Denafrips strike again – This time it's Athena, a new fully-balanced preamplifier with two internal storeys – the fully encapsulated ground floor for a twin-toroid power supply, the upper for a CPU coupled to Darlington arrays which drive a fully balanced relay-based volume control with Dale mil-spec metal film resistors and upscale gain devices. Price is $2'698 Singaporean or €1'750. Vinshine Audio's global Denafrips distributor Alvin Chee added, "right, I asked Mr. Zhao about that too. He said that he wants to set a new price/performance standard for the high-end audio industry".