yesterday. The upgrade is pretty fast, considering 2 weeks turnaround.

The 220 Pro is clearly a step up from D200, in terms of details, clarity and transparency.

Will be planning to upgrade my 2nd D200 Master to 220 Pro before end of the month.
440 Pro, Acrolink 7N-DA2090 Digital cable, Plixir Elite BAC 3000 Power Conditioner, Diva Audio Power Cords
Melco N1ZH/2, Diva Audio Power Cords, Curious USB cable, Uptone Audio USB Regen, Plixir DC LPS, Booster Vbus2 Isolator, Curious USB Regen Link, Mutec MC-3+ USB, Acrolink 7N-DA2090 AES/EBU cable
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My updgrade took 6 working days from door to door. Quite fast I think.
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