Focal Announces New $3000 Closed-Back Luxury Headphones
Focal Unveils Stellia, its Newest Closed-Back Headphone with High-End Elegance and Performance à la Française
Equipped with the brand’s technology, innovation and excellent soundproofing, Stellia delivers exceptional sound quality with uncompromising style and sophistication, everywhere you go
New York, NY – February 12, 2019 – Focal, a recognized leader on the global stage for high fidelity products, today unveils Stellia, high-end, closed-back headphones, creating a listening experience worthy of the best loudspeakers. Stellia integrates a new generation of exclusive speaker drivers, capable of working at low sound levels while offering an extremely extensive frequency response (5Hz- 40kHz). Thanks to the many signature Focal technologies incorporated within these speaker drivers (frameless 100% copper voice coil, ‘M’-shaped pure Beryllium dome and more), Stellia delivers extreme sound precision, in both bass articulation and treble details, bring voice to life in astonishing realism.
Forty Years of Expertise and Passion
For 40 years, Focal has been designing and developing exceptional products drawing on extensive expertise and passion to constantly innovate. Focal engineers worked tirelessly on Stellia to achieve the very best in sound, quality, and design. Vents are integrated to extend the speaker driver’s frequency response; an EVA foam positioned behind the speaker driver absorbs high frequencies; acoustic diffusers break up standing waves to achieve sound reproduction free of interference. Focal has also strictly overseen every stage in Stellia’s creation, from the development process to industrialization, even developing a specific robot to meet the requirements of manufacturing these headphones.
Comfort and Elegance
Stellia uses the headband and yoke mechanical features originally developed for the flagship Utopia headphones. The consistent curve between these two elements offers flawless comfort, regardless of the shape and size of the listener’s face and head. This comfort is enhanced by the high-resilience memory foam used for the elegant, high-isolation full-grain leather earpads. Each Stellia component has been developed with optimal acoustics in mind without compromising on sophistication. The two cognac and mocha finishes showcase each element and are a testament to the meticulous attention paid to each and every detail.
Beautiful, Inside and Out
For high-end headphones require a high-end packaging. Stellia is presented in an imitation leather pack, with a matching cognac and mocha color scheme. A storage case houses two high-quality cables with the same materials and finish. The first cable measures 10 1/8 feet (3 meters) and is ideal for use at home on a high-end amplifier. The second is designed to be portable: measuring 3 3/8 feet (1.2m) with a 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo jack, it is the perfect solution for connecting Stellia to a portable audiophile player. The rigid travel case in cognac and mocha woven finishes provides effective yet stylish protection for Stellia when you are on the move.
Stellia is available on Focal.com/US and Amazon.com, starting at $3000.
For more than 35 years, Focal has been recognized as a leader on the global stage for its high-fidelity products. This French company based in Saint-Étienne (Loire department) manufactures speaker drivers, home audio and multimedia loudspeakers, car audio systems, monitoring loudspeakers and audiophile headphones. Some of our loudspeakers and technologies have become world-renowned references in the Hi-Fi industry.
All Focal products are designed and developed in France: they benefit from 35 years of innovation in exclusive and patented acoustic technologies. We have chosen to continue manufacturing products ‘Made in France’, where the quality and high standards of French craftmanship place the brand above its competitors. A market leader in France, Focal exports more than 80% of its production, mainly to Europe, North America and Southeast Asia.
In 2017, Focal merged with Naim Audio Limited, the leader of high-end electronics in the U.K. Vervent Audio Group, the resulting holding company, has a turnover of over €92-million.