Focal Stellia + Arche package
Stellia currently hold the title of Focal’s highest-end luxury closed-back headphones and feature Focal’s newest generation electrodynamic speaker drivers and M-shaped pure Beryllium domes. The result is unearthly bass articulation and an enlightening high-end. Keith Howard of HiFi News put it more eloquently than we could:
“The sound balance is full and forward and swathes of detail can be heard that you may not have noticed before in your collection.” HiFi News – May 2019
Thanks to their closed cups and resulting isolation Stellia can be enjoyed even in less than ideal environments, and Arche is readily equipped with a custom profile ready to power them.
Focal proudly presents a new apex in closed-back circum-aural headphones. Stellia is a reference headphone built to deliver uncompromising tonal balance, be it inside or outside the home environment.
Featuring a frameless voice coil with Beryllium M-shaped dome drivers, the combination of Stellia’s construction and aesthetics provides astounding detail without compromising on dynamic control.
Thanks to its super low impedance, Stellia has been designed to perform seamlessly with an array of audio sources from component Hi-Fi systems to portable players. As such each set includes an appropriately long 3m 4-pin XLR cable as well as a 1.2m 3.5mm-jack cable for DAPs.
Closed-back headphones for home and portable use
Exclusive 19/16” (40mm) ‘M’ shape pure Beryllium dome full-range speaker driver
Reproduction of the tiniest sound details at both high and low frequencies
Cognac finish full grain leather earcup and matte brandy stainless steel case
Exceptional tonal balance and dynamics even with portable sources
High quality ambient noise soundproofing
1/8” Jack sockets with locking mechanism
Full grain leather headband & leather cushions (20mm)
Memory foam ear pads
Cognac and mocha finish
Solid aluminium yoke which moulds to face shape
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