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Focal Arche Headphone Amplifier and DAC


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Ex VAT: £2,082.50

Arche is an all-in-one headphone solution offering presets for Focal Utopia, Stellia, Clear, Elegia and Elear High-Fidelity headphones.

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Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Focal JM Labs

Tech Specs

- Type: DAC and headphones amplifier
- Max power: 2x 1W @1kHz under 32Ω
- Frequency response: 10Hz to 100kHz
- Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.001%
- S/N ratio: >116dB @32Ω (Class A)
- Audio Inputs: Balanced analog RCA
- S/PDIF Dig coax (RCA): 192kHz/24Bit (AES3)
- Optical digital (Tos): 192kHz/24Bit (AES3)
- Digital USB-B: Stndrd USB: USB 2/USB 3
- Analog out: Bal 3-point XLR, Unbal RCA
- Firmware update: via USB port (USB-A)
- Power supply: 85-265V ac / 47–63Hz
- Dimensions (HLD): 321 x 200 x 297mm
- Weight: 10.25 lbs (4.65kg)

Product Description

Focal Arche is a distinguished electronic solution merging a DAC and dual 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, whilst benefiting from the performance delivered by the converter to drive high-fidelity loudspeakers!

The all-in-one solution offers presets for every set of Focal Hi-Fi headphones (Utopia, Stellia, Clear, Elegia and Elear) granting the absolute best from this ultimate combination of electronics and acoustics that is well-planned and specifically developed from the start. Arche can be updated via USB stick.

Power and Precision

Twin premium AK4490 balanced DACs can process PCM format up to 384kHz and DSD 256. The analogue signal is directed towards two pure class A amplification modes produced especially for headphones (voltage, hybrid) for a superior solution. The original audio is completely respected to reproduce the tiniest details of the recording.

Use and Design

Arche comes with a solid aluminium headphone mount taking its shape from the Focal logo. Accessing and storing the headphones is made quick and easy, looks incredible and saves space.

Amplification Your Way

Arche provides a resolutely audiophile style through its no-compromise dual mono construction from signal handling through to amplification. Owing to the integrated presets, every Focal headphones user gets amplification to suit their product and preferred tonal balance.

Key Features

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

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