Good news for cost-conscious Highender: Devil brings with the Ultima 800 a high-class Floorstanding speaker to fight price 3000 euros the pair.
- Speaker Devil Ultima 800
- Data sheet
Devil and Nubert, the place with the direct sale of loudspeakers via website and telephone, expand their product range gradually towards high end. Both provide standing speakers now for several thousand euros and occupy climes, who seemed so far reserved to stationary stores.
Devil’s new Ultima 800 for exactly 3,000 euros the pair is a strikingly clear commitment to the audiophile, pure stereo sound. Self assess and evaluate consumer can the good 31 kilograms, firmly secure resting on massive metal trusses column only at home, but the risk of an order is extremely low. The high-gloss black or Walnut-veneered columns willing to purchase can test up to eight weeks in peace, until the return period ends.
There are doubts about the durability (according to the motto, the price is cheap, but what must be lazy) Devil counters with a guarantee of full twelve years. Competitors Nubert surrenders in this more buttoned and lets leave it at five years.
Constructively, the Devils-technicians have done everything to make their latest furniture to a universal music machine that can handle a wide variety of rooms and electronics.
Watt requirements and impedance behavior lie in the good-natured field, so that a wide range of amplifiers as a playing partner in question. Flowery 20 Watt tube, lascivious transistor grazie a mainstream amp Offering bit of everything, is or that the Ultima purely electrically relatively matter.
Devil relies on neutrality and easy installation
In the sense of the plug and play concept, and against the background of a minimum rate of return end filter and chassis meticulously on neutrality are trimmed. Actually, the sound pressure curves like with the ruler show attracted. The angle behavior is remarkably uniform, synonymous with a wide zone of unmodified sound.
In total, eight chassis are built per box. Including a tweeter with unusually large (32 mm) fabric dome and a compact mid-range cone with high-strength titanium diaphragm. The great speciality of less than calculated race box is the bass range with six woofers, three on the back. See the box below for more information.
Not surprisingly given the constructive interpretation, the strengths of the Ultima 800 in the audiophile disciplines were. Devotedly, yet far from any fudge mastered new development demanding classical recordings with a fascinating tonal and rhythmic accuracy. Many prominent brands at twice the purchase price are hardly better in this relationship.
With all thoroughness, the fun came not too short. Published for the first time in 1975, as a DVD-audio remastered Queen album “A night at the Opera” their race could prove impressively the devil. So deceptively smooth and yet insistent power rockers sound only rarely. If you do, are usually much more expensive boxes in the game.
The left sophisticated way of the devil fits well too emotional and yet vividly tuned amplifiers.
Devil Ultima 800
Technical data and test results
|Installation tip:||free-standing, distance from 2.5 meters, normal damped rooms up to 35 m²|
|Operating voltage for 90 dB SPL|
|Impedance minimum stp|
|Maximum volume upper value|
|Maximum volume lower value (> 45 Hz)|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-3dB)|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)|
|Short conclusion||Acoustic touch elaborate booth box with titanium midrange drivers and passive membranes. High neutral and delicate sound. Allows listening without stress and fatigue.|
|Sound||Absolute top class|
|Sound points (70 points)||56|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||good – very good 77|
|Price / performance||outstanding|
|tested in output||3 / 10|