It’s France-based Focal’s 40th anniversary this year and to help get into the spirit of things, they are making some serious moves to help your audiophile-inclined friends and family have a jolly holiday season.
Focal has produced quite a bit in the personal audio space in the past few years. The open back flagship Utopia headphone along with the more recent closed Stellia are a benchmark for many other headphones now entering the market. So for the guy/gal who wants it all, you can now have it in a nifty display case… for $15k USD.
Inventory is limited for this collections of audio goodies, only 40 cases will be made available worldwide. The Focal Symphonie 40th isn’t just headphones however, but rather a end-to-end menagerie of fidelity delights:
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
The PR release really sells in the box, so I’ll leave you with this quote from the handout:
“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.”
And as the old joke goes – yes, I will take two if you are buying. Interested parties can find the more information on the Focal site, and even more info on the entire range of deluxe 40th anniversary celebratory products coming into view. The Symphonie 40th is available starting this month.