EISA Phono Preamp 2020-2021 is… Primare R15!


“It’s the ideal interface between a high-quality record player and the line input of your amplifier.”


We are pleased to announce that, for the third year in a row, one of our new models have been honoured with a prestigious EISA award. It is satisfying to note that the EISA Hi-Fi panel not only recognised the R15 MM/MC Phono Preamp for its superior performance, but also acknowledged the flagship R35 on which its circuit design is based, identifying in each Primare’s signature sound as a “mix of weight and substance allied to detail and resolution.”


The official EISA award citation reads (emphasis added):  

 EISA PHONO PREAMP 2020-2021 Primare R15  

Housed in a compact case just 35cm wide, Primare’s R15 phono amplifier offers two levels of gain for both moving coil and magnet cartridges, with further adjustments of resistance and capacitance to optimise loading for the cartridge in use. Built with the same care the company brings to its main amplifiers, its low-noise design is informed by the flagship R35 model just as its sound is the familiar ‘Primare’ mix of weight and substance allied to detail and resolution. It’s the ideal interface between a high-quality record player and the line input of your amplifier.  

About EISA

The Expert Imaging and Sound Association is a collaboration between, currently, 55 of the most respected international specialist CE magazines. These periodicals and websites deliver regular and independent technical reviews on new products and embrace the full sphere of consumer electronics. Member magazines now extend beyond Europe to over 30 countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and India, and contribute their experience to one or more of EISA’s six Expert Groups: Photography, Mobile Devices, Hi-Fi, Home Theatre Audio, Home Theatre Display & Video and In-Car Electronics.

Every year, the EISA Awards celebrate those new products that combine the most advanced technology and desirable features with class-leading performance. The EISA Awards extend from the most affordable, high-value products to the most aspirational expressions of modern consumer electronics. Award categories change from year to year, reflecting the evolution of product design and connectivity, but every EISA Award winner remains the very best in its class. The sheer strength in depth of EISA’s members ensures the EISA Awards logo carries tremendous weight with all informed consumers.


EISA HiFi Group 


Audio & Cinema em Casa Portugal 
Audio AccessoryJapan 
AudiotechniqueHong Kong 
Australian Hi-FiAustralia 
FWD Magazine – Belgium 
Hi-Fi NewsUK 
HiFi & MusikSweden 
Sound Vision (Hxos)Greece 
SoundStage! Hi-FiCanada 
Stereo & VideoCzech 
Sztereó Sound&Vision – Hungary 


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