Denafrips Athena 12TH
Denafrips Athena 12TH
Denafrips Athena 12TH

Denafrips Athena 12TH: Discrete balanced pure Class A preamplifier

Denafrips Athena 12TH is the pinnacle of sonic excellence and performance in audio conversion. Designed and built with uncompromising dedication, Denafrips Athena represents a true breakthrough in audio innovation and craftsmanship. Built to exacting standards, this model sets a new benchmark for performance, delivering incredible precision and musicality.

Denafrips Athena 12TH

The Denafrips Athena 12TH features a fully symmetrical Class A architecture of the highest quality. High-end electronics are used throughout the unit, including a 60-step relay attenuator to keep crosstalk to a minimum, while precision-matched resistors ensure perfect channel balance and extremely low distortion. The result is rich, clear sound.

Denafrips Athena 12TH

All Athena components are housed in a rugged, modern aluminum housing. There is a display on the front panel that shows the selected volume level. All functions can be controlled remotely using the appropriate remote control.

Denafrips Athena 12TH

When creating the Athena 12TH, Denafrips paid special attention to the integrated power supply – a critical step in delivering impeccable sound quality. The power supply section, located under the main control board, includes two large toroidal transformers and has dual-layer shielding using MU metal foil for effective EMI/EMI attenuation. This careful design ensures flawless power supply to the audio circuits.

Denafrips Athena 12TH

Characteristics of Denafrips Athena 12TH:

  • Product Type: Discrete Balanced Preamplifier
  • Architecture: Pure Class A
  • Attenuator: 60-step relay attenuator with microprocessor control
  • Inputs: 4x balanced stereo XLR/1x single-ended stereo RCA
  • Outputs: 1x single-ended stereo RCA/1x balanced stereo XLR
  • Input Impedance: Single ended: 12.2 kohms/balanced: 60 kohms
  • Output Level: RCA: 2Vrms/XLR: 4Vrms
  • Output Impedance: Single: 200 ohms / Balanced: 400 ohms
  • Gain: Unity Gain, 0dB
  • Frequency response: 10 Hz – 85 kHz (-0.3 dB)
  • THD+N: 0.00012%
  • SNR: 127 dB
  • Dynamic range: > 121 dB
  • Crosstalk: -110 dB
  • Supply voltage: 100-240VAC 50/60Hz
  • Consumption: 25 W
  • Color: silver
  • Dimensions: 430 x 380 x 95 mm
  • Weight: 18 kg

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