Focal - Arche DAC & AMPLIFIER
Product Code: Focal - Arche DAC & AMPLIFIER
AMPLIFY YOUR EMOTION
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 (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 will be updated by using a USB stick.
THE ULTIMATE IN HIGH-FIDELITY
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!
Focal - CLEAR
Product Code: Focal - CLEAR
OPEN BACK CIRCUMAURAL HEADPHONES:
Our top-of-the-range open back Clear headphones offer listening pleasure worthy of the best speakers. Made in France in Focal's workshops, Clear take inspiration from the best of the technologies and developments made for our Utopia headphones. This means that Clear have exceptional performance with exclusive full-range speakers, revealing the tiniest details of musical creation. With their design even surpassing Elear in terms of openness, Clear simply makes you forget that you are wearing headphones. The widely held impression that headphone reduce listening space disappears, with Clear's innovative design. The technologies chosen, paired with the inverted aluminium/magnesium alloy M-profile dome, preserve breadth and dynamics worthy of the best high-fidelity speakers. This thoughtful design also preserves the realism of the sound reproduction: micro-perforated ear cushions and the shape of the headband make them light and comfortable. The sound is characterised by unparalleled uniformity, guaranteeing the best performance. With their new reference headphones, Focal continues the quest for absolute sound.
TypeCircum-aural open-back headphonesImpedance55 OhmsLoudspeaker1.6" (40 mm) Aluminum/Magnesium 'M'-shape domeSensitivity104 dB SPL / 1 mW @ 1kHzFrequency Response5 Hz - 28 kHzWeight0.99lb / 450gCables provided3m balanced cable (XLR 4-pin) 3m unbalanced cable (1/4" TRS jack) 1.2m unbalanced cable (1/8" TRS jack) 1/8" jack to 1/4" stereo jack adapter
Focal - CLEAR Professional
Product Code: Focal - CLEAR Professional
Clear professional headphones represent the essential tool for the most demanding professionals. The only objective: to be the ultimate tool for high quality playback. These open circum-aural headphones incorporate a remarkable evolution of the driver and an extremely open design aiming to make the headphones disappear, for the benefit of the sound. Clear Professional headphones are so comfortable that you forget you are wearing them and the listening experience feels like studio monitors. Its M-profile Aluminium/Magnesium dome has a new copper coil which provides total dynamic respect over the entire audio spectrum, with an extremely well defined and always controlled bass. At the same time, the very low-mass speaker moving parts mean that these headphones reproduce the finest details in the higher frequencies.
Turning to the headband and yokes, their design ensures that the headphones are in full contact with the head, for optimal comfort. The new generation of perforated microfiber ear cushions provides an extremely open design.
Clear Professional uses a new generation of Focal 40 mm full-range speaker. A 25mm diameter, 5.5mm long unsupported copper coil has been developed. The material chosen, copper, has the effect of achieving an extremely high magnetic field in the coil. With this, the moving parts are always under control, even at maximum capacity, providing bass definition worthy of the best subwoofers. Its 55 Ohm impedance makes Clear Professional easy to drive, even in a mobile configuration, directly connected to the headphones output of a laptop. It contributes to an exceptional impulse response with a break-up raised to 24 kHz. Thus, high frequencies are extremely linear and transients totally respected. Clear Professional is capable of precisely revealing the finest details of the recording, proving extremely precise control.
What makes headphones significantly different from a pair of monitor speakers is the wave-form generated by the loudspeaker and the listening distance. In order to achieve a plane wave in a very close nearfield, the shaping of the dome had to be rethought carefully because of the few centimeters of distance inside it.
The French manufacturer's 35 years of experience have resulted in a new generation of domes, launched on Elear and Utopia headphones: the M-profile dome. Formed from an Aluminum /Magnesium alloy, it offers an ideal ratio, combining low mass, high rigidity and excellent damping. The depth of the sound and the dynamics won't disappoint you.
The design of Clear Professional solves the sensation of space reduction, thanks to their new microfiber ear cushions. Their one-millimeter diameter micro-perforations on the outside edge give a level of openness that is unbeatable at this price range. The listening experience in the room, rather than headphones, is intensified. The second benefit to this design is its extreme tolerance to ear cushion positioning, regardless of head profile and size. This degree of openness also provides the benefit of excellent definition of upper bass and low midrange registers, typically where headphones usually struggle in comparison with monitors.
Rigid carrying case. Thermoformed shell in the shape of the headphones. Can store one cable and an iLok® key (not provided), all within its compact dimensions.
Two OFC copper 24AWG cables with a very low resistance.
- A 5m spiral for domestic use
- A 1.2m cable fitted with a 3.5mm stereo jack connector
- 3.5mm and 6.35mm jack adapter
Optional: Specifically designed stand
Focal - ELEAR
Product Code: Focal - ELEAR
Audiophile high-end circum-aural open-backed headphones for low-noise environments.
Designed and manufactured in France and equipped with exclusive technology resulting from more than 35 years of expertise.
A pure, technophile and sophisticated design thanks to their solid aluminium yoke and the Leather headband.
HIGH-FIDELITY OPEN-BACK CIRCUM-AURAL HEADPHONES
Elear are audiophile open-backed headphones manufactured in France by Focal. Inspired by the best technology and acoustic research that went into designing Utopia, our flagship headphones, they offer truly exceptional performance. Be inspired by the sound of a high-fidelity system with a pair of Elear headphones, for hours of listening pleasure.
Elear are audiophile open-backed headphones manufactured in France by Focal. Inspired by the best technology and acoustic research that went into designing Utopia, our flagship headphones, they offer truly exceptional performance. The mechanical design provides remarkably smooth and seamless style due to the solid aluminium yoke. They also feature memory foam ear cushions for maximum comfort, an essential quality for long listening sessions. Finally, the exclusive speaker drivers with their aluminium/magnesium ‘M’-shaped domes enable Elear to provide strikingly realistic sound. Be inspired by the sound of a high-fidelity system with a pair of Elear headphones, for hours of listening pleasure.
Focal - ELEGIA
Product Code: Focal - ELEGIA
CLOSED CIRCUM-AURAL HIGH-FIDELITY HEADPHONES
Elegia is the new, and the first, audiophile circum-aural closed-back headphones. Integrating the best of exclusive technologies from Focal, Elegia guarantees remarkable listening quality, everywhere and anywhere. Every component has undergone cutting edge research and been meticulously considered. The sound reproduction is precise and the power is certainly not lacking.
- High-end circum-aural closed-back headphones, which reveal a perfect sound everywhere and anywhere.
- French design and manufacture, exclusive technologies from 40 years of expertise.
- Leather, aluminium, microfibre… Materials and its well-mastered geometry give Elegia style, design and timelessness
To enjoy an incredible listening experience in total privacy, without worrying about a noisy environment disturbing this moment of pleasure: this is the promise kept by Elegia. These circum-aural closed-back headphones incorporate a new generation of exclusive full-range speaker drivers capable of operating in a small inner environment whilst ensuring exceptional dynamics and the most precise sound reproduction. Whether it’s the motor, the frameless copper voice coil, the dedicated 110 micron surround or the ’M’-shape inverted dome, Elegia's speaker drivers are a mass of innovation dedicated to sound purity. And when connected to portable audio players, these headphones are incredibly high-performing. Zero resonance, excellent soundproofing: the naturalness and realism of the sound is striking from the first few seconds of listening.
With its well-mastered geometry, Elegia's headband moulds perfectly to the head, providing optimal grip for on-the-go use. The 20mm memory foam microfibre earpads as well as the yoke, which also moulds perfectly to the wearer’s face shape, are both key contributors to the headphones’ supreme comfort. They are also incredibly good-looking: noble materials such as leather, solid aluminium and microfibre finish off Elegia to a tee.
Elegia is equipped with a new generation of electrodynamic transducers which provide great elongation, at the heart of extremely dynamic sound, and a linear, extended frequency response of 23 kHz. The geometry of the new, half-roll NBR surround guarantees a lightweight moving part that is always under control, even at the lowest frequencies and the highest volumes. The sound reproduction is incredibly precise. And thanks to the ‘M’-shape inverted dome and its larger emissive surface, listening becomes sensational.
The closed-back Elegia headphones allow music lovers to listen to their favourite tracks in total privacy, without disturbing the person next to them, but also to experience sound fully, without the surrounding hustle and bustle hampering this moment of pleasure. No resonance, no unwanted sound signals: Elegia’s soundproofing is perfect. An achievement made possible by our engineers’ meticulous research on the vents and microfibre earpads.
• High-end closed-back design for home use and on-the-go
• Exclusive full-range speaker-driver with an 'M'-shape aluminium/magnesium dome (patent pending)
• Incredible tonal balance, which is able to reproduce the subtlest sound details at both very high and very low
• Excellent performance when connected to a portable audiophile player.
• Very good ambient noise soundproofing
• Comfortable and ergonomic
- Impedance 35 Ohms
- Sensitivity 105 dB SPL / 1 mW @ 1 kHz
- THD 0.1 % @ 1 kHz / 100 dB SPL
- Frequency response 5 Hz-23 kHz
- Speaker driver 1.57" (40 mm) 'M'-shape Aluminium/Magnesium dome
- Weight 15.4 lbs (430 g)
- Cable provided 3.94 feet (1.2 m) asymmetric cable (0.14" - 3.5 mm TRS jack). 0.14" (3.5 mm) to 0.25" (6.35 mm)
stereo jack adapter.
- Hard-shell carry case provided 10" x 9" x 5" (250 x 240 x 120 mm)
Focal - Hard-Shell carrying case
Product Code: Focal - Hard-Shell carrying case
The Ideal Extra Purchase This rigid carrying case is an elegant way of transporting Focal Utopia Clear and Elear headphones and a cable. The thermo-formed interior compartment is designed to keep the headphones and their cable completely safe. The case is meticulously finished with a cover in flecked fabric and a handle. This case is the ideal extra purchase when you buy your headphones for carrying them in luggage or a small bag or to tidy them away out of sight at home. Highlights Elegant and refined in harmony with the Utopia Clear and Elear headphones Meticulously finished: exterior and interior fabric handle Discreet light and comfortable. What's in the Box: Hard-shell carrying case Specifications Compatible with Elear Clear and Utopia headphones
Focal - Listen
Product Code: Focal - Listen
Premium closed-back circum-aural portable headphones compatible with all smartphones.
Exclusive cone technology offering remarkable neutrality and sound quality.
Light and comfortable with excellent noise isolation for an optimal experience in noisy environments.
PREMIUM OVER-EAR HEADPHONES
Listen embodies the best aspects of French acoustic quality. They combine all the advantages of premium mobile headphones: excellent insulation and optimal comfort. The Focal DNA marks their undeniable acoustic qualities.
Designed in France by Focal’s acoustics engineers, Listen combine all the advantages of premium portable headphones for hours of intense listening pleasure. Excellent noise isolation is guaranteed with the closed-back design and the large ear cushions, which preserve the headphones’ acoustic qualities, even in noisy environments. The heat-sensitive, very high-density memory foam ear-pieces offer maximum comfort for the listener. Finally, at the heart of Listen’s acoustic qualities are the innovative 1¾″ (40mm) drivers. Thus, Listen have an extremely dynamic sound, tight bass and remarkable tonal balance. These qualities are what make Listen the ideal travelling companion: listening pleasure, everywhere.
Focal - Radiance
Product Code: Focal - Radiance
- 40mm full-range speaker driver with aluminium/magnesium “M” shape dome
- Closed-back high-fidelity headphones
- Headphones share Naim Mu-so sonic signature
- Earcups finished in Pittard’s leather
- Includes bespoke woven copper & black carry case
- Full grain leather on headband, earcup and cushions
- Solid aluminium yoke
- Made in France
- Carry case dimensions: 25 x 24 x 12 cm
- Packaged in a soft-touch Focal for Bentley box
Type : Circum-aural closed-back headphones
Impedance : 35 Ohms
Sensitivity : 101dB SPL / 1mW @ 1 kHz
THD : 0,1% @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL
Frequency response : 5Hz – 23kHz
Speaker driver : 15/8" Aluminium/Magnesium "M" shape dome
Weight : 22.05lbs (435g)
• 1 x 4ft. (1.2m) OFC 24 AWG cable with 1/8" (3.5mm) unbalanced TRS jack connector
• 1 x jack adapter, 1/8" (3.5mm) point socket – 1/4" (6.35mm) point plug
* Hard-shell carry case provided 97/8x91/2x43/4" (250x240x120mm)