Focal Clear + Arche package
Introduced to Focal’s range of high-end headphones in 2017, Clear is a fully open-backed reference headphone designed for listening in quieter or home environments.
Each set of Clear headphones features a solid aluminium yoke which moulds the shape of the frame to accommodate different face shapes, whilst 20mm memory foam ear cushions provide exquisite comfort even during lengthier listening sessions.
Clear are capable of producing dynamics and nuance worthy of high-fidelity speakers and are perfectly accommodated by their own custom Arche performance profile.
Clear is Focal’s next evolutionary step in the realm of high-end, open-back reference listening headphones. Designed to sit in between Focal’s Elear and Utopia models, Clear features the same aluminium magnesium alloy dome tweeter as featured in the Elear but supported by an innovative new frameless copper voice coil.
The resulting sound features controlled bass with unprecedented linearity from the high-end, all powered by Clear’s increased magnetic field for highly defined dynamic characteristics.
Clear ships with its own accessories including a range of detachable cables for every listening scenario, as well as a hard case for storage and transport.
3m balanced cable (XLR 4-pin)
3m unbalanced cable (1/4″ TRS jack)
1.2m unbalanced cable (1/8″ TRS jack)
1/8″ jack to 1/4″ stereo jack adapter
Hard-shell carrying case provided: 250x240x120mm
Arche is a unique audiophile solution designed by Focal in partnership with Micromega – Le Son de France. Combining digital analogue conversion and two Class A amplifiers, Arche is a versatile all-in-one solution aimed specifically at headphone users.
Two separate amplifiers are built in which can be switched on the fly at the user’s discretion: Voltage (a pure current amplifier with lower impedance) and Hybrid (an integrated amplifier with higher impedance, featuring similar characteristics to a power amp).
Arche’s two balanced DAC chips can process formats in PCM format, 384kHz, as well as DSD 256 providing a versatile array of different playback options.
Designed to integrate seamlessly with the Focal high-end headphone range, Arche also features a dedicated profile for each Focal headphone model to ensure the best possible listening experience for users of Elegia, Stellia, Elear, Clear and Utopia.
100% dual mono design
Digital-analog converter compatible with high-resolution formats (384kHz – DSD 256)
2 integrated amplifiers (voltage/hybrid): choose the amplifier type best suited to your headphones
Pure class A 2-channel amplifier 16 – 600 Ohms
Presets for every Focal headphone model: get the best from Focal’s combination of electronics and acoustics
768kHz, 32bit AK4490 DAC chips
Dual mono audiophile construction from digital input to output
2 headphone inputs: 4-point XLR (balanced), 1/4” (6.35mm) jack (unbalanced)
Also works as standalone DAC for home Hi-Fi systems
Ships with branded Focal headphone stand included
3 digital inputs and 1 unbalanced analog input: audio sources are always connected and available
1x balanced output and 1x unbalanced output: use as a digital-analog converter combined with an external amplifier