Devialet Arch - Startup guide

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Devialet Arch - Startup guide

We developed Arch a streaming hub to play wirelessly with Phantom I or Phantom II any sources such as a Turntable, a CD Player

 

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  1. What is Devialet Arch?
  2. How to setup Devialet Arch?
  3. Input specificities and settings?
  4. FAQ
    1. a. I've got several rooms on my Phantom setup. Will Arch be able to play in all rooms at the same time?
    2. b. Can I remove the ground pin from the back of my Devialet Arch?
    3. c. What type of sources can I connect to my Phantoms?
    4. d. When Arch is set as a Digital source, can I use two inputs separately?
    5. e. Can I use Arch with an Expert or an Expert Pro product?
    6. f. If I change my WiFi network settings, what should I do to make Arch work again?
    7. g. Is there anything else I should know about this accessory?

1. What is Devialet Arch?

Devialet Arch is an accessory designed exclusively for Phantom speakers (Premier, Reactor, I, II). A high-quality pre-amplified streaming box that can distribute a signal wirelessly to your Phantom system.

In other words, Arch becomes a source in the Devialet app to stream content to your Phantoms. It has a single RCA input that can be used for plugging sources such as a Turntable, CD Player, etc...
This input can be used set as a Phono input, Line input, or two digital inputs. The output is only for Phantom I or Phantom II, and this can stream a signal to Phantom via Ethernet, PLC, or Wifi.

You can safely use Devialet Arch no matter what the voltage is available in your region.

 

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2. How to setup Devialet Arch?

Please follow the steps below to run a setup with your Devialet Arch:

  1. Unbox your Devialet Arch.
  2. Plug the output of the source you want to stream (Turntable, CD-player...). Please remember the nature of the output that your source is using (Digital/Line/Phono).
  3. Connect Arch to the power outlet. This will start Arch automatically.
  4. Wait until the LED light on Arch is green (meaning "ready for setup")
  5. Ensure your Phantom I or Phantom II are set and visible in your Devialet app. Now you can start the Arch setup:
  • Open the Devialet app
  • Go to the Devialet app settings (the wheel on the upper left corner of your Devialert app)
  • Click on "Add a new product"
  • The app will then search and show you the following message: "New life found"
  • Click then on "Set Up Now"
  • Follow the instructions during the setup.
  • During the setup, Arch will ask you to select the type of input you will use with Arch:
    • Line 
    • Phono
    • Digital

IMPORTANT: each source can have a different purpose and gain (Line and Phono, for example, are very different in terms of power), so please verify your source documentation before setting up Arch.

  • After selecting the desired input, the setup will be complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Button to press during the setup

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3. Input specificities

Type of input Specificities and recommendations
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  • Phono mode features a phono preamplifier, applying gain and RIAA curve to the incoming signal
  • Gain applied is around +45dB, do not connect a line level signal while in phono mode
  • Background noise can be reduced using the tonearm ground
  • Cable is composed by a left | right and the ground

 

  • Adjusting the sensibility of gain might be necessary during your first listening session

Two type of cartridges 

  • MM (Moving Magnet)
  • MC (Moving Coil) generally has it's output level lower than a MM

Note: We only support high output level MC cartridges. Regular MC cartridges are not supported by Arch

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  • The line input can be used for a variety of music sources (the best example is a CD Player, M tuners, Game consoles, TVs, settop boxes, DVD/BRD players etc...)
  • The input is composed of a left and right RCA cable (White/Red)
  • There is no need for ground connection at this setup
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  • The Digital Coaxial input is composed of a single digital cable, one connector carries both left and right signals, therefore one cable is sufficient.
  • Impedance needed is 75 Ohms
  • It's generally used as an output by a number of digital sound sources (such as computers, streamers, DVD player, BluRay…)

 

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Please note that you can always modify the type of input or adjust gains on a Line or Phono input after the setup.

 

To switch or modify the type of input after the initial setup:

  • Open Devialet app
  • Go into your app settings by selecting the wheel on the top left corner on your start screen
  • Select "My Products"
  • You will find Arch under the Accessories area. Select it. 
  • Next to the type of input, there is a toggle button to activate/deactivate that source (Phono, Line, Digital Left, or Digital Right)

To add or reduce the gain on your Arch (Phono and Line input only):

  • Open Devialet app
  • Go into your app settings by selecting the wheel on the top left corner on your start screen
  • Select "My Products"
  • You will find Arch under the Accessories area. Select it. 
  • Just below the type of input you selected (Phono/Line) you will see a "Sensibility" slider
  • Make the necessary adjustments during a listening session to ensure that you are entering the desired values.

For your information, here are the factory values for each source:

  • Phono - 5.0 mV (slider can go from 0.5 mV to 10mV)
  • Line - 2.0 V (slider can go from 0.5V to 4.0V)

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4. FAQ

a. I've got several rooms on my Phantom setup. Will Arch be able to play in all rooms at the same time?

With Arch, you will still benefit from our native multiroom capability for Phantom I and Phantom II. Arch will be able to play in a specific zone or in all the zones created by the Devialet app.

Please note that multiroom is only available for Phantom speakers with our firmware version DOS 2.10 or higher installed. Please ensure that your firmware is up to date.

 

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b. Can I remove the ground pin from the back of my Devialet Arch?

Yes, you can remove it. However, it is highly recommended for a Phono input. We suggest saving it even if you don’t need it now in case you want to add a Phono source in the future.

 

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c. What type of sources can I connect to my Phantoms?

Our Phantom I speaker has an optical input. This type of input is often used to connect with streamers or TV sets, for example.

Our Phantom II speaker has a mini-jack/optical input. The mini-jack input is popular with MP3 players or smartphones, and the optical input is usually used to connect to streamers or TV sets.

Arch has Phono/Line/Digital inputs to connect various sources such as streamers, turntables, CD players, DVD players...

If you need to connect multiple devices to your system, you can add several Arch to your setup. Our DOS2 platform will allow it. When adding additional Arch, consider your network bandwidth as a constraint to keep in mind, especially if Arch is streaming via PLC or Wifi. We always recommend connecting Arch directly to your router’s ethernet socket whenever possible to minimize possible bandwidth issues.

 

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d. When Arch is set as a Digital source, can I use two inputs separately?

Yes, when Arch is configured in Digital, inputs will double, and you can use them separately.

 

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e. Can I use Arch with an Expert or an Expert Pro product?

Arch has been designed exclusively for Phantom I and Phantom II speakers. It can't be used with Expert or Expert Pro audio systems

 

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f. If I change my WiFi network settings, what should I do to make Arch work again?

 There is a process to reset your Arch:

  • Turn your Arch upside down
  • At the bottom part, there is a small hole to be used for reset purposes. Insert a small pin into the hole for few seconds
  • The LED will react to confirm the command
  • Please start the setup process again

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g. Is there anything else I should know about this accessory?

Please remember that there is no limit on how many Arch you can use as far as your network bandwidth allows it. We recommend using the ethernet whenever possible to ensure the smoothest signal transmission from your Arch to your speakers.

On a seperate note Arch is only working with DOS 2 - so if you want to use Arch in your setup, you will need to ensure your system is up to date and not piloted via Spark. Please consult this article for details 

 

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