Rogue Audio Athena tube Preamp, Mint conditionRogue Audio  Athena tube Preamp, Mint conditionSelling my Rogue Audio Athena preamp in mint condition. Original owner, purchased in June 2010. This $5000 preamp competes easily with preamps 2-3 times its cost. Extremely well-built. Outstand...2995.00

Rogue Audio Athena tube Preamp, Mint condition [Expired]


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Selling my Rogue Audio Athena preamp in mint condition. Original owner, purchased in June 2010. This $5000 preamp competes easily with preamps 2-3 times its cost. Extremely well-built. Outstanding dynamics with excellent bass response and impact. Very smooth and warm mids and highs. Heavy metal remote and separate outboard power supply. Used for approximately 200 hours, never opened and comes with original 6H30P tubes. Includes all original accessories and packaging. Paypal add 3%. From Rogue Audio website: Athena Preamplifier MSRP $4,995 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 seperate 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, we have 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. Our design goal was to closely approach the performance of the Hera in a more compact single box design - We think you will be very happy with the results. Suggested retail price is $4,995. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - General Features: [back to top] - Four 6H30P tubes - Remote controlled stepped attenuator 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 Connections: - 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) Dimensions: - 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 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Specifications: [back to top] - Frequency response: - 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
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