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DENAFRIPS - Athena

Desktop Class-A Preamp
Sale price₹ 224,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 229,999
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1. What is a Pre-Order product?
A Pre-order product is a product that we especially order for you from the brand. Once you place an order with us, we will order it from the brand for you.

2. How do I know when the product will be delivered?
There is a rough timeline on the product availability and once it has been confirmed with the brand, we will inform you.

3. Do you order the product from the brand as soon as I place the order?
We do not immediately order the product but add it in the upcoming order.

4. Will you be giving me updates?
Once we have ordered the product and have a confirmed timeline, we will give you an update.

5. I’d like to make changes to/cancel my order?
You can only cancel/make changes to your order until we place the order with the brand. Since the product is specifically being ordered for you, we will be unable to cancel/make changes once we order the product from the brand.

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7 Day Replacement Guarantee

In case you receive the DENAFRIPS - Athena with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

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Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this DENAFRIPS - Athena comes with a 3 Year warranty from Denafrips that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Denafrips's warranty in India.

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Chi-Fi
Excellence

3 Years of
Warranty

Ideal for Audiophiles

These DAC & Amps are designed for discerning music lovers. If audio quality is important to you, a set of DAC & Amps like these would be ideal.


You can expect these DAC & Amps to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these DAC & Amps is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.


These DAC & Amps deliver a spacious & open soundstage that makes you feel you are sitting at a live concert. Experience the magic and delve into pure sonic tranquility!


Ideal for
Desktop Use

XLR
Balanced Output

Metal
Build

Connect With
XLR & RCA

Volume Controls

If your DAC & Amps include volume controls or volume rockers, you can easily change the volume with a button press or volume knob turn.


DAC & Amps that have volume controls make its operation incredibly simple; turn up the volume on your smartphone or your source devices and then change the volume on DAC & Amps to the desired level.


This design feature allows you to have complete control over the desired volume according to your listening preferences.


INTRODUCING A TRUE BALANCED CLASS-A PREAMPLIFIER - THE ATHENA

The DENAFRIPS Athena preamp is a flagship full-sized, True Balanced, Class-A biased preamp making its debut as the high-end line-stage. Equipped with the advanced microprocessor CPLD discrete relay based 60 steps volume control, 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 fully discrete Class A output stage makes the sound full-bodied, reproducing transparent and spacious-sounding sonic reproduction.

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​FEATURES AN ENCAPSULATED DOUBLE METAL SHEETS SHIELDED PSU

DENAFRIPS is a firm believer that clean power leads to good sound. Based on this philosophy, the flagship Athena preamp was designed. In the same chassis, the encapsulated power supply unit is located underneath the main control board - with double layers of MU Metal sheets shielded together. This design aspect effectively suppresses the harmful EMI/EMF from the PSU. Multi-stages of Low Drop Out (LDO) voltage regulators and large capacitors bank provide clean power effortlessly to the Class A circuitry.

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EXQUISITELY BUILT WITH ALL ALUMINIUM CHASSIS AND COMES WITH CNC MACHINED REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

The DENAFRIPS Athena is constructed with an all-aluminium chassis, genuine premium components and MU Metal Shielded PSU. The remote control unit is machined from a single block of aluminium, anodized in black colour. It controls the preamp volume, source selection, and much more. The design of the DENAFRIPS Athena has been kept simple. The front panel hosts an LED display that provides information on the selected input and volume level (0-60). It also has an input selection button, a standby and mute button, and a volume control knob. The rear panel has numerous inputs and outputs for easy connectivity and scalability. It has XLR1, XLR2, XLR3, RCA, and XLR4 (Pure Direct), as inputs and RCA & XLR as outputs.

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3 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this DENAFRIPS - Athena comes with a 3 Year warranty from Denafrips that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Denafrips's warranty in India.

Crafting Exquisite Soundscapes for Audiophiles

Denafrips incorporated in the year 2012, focuses on developing high-end audio equipment at a very affordable price. Through the years of intense Research & Development and continuous improvement, Denafrips has finally settled with their product range which is equipped with R-2R ladder DAC technology. The reason behind this direction is that the team at Denafrips strongly believe that the R-2R DAC technology is the best way to reproduce music.Among their line-up of high-quality equipment, Denafrips DACs have gained a massive following for their distinct sound and are adopted by many.

Fun fact:The name, Denafrips, stand for D-ynamic, E-xquisite, N-atural, A-ttractive, F-idelity, R-efined, I-ntoxicating, P-ure, S-ophisticated - This means a lot to the team, and it is the house sound of Denafrips products.

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Diwakar Narumanchi (Hyderabad)
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Denafrips Athena Initial Impressions

Impressions because it's too early for review. Being a unity Gain preamp it gives a very clean and strong sound without coloration. Nice service by Headphones zone

Hey Diwakar, thank you so much for the awesome review!

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