Pri­mare De­buts Prisma Net­work Mod­els

SoundMag - - Review / Anthem - Writ­ten by Steve May

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.

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