Few brands in the universe of high-quality audio know how to make as much difference in each and every one of their creations as the French Devialet. They endorse it more than 200 patents in cutting-edge technology since its foundation in 2007, which reflect an unprecedented spirit of improvement in a very wide repertoire of fields related to sound reproduction. The new proposal from the Parisian firm is called Maniaa revolutionary and ultralight (2.3 kg) very high quality portable wireless audio system which, as it could not be otherwise, manages to mark a before and after among the achievements of its class. A striking and very personal aesthetic at the same time, which makes it an ultra-desirable product, constitutes the prelude to the Mania, which, as its creators proudly state, achieves transcend the limits of living space of the user.
Raincoat (it is IPX4 approved) and equipped with a battery that provides up to 10 hours of autonomythe Mania is the fruit of four years of intensive work with the aim of transferring the characteristic sound purity from Devialet’s achievements to a portable product. Thanks to this, it exhibits an incredible frequency response that spans from 30 to 20,000 Hz, combined with literally visceral bass in the context of a sound. overflowing with naturalness. At an engineering level, the key to this extraordinary achievement lies in a design designed to homogeneously spread what is known as cross-stereophonic sound in any physical space. This design uses sophisticated technology real-time acoustic mapping called ASC (“Active Stereo Calibration” or Active Stereo Calibration) which, in combination with a set of four intelligent microphones, detects the position of the Mania and activates the most appropriate sound reproduction mode to achieve a extraordinarily immersive listening.
As far as the amplification sectionthe new Devialet integrates two blocks configured in Class D, specifically one of 2×38 watts for the 2 woofers and one of 4×25 watts for the 4 full-range speakers with aluminum diaphragm, which allow it to achieve a maximum sound pressure level of no less than 95 dB at 1 meter with a minimum distortion rate. The Mania, which is managed by four processors ARM Cortex-A53 along with the operating system Devialet Operating System (DOS) 2 and the Devialet App (iOS and Android), also incorporates other iconic Devialet technologies such as the revolutionary adaptation system between speakers and amplification Sam (“Speaker Adaptive Matching”), to which we must add voice control via Alexa. Talking about connectivitythe user can choose between Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth (version 5.0).