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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    It's good to hear people how they are enjoying their Utopias and giving them great praise, but if people are having issues with them, i want to hear that too. I want to hear the good and bad.
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    It might not be important to you, but i think people should know about the bad things as well as the good things about these expensive headphones. If i knew about the problems with these 3 months ago i would've re-considered about buying them.
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    Isn't Focal their first expertise supposed to be in loudspeaker manufacture ? Surely you would have thought they would've got round this problem and sussed it out by now.
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    I've got to say that this has shaken my confidence in these headphones now. Fearing any day from now onwards that it's going to fail on me again, just like it did for you. How long was it from the first failure to the second one and was it the same driver ?
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    Just got my Utopias back from SCV for repair. From sending to and getting repaired and posting back to me in less than 48 hours is quite impressive.
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    Spoke to a man at SCV (UK Focal distributor ) and he said once they received them they will be repaired and shipped back out the same day. I posted them today, they should get them tomorrow so i should get them Monday......we'll see.
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    Did yours fail as well ? Same problem ?
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    I can't believe it, just put my utopias on and left channel is not working, bought just last August 2020. Not happy.
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    Has there been a recent firmware update ? Could you tell what the firmware update number is ? Mine is 01.01.08 I have to turn mine on and off a couple of times (not good for electronics) to make it connect to a computer or a DAP either with USB or Toslink. It's a bug that Focal know about and...
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    Focal Arche: Anyone compared to other options in its price range?

    I asked SCV (Focal distributor for the UK) if they were aware of the problem on the starting up of the Arche and this is what they said… "I see, thank you for confirming. We (and Focal) are aware of the power-cycling issue, often the device and Arche have to turned off to establish audio output...
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    Focal Arche: Anyone compared to other options in its price range?

    Yeah, I’ve done that and just about every other way I can think of, but I have switch it off or put it into standby then switch on to recognize the device.
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    Focal Arche: Anyone compared to other options in its price range?

    The latest on this and i've found that the Arche doesn't need the USB hub after all and works without it, but it may take a couple of on/offs to kick start it to work, (also had to do this with the USB hub) which it is a bit of a nuisance. It's like restarting on a computer, this also applies on...
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    I'm listening to my Utopia with the Arche right now with A&K SP1000 DAP and it sounds superb, i think you'll be pleased. I took advantage of getting a discount of £700 off the Arche for having just bought the Utopia.
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    I've had the Utopia and the Arche for about a month now and they are really beginning to sing and open up and i'm very pleased. I took advantage of getting the Arche on the discount offer with the Utopias (£700 here in the UK). One thing though, after about an hour and a half my head feels like...
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    Focal Arche: Best way to connect it to A & K SE 100 or Kann Cube

    I was having trouble connecting my Arche to my A&K SP1000. Simplest way is the Toslink way which is fine, but if you the USB route (which i had a lot of trouble with but had help with fellow members) you will need an OTG cable and a USB port hub. I bought all the proper leads, adapter USB-C...
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    Focal Arche: Anyone compared to other options in its price range?

    Well, after more plugging, unplugging, pressing this and pressing that i finally managed to get it to go, but it is very temperamental. Thanks to Gadget67 for persevering with me on this. Interestingly if i unplug the power to the USB hub it still works, if i connect directly the Arche to the...
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    Focal Arche: Anyone compared to other options in its price range?

    As it stands at the moment the Arche will not accept audio from USB from any DAP. Maybe an update in the future....maybe. So now i'm getting audio via Toslink, (which was my second best method) which seems to be working fine after a few hiccups.
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    Focal Arche: Anyone compared to other options in its price range?

    The update does not work, Focal in France will be notified.
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    Focal Arche: Anyone compared to other options in its price range?

    On the Astell & kern forum someone suggested the there was a new firmware update (July 2020) for the arche amp that would allow it work with android devices, but i'm having trouble updating it. Has anyone on here who owns the Arche have done the update and did they have any problems doing it ?
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    It looks like it wouldn't of worked the SP1000 cable anyway according to the manual........ How to Use USB Audio Connect the SP1000 to a portable amp and DAC using USB Audio Out. How to Connect a Portable USB DAC 1. Connect...
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    This is what i used (above) to couple the printer cable to the usb-c on the SP1000 and it does not work. I am using the correct USB-B because it's working on my mac pc.
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Like this one hemtmaker ? £5.09 (Save 27%) 5% Claimed Ends in 07h 23m 45s Deliver to Lorraine - Loughborough LE11 1PE‌ Quantity: 1 Add to Basket Non-Deal Price £5.99 Add to List New (2) from £5.99 FREE Delivery Share Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon Sponsored
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    Focal Arche: Anyone compared to other options in its price range?

    This amp arrived yesterday but i'm having difficulty connecting the Astell & Kern SP1000 with the USB. I got a the printer cable and coupled it with the power cable of the A&K sp1000 but nothing is happening. The amp says usb - no signal and the settings on the A&K sp1000 is not an option. I...
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