To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Focal, the French manufacturer of specialist high-end audio, has developed a collection of some exceptional products.  The final ‘wonder’ of this special and limited collection is the Symphonie 40th, which is a luxury case that comes complete with the high-end Made in France Utopia and Stellia headphones.  Considered by many to be among the world’s best headphones, the Utopia and Stellia headphones demand the best electronics, which is why also included with the Symphonie 40th is cutting-edge electronics for a unique personal listening experience.

Symphonie 40th is designed to offer two sensational listening experiences. The range-topping Utopia open-back headphones can be used with the Focal Arche DAC & amplifier, both of which are made in France, and designed to offer the very best home audio listening experience.  For listening on-the-go, the market-leading Stellia closed-back headphones, manufactured in Focal’s workshops, can be partnered with the Questyle QPM high-definition audio player.

For total user convenience and to take full advantage of the products’ performance, specific cables for each listening type are included: a 4-pin balanced Litz XLR cable to connect the Utopia to the Arche, whilst a 03/16” (4.4mm) jack cable links the Stellia’s to the Questyle player. Two other cables are included, allowing users to connect the Utopia’s to the player (mini jack adapter) and the Stellia’s to the Arche (XLR cable).  To keep the headphones safe, a sumptuously designed carrying case is also included, so you can take your headphones with you wherever you go in total safety.

These top of the range audiophile solutions and components nestle within the stunningly elegant and numbered case, available in a very limited edition: 40 years = only 40 cases available world-wide. The sophistication it exudes is worthy of the very best trunkmakers.  And a special case deserves a special finish: Focal has adorned the box with Macassar ebony veneer, a noble variety of wood with a gleaming, satin finish. The inside of the case is lined with beige microfibre for a distinguished look and feel. The metal clasps and side handles round off this luxury piece, that will blend seamlessly into any office, living room or space of your choosing, looking fantastic as well as providing pure listening pleasure.

 The Focal Symphonie 40th is available now with a UK SRP of £13,999 in VAT

What’s included:

  • 1 x pair Focal Utopia Open-back Headphones
  • 1 x pair Focal Stellia Closed-back Headphones
  • 1 x Focal Arche DAC/Headphone Amplifier
  • 1 x Questyle QPM Portable Music Player
  • 4 x headphone cables
  • 1 x Luxury Macassar Ebony Veneer Storage Trunk
  • Accessories

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To view the Focal Symphonie 40th on-line, click here.

For more information on Focal’s 40th Anniversary Special Edition products and history, click here.


For 40 years, Focal has been recognised as a leader on the global stage for its high-fidelity products. The French acoustic specialist, based in Saint-Étienne, manufactures speaker drivers, home audio and multimedia loudspeakers, car audio systems, monitoring loudspeakers and audiophile headphones. Many its technologies have become references in the Hi-Fi industry.

Focal products are designed and developed in France: they benefit from 40 years of innovation in exclusive and patented acoustic technologies. Focal has chosen to continue manufacturing products ‘made in France’, where the quality and high standards of French workmanship place the brand above its competitors.