SC15 Prisma – preamplifier and network player

SC15 Prisma is a full-featured pre-amplifier and network player incorporating WiSA high resolution wireless speaker connection technology.

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HiFi+ Innovation Award 2021SC15 Prisma: Cool Synergies – Phonar P4 Match Air and SC15 PrismaSC15 Prisma: 11 Sources from 499€ to 6700€R15, SC15, I15 MM, CD15 Prisma: The Swedish ApproachDD15, SC15 Prisma, R15, I15 MM: Primare 15 System

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Primare SC15 Prisma preamplifier and network player technology inside

Technology

SC15 Prisma continues a Primare tradition of delivering astonishing performance from compact and elegant devices for easy installation into virtually any living environment, and with the three-quarter-sized cabinet of SC15 Prisma, even greater possibilities open up for providing the highest quality music performance and access to any and every room in the house.

SC15 Prisma is a full-featured system control and network player, providing digital to analog conversion with up to PCM 384kHz and DSD 128 capabilities, as well as complete digital media access and system management by way of the Prisma connectivity and control technology.

With selectable fixed or variable output, SC15 Prisma can serve as an advanced network player for any system in fixed mode, or connected directly to a pair of powered speakers for a compact high performance stereo system in variable.

SC15 Prisma also includes WiSA high resolution wireless speaker connectivity with WiSA enabled high performance powered loudspeakers, offering an additional output option for this most versatile performer.

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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 is the compact, essentially three-quarter sized, of the 15 series, cabinets creating the sense of perfect proportions being just right for allowing placement within any living environment – or as we say lagom, not too much not too little, everything in balance, proportion, and harmony.

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Primare System Building CD15 I15 R15

System Building

With the 15 Series, we offer a carefully considered array of models in order to allow for the best selection to fit any of your system needs. For example, the ultimate 15 Series system might be the DD15 CD transport, SC15 Prisma preamplifier and network player, I15 analog integrated amplifier, and R15 MM/MC phono preamplifier, allowing for the best performance, analog or digital, with the greatest number of connection options. However, there may be no need for additional digital inputs, MC phono preamplification may not be requirement, or simply to address budget or size considerations, a system composed of CD15 Prisma CD and network player with an I15 MM integrated amplifier with MM15 MM phono module installed could be assembled. This compact and reasonably priced system provides multiple analog source playback, including vinyl disc, as well as digital disc, stored or streamed media playback, with remarkable power, control, and connection flexibility.

I15 Prisma Integrated Amplifier and SC15 Prisma Network Player Video

In this video we review the features and functionality of both the I15 Prisma integrated amplifier and SC15 Prisma network player that may make them the perfect addition to your system.

  • DACAKM AK4490
  • RCA1 x stereo analog pair input
  • 3.5 mm1 x stereo analog/digital input
  • RCA1 x digital input
  • Toslinkx 3 digital inputs
  • USB-B1 x digital input
  • RCA1 x stereo variable analog output
  • RCA1 x digital output
  • C25 remoteIR system control
  • IR3.5 mm in/out
  • RS232outboard system control port
  • 12V Triggerin/out
  • Prismaconnectivity and control
  • USB-Ax 1
  • Ethernetx1
  • WiFi
  • AirPlay 2
  • Bluetooth
  • Chromecast built-in

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
  • Audio Test, Germany, July 2020
    SC15 Prisma: Cool Synergies – Phonar P4 Match Air and SC15 Prisma

    “The sound is free and sparkling. Especially in the bass, where the ensemble is practicing skillful restraint, however, the performance is not restrained in its liveliness. The performance wins thereby in spatial depth and gives that unmistakable song of abundant Swedish freedom.

    Sehr Gut – 88%”

    View/download full review as PDF
  • Diapason, France, February 2020
    SC15 Prisma: 11 Sources from 499€ to 6700€

    “The Primare SC15 network player is a great success, full of balance and not without personality. It is also an excellent preamplifier” – Diapason D’Or 

    View/download full review as PDF
  • Music Emotion, The Netherlands, November 2020
    R15, SC15, I15 MM, CD15 Prisma: The Swedish Approach

    “The 15 Series includes after all, relatively many models, so that anyone can build a system which suits their needs… And that fits in perfectly with Primare’s focus on ‘lagom’ (read: exactly what is needed), which is the Swedish approach.”

    View/download full review as PDF
  • HiFi+, UK, September 2020
    DD15, SC15 Prisma, R15, I15 MM: Primare 15 System

    “For my part, I’d be happy with the system whichever way it was put together… In other words, if you want to keep your options open and have all of those options sound good, don’t be surprised if all your electronics end up with a Primare logo on the front.”

    View/download full review as PDF
  • Soundstage Simplifi, Canada, May 2019
    SC15 Prisma: Primare SC15 Prisma Streaming DAC-Preamp

    “Primare’s SC15 Prisma streaming preamplifier is a beautifully built, fine-sounding component that can accommodate a plethora of digital sources as well as high-quality streaming from mobile devices, and its small footprint makes it very attractive for use in multi-purpose living spaces.”

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  • HomeCinema Magazine, March 2020
    SC15 Prisma: System Audio Speakers and Primare SC15, HiFi Without Wires

    “Marry the Primare SC15 with the System Audio silverback 5 legend speakers and you get a complete music system that performs very ear-friendly. It is extremely versatile, in particular thanks to Primare’s Prisma platform, which has many streaming options. The great thing about all this is that you enjoy it without the disadvantages of many cables and complex stacks of equipment. Thanks to WiSA technology, you do not compromise on quality, and you no longer have to think about how you will conceal that speaker cable. In short, this makes this system a rock-solid entry for the ‘better sound for the living room for now’ championship.”

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  • Alpha-Audio, The Netherlands, December 2020
    I15 MM and SC15 Prisma: Primare duo

    “What a great duo this is! We hear loads of details, a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of speed. It is especially the i15 that realizes this. It gets an Alpha Approved from us. Truly a GREAT amplifier.”

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  • Hi fi Stars, June 2019, Germany
    SC15 – No small thing

    “The versatile Primare SC15 Prisma cuts an excellent figure both as an analogue preamplifier and as a converter and network player. In doing so, it combines useful functions with its priority for high-quality audio playback. As an overall package, I see very few competitors on par for the SC15 Prisma in its price range.”

    View/download full review as PDF

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