Primare Debuts Prisma Network Models
Primare is launching its first network models, an integrated amplifier/network player, the I35 and a Prisma CD/network player, the CD35.
The Prisma platform offers network playback from stored and streamed media, along with multiroom/multi-zone operation, managed through a dedicated Prisma app.
The I35 Prisma integrated amplifier is the first to use the brand’s new UFPD 2 power system, a reworking of Primare’s aUFPD all-analogue Class-D technology, offering 2 x 150 watts (into 8 ohms). In addition to fully balanced analogue input options, the I35 Prisma includes a DAC stage with PCM 768kHz and DSD 256 conversion.
Built around a Teac CD drive, the CD35 (pictured above) features all-new DAC stage, utilising an ESS Sabre chipset for conversion of music files up to PCM 384kHz and DSD 256.
“Each component part of the CD35 Prisma - the drive, the DAC, the output stage, and Prisma connection and control - contributes to what is the best CD player Primare has ever offered,” enthuses Kalle Nordehammer, Primare Product Development. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity is standard. Various configurations of CD player and amplifier are available.
The modular nature of each of these configurations allows an I35 or I35 DAC to be updated with DAC and Prisma modules respectively, or CD35 CD player to have the Prisma module added at a later date. All models above include a C25 Primare system remote control and are available in Black and Titanium finishes.
Australian pricing and availability to be confirmed.