- Digital-analog converter compatible with high-resolution formats
- 2 integrated amplifiers (voltage and hybrid)
- Presets for every set of Focal headphones
- 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
What is it?
Arche is a unique electronic solution developed by Micromega (who brought its expertise in the world of high-end electronics) for Focal. Thanks to the digitalanalog converter and the amplification modes it integrates, Arche strongly increases the performance of high-fidelity headphones and can also drive a home hi-fi system. The cherry on the cake, Focal has also built in solutions dedicated to each of its headphones – Utopia, Stellia, Clear, Elear & Elegia – via presets. Owners of Focal headphones can therefore 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 downloading new firmware onto a USB stick and inserting it into the USB port at the back of the product to automatically upload it. Every user gets amplification to suit their headphones and their favourite tonal balance whilst benefiting from the performance delivered by the converter to drive high-fidelity loudspeakers.
With Arche, Focal provides an ultra-high-standard ecosystem in the headphones and associated electronics world. Building on 40 years of expertise in High-Fidelity, the brand innovates ever more in technologies but also with its products by making no compromise on performance, uses and aesthetics. Arche comes with a solid aluminium 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!
How does it work?
All-in-one solution, Arche combines a digital-analog converter as well as two pure class A amplification modes (voltage, hybrid). Ideal to sit between the digital sources and your high-fidelity headphones, Arche is the perfect product to fully enjoy your music whilst benefiting from the performance delivered by the converter to drive a home hi-fi system. Presets for every set of Focal headphones (Utopia, Clear, Elear, Elegia and Stellia) are available to make sure you get the absolute best from this ultimate combination.
AUDIO HIGH RESOLUTION: The two Premium digital-analog balanced AK 4490 converters can process formats in PCM format up to 384kHz, as well as DSD 256. The analog signal is then routed towards two pure class A amplification channels for an uncompromising solution. The original audio signal is thereby totally respected, so as to reproduce the tiniest details of the recording.
1+1=1: Arche includes presets for every set of Focal headphones. You can use your high-fidelity headphones (open-back or closed-back) with Arche and be sure you are enjoying a combination of electronics and acoustics that is carefully thought out and sustainable thanks to the upgrade option by using a USB stick. Every user gets amplification to suit their headphones and their favourite tonal balance.
UTILITY AND PLEASURE: Arche comes with a solid aluminium headphones mount inspired by the Focal’s logo: accessing and storing the headphones is therefore quick and easy, as well as looking incredible and saving on space!
What’s in the box?
- Focal Arche DAC and high-end audiophile amplifier
- A solid aluminium headphones mount
- 3-Year Warranty