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Focal Arche Headphone Amplifier DAC

code: FOC-ARCHE
£2,082.50 (FREE UK Delivery)
Item out of Stock  |  Usually dispatched within 24 hours
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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.

Key Features:

  • Digital-analog converter compatible with high-resolution formats (384kHz - DSD 256).
  • 2 integrated amplifiers (voltage and hybrid): choose the amplifier type best suited to your headphones.
  • Presets for every set of Focal headphones: get the best from Focal’s combination of electronics and acoustics.
  • Dual mono audiophile construction from input of the digital signal to output of the self-powered signal.
  • Can also be used as a digital-analog converter for high-fidelity home systems.

All-in-one solution, Arche combines a digital-analog converter as well as two pure class A amplification modes (voltage, hybrid). Ideal to sit between the digital sources and your high-fidelity headphones, Arche is the perfect product to fully enjoy your music whilst benefiting from the performance delivered by the converter to drive a home hi-fi system. Presets for every set of Focal headphones (Utopia, Clear, Elear, Elegia and Stellia) are available to make sure you get the absolute best from this ultimate combination.

Technical Specifications:

  • 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)

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UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Non Mainland locations - Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland may take a day or so longer and are not Free of Charge. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

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