Devialet is also the result of three unconventional characters’ reunion: engineer Pierre-Emmanuel Calmel, entrepreneur Quentin Sannié, and designer Emmanuel Nardin. The three of them have always shared an authentic obsession for innovation and for the emotion music can trigger. They’ve made it their mission to initiate a revolution in the world of audio.
Over the years, the three of them have encountered many obstacles and celebrated important victories. Recently, and to further solidify their ambition, they’ve welcomed Franck Lebouchard as CEO in the team. With Lebouchard’s field of expertise, which lies in his ability to change a company’s scale, the three founders’ original dream and ambition, both born in France, are readily headed towards the rest of the world. The Devialet sound now transcends borders.
Pierre-Emmanuel Calmel patents the world’s first hybrid amplification technology in France and the US.
Pierre-Emmanuel Calmel, Quentin Sannié and Emmanuel Nardin found Devialet, Ingénierie Acoustique de France. Armed with a game-changing technology – ADH® – and an radical vision for the audio of tomorrow, they spark a revolution. The epic journey begins.
First fund raising
Devialet launched its first fundraiser via a unique community of individual shareholders. These mostly entrepreneurs and leaders of major international groups were taken by the technology and the ambition of the Devialet project. In February 2010, over the course of just one evening put together so that Devialet’s founders could present the company goals, € 1.1 million were raised.
2nd fund raising
Compelled by the game-changing potential of Devialet technologies and innovations, business moguls Bernard Arnault, Marc Simoncini, Xavier Niel and Jacques-Antoine Granjon sign on to the incredible adventure. Their unfailing support lends Devialet the financial weight to become the global leader in high-end sound.
The year that changed sound. Devialet unleashes Phantom, the best sound in the world. The intense emotional experience of ultra-dense sound with physical impact. A whole new species of speaker that obliterates all existing systems. Revolutionary. By December of the same year, Phantom drops in Apple Stores. Unstoppable.
Devialet raises 100 million euros from prominent entrepreneurs looking to invest in the technologies of tomorrow. Their landmark contribution helps expand the business over US and Asian markets while bringing Devialet innovations to cars, televisions and connected objects.
Arrival of Franck Lebouchard
Under Franck's direction, Devialet looks to accelerate its growth. Innovative new products and new locations around the world are already planned. Devialet has successfully raised funds from its historical investors and welcomed the EIB in its capital.
Every day, 80 Devialet engineers, mechanics, electricians, IT and signal processing experts come together in our Paris ateliers. The most outstanding minds in their respective fields, they work tirelessly towards the same goal: inventing the sound technologies of tomorrow.
Designed, manufactured and assembled in France, Devialet systems demand extreme precision engineering and ultra-high-performance materials. A ceremony of inimitable gestures. Nothing less than perfection. This is the Phantom ritual.