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SAM is the new, FREE Devialet Speaker Active Matching technology.
"SAM is jaw-dropping." "It is a game changer in loudspeaker performance." Paul Miller, Editor, Hi-Fi News
This is the first amplifier which adapts the signal to the speakers.
OXFORD AUDIO are one of the longest serving & largest Devialet dealers in the World, now in our 4th year of supplying Devialet.
It pays to deal with the most experienced in order to get the maximum from your investment in such a technological, software driven, 'tour de force'.
Hear what others say.
HiFi+ magazine review:
1. if you have a loudspeaker on Devialet’s ever-increasing list of SAM-ready loudspeakers, you owe it to yourself to hear what a Devialet can do for that loudspeaker.
2. if you have a Devialet and are in the market for a pair of loudspeakers, the list of SAM-ready loudspeakers is the only shortlist of products you’ll need.
3. if you have a Devialet and loudspeakers that are not on the SAM list, start a campaign to have your speakers tested and matched (and if they are too old or obscure, think about trading up for ones on the list).
4. if you are in the market for a complete system with bookshelf loudspeakers, the Ensemble is a hard act to beat. Put simply, Ensemble sets the benchmark against which audio should now be judged. £6,490 complete.
And if you think that’s good, wait ‘til you hear what it can do with really high-performance loudspeakers
"Would I buy a Devialet for SAM alone? I just might, if my loudspeakers were included in the database. SAM sure made a significant improvement in the sound of the Magico S1s. But there’s a more important thing to note about my time with the Devialet: Even without SAM, the Devialet 120 provided the best amplification I’ve ever heard with the S1s. Because the Devialet 120 with SAM sounded so good with the diminutive S1s, I figured I’d try it with Magico’s enormous Q7s, a pair of which sat in the background in my room. I’ve struggled a bit to find appropriate amplification for the Q7s.
Until now! Would you believe that the best match I’ve heard for the $185,000/pair Magico Q7 is the $6495 (£4190) Devialet 120? I know -- hard to fathom."
But the fact of the matter is that the Devialet 120 produced a quality of sound that I’d never before heard. Nor did I have to strain to hear it. “Is Devialet really, really better than everything else?” I’ve definitively answered my own question -- at least, to my own satisfaction.
My advice: Don’t go near one of these things without being prepared to buy it. It’ll ruin you for anything else. For the folks at Devialet, that’s an extraordinary accomplishment."
SAM in detailPhase alignment over the full spectrum. Extension of low frequency response. Time-domain response alignment. Zero latency, no pre-echo. Harmonic distortion lower than 0,000002%. No feedback. Effective protection of the loudspeaker, helping to prevent any damage at high listening levels. Compliant with high-end loudspeaker manufacturing tolerances.
SAM settings are being released for an increasing number of speakers - over 100 now.
Currently including Magico S1, S3, Q1, Q3; Martin Logan Motion 15, ElectroMotion, Theos; KEF LS50, Blade, R300; PMC twenty 23, 24, 26; Sonus faber Toy, Venere 2.5 & 3, Cremona M, Olympica 1 & 3, Guarneri Evo; Wilson Audio Sophia, Sasha 2, Sasha 1; and many others.
The pace of change accelerates. Particularly great if it's FREE. And with Devialet it is!
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We have just accepted an invitation to be one of the handful of UK dealers for the world famous dCS range of digital players. Now on demonstration.
You may well have heard about this multi-award winning, iconic, specialist British manufacturer. If you want an exceptional CD, SACD or DAC then you are in for a treat. With 5 product ranges and up to 4 components in each range you can develop & upgrade your system from £7,929 right through to the ultimate 4 box top of the range Vivaldi system at £67,000.
Performance MattersdCS care deeply about meeting uncompromisingly high standards, hoping their products stir a passion for music that lasts a lifetime. Their greatest success is that the products become invisible, leaving you the listener with only the music.
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The Nu-Vista 800 Integrated amplifier from Musical Fidelity - now on demonstration
To quote Hi-Fi News:
"Its behaviour is impeccable...capable of delicacy and machismo...the '800 rocks."
For the first time in the history of hi-fi, Musical Fidelity have combined nuvistor miniature metal valve technology with Surface Mount Design and CAD/CAM PCB concepts. The result is extraordinary technical and sonic performance.
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AUDEZE Headphones. LCD-3 & LCD-2 now on demonstration.
LCD-3. The Best in the World?“Speaking of über-performance, the Audeze LCD-3 is quite possibly the best headphone ever ... Starting with the bass, the impact and detail is simply otherworldly ... Midrange performance is similarly stellar, with hints of bloom, but never unnatural, never exaggerated ... We were both simply floored by the LCD-3's physicality”
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We now have the new RP10 turntable complete with new RB2000 tonearm on demo. £2998.
"There is no record player that times better than the RP10 with Apheta cartridge, and few that reveal as much detail or have the same dynamic range. I have been reviewing turntables for nearly 30 years, and this combination is a game-changer for me. The fact that I can afford it is merely icing on a particularly wonderful musical cake."Jason Kennedy, The Audio Beat
For 40 years a British success story. In the shop now. Turntables, tonearms, cartridges, CD players, DACs, Amps, Speakers. Complete turntable packages from £230.
The new PMC twenty 26 is now on permanent dem. Great price for such quality. £5750. And made in England.
Get 85% of the PMC fact.12 sound for under half the £12,000 price! Come and compare them.
The pinnacle of the legendary twenty series, the twenty.26 features the same traits as its siblings - finesse, delicacy and musicality - but with an added ability to convey huge dynamic impact and the sheer scale of a musical performance, it can engulf the largest room.
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NEW Wilson Audio Sasha - Series 2
Now with 3 months running-in, these sound staggeringly good, a stunning improvement on the Sasha 1.
We had the same shock we had when we first heard Magico speakers. Dave Wilson has really done something here. So quiet & delicate - yet so dynamic - & the way the bass integrates! Do come and have a listen.
Chord Electronics Hugo DAC
Now available from stock and on demonstration.
Hugo - the world's most advanced DAC/headphone amp. And portable too! A ground breaking product with rave reviews.
New Krell Illusion II Preamplifier DAC. £6,500
The Illusion II is the perfect centerpiece for a world class digital and analog audio system.
Added to the normal selection of balanced and single- ended inputs are five digital inputs. The digital module features AES/EBU, coaxial, and optical digital inputs for use with streaming devices or other digital sources.
New Krell Duo 300 Stereo Power Amplifier. £9,500
300 Watt Amplifier Featuring Krell iBias Technology
2 ea - Single-ended RCA and Balanced XLR Inputs, 1 RJ 45 Ethernet Port, WBT Speaker Binding Posts
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