Devialet. Long term satisfaction?


Hello.

I am interested in Devialet integrated amps. Lots of great reviews, but would like to hear from actual owner experiences.

1)Did the Devialet perform well in your system.

2)Once the wow factor of how clean and detailed the amp sounded, did you get musical satisfaction.

3)Could you detail what components the Devialet replaced?

4)Anyone gone back to conventional amp after Devialet?

Thanks for any info
leicachamp
Happy owner still after 6 months. D400 owner. I've owned many high end amps including para sound JCs, Bryston 4bsst2, wyred4sound, Conrad johnson, Cary, and many more. Devialet beats them all and has eliminated my desire to constantly box swap. Get one. Unbeatable IMO.
Bought a D170 when they first came out. Finally a Devialet that I could afford.
That was almost 2 years ago. It replaced a Primare i30 - chalk and cheese.
Still providing plenty of "wow" moments.
My now D200 ain't going nowhere - it's a keeper.
Problems? AIR is not so great in my system. I don't use it. But I can't blame the D, as my wireless network is not up to the standard required.
Also, one of the feet came adrift from the chassis. Fixed promptly under warranty. This was probably my fault as I was sliding the D forward to alter the connections. Don't slide it - instead lift it up (not heavy) and preposition.
Leicachamp,
looks like you are a big fan of Leica cameras? I'm into photography too & use a Nikon (seemed to prefer it over the equivalent Canon). Leica cameras are superb but also pricey....Do you have a Flickr page where you upload your photos?

My brother was trying out the D400 model to see how it sounds & whether or not he could recommend the same to his friends (my brother seems to prefer tubes himself). Will have to ask him his opinion on this matter the next time i speak with him.
thanks.
Jaxwired - in your Youtube videos I see that you have owned both the NAD M2 and Devialet 200. I am considering both. Do you consider the Devialet far superior and worth the extra 3.5K?