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ROGUE AUDIO ATHENA PREAMPLIFIER

Based on our flagship Hera preamplifier, the Athena offers reference level performance in a more compact single box design. The Athena uses four 6H30P tubes in a mu-follower configuration to provide outstanding detail and dynamics. A separate power supply which can be tucked behind your system provides power to the enormous power supplies located in the main chassis.

Like the Hera, every aspect of the Athena design is aimed at maintaining near perfect signal integrity. To that end, Rogue Audio designed a stepped attenuator that uses purely resistive elements to derive more than 120 individual volume steps. The switch itself is proprietary and manufactured in Switzerland specifically for Rogue Audio. A miniature slipper clutch (much like those used in racing vehicles) connects the massive attenuator to a motor that can then be remotely controlled. All functional switching is done via heavy duty silver switches rather than being routed through a silicon chip. Capacitors, resistors and all other critical parts are of the highest quality as well. The chassis itself is a fully machined work of industrial art that provides the mechanical and electrical isolation necessary for the incredibly low noise floor of the Athena. The ultra-sophisticated design also includes a phase invert button, balance bypass, processor loop, unity gain bypass and a host of other features. The design goal was to closely approach the performance of the Hera in a more compact single box design - you will be very happy with the results.

Features and Specs:

 

• Four 6H30P tubes

• Remote control w/ volume and mute

• Phase invert button

• Home theater (unity gain) bypass

• Mono button

• Processor Loop

• Tape monitor

• Balance/Balance defeat

• Five gain settings

• CNC machined aluminum chassis

• 4 pairs RCA inputs

• 2 pairs RCA outputs

• 1 pair Balanced XLR inputs

• 2 pairs Balanced XLR outputs

• 1 pair unity gain inputs (cinema bypass)

• 5Hz - 150KHz +/- 0dB

• 1Hz-300KHz +0/-3dB

• THD <0.1%

• Gain 12dB single ended 15dB Balanced

• Rated output 1V RMS

• Output impedance 220 Ohms

• Maximum Output 25V Peak

• Main Chassis: 18.25” W x 15.25” D x 5” H

• Power Supply Chassis: 4” W x 11” D x 4” H

• Weight 45 pounds

• Shipping weight 50 pounds

 

 

US MSRP $4,995.00

 

If you are interested in this product, have questions, or want to schedule an audition, please call 1-714-630-4100.