Focal Utopia Tournaire Gold/Diamond Audiophile Headphones
THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS HEADPHONES IN THE WORLD
Focal approached Tournaire jewelers to come up with a design for a truly exceptional pair of headphones, a unique work of art:
Focal Utopia Tournaire
Tournaire jewellers have been renowned for many years for their symbolic and atypical designs. Focal and Tournaire share the same values, which include excellence and uniqueness. Both are renowned “Living Heritage Companies” (having received the Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant label), and the two companies are famous throughout France and worldwide for their exceptional expertise.
Very high-end Utopia headphones were launched by Focal in June 2016. Their exceptionality (designed and manufactured in France, and featuring exclusive Focal technologies, a sleek design and high-end materials) soon made them a reference on the global audiophile headphones market.
The design of these exceptional headphones was customised by the jeweller. The result is a unique product with new aesthetics designed and crafted by father and son, Philippe and Mathieu Tournaire. It bears the mark of the Triology, the symbol of Tournaire jewellers which represents the evolution of life.
...Focal Utopia Tournaire CUSTOMISED WITH JEWELS
This universal symbol links the past, the present, and the future, represented respectively by the raw square, the triangle and the circle of abundance... The Trilogy is made of 18-karat gold mounted with a total of 6.5 carats of diamonds, entirely hand-crafted in the Tournaire workshops.
This craftsman jewellery and work of art required more than a year’s work, making these headphones the most prestigious - and probably the most expensive - in the world: Utopia by Tournaire. The product was presented in September 2016 at the Tournaire boutique in Paris.
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 the Utopia, 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
Focal Utopia Tournaire technical data
|Type||Circum-aural open back headphones|
|Sensitivity||104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz|
|THD||<0,2% @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL|
|Frequency response||5Hz – 50kHz|
|Loudspeaker||137?64“ (40mm) pure Beryllium “M” shape dome|
|Cable length||13.1ft (4m)|
|Connectors||1 x Jack 01/4“ (6.35mm) stereo|
2 x 03?8“ (9.5mm) Lemo®