Focal Utopia + Arche package
For home listeners looking to reach just that little bit further for audiophile nirvana, Focal present their flagship globally renowned Utopia open-back reference headphones.
Utopia are designed with the goal of providing an uncompromising high-fidelity speaker listening experience and feature an unprecedented 5Hz – 50kHZ frequency range. By utilising the purest Beryllium ‘M’ drivers, Focal’s engineers were able to bypass the use of crossovers and even passive filtering processes to produce a truly pristine audio canvas worthy of even the most discerning listeners.
Paired with Focal’s Arche featuring a custom Utopia listening profile, we can’t think of a more desirable home listening configuration on the planet.
Focal Utopia is the result of 35 years of intricate development and manufacturing experience, culminating in a high-fidelity reference headphone with clarity and neutrality truly comparable to that of a high-end loudspeaker.
The Utopia’s open back circum-aural design comprises of two beryllium M-shaped dome loudspeaker drivers, memory foam ear-cushions, a balanced cable with channel separation, a leather headband with length adjustment and earcup rotation, and Lemo self-locking connectors.
Circum-aural open back headphones
40mm pure Beryllium “M” shape dome
Portable: 1x 4ft OFC 24 AWG cable with 3.5mm TRS Jack connector
Balanced: 1x 10ft OFC 24 AWG cable with 4-pin XLR connector
Includes 1x Jack adapter 3.5mm female – 6.35mm male
Ships with semi-hard shell carry case and leather bound display box
Handmade in France
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