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.
AUDIO HIGH RESOLUTION
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.
FOCAL DEDICATED PRESETS
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.
Design and easy to use
Utility and pleasure
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)|
|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)|
|Optical digital (TosLink) Max. sampling frequency||192kHz (AES3-compatible)|
|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)|