Focal Arche DAC / Headphone Amplifier

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Arche, by Focal, is a unique audiophile solution.

This sleek unit combines a digital-analog converter with two pure Class-A amplification modes (voltage, hybrid), designed especially for headphones. Arche also ofers presets for every set of Focal headphones to make sure you get the absolute best from this ultimate combination.

The 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 analogue 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.


  • 100% dual-mono design
  • Digital-analogue converter compatible with high-resolution formats (384 kHz - DSD 256)
  • Twin integrated amplifiers (Voltage / Hybrid) - choose the type best suited to your headphones
  • Pure class-A, 2-channel amplifier 16 - 600 Ohms
  • 768 kHz / 32-bit AK4490 DAC chips
  • Dual-mono audiophile construction from digital input to output
  • 2 x headphone inputs: 4-point XLR (balanced) / 1/4-inch (6.35 mm) jack (unbalanced)


  • Type: DAC / Headphone Amplifier
  • Max Power: 2 x 1 W @ 1 kHz / 32 Ω
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 100 kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 0,001%
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: < 116 dB @ 32 Ω (Class-A)
  • Power Supply: 85 - 265 V AX / 47 – 63 Hz
  • Dimensions (H X L X D): 60 X 200 X 297 mm (without stand)
  • Dimensions (H X L X D): 321 X 200 X 297 mm (including stand)
  • Weight: 4.65 kg
  • Audio Inputs: Unbalanced Analog RCA / Digital S/PDIF Coaxial (RCA) / Optical Digital (TosLink) / Digital USB (USB-B)
  • Audio Outputs: Balanced Analog 3-Point XLR / Unbalanced Analog RCA
  • Firmware Update: Via USB-A Port

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