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This was spotted recently.  It looks rather similar to a Devialet Phantom.  Indeed, the specifications, the terminology relating to the technology used, and the user reviews, are all copied from Devialet sources.  Very naughty! 

 

https://www.starlooke.com/products/gold-speaker-high-end-wireless-speaker-4500-watts-108-db

 

It is very cheap though, although I suspect it might not quite match the performance of the genuine Devialet product.  In fact, I think there is a good chance that it will be utterly worthless rubbish.  Anyone fancy trying one?  

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  If I had need for a small monitor this would be of interest. The wireless part is less interesting. 

  I need to look up the product info on the Phantom. If all is a copy, then the chance of getting an operational product that is close to the performance of a pair of Phantom is slim.

  A product for under a 1,000.00 that has performance and looks of the Phantom speakers gets my attention. 

  This ad may be for a product that has the looks.

 

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5 minutes ago, Panelhead said:

  If I had need for a small monitor this would be of interest. The wireless part is less interesting. 

  I need to look up the product info on the Phantom. If all is a copy, then the chance of getting an operational product that is close to the performance of a pair of Phantom is slim.

  A product for under a 1,000.00 that has performance and looks of the Phantom speakers gets my attention. 

  This ad may be for a product that has the looks.

I suspect that the Multi angle folding ruler may indeed be the more useful product......

Windows 10 PC, Roon, HQPlayer, SOtM sMS-200Ultra, tX-USBultra, Paul Hynes SR4 (x2), Mutec REF10, Mutec MC3+USB, Devialet 1000Pro, KEF Blade.  Plus Pro-Ject Signature 12 TT for playing my 'legacy' vinyl collection.

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This is clearly a rip-off, as they say they are using ADH technology, which is patented by Devialet. For the Phantoms, Devialet reduced it from board to chip size. I don't think these guys suddenly figured out how to do it, and I doubt the Devialet electronics are that easy to copy (maybe I'm wrong). 
Hey, but if they successfully copied the chip, maybe they have a working copy of the Phantom. I doubt it is well built for that price, and it may "work"; but I bet the sound won't be the equivalent, and I bet it won't last long.

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It's hard to say from the pictures, but I suspect it lacks the Devialet Phantom's opposed bass drivers, and just has similar looking (but not functioning) side panels and maybe a single 4" driver at the front, hence the larger outlet.  I might be wrong, but I doubt they could do much more for the money.  There is a GIF showing the side woofers in action, but that is a GIF of a Devialet Phantom, not this thing!

Windows 10 PC, Roon, HQPlayer, SOtM sMS-200Ultra, tX-USBultra, Paul Hynes SR4 (x2), Mutec REF10, Mutec MC3+USB, Devialet 1000Pro, KEF Blade.  Plus Pro-Ject Signature 12 TT for playing my 'legacy' vinyl collection.

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  Maybe just be a total scam. Order and nothing shows up. 

 

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Clarett used as ADC for vinyl rips.

Corning Optical Thunderbolt cable used to connect computer to 4Pre. Dac fed by iFi iPower and Noise Trapper isolation transformer. 

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1 hour ago, Panelhead said:

  Maybe just be a total scam. Order and nothing shows up. 

 

It’s  10000% a scam. It’s the same folks that ‘sell’ a high end drone for next to no money. If you google it you’ll find lots of references. 

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