Each component part of CD35 Prisma – the drive, the DAC, the output stage, Prisma network player technology – work together in balance and harmony, contributing to what is simply the best digital music player Primare has ever offered.
At the heart of CD35 Prisma is a state-of-the-art dedicated TEAC 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.
Two output options are available. In fixed output mode it is a complete disc, stored and streamed digital media source for even the finest system, and in variable output mode it serves as both source and control center for a powered speaker based system.
Additionally, the modular design allows for the possibility of adding new modules and features as they become available.
Prisma – Network and Multiroom Technology
Prisma is a bundle of technologies that provide the broadest range of network music player features and functionality. Essentially created to be a streamer that would allow everyone, and everywhere, in the household to explore, discover, and share the deeply satisfying experience of high-performance music playback – Prisma provides multi-room/multi-zone connectivity and control of stored and streamed media, whether wired or wireless, all managed from mobile devices through the dedicated Prisma system control app.
In addition to AirPlay 2*, Bluetooth®, Roon Ready*, and Spotify Connect®, Prisma features Chromecast built-in, a unique streaming portal allowing effortless direct connection to hundreds of streaming applications and services, including voice control, for the best possible performance and user experience.
*with future update
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.
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.
CD35 Modular CD Player and DD35 CD Transport
In this video we review the features and functionality of both the CD35 modular CD player and DD35 CD transport that may make them the perfect addition to your system.
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CD35 Prisma – CD and network player
CD35 Prisma is an award winning modular CD player platform combining a state-of-the-art dedicated CD drive with an all-new reference balanced DAC stage feeding a finely tuned balanced analog output stage, and Prisma network player technology.
- CD TransportTEAC CD 5020A-AT
- DACESS Sabre ES9028PRO
- XLR1 x stereo pair analog output
- RCA1 x stereo pair analog output
- RCA1 digital output
- 1 digital output
- C25 remoteIR system control
- IR input3.5 mm in/out
- 12V Trigger3.5 mm in/out
- RS232outboard system control port
- Prismacontrol and connectivity
- USB1 digital input
- Ethernetx 2
- Chromecast built-in
- Spotify Connect
- Dimensions430 x 385 x 106 mm with buttons and connectors
- Weight10.8 kg
- Finishesblack or titanium
Stereo I Kolorowo-Underground, Poland, May 2019
I35 Prisma + CD35 Prisma: Primare I35 Prisma and Primare CD35 Prisma
“I35 Prisma illustrates the soul and sense of music with high tonal grip and low sibilance, nicely paints vast music landscapes and, at the same time, provides a naturally fast, transparent and agile sound. What’s more, the Swedish integrated has an inexhaustible ability to “revive” recordings. For example, on the album Keith Jarrett Trio “Somewhere” (ECM – 2009) the piano of the Steinway Grand Master, vibrating Peacock double bass strings, and DeJohnette’s delicate hi-hat drums were clearly present in the room, creating thus a perfectly balanced picture rich in detail and texture, providing the perfect insight into the emotional core of trio music.”View full review
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.”View/download full review as PDF
HiFi News, UK, March 2019
I35 Prisma + CD35 Prisma: Primare CD35/I35 Prisma
“There’s something deeply alluring about this streaming CD player/integrated amp combination, in both sound and function. An enjoyable music maker, it brings together a myriad different digital sources under one roof – so to speak – and allows easy control of them all. In turn, this makes it easier to appreciate the music without being distracted by the technology. Now there’s a thought for the future… HIGHLY COMMENDED.”View/download full review as PDF
Stereoplay, Germany, August 2018
I35 Prisma + CD 35 Prisma: Dream couple with qualities
“CD35 Prisma + I35 Prisma: Primare’s CD player/amp combinations are known for their technical sophistication, but the new 35-series dwarfs all its predecessors.”View/download full review as PDF
Music Emotion, The Netherlands, March 2018
I35 Prisma + CD35 Prisma: Versatility at its best
“Primare is among the most consistent class-leading high-end brands of the last few decades, continuing to refine a balanced and coherent sound. These new I35 and CD35 Prisma models are still following this more evolutionary course. However, a true revolution, and certainly for this brand, is now suddenly the maximum seamless integration of almost all digital source standards currently available. Add to this the maximum sound quality, and the trouble-free and smooth operation of the app for each of these sources, and the Primare team has seen the light again!”View/download full review as PDF
LowBeats, Germany, March 2018
CD35: The most beautiful of all CD players
“It’s true, the Primare CD35 surprised us. Such a beautiful CD player, one does not trust too much. But here we had to learn a lesson: the pretty sounds also beguilingly good… always playful, informative, but never hard. Only a few CD players can do that – and if so, they are much higher in terms of pricing.”View full review
- CD35 Prisma User Guide
- CD35 User Guide
- DD35 User Guide
- Primare Prisma 25 and 35 Series Chromecast built-in Quick Start Guide
- Prisma Chromecast built-in TIDAL HiFi Voucher
- CD35 Prisma Design Brief
- CD35 Design Brief
- DD35 Design Brief
- Prisma Chromecast built-in Quick Start Guide
- Primare Update for Windows
- DD35 RS232 Command list 2018-10-30
- CD35 RS232 Command list 2018-11-12
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