Devialet, the French luxury audio brand, today announced the arrival of Devialet Dione, their new all-in-one soundbar. Sitting at just 77mm high, Devialet Dione stands out in sound quality, as well as in design. It offers a fusion of superior audio engineering and cutting edge, purposeful design, which is powered by a suite of patented Devialet technologies that deliver exceptional sound, even without a separate subwoofer.
This is made possible by a tightly-integrated stack of seventeen custom neodymium drivers, including eight long-throw subwoofers in a SAM-powered (Speaker Active Matching) push-push configuration, and nine aluminum full-range speakers spread in between. This unique configuration of speakers features in-built room calibration scan and cutting-edge beamforming techniques, to help cancel noise and improving spatialization. They all work together to offer exceptional sound immersion in a variety of environments.
To support this high-end audio experience, the soundbar features two new patented technologies, in addition of a host of existing proprietary technologies that help deliver this level of sound in an all-in-one compact device. The first one being ‘SPACE’, which actively upscales any content into Devialet Dione 5.1.2 audio channels creating an enveloping spatialization effect. The second one is called Advanced Dimensional Experience or ADE, which is a new digital signal processing technology, that uses beamforming to reinforce 3D immersion. Finally, the ORB enables the central sphere to adapt mechanically and acoustically to the position of the soundbar, maximizing sound restitution no matter where the soundbar is positioned.
Thanks to the inclusion of ADE technology, you can easily place Dione on a wall-mount or flat on a piece of furniture. The internal gyro sensor automatically detects its position and adjusts the audio signal accordingly, to maximize impact and immersion. This also helps it blend seamlessly into any space, while its eye-catching central ORB offers a nod to Devialet Phantom’s signature aesthetic.
In addition to these dedicated proprietary technologies, Devialet Dione embeds ADH analog-digital amplification technology on a single 1cm² silicon die SOC, to provide unrivaled clarity of sound while greatly optimizing power consumption. The Dione is also compatible with Dolby Atmos, offering the latest innovations in multichannel and object-based audio.
Everything can be controlled via the Devialet app, which can also be used to perform the room calibration scan. You can also cycle between four default unique listening modes. Movie and Spatial modes actively convert stereo content into a full-fledged multichannel experience using SPACE algorithms; while Voice mode boosts accuracy and intelligibility of podcasts and news programs. Music mode faithfully reproduces a stereo setup and disables all spatialization effects to deliver a more authentic sound.
The package is rounded off with a comprehensive IO setup, which features HDMI 2.1 eARC with CEC, Optical (TOSLINK), Airplay 2, Spotify Connect, UPnP and Bluetooth 5.0. As you can see, this all-in-one soundbar has more than enough to cater to all your listening needs. If you want to get for yourself, you can start with registering your pre-order now. Retailing at around $3000, the product will be available to buyers in stores soon.