Focal presents a new edition of its outstanding hi-fi headphones : The Utopia.
First launched in 2016, Focal’s Utopia headphones rank amongst the best headphones in the world.
Under constant renewal, the French brand with a unique savoir-faire in acoustics, has given its iconic product a new design while adding acoustic enhancements (new voice coil, ‘M’-shaped grilles inside the earcups…).
All the exclusive, high-end technologies that make the Utopia headphones so successful are still to be found in this new edition.
Continuing to bring sensational listening experiences to your home with even more sophistication and elegance.
A NEW LOOK, A REWORKED DESIGN
The design of the new Utopia is a combination of moderation and distinction.
Taking the aesthetics of Focal’s latest hi-fi open-back (Clear Mg) and closed-back (Stellia and Celestee) headphones, the honeycomb grille on both the outside and inside of the earcups gives a unique and remarkable look.
In addition to its Black Chrome rings – now attached on from the inside for a cleaner appearance – these headphones introduce new design codes, which will also be used on Focal’s future Utopia products.
Among them, the “Yin & Yang” featured on the outer case symbolises the perfect balance between design and technology, embodied by these highend, French headphones, as well as the black and red double grille on the speaker drivers’ motor unit.
THE BEST FOCAL TECHNOLOGIES
Continuing to strive for excellence in their creations and beginning a new chapter in the history of these iconic headphones, Focal’s engineers opted for a new voice coil made up of copper – to improve reliability – and aluminium to make it more lightweight.
This alloy provides a rejuvenated sound signature, that lends even greater neutrality, with powerful bass and more mellow treble.
What’s more, the grilles inside the earcups are now M-shaped, following the curves of the speaker drivers, to give improved linearity and even more precision.
In addition to these innovations, the new Utopia headphones still include everything that made the first editions such a success, such as full-range speaker drivers with pure Beryllium, ‘M’-shaped dome, and being fully open-backed for strikingly real listening full of neutrality, dynamics and transparency.
Exclusive to Focal, the patented speaker drivers run with zero active or passive correction, from 5Hz to over 50 kHz.
The headphones seem to totally disappear, leaving audio signal reproduction that is unrivalled in its purity.
PREMIUM MATERIALS DEDICATED TO SOUND AND COMFORT
Focal Utopia is made from premium, sophisticated materials.
The new yoke, made from forged, recycled carbon, is an elegant touch, whilst making the headphones more lightweight and distributing their weight more evenly.
The genuine leather headband and perforated memory foam earcups— also leather-bound — provide unparalleled comfort and softness.
And finally, exceptional headphones merit top of the range accessories:
Utopia comes in faux-leather packaging with a black fabric thermoformed carrying case and two high-fidelity cables (10ft and 5ft / 3m and 1.5m) for using the headphones at home with an amplifier or on the go with Lemo® connectors and a Jack adapter
Utopia are the ultimate Focal headphones.
They are the brand’s flagship product, combining the best of our technologies with assertive design, to enhance your listening experience.
Their full-range, Beryllium, ‘M’-shaped speaker drivers are fully open-backed and run with no passive or active correction, from 5 Hz to over 50 kHz!
The listening experience they deliver is strikingly real, precise and dynamic, with a soundstage that is both wide and deep: close your eyes and feel the musicians beside you.
Combining comfort and aesthetics, Utopia delivers uncompromising design and conception.
The forged, recycled carbon yokes are modern and sophisticated in style, whilst providing more lightness.
The honeycomb grille and Black Chrome ring showcase subtle design details, like the Yin & Yang on the outer case, the black and red double grille on the speaker driver, and more.
So many elements that fiercely embody Utopia: the perfect balance between technology and design!
- High-end, open-back, high-fidelity headphones ; for home use
- Full-range speaker driver with ‘M’-shaped, pure Beryllium dome: pure, dynamic and perfectly balanced sound
- Made in France in the Focal workshops
- Design that adapts to all head morphologies: optimum comfort
- Premium materials and sophisticated finishes: genuine leather, forged, recycled carbon, aluminium, etc.
Specifications Focal Utopia
|Type||Circum-aural, open-back headphones|
|Sensitivity||104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz|
|THD||<0.2 % @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL|
|Frequency response||5Hz – 50kHz|
|Speaker driver||19/16″ (40mm) pure beryllium ‘M’-shaped dome|
1 x 5ft cable (1.5m) with 1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm) asymmetric TRS Jack connector and 2 x Lemo® connectors
1 x 10ft cable (3m) with 1 x symmetrical 4-point XLR connector and 2 Lemo® connectors
1 x Jack adapter, 1/8″ (3.5mm) point socket – 1/4″ (6.35mm) point plug
|Carrying case included||9.8×9.4×4.7″ (25x24x12cm)|
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