Thursday, 01 June 2000
Athena Technologies S3/P3, P1/C1
Technologies is a new line of speakers from API, the company that
brings you the Mirage and Energy speakers. Athena’s pedigree is very
solid and the Athena line fits in nicely between Energy and Mirage. The
speaker combination I reviewed consisted of the top-of-the-line
subwoofer/satellite combination for the four corners, with the smallest
subwoofer paired up with their center channel. The retail price for the
system I selected was a very reasonable $4,125 (C1 $250 each, P1 $275
each, S3 $600 per pair, P3 $600 each). Several finishes are available.
The cherry wood review samples were well finished and aesthetically
pleasing. The S3 is a three-way satellite with a 1" tweeter, 5 _"
midrange and 8" woofer. The P3 subwoofer is a 150-watt amplifier
driving a 10" driver in a ported enclosure.
The Athena lineup consists of three subwoofer options, the P1, P2 and
P3, three satellite options, S1, S2 ...