Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV
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The Stellia is still being offered as a package with the Focal Arche for $4000 US. You could sell the Arche separately for $2000 (brand new in box) and then have a Stellia for $2000. A pain, for sure, but perhaps you’d like the Arche as well!
I saw that deal but I wasn’t sure if that was the amplifier I really wanted, I don’t wanna deal with the hassle of selling it, and I have a feeling it won’t be that easy to sell if everyone does it.
 
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I've seen a bunch of mint Stellia sell for $1800-$1900 recently. The lowest I saw was an open box from WW Stereo on eBay. I think it'll eventually drop to $1500 or so.

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I can’t do used on headphones. Just a personal choice of course.
I guess I'm the opposite because I can't do retail price on audio. Like buying a new car, the value sinks immediately as you drive it off the lot. I'll pass on paying a premium for the new car/headphone smell.
 
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I guess I'm the opposite because I can't do retail price on audio. Like buying a new car, the value sinks immediately as you drive it off the lot. I'll pass on paying a premium for the new car/headphone smell.
Used is definitely the way to go as you lose very little if any when reselling. But like @NeoDiNardo , I typically don't do used for sentimental reason.
 
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I would not mind for amplifiers. I have to put the Stellia on my head. It has moving parts, ETC.
 
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Yeah makes sense. You also get the benefit of warranty buying new, since many are not transferable. Pros/cons.
 
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Yeah makes sense. You also get the benefit of warranty buying new, since many are not transferable. Pros/cons.
I've bought all my used equipment with warranties in Japan, between 3 months to 1 year depending on the item. So far, so good. Like I bought the Sony NW-WM1Z for $1600, and it's been a gem so far. I don't mind some Stellias used. Thanks for the feedback, everyone.
 
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We’ve just had a sale here in Australia where new Utopia and Stellia were selling for 3k AUD ($2090 USD) - hence why I bought both lol
 
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I'm sending my Stellia back to France. One of the frame attachments to the left cup is loose and moves and clicks when holding the headphone. The other 3 frame/cup attachment points are tight/firm with no play. Dealer I bought it from is going to help me get Focal to rectify or give me a new replacement.
 
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I got a great deal on some recently, can't wait to join the ol' crew.
 
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I am in need of some cash....super sad the Stellia may have to be on the block. Maybe be a decent deal on a Stellia/Silver cable combo hitting the classifieds soon :sob:
 
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