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  • Model: Focal | Arche
  • Shipping Weight: 4.65kg

Focal | Arche | Audiophile Pure Class A Headphones Amplifier / DAC.

Manufactured in France, Arche is a unique electronic solution which 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!

So Arche is an all-in-one solution, which also offers presets for every set of Focal High-Fidelity headphones (Utopia, Stellia, Clear, Elegia et 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 is carefully thought out and specially developed from the very outset. Arche can be updated by using a USB stick.

Key points:

• 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.


DAC and headphones amplifier
Max. power2 x 1W @ 1kHz under 32 Ω
Frequency response10Hz to 100kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)< 0,001%
Signal-to-noise ratio> 116dB @ 32 Ω (Class A)
Power supply85 to 265 Vac / 47 – 63Hz
Dimensions (H x L x D) without stand60 x 200 x 297mm
Dimensions (H x L x D) with stand321 x 200 x 297mm
Weight10.25 lbs (4.65kg)
Audio inputs
Unbalanced analog RCA Digital S/PDIF coaxial (RCA): Max. sampling frequency192kHz (AES3-compatible)Max. resolution24-bitOptical digital (TosLink) Max. sampling frequency192kHz (AES3-compatible)Max. resolution24-bitDigital 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 updatevia USB port (USB-A)

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