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Straight outta France, Arche is a unique one trick pony 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. Delivering a stellar performance, you also benefit from the performance delivered by the converter to drive high-fidelity loudspeakers!
The Arche is designed to be the perfect +1 to your Focal headphones. An all-in-one solution, the Arche offers 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. Your Focal headphones can therefore be sure to enjoy a combination of electronics and acoustics that is carefully thought out and specially developed from the very outset.
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 untouched, so as to reproduce the tiniest details of the recording. Upon entry of the digital signal, Arche offers a resolutely audiophile design through its uncompromising construction be it signal processing or amplification. Due to the presets integrated, Focal headphones get custom amplification suited to their favourite tonal balance.
Arche comes with a solid aluminium headphones mount inspired by the brand’s logo making accessing and storing the headphones quick and easy, as well as looking incredible and saving on space!
|TYPE||DAC and headphones amplifier|
|MAXIMUM 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) WITHOUT STAND||60 x 200 x 297mm|
|DIMENSIONS (H x L x D) WITH STAND||321 x 200 x 297mm|
|WEIGHT||10.25 lbs (4.65kg)|
|AUDIO INPUTS||Unbalanced 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)|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. 1 x Arche digital-to-analog converter and amplifier|
|2. 1 x headphone stand|
|3. 3 x mounting screws for the headphone stand|
|4. 1 x Allen key (for headphone stand assembly)|
|5. 1 x mains power cable|
|6. 1 x user manual|
|7. 4 x silicone pads|
|8. 1 x key for headphone stand assembly|
Don't sweat it, this Focal Arche comes with a 2 year warranty from Focal that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.
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"It is worth companion for any of Focal’s high-end headphones as well as just about any headphones you care to use with it. Its sound quality is impeccable: clean, clear, open, and utterly neutral."Read More
"The Focal Arche is an exceptional product and will give you a pleasant pause in your audiophile quest for perfection. For me, the Arche put my voyage on hold as I believe I reached my destination."Read More
"It does a great job of extracting and relaying details, timbre is natural above the lower-bass registers, and the “richness” doesn’t detract from it’s speed or impact at ALL."Read More
"With this complex and high-quality headphone amplifier, Arche Focal aims at sound connoisseurs who want to equip their high-quality headphones with a suitable transducer and amplifier."Read More
"I have to say the Arche is one over-engineered piece of equipment that is both packaged brilliantly, and terrific-sounding. It impressed me with its musical presentation that is wide, and powerful."Read More
"Offering an excellent vast soundstage, neutral tonal balance, detail and clarity, plenty of power for even hard to drive headphones, with probably the most musical DAC chip available."Read More