DD35 – CD transport

DD35 is a full size dedicated CD transport using a state of the art low resonance dedicated CD drive and ultra low noise digital output.

CD35 – Group TestHiFi+ Innovation Award 2021Primare I35 + DD35: The victory of the heart over reason

Primare DD35 CD transport technology inside


DD35 provides superior digital transport capabilites to virtually any system as a result of its low resonance drive and ultra low noise digital output, and making it the perfect partner for any of the models in the modular line of products: PRE35 preamplifier, I35, and I25 intergrated amplifiers.

The state-of-the-art TEAC dedicated CD drive supplies a jitter free signal to the digital output stage boasting its own discrete power supply, ensuring the most complete and noise free signal is available for the chosen digital to analog conversion stage.

While primarily designed for use with our most recent Prisma range of products, such as the PRE35 preampifer, I25 and I35 integrated amp platforms, DD35 will find a place in any system where the highest quality CD disc digital signal is required.

Primare DD35 CD transport side black

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.

Primare System Building PRE35 R35 DD35 A35

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.

  • CD TransportTEAC CD 5020A-AT
  • 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 Choice, UK, February 2023
    CD35 – Group Test

    “This flagship with space for a streaming module proves that excellence is more than just a state-of-the-art DAC. Oozing Scandi cool, the CD35 is an out-and-out winner in every way.

    A clear round? I doubt any Group Test will ever witness one, but here’s the Primare CD35 and that’s close enough. Think reverse perfect storm, a rare union of positive attributes – let’s call it best-of-all-worlds syndrome – that combine to nail ‘dead right’. First off, the CD35 is supremely confident and comfortable in its own skin and its sonic assets are truly all-encompassing.

    Naturally 7 really live up to their name via the CD35. Far from being an artfully blended but amorphous vocal mass, the Primare’s powers of resolution and separation more accurately portray an ensemble of fewer singers in a larger space with more lung power, tonal nuance and easily understood expression. No blurring or artificial smoothing – it all just sounds stunningly natural.

    Moreover, the CD35’s skills are seamlessly transferable. As you might imagine, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat sounds stellar, Jeff Beck’s dizzying speed, dynamic tension and effortless melding of delicacy and bite aren’t just thrilling, but truly jaw dropping. The urge to lean heavily on the volume is irresistible.

    The Primare CD35 looks rather self-effacing. Neat, clean, minimal. It doesn’t sound it. If you want to discover just how glorious your CDs can sound, this is the one to get.”

    View/download full review as PDF
  • 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
  • Audio Stereo, Poland, March 2020
    Primare I35 + DD35: The victory of the heart over reason

    “Equipment not only worth listening to, definitely worth having as proof that music can be different. To quote Piotr Wierzbicki, “I hate Tchaikovsky and Mahler because they were too tearful, unmanly.” Primare will not spare some of your music choices, but it will give you great pleasure with other albums. definitely worth having as proof that music can be different.”

    View full review

Primare Help Centre

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