CD35 – CD player

CD35 is an award winning full size modular CD player of extraordinary capabilites, a state of the art low resonance dedicated CD drive and most sophisticated digital to analog converter stage, capable of adding full Prisma network technology at any time.

HiFi+ Innovation Award 2021I35 and CD35EISA STEREO SYSTEM 2019-2020 PRIMARE CD35/I35 PRISMAEffortless streaming – Primare’s new talentsCD35: CD with potential

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Primare CD35 CD player technology inside

Technology

Each component part of CD35 – the drive, the DAC, and the output stage – work together in balance and harmony, contributing to what is the best CD player Primare has ever offered

At the heart of CD35 is a state-of-the-art TEAC dedicated CD drive supplying a jitter-free digital signal to an all-new DAC stage utilising a superb-sounding eight channel ESS Sabre chipset to convert that signal to analog for delivery to a finely tuned output stage.

Its modular design allows for a Prisma network connectivity and control technology module, SM35, to be added at any time.

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 are the control buttons, carefully crafted to provide the best tactile sense when used – not too large or too small, too soft or too stiff, nor to close to or far from the surface of the faceplate – or as we say lagom, not too much not too little, everything in balance, proportion, and harmony.

Primare CD35 CD player front black

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 modular integrated amplifiers, as well as the PRE35 modular 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. For example, a CD35 with Prisma module installed can be paired with an I35 integrated amplifier, allowing for a separation of analog and digital stages. Or, an I35 with DAC and Prisma modules installed can be paired with a DD35 CD transport, allowing for multi-room and multi-zone playback of every input, whether analog or digital source.

  • CD TransportTEAC CD 5020A-AT
  • DACESS Sabre ES9028PRO
  • XLR1 x stereo pair analog output
  • RCA1 x stereo pair analog output
  • RCA1 digital output
  • Toslink1 digital output
  • C25 remoteIR system control
  • IR input3.5 mm in/out
  • 12V Trigger3.5 mm in/out
  • RS232outboard system control port
  • Dimensions430 x 385 x 106 mm with buttons and connectors
  • Weight10.8 kg
  • Finishesblack or titanium

For more detailed specifications see the design brief and user guide.

  • 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 

    View/download full review as PDF
  • Salon AudioVideo. Russia, March 2021
    I35 and CD35

    “But the most interesting thing is that, choosing an intermediate solution (I35 only with DAC, and CD35 – in the full version, with a network board), but while having to pay a bit extra, you get the most flexible option. First, the system has two different DAC characteristics… Secondly, with additional digital inputs, it is possible to use not only more sources, but also alternative signal paths between the amplifier and the universal network CD player (one of them can be configured by cables specifically for some musical genre). After all, the SM35 Prisma streaming board can be moved from source to integrated if you want to try out a different configuration or part with the CD player altogether.”

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  • EISA, International, August 2019
    EISA STEREO SYSTEM 2019-2020 PRIMARE CD35/I35 PRISMA

    “Recipient of a previous EISA Award, Primare continues its winning ways with this I35 amplifier and CD35 Prisma CD/network player. The amplifier is a simple, but fabulous- sounding, all-analogue design that delivers plenty of power using the company’s UFPD 2 amplification. Its modular design means you can add Primare’s DAC stage, and the Prisma network/multi-room module, when required. The CD35 Prisma CD player is also fully networked, offering wired and wireless connectivity for AirPlay, Bluetooth and Spotify Connect, as well as Chromecast built-in to access thousands of streaming services. This is so much more than a simple CD player/amp system: It’s the future of hi-resolution home hi-fi.”

  • HiFi Musik, Sweden, April 2019
    Effortless streaming – Primare’s new talents

    “I have myself never heard a amplifier in this price class that sounds so explosive and powerful in the low end, yet sounding so subtle and detailed with precision.”

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  • Audio Video, Poland, December 2018
    CD35: CD with potential

    “So, success? Of course. It is enough that CD35 offers a potentially attractive and interesting expansion option for the Prisma network player module, which will turn this disc player into a true multi-format source, in addition to being a class-leading player. A CD about free, open, natural and – most importantly – engaging sound. Feeling the sound of progress, without a doubt. RECOMMENDED.”

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