I’ve heard incredible things about Devialet’s Phantom wireless speaker, but I was not prepared to experience the even more powerful Phantom Gold.
The 25-pound speaker that’s made in France looks like an alien egg and the rose gold trims are real 22-carat plated rose gold, which means the finish looks more copper than pink. Sorry Apple, but this is what real rose gold looks like.
The Phantom Gold is eight times more powerful than the Phantom with 4,500 watts and 108 decibels of power. It has a tweeter made from titanium capable of frequencies up to 27kHz.
The speaker connects to devices wirelessly via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, AirPlay and Spotify Connect. It also takes wired connections through Ethernet or optical cable.
Devialet promises unparalleled sound quality with zero distortion at high volume levels and from my first listen, the Phantom Gold holds up to the claim.
To get the best audio quality, we streamed a variety of different songs through Tidal and well, it was most impressive. Even at 100 percent volume, there was no audible distortion.