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Focal Arche Headphone Amplifier and DAC

Focal has established itself as a key player in the high-end headphones market. The brand completes its high-fidelity Headphone Collection with Arche, an electronic associated solution to amplify your songs and your emotions. Thanks to the digital-analog converter and the pure class A amplification modes designed especially for headphones it integrates, Arche ensures an exceptional sound quality throughout your listening session. RETAIL: $2,500.

$2,175 FLOOR SAMPLE

The two Premium digital-analog balanced AK 4490 converters can process formats in PCM format up to 384kHz, as well as DSD 256. The analog signal is then routed towards two pure class A amplification channels for an uncompromising solution. The original audio signal is thereby totally respected, so as to reproduce the tiniest details of the recording.

Arche includes presets for every set of Focal headphones. You can use your high-fidelity headphones (open-back or closed-back) with Arche and be sure you are enjoying a combination of electronics and acoustics that is carefully thought out and sustainable thanks to the upgrade option by using a USB stick. Every user gets amplification to suit their headphones and their favourite tonal balance.

Arche comes with a solid aluminium headphones mount inspired by the Focal’s logo: accessing and storing the headphones is therefore quick and easy, as well as looking incredible and saving on space!

Type DAC and headphones amplifier
Max. power 2 x 1W @ 1kHz under 32 Ω
Frequency response 10Hz to 100kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0,001%
Signal-to-noise ratio > 116dB @ 32 Ω (Class A)
Power supply 85 to 265 Vac / 47 – 63Hz
Dimensions (H x L x D) 321 x 200 x 297mm
Weight 10.25 lbs (4.65kg)
Audio inputs Unbalanced analog RCA
Digital S/PDIF coaxial (RCA): Max. sampling frequency 192kHz (AES3-compatible)
Max. resolution 24-bit
Optical digital (TosLink) Max. sampling frequency 192kHz (AES3-compatible)
Max. resolution 24-bit
Digital USB (USB-B): standard USB: USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 – USB audio class
Audio outputs Balanced analog 3-point XLR
Unbalanced analog RCA
Firmware update via USB port (USB-A)