Devialet Expert 250 Pro Integrated Amplifier w/Phono, AirPlay, Roon Ready, 2 x 250W

$9,999

Incredibly capable and sleek streamer/amp from France that's carved out of a single block of aluminum.

$19,000 MSRP 

Well cared for and working perfectly, the top display is bright and perfect, and updated to the latest available Devialet firmware.

Original Devialet SD Card also installed for custom desired user-configured options (currently set to defaults).

Nickel finish shows some tarnish or fingerprints consistent with any typical use. No scratches or dents however.

Comes to you in its original box with manual and matching finish "Expert" remote jog-style remote control.

Click below to add our recommended matching cables from Kimber Kable, all brand new as SkyFi is an official Kimber dealer.

D60 Digital Coaxial Interconnect (RCA/BNC Connectors)

OPT-1 Digital Optical Interconnect (TOSLINK Connectors)

Summit Series Silver Streak Analog Interconnects (PAIR) - RCA Ultraplate or WBT Connectors - Better

Select Series KS1016 Copper RCA Analog Interconnects (Pair) - WBT Connectors - Best 

Kimber Kable - Phono Interconnects - Better

Kimber Kable - Flagship Tonearm Interconnects - Best

Summit Series Monocle XL Speaker Cables (PAIR) - Better

Summit Series BiFocal XL Bi-Wire Speaker Cables (PAIR) - Best

Base Series PK14 Power Cord (14AWG/Gauge) - Better

Base Series PK10 Power Cord (10AWG/Gauge) - Best 

More from Devialet:
All the promises of an Expert Pro system.
A piece of craftmanship for extreme performance.

The Expert 250 Pro pushes the limits of power amplification thanks to an exclusive hand-polished casing, equipped with a 100% pure copper bottom plate.

UPNP, Soon Ready, AIR, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, and More to Come...

Specifications:
Casing
Carved out from a single aluminium block

Range
Stereo

Power
2 x 250 Watts RMS under 6Ω

Distortion at full power
0.0005% THD+N

Distortion at full power
0.00025% (10W / 6Ω)

Distortion at 10w
0.00025% THD+N

Distortion at 10V
0.0005% (250W / 6Ω)

Signal-to-noise ratio
130dB

Output impedance
0.001Ω

Damping factor
8000

Bandwidth
DC-30kHz @ -0.1dB
DC-95kHz @ -3dB

Phase rotation
0.4° at 20kHz
1.8° at 40kHz

Thermal distorsion
Below measurement threshold

Phono stage
Advanced (MM / MC)

Streaming services
Roon Ready
UPnP
Airplay®
Spotify Connect

Exclusive technologies
ADH®, SAM®, RAM®, EVO®, DAC Magic Wire®

Pre-amplified output
Yes (mono / stereo)

wi-fi
2.4GHz / 5GHz 802.11ac, compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n

Ethernet
RJ45 100/1000 Mbps

usb
USB Audio 2.0 Asynchronous
Very low latency
Bi-directionality (for digitisation of the analog sources)

Digital coaxial inputs
Up to 4x RCA 75Ω

Digital optical inputs
1x TOSLINK
Up to 1x miniTOSLINK 3.5mm

Supported formats
Up to 32bits / 192kHz PCM (USB)
Up to 24bits / 192kHz PCM (Roon Ready, UPnP, AES/EBU, Coaxial)
Up to 24bits / 96kHz PCM (Optical)
Up to 1bit / 3.072000MHz DSD64 (USB, Coaxial)

Analog inputs
Up to 2x RCA stereo
Sensitivity adjustable via the Configurator
Advanced phono stage (MM / MC)

Speaker output
4mm banana plugs, fork connectors or stripped cables
Compatible with all speakers from 8Ω to 2Ω
Short-circuit protection
Active filtering available

Home automation
Up to 1x RS232 3.5mm 115200 bauds (documentation available via the Configurator)

Trigger
3.5mm trigger connector Trig In and Trig Out

Power Supply
Universal 90-240Vac – 50/60Hz
Power cable provided adapted to the country
Patented single stage switching mode topology
High power level: 600W continuous, 4000W peak
High output with power factor correction (PFC)

Daisy chaining
Up to 8 units

Dimension
Width: 400mm | Depth: 400mm | Height: 40mm

Weight
9.7Kg

The SkyFi Testing Process for Solid State Amplifiers:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure that there are no signs of heat stress or damage. Capacitors are checked for telltale signs of predictive failure including bulging, shrunken wrappers, or physical leakage. We also inspect the PCBs for discoloration from resistors or transistors that may have been running hot. On vintage units we often spot check select capacitors for value and ESR.

If the amplifier passes visual inspection, we move on to a controlled power on sequence using a Sencore safety analyzer to monitor current draw in real time. Once the amplifier is determined to be safe to operate, we connect it to full AC mains for function and power testing. We connect the speaker outputs of the amplifier to a Sencore PA81 Power Analyzer which acts as a dummy load, DC offset monitor, and oscilloscope interface. We start with a low level 1KHz test signal at the amplifier’s input and slowly increase its amplitude while monitoring the output on an oscilloscope for signs of noise, clipping, distortion, or improper channel balance. We continue increasing the signal level until the amplifier reaches clipping. At this point we take an output power measurement and compare it to the spec sheet of the amplifier to verify proper performance. If the device under test has both balanced and single ended inputs they are both tested at this time. We finish off the bench evaluation with a 1KHz square wave check and a 20Hz to 20KHz sine sweep to assess the amplifier’s frequency response characteristics. This battery of tests will usually reveal if the amplifier has any issues that need further attention.

Before the device leaves the bench, we perform a listening test with actual music using a variety of preferred test tracks. Our benches are outfitted with familiar monitor speakers which help us identify inconsistencies that will not always show up on our test gear. The main things that we are listening for are hum or noise with no signal present, proper center image, clicks, pops, or any other obvious undesirable audio characteristics.

If the unit passes all of these tests it is moved to our long term testing rig where we simulate real word operating conditions for 6-8 hours. This allows us to monitor the unit for signs of thermal runaway or intermittent issues that only crop up when the unit has fully come up to temperature.

Item

Included

Original Box

Yes Included

Manual

Yes Included

Remote

Yes Included

Cables

Yes - Power Only

Physical Condition

7 / 10

Working Condition

10 / 10

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