Focal Arche Headphone Amplifier


Reg. price £5,398.00

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Arche is a unique audiophile solution designed by Focal in partnership with Micromega - Le Son de France. Combining digital analogue conversion and two Class A amplifiers, Arche is a versatile all-in-one solution aimed specifically at headphone users.

Two separate amplifiers are built in which can be switched on the fly at the user’s discretion: Voltage (a pure current amplifier with lower impedance) and Hybrid (an integrated amplifier with higher impedance, featuring similar characteristics to a power amp).

Arche’s two balanced DAC chips can process formats in PCM format, 384kHz, as well as DSD 256 providing a versatile array of different playback options.

Designed to integrate seamlessly with the Focal high-end headphone range, Arche also features a dedicated profile for each Focal headphone model to ensure the best possible listening experience for users of Elegia, Stellia, Elear, Clear and Utopia.

Main Features

100% dual mono design
Digital-analog converter compatible with high-resolution formats (384kHz - DSD 256)
2 integrated amplifiers (voltage/hybrid): choose the amplifier type best suited to your headphones
Pure class A 2-channel amplifier 16 - 600 Ohms
Presets for every Focal headphone model: get the best from Focal’s combination of electronics and acoustics
768kHz, 32bit AK4490 DAC chips
Dual mono audiophile construction from digital input to output
2 headphone inputs: 4-point XLR (balanced), 1/4” (6.35mm) jack (unbalanced)
Also works as standalone DAC for home Hi-Fi systems
Ships with branded Focal headphone stand included
3 digital inputs and 1 unbalanced analog input: audio sources are always connected and available
1x balanced output and 1x unbalanced output: use as a digital-analog converter combined with an external amplifier


Max power: 2 x 1W @ 1kHz under 32 Ω
Frequency response: 10Hz to 100kHz
THD: < 0.001%
Signal-to-noise: > 116dB @ 32 Ω (Class A)


Power supply: 85 to 265 Vac / 47 – 63Hz

Physical Properties

Dimensions: 321 x 200 x 297mm (HxLxD)

Weight: 4.65kg


Inputs: Unbalanced analog RCA, Digital S/PDIF coaxial (RCA), Optical digital (TosLink), Digital USB
Outputs: Balanced analog 3-point XLR, Unbalanced analog RCA

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Focal Arche Headphone Amplifier

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