To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this product
to rain or moisture.
• IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS -
READ CAREFULLY !
Read Instructions: All safety and operating instructions should be read before the
product is operated.
Retain instructions: Safety and operating instructions should be retained for
Heed Warnings: All warnings on the product & operation instructions should be
Follow Instructions: All operating and use instructions should be followed.
Cleaning: Unplug the product from the wall before cleaning. Do not use aerosol
or liquid cleaners, just a damp cloth.
Attachments: Do not use attachments not recommended by the product
manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
Water and moisture: Do not use this product near water.
Ventilation: Openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure
reliable operation and protect it from overheating so they must not be blocked or
covered by placing the product on a bed, sofa or other similar surface. This
product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack
unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer's instructions have
been adhered to.
Power Sources: This product should be operated only from the type of power
source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power
supply in your home, call your local power company.
Grounding or Polarization: This product may be equipped with a polarized
alternating current line plug. This plug will fit the power outlet in only one way as
a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug, try reversing it. If the plug
should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your outlet. Do not defeat
the safety purpose of the plug.
Power Cord Protection: Power supply cords should be routed so that they are
not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, pay-
ing particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles and the point
where they exit from the product.
Overloading: Do not overload wall outlets or extension cords, as this can result in
a risk of electrical shock.
Object and Liquid Entry: Never push objects of any kind into this product
through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts
that can result in a fire or electrical shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the
Servicing: Do not attempt to service this product yourself as openings or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing
to qualified personnel.
Heat: This product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other appliances (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Non-Use Periods: The power cord of the product should be unplugged from the
outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
Damage Requiring Service: The product should be serviced by qualified
A. The power supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the appliance; or
C. The product has been exposed to rain; or
D. The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked
change in performance; or
E. Product has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
If the product does not operate normally by following the
Replacement Parts: When replacement parts are required, use replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or have similar characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Safety check: Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the
service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in
proper operating condition.
WARNING: The mechanical connection rails on P1 are intended for use
with the Athena S1 speaker only. The use of these mechanical connection
rails with Athena S2 and S3 speakers creates an unstable, hazardous
product which can result in personal injury and or product damage.
Congratulations on your purchase of Athena Technologies
loudspeakers! Proprietary technology and high quality
manufacturing will allow you to enjoy the most natural and
accurate music reproduction for many years.
The advice offered in this manual is aimed at helping you
maximize and maintain peak performance, and therefore, your
listening satisfaction. Please take the time to read all of the
instructions contained in this manual to make certain your system
is properly installed and functioning correctly.
• BREAK-IN PERIOD
We strongly advise that you resist the temptation to play the
speakers to their full capabilities or
experiment with critical placement and listening until they have
been properly broken in. This process should last approximately
50 to 100 hours of music playback. This can be easily be done by
putting your compact disc player on Repeat mode, while playing a
CD with a wide dynamic range at normal listening levels.
• THE FOREFRONT OF
TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN
The Athena Technologies
speakers are unlike any speaker ever
produced. They have been designed from the ground up as an
expandable line of products. All of the models are timbre matched
with each other, which means that you may choose any of the
speakers you wish for any of the channels, either front stereo pair,
or in home theater as rear or center speakers. The subwoofer
models have been designed as true add-ons. The proprietary
connection rails on the subwoofer top allow the speaker to be
physically connected to the sub below it. This will provide what we
refer to as a "Power Tower" The rails have two purposes.
1) To attach them physically for security and safety, and
2) To make the audio signal connection between the two cabinets.
This provides not only a simplified wiring system, but also
eliminates the possibility of reversing the phase between the
speaker and subwoofer during the hook-up process.
For further details, see the connection descriptions and
diagrams, later in this manual
• ATHENA TECHNOLOGIES
is the newest division of Audio Products
International Corp., known throughout the industry as "API". A
Canadian company founded in 1975, The API factory is a modern
165,000 square foot research, development and manufacturing
facility located in Toronto, Canada. API is one of the largest speaker
manufacturers in the world, distributing products to fifty-five
A talented research and development team utilizes advanced
computer-based design and sophisticated measurement techniques
in its ongoing quest for new and better acoustic technologies. This
research is based upon the years of pioneering psycho-acoustic
research developed in conjunction with the Canadian "National
Research Council" (NRC), to create speakers that achieve high
performance in typical home listening environments. Extensive
research into every aspect of the speaker is analyzed and evaluated
before the design stage begins, a concept that we refer to as a
holistic design approach. This method guarantees that the finest
components and materials are made and tested with sophisticated
manufacturing and quality control techniques to ensure exceptional
performance that is superior to speakers costing several times