Athens 2 is twin RIAA phono preamplifier with Dante® and AES67 network audio outputs.
It is a mains powered device with two high quality stereo turntable preamplifiers inputs. Each preamplifier has its own set of preset controls to allow accurate matching of the Athens 2 input circuitry to the turntable's cartridge. Input gain, input impedance and input capacitance can all be set for each of the two stereo inputs.The Athens 2 is suitable for use with both moving coil and moving magnet cartridges.
To provide the best possible equalisation of the RIAA curve the preamps feature high quality high tolerance analogue circuitry followed by a high quality analogue to digital converter and DSP. The combination of the analogue circuitry and DSP provides a very good quality RIAA equalisation resulting in a very flat output.