Manufactured in France, Arche is a unique electronic solution that 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!
Arche is an all-in-one solution, which also offers presets for every set of Focal High-Fidelity headphones (Utopia, Stellia, Clear, Elegia, 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 are carefully thought out and specially developed from the very outset. Arche will be updated by using a USB stick.
The two premium AK4490 balanced digital-analog converters can process formats in PCM format up to 384kHz, as well as DSD 256. The analog signal is then routed towards 2 pure class A amplification modes designed especially for headphones (voltage, hybrid) for an uncompromising solution. The original audio signal is totally respected, so as to reproduce the tiniest details of the recording.
Upon entry of the digital signal, Arche offers a resolutely audiophile design through its uncompromising dual mono construction, from signal processing to amplification. And thanks to the presets integrated, every user of Focal headphones gets amplification to suit their product and their favorite tonal balance.
Arche comes with a solid aluminum headphones mount inspired by the brand’s logo: accessing and storing the headphones is therefore quick and easy, as well as looking incredible and saving on space!
About Focal Headphones
French loudspeaker titans Focal made a huge splash in the headphone market with the release of their Utopia headphone in 2016, featuring innovations from their speaker lineup like Beryllium drivers. Focal’s long history of speaker design stared in Saint-Étienne, France in 1979, and has produced a litany of patents for speaker technology.
Focal’s headphone lineup has focused on optimizing the dynamic headphone driver, using their vast knowledge to create radical designs, pushing far beyond the old boundaries. The result are incredibly resolving headphones with powerful, lifelike snap and energy. Focal’s headphones are efficient, working well with a variety of amplifiers, and their transparency showcases every component in the system.