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Denafrips Athena Pre Amplifier

The long awaited DENAFRIPS ATHENA is finally here. Our flagship full sized, True Balanced, Class-A biased preamplifier making its debut as the high-end linestage.
Equipped with the advanced microprocessor CPLD discrete relay based 60 steps volume control, DENAFRIPS ATHENA Pure Class A True Balanced Full Discrete Flagship Stage Preamplifier coupled with current drive Darlington arrays network and the precision matched Military-specs Metal Film Resistors, yielded perfect channel balance, ultra low distortion THD+N at 0.000120%. 

The full discrete Class A output stage not only does it sounds full body, it reproduces transparent and spaciously sounding, literally the best of both worlds. 

DOUBLE METAL SHEETS SHIELDED PSU: We are the strong believer of clean power equates to the foundation of good sound quality. The flagship Athena preamp is no exception. It shared the same beliefs and philosophy.

In the same chassis, the encapsulated power supply unit is located underneath the main control board - with double layers of MU Metal sheets shielded in between. This effectively suppressed the harmful EMI/EMF from the PSU. 

Multi-stages of Low Drop Out (LDO) voltage regulators, large capacitors bank provide clean power effortlessly to the Class A circuitry. 

Thanks to the precision matched Mil-specs Metal Film Resistors and MU Metal Shielded PSU, the ATHENA THD+N is measured at 0.000120%, noise level at incredibly low 1.58uVrms. 

Each unit is tested with Audio Precision APx500 prior shipping. These are the quality standard we enforced to meet your requirements. Right, we know you care about the sound, as well as the measurements! 

Constructed with full aluminium chassis, genuine premium components and MU Metal Shielded PSU. The Art of High End does not necessary mean high price.

The ATHENA is priced at a modest price tag. We are setting a new price / performance standard for the high-end audio industry.

Technical Highlights:
Pure Class-A, True Balanced, Fully Discrete Flagship Line Stage
60 Steps Microprocessor Controlled Relay Based Stepped Attenuator
Precision Matched Military-Specs Metal Film Resistors & Components with Perfect Channel Balance And Low Distortion
Remote Controlled

RCA at 2.0Vrms
XLR at 4.0Vrms
Frequency Response: 10-85kHz(-0.3dB)
THD+N: 0.00012%
S/N Ratio: 127dB
Dynamic Range: >121dB
Stereo Crosstalk: -110dB
Input Impedance: 12.2k Ω
Output Impedance: 200 Ω

AC Power Requirement: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz (Worldwide Voltage)
Power Consumption: 1W (Idle), 25W (Operational)
Dimension: 430W x 380D x 95H mm
Weight: 18 Kg           
Color: Black/Silver