Amplify your emotions
An all-in-one solution for headphones
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, whilst benefiting from the performance delivered by the converter to drive high-fidelity loudspeakers!
So Arche is an all-in-one solution, which also offers presets for every set of Focal High-Fidelity headphones (Utopia, Stellia, Clear, Elegia et Elear) to make sure you get the absolute best from this ultimate combination: 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.
Acoustic sound purity, everywhere
Closed-back headphones for home and on-the-go use
This very high-end circum-aural headphones manufactured at Focal is equipped with a new generation of exclusive electrodynamic speaker drivers, capable of working at low acoustic load while offering an extremely extensive frequency response (5Hz – 40kHz). Thanks to the many cutting-edge technology which are integrated in its speaker drivers (the frameless 100% copper voice coil, ‘M’-shaped pure Beryllium dome), Stellia delivers a perfect sound, whether bass articulation or the highest frequency details. In addition, Stellia’s offers extremely low impedance at 35 Ω, making the headphones very easy to drive through the output of a mobile audio source: experience the purity of sound, everywhere.
Each component has been developed with optimal acoustics in mind, without compromising on style. Because at Focal, innovation goes beyond technology; it influences product use and aesthetics. So, the two cognac and mocha finishes and the full-grain leather choosen sublimate this unique object.
To fully enjoy your music and amplify yours emotions, discover Arche, a perfect audiophile DAC and amplifier to combine with your hi-fi headphones.
Type Circum-aural closed-back headphones
Impedance 35 Ohms
Sensitivity 106dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz
THD 0.1% @ 1kHz / 100 dB SPL
Frequency response 5Hz–40kHz
Loudspeaker 1.6" (40mm) pure Beryllium "M" shape dome
Weight 0.96lb (435g)
• 1 x 4ft OFC 24 AWG cable with 1/8" (3.5mm) TRS Jack connector
• 1 x 10ft OFC 24 AWG cable with 4-pin XLR connector
• 1 x Jack adapter,
1/8" (3.5mm) female – 1/4" (6.35mm) male
Carrying case provided 9.8"x9.4"x4.7" (250x240x120mm)
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) 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)