Devialet Company

Epic journey The future sounds brilliant

In the beginning

A name, a story

In the world of sound, there is a striking paradox: While Music has never been so accessible in terms of volume, the quality of the sound itself, and the way technologies manage to restitute it, remains questionable. The purity and thousands of details that make music what it is, continue to elude us.

Devialet was born in 2007, as a response to that very issue. Our goal: making it possible for a larger number of people to listen to perfectly restituted sound using everyday sound devices. Simple enough, come to think of it!

All our teams are hard at work, turning an insane ambition into an extremely concrete reality. Step by step, we have sparked a real technological revolution in the audio world that got in motion thanks to some radical innovations. Since our creation, we have registered 160+ patents.

Devialet’s DNA finds its source in the influence of philosophers from the Enlightenment era. Our name is a reference to engineer Guillaume Vialet, a companion of Diderot and contributor to the French Encyclopedia. Vialet is widely known as one the intellectuals who, through their intellectual, cultural and scientific commitment, contributed to the betterment of the world.

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Enlightened Minds

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.

Milestones

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Paris, Devialet is the most critically acclaimed start-up in the world for innovation and excellence in audio inventions. Our story began with ADH®, a revolutionary patented invention that would forever change high-end amplifiers. A mind-blowing feat, this hybrid technology seamlessly blends digital and analog to produce sound quality unlike anything previously experienced. Extreme engineering.
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    ADH invention

    Pierre-Emmanuel Calmel patents the world’s first hybrid amplification technology in France and the US.

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    Devialet

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Phantom launch

    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.

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    Historical fundraising

    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.

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    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.

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Innovations

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Inventions rewarded

76 international awards attest to the excellence of our inventions. Devialet remains the most critically acclaimed start-up in sound engineering.

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Tomorrow's Techologies. Today.

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.

Revolutionizing the industry.

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.

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Join the revolution

We’re constantly nurturing radical and intuitive new ways of thinking. And chasing new ways to deliver the emotion of the best sound in the world. To as many people as possible. The revolution is ours. Care to join us?

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