Focal Utopia 2020 Over-Ear Open-Back Headphones with Arche DAC and Headphone Amp

Model: WWSUTOAR20 UPC: 709081999103 Item: 176044

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Utopia 2020 Over-Ear Open-Back Headphones

Utopia is the reference pair of headphones from Focal. As a world-first, it features the only full-range and fully open-back 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 50kHz! 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. The true lambskin leather, used on the cushions, reinforces the character of classically elegant lines, as well as the expression of comfort and overall performances.


  • Design Features:
    • Leather headband including length adjustment mechanism and ear cup rotation
    • Carbon fiber yoke specially designed to fit all kind of sizes and varying shaped heads
    • 25/32" (20mm) thick memory foam cushion
    • Open-back ear cups for total decompression of the loudspeakers
    • Bi-material construction made of true lambskin leather and microfiber fabric
    • 2 shielded Lemo connectors with a self-locking bayonet system
  • Product Features:
    • Headphones Made in France
    • Open-back circum-aural headphones dedicated to low noise environments
    • Reference pair of headphones featuring full-range loudspeakers made of pure Beryllium "M" shaped dome
    • Mechanical design offering 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 is 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 the input of the digital signal to the output of the self-powered signal.
  • Can also be used as a digital-analog converter for high-fidelity home systems.



Utopia 2020 Over-Ear Open-Back Headphones

  • Type: Circum-aural open-back headphones
  • Impedance: 80 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 104 dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz
  • THD: <0.2% @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL
  • Frequency Response: 5Hz - 50kHz
  • Loudspeaker: 1-37/64" (40mm) pure Beryllium 'M' shape dome
  • Weight: 1.08lb
  • Cables
    • 1 x 4f OFC 24 AWG cable with 1/8" (3.5mm) TRS Jack connector
    • 1 x 10ft OFC 24 AWG cable with 4-pin XLR connector
    • 1 x Jack adapter, 1/8" (3.5mm) female - 1/4" (6.35mm) male
  • Carrying Case: 9-27/32" x 9-26/64" x 6-29/64"

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 2020 Over-Ear Open-Back Headphones

  • Utopia headphones
  • Carrying case
  • 1 x 5ft OFC 24 AWG cable (1 x 1/4" TRS Jack connector and 2 x LEMO connectors)
  • 1 x Jack adapter, 1/8" female - 1/4" male
  • Storage box containing:
    • 1 x 10ft OFC 24 AWG cable (1 x 4-pin XLR connector and 2 x LEMO connectors)
    • User manual
    • Brand content
    • Operating instructions
    • Beryllium warning

Arche DAC and Headphone Amplifier

  • Arche DAC and Headphone Amplifier
  • Aluminum Headphone Mount
  • Power cable
  • Manual


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