Aegis AV Cabinets is proud to release our second model in our expanding lineup. Presenting the all new Athena Professional Series AV-A Tower. The Athena Series has everything our Zeus cabinet offers with the added capabilities of incorporating a turntable into your cabinet in a separately filtered and cooled compartment. Athena has been meticulously designed to bring style, beauty, and pure function to home or office technology experience.
Athena | Professional Series AV / AV-A Tower
The Athena Series is the next step in AV towers that incorporates network grade surge protection, RGBW custom ambient lighting, digital thermostat controlled filtered cooling, and built in home automation. Athena is designed to be an elegant, striking addition to any home décor giving customers protection and longevity to their high-end equipment.
Aegis AV Cabinets’ founder Michael Kelley, realizes most homes do not accommodate for AV design. This issue requires installers to force equipment into pantries, cabinets, and closets, none of which were designed to protect electronic equipment against overheating. Even aftermarket installed fan kits fall short of supporting regulated temperature control and reducing dust buildup to ensure the longevity of the equipment inside.
Athena is designed to bring in filtered and conditioned cool air using ultra-quiet fans and ventilate it through the equipment while forcing hot air out. Each tower is equipped with a digital thermostat that allows customers to customize the operating temperature inside. Cool air is introduced every 10 inches, forces hot air up through cross drilled ventilated shelves, and is drawn out through exhaust fans.
Every cabinet includes a Tripp Lite ISOBAR 12 Ultra which features network grade AC surge protection with EMI/RFI noise filtering. Outlets are arranged in exclusive isolated filter banks to limit noise interaction among connected devices. The rear cable farm allows ample room for cables and bulky transformers while keeping them completely out of site.
Create a scene with illumination effects to go along with mood or complement a special occasion. Choose from 3 million colors and several lighting effects like lightning storm, fireplace, or northern lights. Customers can set ambient lighting to display equipment inside. Lighting can also be turned on and off by opening and closing the glass door. (Not all lighting packages are the same, when upgrading to home automation, the upgraded Fibaro RGBW Controller comes standard and offers more lighting features. Review both options before finalizing your order).
Equipped with a black velvet lined charging station with RGBW lighting. All charging nests are featured with a Tamper Resistant 4.8 amp Smart Ultra-High Speed Dual USB charger that will precisely “Read” the power needs of each connected device while maximizing the charging efficiency.
Keyless stealth locking allows customers to access and secure equipment inside using the numbered key pad located next to the charging nest. The lock allows for delayed automatic locking as well as assigning and removing user access via supervisor code.
Each Athena cabinet features a separate filtered and cooled compartment that fits any standard to large size turntable models (See dimensions before finalizing order). Crested above by tempered polished glass using Sugatsune soft close lid stays that gently glide the glass shut to protect equipment inside.
Pivoting Base with Removable Rear Access Panel:
Athena is bedrocked on a locking and unlocking 360 degree rotating platform sitting on top of a reinforced solid steel frame. The design allows customers and integrators easy access to the removable rear panel to help keep from damaging equipment during installation and maintenance.
Home Automation (Optional):
The optional Athena Series AV-A (Automation) Tower takes it to the next level with a built-in home automation hub from Samsung SmartThings. Like a live-in translator, the hub communicates with all connected products regardless of their wireless protocol, and can easily be monitored and controlled from the SmartThings mobile app. The Hub contains ZigBee and Z-Wave radios, and is also compatible with IP-accessible devices. In addition, the hub can control the cabinets Fibaro RGBW lighting and so much more.
The glass is tempered and polished and comes standard in Grey tinted glass
Rack Mount (Optional):
Athena is designed to work with shelf mounted and rack mounted equipment. Customers can choose how much space they want to dedicate to both styles of equipment. Racks accommodate 8RU all the way up to 16RU to customize space efficiently.