Their investors have included some of the biggest names in business, tech, music, and luxury. Think LVMH head honcho Bernard Arnault, Android founder Andy Rubin, and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z (who has eight Phantoms at home). They’ve also already got an impressive celebrity following: Karl Lagerfeld (he reportedly owns 20 Phantoms), Kanye West, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, and Will.I.Am to name a few.
Their unparalleled sound technology has garnered them 62 international awards and over 100 patents since 2007. It’s not an understatement to say Devialet has revolutionised the audio industry multiple times over, starting with the groundbreaking ADH technology invented by co-founder and chief engineer Pierre-Emmanuel Calmel in 2004. Short for Analog-Digital Hybrid, it blended the two opposing amplification technologies for the very first time, delivering stadium-filling sound from a miniscule source. In the audio world, this was like bringing colour to television—in other words, absolutely game-changing stuff.