Focal Clear & Questyle CMA400i package
The ultimate balanced desktop headphone system now at a tremendous price.
Includes free rubber base for the Questyle CMA400i
Offer ends Sept 1st 2018
Focal Clear headphones offer listening pleasure worthy of the best speakers.
Made in France, in Focal’s workshops, Clear take inspiration from the best of the technologies and developments made for their Utopia headphones. This means that Clear have exceptional performance with exclusive full-range speakers, revealing the tiniest details of musical creation.
With their design even surpassing Elear in terms of openness, Clear simply makes you forget that you are wearing headphones.
The widely held impression that headphone reduce listening space disappears, with Clear’s innovative design. The technologies chosen, paired with the inverted aluminium/magnesium alloy M-profile dome, preserve breadth and dynamics worthy of the best high-fidelity speakers.
This thoughtful design also preserves the realism of the sound reproduction: micro-perforated ear cushions and the shape of the headband make them light and comfortable.
The sound is characterised by unparalleled uniformity, guaranteeing the best performance. With their new reference headphones, Focal continues the quest for absolute sound.
Specifications Focal Clear
|Type||Circum-aural open-back headphones|
|Sensitivity||104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz|
|THD||0,25% @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL|
|Loudspeaker||1.6″ (40mm) Aluminum/Magnesium ‘M’-shape dome|
|Weight||0.99lb / 450g|
|Cables provided||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||9.8″x9.4″x4.7″ (250x240x120mm)|
Design – CMA400i, inheriting the state-of-the-art technology found in the, Questyle Golden Reference System, visually impressive and mysterious, in its black and sandblasted chassis, and the amber light LED indicators.
CMA400i can be placed straight with a specially designed stand, which is not only space saving but also eye-catching for its statue-like structure under light.
Lasered dots of volume scale, which is the DNA of Questyle product family, show the accuracy of operation.
The “Function” switch on the front panel is to switch between “Headphone Amplifier” and “Pre-amplifier”.
A LED indicator will show you whether the working “Function” is “AMP” or “Pre-amp”, namely, to focus on current function.
CMA400i can drive headphones in full-balanced mode as it features four groups of pure Class A Current Mode amplification circuits, and supports a 4PIN balanced XLR output, a 2.5mm balanced headphone jack and a 6.35mm standard headphone jack.
In addition, the new design of Gain Control switch at the bottom of the chassis benefits CMA400i with perfect driving power for different headphones.
True DSD Processor
CMA400i is designed with Questyle patented True DSD technology and AKM AK4490 DAC chip. It processes DSD signals without any PCM converting and provides True DSD.
Current Mode Amplifier
CMA400i is built with four groups of pure Class A Current Mode amplifiers and all discrete circuit, which achieves the ultra-low distortion level of 0.0006% and ultra-wide bandwidth up to DC-600kHz(+0,-3dB).
The impressive technical performance together with warm and powerful sound makes CMA400i comparable with a high-end headphone amplifier.
High-end components ensure ultra-high fidelity sound. Power supply plays a vital role.
Customised Noratel toroidal transformer. Over 10 groups of independent power supplies. Questyle care about every single detail.
Questyle CMA400i Specifications
- Chassis Materials: special CNC tooled Aluminum
- Weight：84.65oz (2.4kg)
Pre-amplifier and DAC Section
– THD+N: RCA:< 0.0009%; XLR:< 0.0009%
– SNR: RCA: >110dB; XLR: >113dB (non-weighting)
– USB Type B Input:
44.1K-384K/16-32Bit PCM and DSD native, DSD64 / 128 / 256
– Digital Interface:
SPDIF input and output, OPT input;
Support 44.1K-192K / 24Bit PCM
- Working Status: Pure Class A
- Voltage : 100-120V or 220-230V, switchable
- Power Consumption：17W
Headphone Amplifier Section
– Output Interface:
A 6.35mm standard headphone jack
A 4-PIN full-balanced headphone jack
A 2.5mm full-balanced headphone jack
– Max Output Power (Po):
106mW@300Ω; 980mW@32Ω (normal headphone jack)
418mW@300Ω; 3920mW@32Ω (balanced headphone jack)
0.0013%@1kHz, Po=100mW, 300Ω
0.0016%@1kHz, Po=50mW, 32Ω
– Frequency Response:
DC-100kHz (+0, -0.7dB); DC-600kHz (+0, -3dB)