A35.2 – power amplifier
A35.2 is a powerful balanced input stereo amplifier, utilising our UFPD 2 amplficiation technology to deliver 200 watt of power per channel in stereo and 800 watts of power in bridged mono mode.
A35.2 is the most powerful amplifier we have designed using our new proprietary UFPD 2 analog class D amplification technology.
In fact, a completely new UFPD 2 power module was designed to provide the power and performance we felt necessary for such a statement stereo amplifier.
As a result, a completely new power supply, with custom wound transformers, was designed to deliver the immense electrical power needed for the amplifier module to produce the immense amount of musical power of which it is capable.
With that essential circuitry in place, A35.2 is capable of providing immediate and sustained high power output with very low distortion, instantaneous rise time and absolutely linear amplification across the entire bandwidth resulting in a naturally fast, clean and agile sound over an ultra-wide frequency range and with exceptional headroom.
A35.2 features balanced inputs and 200 watts of output power into 8 ohms, with the ability to be bridged to mono for 800 watts of output into 8 ohms. With this level of truly massive power output, A35.2 is capable of driving even the most demanding stereo speakers, or for an awesomely powerful multi-channel system array.
The look and feel of Scandinavia
We believe that every aspect of our products – the way they look, the satisfying feel of the controls – contributes to the overall experience of living with Primare. As a result, Primare products exude the hallmarks of Scandinavian design – simple, elegant designs, with approachable and easy to understand functionality.
An example of this is the standby button discretely placed within the Primare logo on the faceplate of our R15, R35 and A35.2 models – or as we say lagom, not too much not too little, everything in balance, proportion, and harmony.
Modular Design and System Building
We feel it is essential to offer modularity whenever possible in order to have just the right features, both now and for the future. Modular design is featured in the I25 and I35 integrated amplifiers, as well as the PRE35 preamplifier, all of which can be updated with DAC and Prisma modules, as well as the CD35 CD player that can have the Prisma module added, either at the time of purchase or at a later date. As a result, we are able to offer a carefully considered array of models and configurations in order to allow for device selection that best fits any system need. The A35.2 is the obvious partner for the PRE35 in its various configuration, and while not modular itself, it does allow for a number of configuration options to fit system needs, either as a single stereo amplifier, or as a pair for use in bi-amping or in bridged mono mode for 800 watts of pure power per channel.
PRE35 Preamplifier and A35.2 Amplifier
In this video we review the features and functionality of both the A35.2 amplifier and the PRE35 modular preamplifier platform that may make them the perfect addition to your system.
- UFPD 2 Output power2 x 200W 8 ohms / 2 x 400W 4 ohms
- XLR1 x stereo pair inputs
- RCA1 x stereo pair inputs
- 12V Trigger2 x 3.5mm input/output
- RS232outboard system control port
- Dimensions430 x 400 x145 mm (wxdxh)
- Weight11.7 Kg
- Finishesblack or titanium
For more detailed specifications see the design brief and user guide.
The Speaker Shack, UK, September 2023“Musically the Primare A35.2 Power Amplifier is a formidable performer and copes well with all types of music, from the subtle nuances in Jazz to full on rock with hard hitting power and conviction, tested with the Perlisten Audio R7t speakers and now with my ProAc D2Rs it does not have to be in an all Primare system to show how well it can perform although I can imagine with its partnering PRE35 connected via the balanced inputs its performance and synergy will elevate its performance even further, factor in the sleek proportions and stylish looks and cool running it’s hard not to like the A35.2 amplifier, with a clear upgrade path to bridge the A35.2 and use two of these in mono configuration you end up with some serious hardware to power any speaker system should you choose, considering the price it really is quite the bargain.The Speaker Shack awards the Primare A35.2 with the Five stars Highly Recommended award!”View full review
Stereophile, USA, April 2023
A35.2 – Stereophile Recommended Component
“Class A (solid state) – This hefty Danish amplifier uses what Primare calls their “proprietary UFPD2 analogue class-D amplification technology” to deliver 200Wpc into 8 ohms. According to the manufacturer, UFPD2 integrates the class-D output stage and the necessary low-pass filter, “making control with feedback much more immediate and accurate.” HR found that with his Magnepan .7 speakers, the A35.2 sounded very similar to the slightly more expensive Bel Canto Ref600M class-D monoblocks. He wrote that the A35.2 “gripped the Magnepans’ diaphragms with greater control and force than either the class-A Pass Labs XA25 ($4900) or the $3495 all-tube, class-AB Rogue Stereo 100 (in Ultralinear mode). This control delivered a tauter, more rhythmic bass.” With Harbeth M30.2 speakers, HR found that the Primare’s high frequencies were “crisp and super-clear—but not luxuriant and engaging.” On the test bench, the Primare exceeded its specified powers, clipping at 225Wpc into 8 ohms and at 460Wpc into 4 ohms.”View full review
Stereophile, US, April, 2022
Primare A35.2: Stereophile Class A Recommended Component
This hefty Swedish amplifier uses what Primare calls their “proprietary UFPD2 analogue class-D amplification technology” to deliver 200Wpc into 8 ohms. According to the manufacturer, UFPD2 integrates the class-D output stage and the necessary low-pass filter, “making control with feedback much more immediate and accurate.” HR found that with his Magnepan .7 speakers, the A35.2 sounded very similar to the slightly more expensive Bel Canto Ref600M class-D monoblocks. He wrote that the A35.2 “gripped the Magnepans’ diaphragms with greater control and force than either the class-A Pass Labs XA25 ($4900) or the $3495 all-tube, class-AB Rogue Stereo 100 (in Ultralinear mode). This control delivered a tauter, more rhythmic bass.” With Harbeth M30.2 speakers, HR found that the Primare’s high frequencies were “crisp and super-clear—but not luxuriant and engaging.” On the test bench, the Primare exceeded its specified powers, clipping at 225Wpc into 8 ohms and at 460Wpc into 4 ohms.
HiFi+, UK, October 2021
HiFi+ Innovation Award 2021
Primare have received an Innovation award from HiFi+ with the following citation:
“First founded in 1985 by industrial designer Bo Christensen, Primare’s is perhaps one of the most recognisably Scandinavian brands in audio. Its combination of minimalism and good performance all point to a Swedish brand.
So, when Primare uses a Swedish word to describe its ethos, perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised. That word is ‘Lagom’ (pronounced ‘laah-goam’) and roughly translates to ‘just the right amount.’ In Primare’s world this means keeping everything in balance, harmony and proportion, and that the music – rather than the technology or the box in which it comes – should be the focus of audio.
To this end, Primare employs a very modular approach to its product design, such as its latest Ultra Fast Power Device module (used throughout the range), which shows what Class D can do in the hands of very competent design engineers.“
Link to announcement: HiFi+200 Innovation Award
Audioreview, Italy, December 2020
PRE35 Prisma & A35.2: Scandinavian Class D, Will it sound “cold”? Maybe not…
There is a remarkable attention to detail and an unexpected sweetness. Wasn’t it just tubes that had such grace? Those who miss the old series of Primare’s AB class amps will finally be able to be convinced of the technical-commercial choices made beyond the Baltic. The warmth in the mid-range is absolutely not trivial. Voices are balanced, open and crisp, perfectly focused on stage. There is no sibilant out of place and at the same time the detail on the cymbals or any other instrument appears millimetric. A clue that confirms the naturalness effect is not achieved through some sweetening.View/download full review as PDF
HiFi News, UK, December 2019
PRE35 Prisma + A35.2: Primare PRE35/A35.2
“Primare’s sophisticated PRE35/A35.2 combination is a class act. Especially in its priciest Prisma guise, it offers plentiful facilities coupled with slick ease-of-use and an enjoyably powerful sound. Furthermore, while optimised as a pair, both pre and power amp remain very competitive in their own right, the PRE35 as a go-to hub for comprehensive digital systems while the A35.2 is an all-round high-value powerhouse.”View/download full review as PDF
FWD, Benelux, Yearbook 2020
PRE35 + A35.2: Ultimate Price/Quality Ratio
“But the real knockout follows at the end this time and that is the unbelievably competitive price. I don’t know how they did it. But this PRE35 pre and A35.2 stereo power amplifier definitely belongs to the select group of best products of their kind that you can buy in this price range! For those who are not that traditional and have more to spend, there is ultimately also the more expensive PRISMA version with all possible DAC and network functionalities. Wow!”View/download full review as PDF
Audio Review, Italy, December 2020
PRE35 Prisma + A35.2: Primare PRE35 Prisma and A35.2
“There is a remarkable attention to detail and an unexpected sweetness. Wasn’t it just tubes that had such grace? Those who regret the old Primare AB series will finally be able to convince themselves of the technical-commercial choices made beyond the Baltic.”View/download full review as PDF
StereoLife, Poland, December 2020
Primare PRE35 Prisma + A35.2“The PRE35 Prisma and A35.2 are ideal in many ways. Neutrality, linearity, transparency combined with smoothness and dynamics combined with high playing culture. A sound in which the music itself plays the leading role. A set that does justice to the rest of the track. A system for audiophiles who are convinced that they are looking for such a sound and will sincerely love it, as well as for music lovers who do not know yet whether their hearts will be taken over by sweet triodes or cold, boorish transistors. It is a beautiful, functional pair where you can listen to any music with any speakers.”View full review
AV High End, Poland, May 2020
PRE35 Prisma and A35.2: Strong and Polished
“Both the PRE35 preamplifier and the A35.2 power amplifier deserve high marks in relation to the quality of their reasonable prices… The power amplifier is fast, detailed, offers high-quality transparency and very good insight into recordings, without the drawbacks or restrictions associated with class D… The additional advantage of both devices is excellent aesthetics and quality of workmanship.”View/download full review as PDF
On Off, Spain, February 2020
A35.2: Primare A35.2 Stereo Amplifier
“UFPD 2 brings subtle but noticeable improvements to its predecessor, the first of which is a new output circuitry developed to keep gain constant throughout the entire audio frequency range. The result is absolutely linear amplification, with a lower noise level and an improved tonal balance that provides absolutely “black” backgrounds for music, making the music more holographic in character; in short, greater naturalness.”View/download full review as PDF
Vumetre, France, February 2020
PRE35 Prisma + A35.2: PRE35 PRISMA + A35.2
“Musical, full of life and with disconcerting ease in the most delicate situations, this set seduced us …”View/download full review as PDF
Stereophile, USA, April 2020
A35.2: Primare A35.2 power amplifier
“My time spent with the Primare A35.2 amplifier reminded me that there still is no such thing as a perfect, one-size-fits-all amplifier. Some amps are stronger or more engaging than others. Some deliver exciting force, while others deliver subtle, enduring charms. Some, like the Primare A35.2, have high-toned manners, can dance the latest dance, and sometimes even order fine wine. Which reminds me: I never actually drank that Chateau Margaux. But I swear to you, the Primare amplifier looked expensive and sounded ooh la la! with the unopened bottle sitting next to it.”View full review
Stereoplay, Germany, May 2020
PRE35 Prisma + A35.2: Volcano in Two Stages (English)
“This pre/power tandem conjures up lust and passion, no matter how classically-refined its appearance may be. We were thrilled… We would like to go easy on our proofs of love. But we have really fallen for these two Swedes. As a mix of control centre and powerhouse we don’t know a better tandem in this price category.”
Read the German version here.View/download full review as PDF
Stereoplay, Germany, May 2020
PRE35 Prisma + A35.2: Vulkan in zwei Stufen (German)
“Diese Vor/End-Kombi erzaubert Lust und Leidenschaft, so klassisch-fein sie auch aussehen mag. Wir waren begeistert… Wir wollen sparsamer mit unseren Liebesbezeugungen umgehen. Aber diese beiden Schweden haben es uns ange- tan. Als Mix aus Zentrale und Kraftbereiter kennen wir in die- ser Preisregion kein besseres Duo.”
Read the English version hereView/download full review as PDF
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