Focal ARCHE - Headphone Amplifier & DAC 

 

AN ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR HEADPHONES


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 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 will be updated by using a USB stick.

 

Its dual mono ultra-high performance construction makes it possible to separate management of the left and right channels, from the powering stage. The two balanced digital-analog converters can process formats in PCM format, 384kHz, as well as DSD 256. The analog signal is then routed towards 2 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.

 

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POWER AND PRECISION

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.

 

CHOOSE YOUR AMPLIFICATION 

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 favourite tonal balance.

 

USE AND DESIGN

Arche comes with a solid aluminium 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!

 

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.

Focal Arche headphone amp & DAC

£2,499.00Price
  • 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 (HxLxD) no stand     60 x 200 x 297mm
    Dimensions with stand     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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