Focal Utopia Over-Ear Headphones with Arche DAC and Headphone Amp

Model: WWSARCHUTO UPC: 039339670646 Item: 173949

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Utopia Open Back Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Utopia are the reference pair of headphones from Focal. They are the result of more than 35 years of innovation, development and manufacturing of speakers and loudspeakers in France. As a world first, Utopia features the only wide range loudspeaker built within a pair of headphones, using pure Beryllium formed in the brand new « M » shape dome. The acoustic quality of this exclusive solution allowed Focal to avoid the use of any crossover or passive filtering process to achieve a frequency response from 5Hz to 40kHz!

The listening experience is outstanding in terms of realism, natural sound reproduction, dynamics and clarity. When listening to them, the headphones virtually disappear and the audio signal is revealed with a level of precision never achieved until Utopia. Design is also a key point, be it in regards to the way of using the headphones, comfort, as well as the aesthetic.

Another achievement with Utopia is the removal from the conventional rotation included on the yoke and its integration into the headband to ensure a total purity of the design. The Pittards leather, used on the cushions, reinforces the character of classically elegant lines, as well as the expression of comfort and overall performances.

Utopia Features:

  • Open back circum-aural headphones dedicated to low noise environments
  • Reference pair of headphones featuring wide range loudspeakers made of a pure Beryllium “M” shape dome (patent pending)
  • Mechanical design offering a full compatibility to any size and shaped head
  • Balanced cable with channel separation for fast and easy custom-made solutions (bi-amp)



Arche DAC and Headphone Amplifier

Arche is a unique audiophile solution. It combines a digital-analog converter with two pure class A amplification modes (voltage, hybrid), designed especially for headphones. Arche also offers presets for every set of Focal headphones to make sure you get the absolute best from this ultimate combination. 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 up to 384kHz, as well as DSD 264. 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.


  • Digital-analog converter compatible with high-resolution formats (384kHz - DSD 264).
  • 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.



Utopia Open Back Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

  • Type: Circum-aural open back headphones
  • Impedance: 32Ω • Sensitivity: 104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz
  • THD: <0,2% @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL • Frequency response: 5Hz - 50kHz (+/- xx dB)
  • Loudspeaker: 40mm (1.6“) pure Beryllium “M” shape dome • Weight: 490g (1.08lb)
  • Cable length: 4m (13.1ft) • Connectors: 1 x Jack 6.35mm stereo – 2 x Lemo xx mm
  • Carrying case: 220mm (8.6“) x 190mm (7.5“) x 100mm (3.9“)

Arche DAC and Headphone Amplifier

  • Maximum power: 2 x 1W @ 1kHz under 32Ω
  • Frequency response: 10Hz to 100kHz
  • Total harmonic distortion (THD): <0.001%
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: <116dB @ 32Ω (Class A)
  • Power supply: 85 to 265 Vac/47 - 63Hz
  • Dimensions (H x L x D): 12.64" x 7.87" x 11.69"
  • Weight: 10.25 lbs.
  • Audio inputs
    • Balanced analog RCA
    • Digital S/PDIF coaxial (RCA) maximum sampling frequency: 192kHZ
    • Maximum resolution: 24-bit
    • Optical digital (TosLink) maximum sampling frequency: 192kHz
    • Maximum resolution: 24-bit
    • Digital USB standard: USB 2.0/USB3.0
  • Audio outputs
    • Balanced analog 3-point XLR
    • Unbalanced analog RCA

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

Utopia Open Back Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

  • Rigid carrying case with magnet locking system
  • 4m (13.1ft) OFC cable (1 x Neutrik® 6.35mm (1/4“) stereo Jack neutrik® – 2 shielded Lemo® connectors with self-locking bayonet system

Arche DAC and Headphone Amplifier

  • Arche DAC and Headphone Amplifier
  • Manual

Note: Headphones not included


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