Rogue Audio is one of the most dependable brand names when it comes to high-end audio systems. For years the brand has been recognized by audiophiles throughout the world as equipment that delivers clear and consistent quality in music.
What are the specs for the Athena?
- Four 6H30P
- Remote control:
- w/ volume and mute
- Home theater (unity gain)
- Gain settings:
- CNC machined aluminum
- 4 pairs RCA inputs, 2 pairs RCA outputs, 1 pair Balanced XLR inputs, 2 pairs Balanced XLR outputs
- Main Chassis: 18.25” W x 15.25” D x 5” H - Power Supply Chassis: 4” W x 11” D x 4” H
- 45 pounds
- Shipping weight:
- 50 pounds
What else to know about the Athena?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, 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.
Brief History of Rogue Audio
Rogue Audio amplifier designs combine the finest in tube circuit topology with meticulously engineered circuit layout to achieve superior performance. Unflagging attention to the integrity of the audio signal path and power supplies results in truly superior designs. The most discriminating audiophile will delight in the impeccable fidelity of recordings reproduced through the amplifiers.
The matchless quality of Rogue amplifiers is obvious at first glance. However, Rogue’s quality is not just skin deep. Ultra-high tolerance components, two-ounce copper circuit boards, and silver plated switches are just a few of the many features which separate Rogue products from the competition. The amplifiers have also been designed to be extremely reliable. Electronic components are rated far beyond their intended use, and only the highest quality components are incorporated into the designs. The rugged chassis are treated to resist scratching and corrosion and the machined aluminum faceplates are anodized to protect their appearance.
Other Rogue Audio Products We Often Buy
Typically, StereoBuyers purchases mostly used amplifiers, especially the vintage amps and high-end Rogue Audio models.
StereoBuyers has purchased tens of thousands worth Rogue Audio brand equipment since 2014, with individual buys ranging from $100 to well over $50,000. If you are moving, ready to upgrade, or have Rogue Audio equipment you do not or will not be using, why not contact us today to find out if it is worth good money?
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The following images show actual Rogue Audio equipment purchased by StereoBuyers.