DENAFRIPS ATHENA Pure Class A True Balanced Full Discrete Flagship Preamplifier

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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


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In the event that a shipment is refused delivery by the recipient, is undeliverable, or is returned to sender, SHENZHENAUDIO will process a refund to the original payment method used.

If a customer would like the order reshipped, they’ll be charged a reshipment fee. Customers may also be subject to a restocking fee of up to 20 percent of the product cost.

Which Couriers To Use?

Given the amount of shipping partners we work with and the vast coverage area we serve, there are likely regions with much longer transit times than others. If you have any feedback, suggestions, or problems with the courier of your shipment, please feel free to submit a support ticket via the "Contact Us" button below.

Our goal is to provide our customers with the best shipping experience possible at a reasonable cost. This is why we constantly negotiate with existing shipping partners for lower rates and actively test new couriers for potential opportunities.

PO boxes or APO/FPO

The ability to ship to PO boxes or an APO/FPO address depends on the item's weight. If an item weighs more than 9 pounds, we won’t be able to ship to these addresses because of our current courier agreements.

To determine if your order is eligible for shipment to PO boxes or an APO/FPO address, please contact SHENZHENAUDIO Support.

Estimated Delivery Time

For customers in the continental United States:
5 to 14 business days from the date of shipping

For customers in Hawaii and Puerto Rico:
2 to 4 weeks from the date of shipping
International customers can expect longer shipping times, depending on the country in which they live:

Canada: 1 to 3 weeks from the date of shipping
Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, and the UK: 2 to 4 weeks from the date of shipping
Other countries not listed above: 3 to 6 weeks from the date of shipping

Please keep in mind that these are rough estimates and shipments can be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, like postal strikes or severe weather.

If, for some reason, you don’t receive your order within the estimated time frame provided above and suspect that it might be lost in transit, please submit a support ticket from your transactions page and we can look into the order with the courier. Lost-in-transit requests must be submitted to SHENZHENAUDIO Support within 4 months of the date of shipping or before the courier archives the tracking information.

Easy 30-Day Return Policy

If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return it to SHENZHENAUDIO within 30 days of the received date, subject to the conditions and exclusions below.

Eligibility Conditions

Please read conditions below. If all conditions are not met, SHENZHENAUDIO reserves the right to refuse the return. All returned items must be in new condition, in their original unaltered box (including an intact UPC code) and must include all packing material, blank warranty cards, manuals and accessories. SHENZHENAUDIO can only refund the original purchase price. Shipping and handling fees are nonrefundable.

Defective or Damaged Items

Defective items may be repaired, exchanged or refunded at our discretion for the same model or manufacturer's equivalent model.


Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary. Please allow 3-5 business days for mail-in exchanges to be processed.

Refunds & Credits

Once we receive and inspect your item(s), we will credit your account. Please allow 5-7 days for a credit to appear on your account. In most cases, we will issue your refund in the same way you made the original purchase. Please note: we can only refund the original purchase price. Shipping and handling fees are nonrefundable.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.


To return your product, you should mail your product to: Rm306, Block A, ChengShiShanHai Center, ZhongXing Road ,Bantian Street, LongGang Zone, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

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