Focal celebrates its anniversary with Symphonie 40th, the ultimate headphone package
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, luxury audio brand Focal has developed a collection of what it considers to be its exceptional headphone products and packaged them up in an exclusive package.
Our cousins at StereoNET Asia have managed to get up close and personal for its launch at the Guangzhou High-End Show in China, this weekend.
The numbered, limited edition Symphonie case, of which only 40 cases will be available worldwide, is delivered with Utopia and Stellia headphones and safely cosset the headphones.
The Macassar ebony veneered box opens to reveal a beige microfibre lining in which a pair of Utopia and Stellia headphones softly nestle.
As well as the headphones, the Symphonie 40th comes equipped with everything you will need to enjoy them. The range-topping Utopia open-back headphones can be used with the bundled Focal Arche DAC and amplifier. For listening on-the-go Focal has matched the excellent Stellia closed-back headphones with the equally impressive Questyle QPM high-definition audio player, also included.
It would be churlish to give you all that and not provide connecting cables of matching quality. So, Focal includes a 4-pin balanced Litz XLR cable to connect the Utopia to the Arche, while a 4.4mm jack cable links the Stellia to the Questyle player. Additionally, cables to connect the Utopia to the player (mini-jack adapter) and the Stellia to the Arche (XLR cable) are also supplied.
Finally, as you will no doubt want to take the headphones with you and leave the large case at home, there is also a sumptuously designed carrying case included.
The Focal Symphonie 40th is available overseas now and sells in the UK for £13,999. Australian pricing and availability have not been confirmed.
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