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Focal Arche Headphone Amplifier

$2,500.00
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Manufactured in France, Arche is a unique electronic solution which combines a digital-analog converter as well as two pure class A amplification modes designed especially for headphones. Ideal to sit between the digital sources and your audiophile headphones, Arche is the perfect solution to fully enjoy your headphones while benefiting from the performance delivered by the converter to drive high-fidelity loudspeakers!

Main Features

  • Digital-analog converter compatible with high-resolution formats (384kHz - DSD 264).
  • 2 integrated amplifiers (voltage and hybrid): choose the amplifier type best suited to your headphones.
  • Presets for every set of Focal headphones: get the best from Focal’s combination of electronics and acoustics.
  • Dual mono audiophile construction from input of the digital signal to output of the self-powered signal.
  • Can also be used as a digital-analog converter for high-fidelity home systems

Amplify Your Emotion

Focal Arche amplifier with Focal Stellia headphones on support in elegant room

AN ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR HEADPHONES

Arche is an all-in-one solution, offering presets for every set of Focal High-Fidelity headphones (Utopia, Stellia, Clear, Elegia and Elear) to make sure you get the absolute best from this ultimate combination. Owners of Focal headphones can be sure they are enjoying a combination of electronics and acoustics that is carefully thought out and specially developed from the very outset. Arche will be updated by using a USB stick.

Woman on sofa wearing Focal Stellia Headphones with a tablet and Focal Arche amplifier

POWER AND PRECISION

The two premium AK4490 balanced digital-analog converters can process formats in PCM format up to 384kHz, as well as DSD 256. The analog signal is then routed towards 2 pure class A amplification modes designed especially for headphones (voltage, hybrid) for an uncompromising solution. The original audio signal is totally respected, so as to reproduce the tiniest details of the recording.

CHOOSE YOUR AMPLIFICATION

Upon entry of the digital signal, Arche offers a resolutely audiophile design through its uncompromising dual mono construction, from signal processing to amplification. And thanks to the presets integrated, every user of Focal headphones gets amplification to suit their product and their favorite tonal balance.

USE AND DESIGN

Arche comes with a solid aluminum headphones mount inspired by the brand’s logo: accessing and storing the headphones is therefore quick and easy, as well as looking incredible and saving on space!


Focal Arche Amplifier Features
Manuals and Guides
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Product Data Sheet for Focal Arche Headphone Amplifier
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Focal Arche Press Release (Lifestyle version)
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Focal Arche Headphone Amplifier Press Release - Technical version
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Focal Safety Warnings for Potential Hearing Damage

Specifications

Type
DAC and headphones amplifier
Max. power
2 x 1W @ 1kHz under 32 Ω
Frequency response
10Hz to 100kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
< 0,001%
Signal-to-noise ratio
> 116dB @ 32 Ω (Class A)
Power supply
85 to 265 Vac / 47 – 63Hz
Dimensions
(H x L x D) 321 x 200 x 297mm
Weight
10.25 lbs (4.65kg)
Audio inputs
Balanced analog RCA
Digital S/PDIF coaxial (RCA): Max. sampling frequency 192kHz (AES3-compatible)
Max. resolution 24-bit
Optical digital (TosLink) Max. sampling frequency 192kHz (AES3-compatible)
Max. resolution 24-bit
Digital USB (USB-B): standard USB: USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 – USB audio class
Audio outputs
Balanced analog 3-point XLR
Unbalanced analog RCA
Firmware update
via USB port (USB-A)

Package Includes

  • Headphone Amplifier
  • Aluminum Headphone Mount

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