Devialet Broadens Global Footprint With U.S. Expansion
NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Devialet, the pioneering French technology brand, today announced an expanded presence in the United States. Three new stores in high profile locations in New York Cityand San Francisco, will bring the brand's radical product lines to even more listeners. Devialet already has a flagship in Soho as well as stores in Paris, London, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and a footprint across the globe via specialty audio retailers. And furthering the company's mission of making the best sound in the world accessible to everyone, Devialet has partnered with National Sawdust, the state of the art performance hall and non-profit, to livestream New York City concerts to a global audience. Devialet has also launched a mobile sound experience tour, set to hit top U.S. markets this fall.
Continuous, drastic and revolutionary inventions in audio engineering allow Devialet to provide listeners with an intense emotional experience, the way music is meant to be heard. The company designs, engineers and assembles all of its products in France, using proprietary technology protected by more than 100 patents.
In December 2016, Devialet accelerated its development with a record $100m in fundraising from leading international investors including investment from Ginko Ventures, Foxconn, Groupe Renault, Sharp Corporation, Andy Rubin's Playground Global and Jay Z's Roc Nation, to deploy its unique technologies in new industries through licensing partnerships, and accelerate its commercial development globally.
New Devialet stores in New York and San Francisco will feature Phantom – a wireless speaker that offers unparalleled acoustical performance, eliminating distortion, saturation and background noise. Visitors will be able to experience the sound processing revolution Devialet has led over the past decade inside the Immersive Room, a space specifically engineered to maximize powerful, distinctive and clear sound as delivered by Phantom.
"Our ambition is to be the pioneering role model of technology at the service of emotion throughout the world," said Quentin Sannié, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Devialet. "The profound experience one has when listening to music in precisely the way an artist intended is universal, so our evolution into the United States where we can share our technology is a logical next step."
New Store Details:
- Devialet at Grand Central Terminal: Open to the public on 9/19. The store will serve as an oasis of pure sound inside one of the most iconic New York City landmarks.
- Devialet at Columbus Circle: Open to the public on 9/21. This will be home to the second Immersive Room in the U.S. – originally seen at the SoHo Flagship store.
- Devialet in San Francisco: Open to the public in Fall 2017. This will also be home to the Immersive Room.
Founded in 2007, Devialet is a leading tech start-up and the most award-winning company in the history of audio. Widely acclaimed by industry experts and international press and protected by more than 100 patents, Devialet's revolutionary Expert Pro amplifier and Phantom wireless speaker now retail at the world's most exclusive outlets, including Colette, Harrods, Kadewe, Lane Crawford and Apple Stores in addition to Devialet's own international retail network. Bernard Arnault, Jacques-Antoine Granjon, Xavier Niel and Marc Simoncini are among early investors.
About National Sawdust
Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the non-profit National Sawdust is a dynamic home for artists and new music of all kinds. It is a place for exploration and discovery—where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike. In a city teeming with venues, National Sawdust is a singular space founded with an expansive vision: to provide composers and musicians across genres with a setting in which they can flourish, and a place where they are given unprecedented support and critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work. A diversity of world-class artists, arts organizations, and institutions are collaborating with National Sawdust's Creative and Executive Director, the composer Paola Prestini, as curators.