High-fidelity sound News 13 October 2021

Latécoère and Devialet develop the very first edition of Phantom adapted to aeronautics

Latécoère, a leading  partner of major international aircraft manufacturers, and Devialet, a French acoustic engineering company operating at the intersection of luxury and advanced technology, have jointly developed the first high-fidelity loudspeaker for aeronautics.

Latécoère and Devialet developed together a system promising an extraordinary sound experience. The acoustics specialist is proposing an adapted version of its iconic Phantom model, Phantom II Custom, which will be specifically stamped for Latécoère. While the aeronautical equipment manufacturer brings its expertise for its integration and certification in a flight environment, but also to make it compatible with the LiFi technology he developed and the intelligent 4k monitor.

Latécoère is the exclusive distributor of this product, which will be available to the business aviation market from 2022.

The complete equipment aims to bring a revolutionary and superior level of audio quality to significantly enhance the passenger experience in the aircraft and support the growing importance of entertainment in private transportation. “I am pleased and proud that Latécoère is offering a high-quality product to its customers, resulting from a rich collaboration with a world-renowned French company of excellence like Devialet. Our common obsession is to offer our customers the best possible service and increasingly innovative on-board equipment. With this first high-fidelity sound system to be installed in airplanes, we offer our customers a new and unique experience. This collaboration is also the embodiment of the innovative strength of French companies,” said Thierry Mootz, CEO of Latécoère.

Franck Lebouchard, CEO of Devialet adds “This partnership with Latécoère allows Devialet to enter the world of aeronautics by certifying an adapted model of Phantom II. We are convinced that Phantom offers an exceptional immersive sound experience in a mobile environment, thanks to its innovations capable of providing near-zero distortion and deep bass for the purest possible sound reproduction. This is a valuable opportunity for Latécoère to provide the ultimate Hi-Fi solution to demanding customers.”

The equipment is being previewed at the Latécoère booth at NBAA, an international event dedicated entirely to business aviation, which takes place October 12-14, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada.