Reviews

  • HiFi+, UK, November 2020
    R35: Primare R35 solid-state, MM/MC phono stage

    “The Primare R35 is that rare thing: an audio component with a lot of features that also sounds exceptionally revealing. Usually, it’s one or the other, so getting both in a professionally executed package with some superior styling touches at a sensible price is quite an achievement.”

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  • The HiFi Studio, The Netherlands, August 2020
    I35: Dynaudio Contour 20i and Primare I35 Prisma

    The combination of the Danish speakers and the Swedish amplifier is very successful. After the review of the Dynaudio Contour 20i and the Primare I35 Prisma, together they form a Scandinavian variant for a fast and dynamic reproduction, coupled with a high degree of transparency. They offer the listener a deep insight into the details and emotions of different music styles. What’s not to like?”

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  • Salon Audio Video, Russia, November 2020
    R15: The Science to Win

    “The first impression is that the musical balance is perfectly maintained, the instruments sound natural, with a rich spectrum, and nothing is “overheated” – neither the midrange nor the top… There are many more technical aspects, but the result is the same, rich and lively sound both in MM and MC modes.”

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.”

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  • Stereo+, Norway, September 2020
    R35: Sound on the Very Top Shelf

    “Only seconds into the first track, it is clear that the Primare R35 creates a large and beautiful three-dimensional space, and it does so without over focusing on certain instruments or certain areas of the frequency range. The sound is very well balanced, the dynamics are excellent, and the sound is neat and precisely reproduced… The focus on voices and instruments is excellent and makes the music experience believable and natural. The voices are drawn in the middle, with the rest of the band or orchestra beautifully and neatly placed in both width and depth on the back. Five Stars.”

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  • Stereo, DE, August 2020
    R15: Simple & Moving

    “The R15 masters the art of combining transparency with tonal cohesion, which makes a significant contribution to the sophisticated aura exuded by the pleasantly discreet Primare, whose equally unaffected and stylish design found an equivalent in the sound. The R15 performs beyond its price range and was also not overwhelmed by high-quality pickups – regardless of the type. So, the supposedly simple Primare turned out to be quite moving in the end. Price/Performance – Outstanding.”

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  • HIFI.NL, Benelux, July 2020
    PRE35 Prisma: Primare PRE35 with WiSA and System Audio Legend Audio 40 Silverback

    “From the perspective of the discerning music lover, the interesting thing is that this wireless music system makes very few compromises in audio quality. The WiSA system is lossless and hi-res (to a certain extent), and together with a source/hub like the PRE35 you talk about a high-end audio chain that remains completely in the hi-fi atmosphere. Thanks to Primare’s excellent Prisma platform, you are in the right place in terms of streaming options. 4.5 stars out of 5.”

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  • Hi-Fi News, UK, May 2020
    R35: Primare R35

    “Primare R35 – Flagship phono stage is an analogue triumph… it is an incredibly flexible and capable phono stage that seemingly has the ability to extract the very best from any cartridge that crosses its path. A rare feat at any price, this only further pumps up the R35’s value. OUTSTANDING PRODUCT.”

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  • Hi-Fi Choice,. UK, May 2020
    R15: Prime Candidate

    “Nine minutes of “Comfortably Numb” isn’t just atmospheric but utterly mesmerising with a sense of air and unfettered bandwidth that captures the scale and magic of the music and the venue… This has nothing to do with the hyped presence some phono stages employ to pep up proceedings, but a precision and focus that doesn’t blunt edges, blur textures or drag tempos and presents the solid and the spacious as a coherent whole with the full spectrum of tonal colours and accurately rendered instrumental timbres. Recommended, Five Stars.”

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.”

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  • Stereolife, Poland, July 2019
    I15 Prisma: Primare I15 Prisma

    “The Swedes have followed a fairly obvious path here – if you can hear more, it means it’s better. It’s hard to disagree with that, because listening to their basic amplifier you get the impression that the music reaches you without artificial barriers and delays.”

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  • Audio Stereo, Poland, April 2020
    I15 Prisma: “Toddler” with huge possibilities

    “So if you are looking for a small amplifier with virtually unlimited possibilities for the world of digital streaming and a wealth of connections, if you are looking for an immersive sound that consistently reveals subtle shadings and details – the I15 will be the perfect partner for long evenings.”

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  • Hificlass, Poland, June 2020
    NP5 Prisma: Primare NP5 Prisma

    “If anyone is planning to upgrade their system with network functionalities, then they should consider the Primare proposal. With a good DAC, NP5 Prisma transport is able to offer the sound that is natural, musical, but also dynamic and detailed, with convincing space and impeccable stereo.”

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  • Audio PL, March 2020
    NP5 Prisma: Streaming Different

    “Ease of use, Chromecast, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 and compatibility with Roon create very large functional possibilities, and the natural, almost “analog” sound – obtained even from lower quality streaming services – is a real surprise and also the biggest advantage of this inconspicuous device. Colours and micro dynamics mean that emotions from listening to music, despite some restrictions of objective quality, are guaranteed. Again, it turns out that not the specifications, but the right concept and its efficient implementation matter the most. Bravo!”

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  • 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.”

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  • Stereo, Germany, May 2020
    I25 Prisma: Music Box of Swedish Steel

    “The bottom line is that the Primare I25 is a piece of great Swedish workmanship, that is a lot of fun in every respect. Four Stars – Excellent.”

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  • Stereoplay, Germany, February 2020
    R15: Schwedenhappen

    “But the R15 enchanted us. It was warm, soulful, quick, brilliant – the best of both Worlds. By the standards one would have our best list quite double for that quality. Therefore, a highlight and a loud one. Buy recommendation.”

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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.”

  • 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 …”

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  • Vumetre, France, September 2019
    I35 Prisma: Primare I35 Prisma

    “Versatile, focused on the future of high-fidelity, the Primare i35 foreshadows what the best systems of tomorrow will be. Musical, full of life and with a disconcerting ease in the most delicate situations, it has seduced us and overcame the doubts that some may sometimes have around digital amplification. Resolutely turned towards the future and the management of networked media, it knows how to exploit the best. An undeniable success!.”

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  • ON-MAG, France, December 2019
    I25 DAC: A hifi amplifier, both very efficient, audiophile, and does everything!

    “The Primare I25 is also very dynamic. It is muscular, capable of powering large and difficult speakers. But it is also the perfect “tough guy with a tender heart”, able to strike the blows on a piece of vindictive Rap, and then shoot you a little tear of emotion, a few moments later, on an emotional Pop or Country ballad.”

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  • Audiophile.fr, France, October 2019
    I15 Prisma: Primare I15 Prisma

    “We feel that Primare masters its subject. With this amplifier, the music takes shape: it is devoid of any “artistic” blur or overly “insistent” colouring, or displacement. The emphasis was placed on smoothness with a deep sense of detail and consistency that I would not have suspected at first. Also, I recommend without restriction that you get to know the musical flavour of the I15. Good tasting!”

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  • ON-MAG, February, March 2019
    I15 Prisma: A small high-end HiFi amplifier, ultra-square and ultra-connected

    “The sound reproduction is particularly clean, pure, square with a notable absence of all forms of coloring. The Primare I15 Prisma is not a demonstrative, exuberant amplifier that imposes its personality. On the contrary, it is very neutral, both soft and precise.”

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  • Le Blog d'Eric, France, April 2020
    NP5 Prisma: NP5

    “The Primare NP5 is a HiFi streamer with three essential qualities. It integrates perfectly with any existing system thanks to its tiny format and digital outputs. It is universal in its operation by ensuring compatibility with all music services via Chromecast, AirPlay 2 , UPnP/DLNA and Roon. Finally, it delivers a catchy sound without being tiring. The NP5 offers smooth reproduction to play any type of music, whatever your tastes. The ideal companion for a HiFi system wishing to go digital.”

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  • Qobuz Magazine, France, April 2020
    NP5 Prisma: test of a mini network player that knows how to do the maximum

    “The Primare NP5 Prisma is fast becoming a staple in the world of small, accessible network players. Its universality with the support of Chromecast for Android and AirPlay 2 for iOS already make it a device without constraint. For those wishing to go further, the NP5 is Roon Ready for high-resolution playback and access to your file library. Thanks to Chromecast and AirPlay 2, the NP5 is directly accessible from the Qobuz app. On the sound side, we can describe this player as an audiophile by its ability to get the smallest detail for a precise and lively exploration of music.”

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  • ON-MAG, France, May 2020
    NP5 Prisma: an ultra-complete Chromecast, AirPlay 2 and Roon mini streamer

    “NP5 fulfils several offices. First of all, it will allow users of Primare products from previous generations to easily update their amplifier or preamplifier by providing them with the connected function thanks to a direct link between the two devices. Then, for audiophiles who have based their streaming system on Roon, the NP5 is a quality Roon Endpoint, ready to use and simple to implement. Finally, this small audio player can also be inserted into any system and facilitate use thanks to AirPlay 2, Chromecast and Spotify Connect. Anyone in the household can easily send it music. Connected to quality equipment, that makes HiFi to live with, without constraint.”

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  • Stereo +, Norway, March 2019
    I35 Prisma: Complete Control and Great Sound

    “With its own amplifier technology, delicious and purely Nordic design and sound that both press and hi-fi enthusiasts appreciate, and last year Primare received an EISA award for its products… here’s another product that you should actually put on your wish list if it’s control, precision and midrange dynamics you want. The Primare I35 offers everything you need for a carefree hifi life no matter which speaker is used! Five Stars.”

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  • Stereo +, Norway, May 2018
    I15 Prisma: Cool and Compact

    “For anyone looking for a complete amplifier for a smaller system, it is near perfect. It plays brilliantly, has a sensible and well-functioning equipment package, and as long as it is not pressed into completely senseless circumstances, it also delivers great and engaging sound with true presence. Five Stars.”

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  • Qobuz Store Magazine, USA, June 2020
    I15 Prisma: Primare I15 Prisma: the best streaming amplifier on the market?

    “Primare’s integrated network amplifier is decked out to the brim and includes numerous functions within a reduced format and exhaustive connectivity. Such products are made to replace each and every component within an entire HiFi system: nothing more is required than to connect it to your speakers. This is what HiFi in 2020 looks without making any concessions in musical quality… A real catch, a Qobuzissime worthy of the name.”

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  • Absolute Sound, USA, June 2019
    I35 Prisma: New Blood

    “Never have integrated amps been asked to do so much musically and functionally. But any way you want to listen, the I35 Prisma is at your beck and call. Maybe you only want to stream from Tidal or one of the other services. Or play back music from a computer or network storage. Maybe you’ll never spin a CD or an LP, or even own a recording in any physical format. The I35 is non-denominational. But like a virtual butler, it’s poised at the ready should you change your mind. In sum, Primare’s latest is a rock-solid performer excelling in a highly competitive bracket. It met or exceeded all my expectations.”

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  • 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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  • 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.”

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  • HiFi News, UK, February 2019
    928: Primare 928 System Vintage Review

    ”Contemporary Primare products are hugely sophisticated, but there is no denying that its very first – the 928 System – was exceptional by any measure. In terms of aesthetics, ergonomics and sonics it is markedly ahead of its age having a timelessness to both its beauty and its sound that makes it one of hi-fi’s greats. ‘Design,’ as Le Corbusier once said, ‘is intelligence made visible’, and the 928 System is genius.”

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  • Yellow Box, Greece, June 2020
    CD15 Prisma: Primare CD15 Prisma! Scandinavian Jewelry.

    “After all, Primare’s CD Player is more than just a CD Player. It is aimed at friends who, while demanding a very good solution for their CD library, are also interested in the convenience of wireless playback and streaming services. Being a package of elegant, minimalist look with correspondingly elegant musical presence but at the same time offering many possibilities, the CD15 is a remarkable proposal for any living room.”

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  • Alpha Audio, The Netherlands, April 2019
    I15 Prisma: Primare I15 Prisma amplifier streamer

    “The Primare I15 Prisma is a modern all-rounder with high user-friendliness. The sound is balanced, entirely according to the philosophy of this Swedish manufacturer. The amplifier, the DAC and the streamer are all excellent. The small Primare I15 Prisma can be the digital heart of a beautiful set that takes up little space but still plays big. We say: Alpha Approved!”

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  • Alpha Audio, The Netherlands, October 2019
    NP5 Prisma: Primare Prisma NP5 compact network player

    “The new Primare Prisma NP5 is a network player intended to be easily integrated into any existing hi-fi system. Your installation is immediately up to date. The Primare Prisma NP5 is an extensive network player in a compact size. The device is among others Roon ready and can handle AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Chromecast and Spotify Connect. You can connect the player to any existing system, the only condition being that a digital input (coax or optical) is available somewhere.”

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  • Alpha-Audio, The Netherlands, June 2020
    R35: Review Primare R35 phono pre-amp

    “Primare proves with the R35 that a top product does not have to cost power. What a fantastic sounding preamp for your record player and cartridge. Your vinyl will sound better no matter what element you connect to it. You get detail, musicality, dynamics, soundstage, in short everything that makes music. The R35 allows you to fine-tune the tuning in detail, which is a job that will reward you richly. We will use this Primare R35 as a reference phono preamp and that of course includes an Alpha Approved predicate. Bra gjort (“well done” in Swedish), Primare! Five Stars, Alpha Approved.”

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.”

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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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  • Audio, Germany, May 2020
    R35: Professional Appearance

    “Technically well designed, the Primare R35 is at the forefront of its price range. Not as a show off, but with strict neutrality with no effort. That is what I call to the point.”

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  • HiFi+, UK, March 2020
    I35: HiFi+ 2020 Editor’s Choice Award

    “In fact, at no time and with no combination of bits and pieces I have to hand (and there are a lot of them) did it exhibit any do not like it properties or characteristics. Tonally, the I35 is rich and satisfying rather than bright and breezy, and yet it comes over as both energetic and dynamic sounding.”

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  • Hi-Fi Choice, UK, March 2020
    I25 Prisma: Prime Number

    “There is no mush or muddle here, no hype or hurry, just balance, control and clarity. If you like a sound that is fast, open, clean, clear, dynamically expressive and devoid of manipulative emphasis, the I25 Prisma ticks all the boxes. Analogue and digital in graceful harmony? That perfectly sums up the Primare I25 Prisma.
    Enthusiastically recommended.”

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  • Hi-Fi Voice, Czech Republic, July 2019
    I25: Primare I25

    “The sound is clear, it is solid and dynamic, it has a bit of an analytical tendency and, above all, it does not impose any particular character on the whole. But it is not a tense technical performance, it remains impartial and close to the theoretical audiophile ideal. A big bonus is the possibility to expand its capabilities with a solid D/A converter module and/or the Prisma module, which will provide the comfort of the world of streaming and modern control. Overall, the Primare I25 is a frequency-balanced and tonal-neutral amplifier, well processed and very orderly – at least on paper, it is very close to the theoretical hi-fi ideal.”

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  • Music Emotion, The Netherlands, July/August 2019
    I15 MM + CD15 Prisma: A Delightful Duo

    “We have experienced the Primare I15 and CD15 Prisma as one blissful duo together. We praise the balance that the manufacturer has been able to achieve in construction, optics and performance… New from the box, we immediately fall for the warm-neutral sound signature and the detailed sound stage of the I15… The CD15 Prisma is just about everything that could be expected from of a modern digital player… the price-performance ratio is unsurpassed.”

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  • High Fidelity, Poland, July 2019
    I25: I25 Test

    “It turns out that the Primare I25 is a very versatile device that will fit most systems, will show off most discs in a nice way. Playing with a large, full sound in which the midrange is most important, but not because the frequency extremes are limited – absolutely not, as I would even say that the bass is slightly pronounced and the treble has a lot of energy – but we have such an impression because everything is sweet and pleasant.”

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  • Fair Audio, Germany, June 2019
    I25: Primarily Versatile

    “Even though Primare’s I25 Integrated amplifier’s cleanliness, deep-bass strength, and control can be considered to be prime virtues, it is first and foremost an all-rounder without any real weaknesses or anything that draws attention… The Swede, at all times, with its effortless homogenous musicality, unconditional control and balanced, slightly sonorous tonality, avoids sounding hard or flat. This makes the I25 suitable as an inspiring sounding companion for the long term – even in combination with more demanding loudspeakers.”

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  • HiFi+, UK, May 2019
    I35: HiFi+ 10th Anniversary Top 100

    “The latest Primare platform is a highly modular amplifier system, but even as just an amplifier the I35 integrated is one of those products that you just love to enjoy!”

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  • HiFi Choice, UK, May 2019
    I15 Prisma: Beautiful System – Primare / Falcon Acoustics – Emotional content

    “What we have here is a system that consistently shows that character is not a polite excusing of flaws or faults. It is utterly vice-less to live with and has a specification that allows it to perform almost any role you can envisage from an audio system in 2019. Thanks to the materials involved and the care and effort in their construction, the result is an almost perfect physical manifestation of equipment that generates the feeling that has me referencing kung fu movies. Every time I’ve sat down to listen to this system, I’ve ended up happier than when I started… and it doesn’t get much better than that.”

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  • Audio Video, Poland, May 2019
    I15 Prisma: Swedish Integration

    “I15 behaves like a pure audiophile amplifier with normal dimensions. In the sonic sphere, there is no indication that the housing is half as big as usual. I was surprised by the maturity and richness of the sound – its scale, momentum, and power. And amazingly low compression.”

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  • 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.”

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  • HiFi+, UK, Issue 172, May 2019
    I25 Prisma: Primare I25 Prisma integrated amplifier

    “Make no mistake, products like the Primare I25 Prisma are the best expression of why this is a golden age for audio. This one box does it all, and it does it all damn well!”

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  • On Magazine, France, March 2019
    I15 Prisma: Primare I15 Prisma test: a small hi-end amp, ultra solid and ultra connected

    “The sound reproduction is particularly clean, pure, solid with a notable absence of all forms of coloration. The Primare I15 Prisma is not a demonstrative, exuberant amplifier that imposes its personality. On the contrary, it has great neutrality, at the same time soft and precise. But that does not stop it from being strong.”

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  • Music Emotion, The Netherlands, October 2018
    I25 Prisma + DD35: On the must hear list

    “The I25 Prisma is a dike of an amplifier that plays music easily and naturally. From the first note you have the impression that the view is just right. No emphasis on a particular aspect, simply a complete picture. The DD35 CD transport will make every true CD enthusiast happy. Beautifully built and equally good sounding. Anyone who is looking for a new amplifier or CD player would be doing themselves a serious injustice if both Primare devices are not put on their must hear list!”

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  • Music Emotion, The Netherlands, October 2018
    I15 Prisma + DD15: A nice musical adventure

    “The time I spent with the Primare I15 Prisma and DD15 goes into the books as a nice musical adventure. Not only did this beautifully designed and pleasantly compact set offer me an interesting look at the already current future vision of Primare, I also really listened to it with great pleasure.”

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  • Audio Accessory, Japan, Summer 2018
    I35 + CD35: CD35/I35 Best New Components

    “A new series that has evolved dramatically enough to establish a new level for the brand.”

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  • Stereo, Japan, June 2018
    I35 + CD35: Notable New Products File

    “In addition to the beauty of being natural sounding, depth and transparency are further enhanced… a design that harmonises Scandinavian warmth and sophistication.”

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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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  • TONEAudio, USA, Issue 91
    I35 Prisma: Primare I35

    “The 30 series amplifiers have a well-deserved reputation for fantastic sound, stellar build quality, and understated visual design. The new UPFD 2 power amplifier features 150 watts per channel, and like the model before it, defies pre-conceived notions of what you might think Class-D sounds like. It’s actually quite good. For the music lover wanting high performance, a modest form factor and stunning good looks, look no further.”

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  • fairaudio, Germany, December 2018
    I35 Prisma: Reinforced Networked

    “At the beginning I wrote: “He does not disappoint me.” What’s more – the elegant Swede has convinced me right down the line! First, it is a lively and well-balanced amplifier that proves sensitivity in the right places Secondly, it is an extremely complete D/A converter, capable of mastering all common digital formats, including high bit, and is well equipped, and last but not least, it is a multifunctional interface for a home music network and cooperates with the most popular streaming services.”

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  • Fairaudio, Germany, December 2018
    I35 Prisma: Primare I35 Prisma – Fairaudio’s Favorite AWARD 2019

    “Primare I35 Prisma – fairaudio’s favourite award 2019, integrated amplifier with DAC and streamer – awarded by the fairaudio editorship due to excellent sound characteristics. Exceptional clarity, a fine feel for nuance and rhythmic flair throws the Swedish integrated amplifier into balance – which also includes, in the tested version, a network player and DAC module for great connectivity. And on top of that is the chic Scandinavian design.”

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  • HiFi einsnull, Germany, November 2018
    I15 Prisma: “alter schwede” (“Gosh”)

    “The Primare I15 Prisma is a great-sounding, modern hi-fi system. Flexible and equipped with a wonderfully powerful amplifier. The I15 offers everything you need to really enjoy listening to music. Whether you want to describe this as a Scandinavian way of life or elegant simplicity, is up to you. However, it is clear that with the I15 Primare has created a slim, versatile and powerful sound system. So, they’re just doing something right, these Swedes.”

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  • Stereo, Germany, October 2018
    I15 Prisma: On your own path

    “Primare’s Prisma series achieves a brilliant performance: the compact Integrated amplifier I15 is not only exceptionally powerful, but by a clever trick also supports all web services. With Primare’s Prisma line we now have another candidate who could raise the bar. The handy amplifier delivers a whopping 146 watts into four ohms, its impulse even reaches 197 watts – delivering powerful dynamics and steadfastness that you can do a small box would never dare! For his silky, never sharp and at the same time incomparably broad and spatial Meanwhile, the precursor tone is responsible – and that is very built up and analog. 5 Stars – OUTSTANDING”

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  • Audio, Germany, October 2018
    DD15: Slot Machine

    “Matching the I15 Prisma, this CD transport does exactly what it’s supposed to do: digital delivery from silver discs, and it does not need an analog output. Granted, the equipment of the DD15 is spartan, but it does not need more for CD music enjoyment… the great display could reveal a bit more information, but this does not diminish the enjoyment of music, because the sound is ultimately made by the digitally connected converter.”

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  • Audio, Germany, October 2018
    I15 Prisma: Licensed to Sound

    “May I introduce myself? Prisma! Primare Prisma! That would be the words of the I15, if it should play the main role in a James Bond movie. The I15 just has a “license to sound.” For me, as a pronounced digital fan, the I15 Prisma was a real revelation. Great app, super-fast response in all situations, and a great, powerful sound. After a short time, I did not want to give it up. 97 points – Outstanding.”

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  • Audio Review, Italy, September 2018
    I15 Prisma: Primare I15 Prisma

    “We can agree with EISA’s decision to reward this excellent Primare product. A small and elegant amplifier which also includes the functions to reproduce any audio content present on directly connected hard drives or sent over-digital inputs or streaming via network or through all the main wireless technologies. But above all, it is an apparatus capable of supplying sound, as well as features, that go well beyond expectations, considering its sale price set well under two thousand euros.”

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  • EISA, International, August 2018
    EISA AMPLIFIER 2018-2019 Award: Primare I15 Prisma

    “Primare’s industrial design speaks volumes in this stylish, slimline amplifier. Despite being just three-quarters the size of conventional separates, it punches way above its weight in sound and features. Alongside conventional analogue inputs, there’s a hi-res PCM/DSD DAC plus Prisma connectivity and control technology that includes Bluetooth, AirPlay, Spotify Connect and Chromecast (with Roon) functionality. It sounds surprisingly good for its size – super-smooth and creamy with detail aplenty and satisfying stage depth. The proven Class D power amplifier is meaty enough to drive most loudspeakers, while the fascia’s crisp OLED display keeps track of source and volume settings. Factor in the svelte alloy casework and the I15 Prisma makes great sense for those seeking something out of the ordinary.”

  • AVTech, United Kingdom, December 2018
    AVTech Media Award 2018/2019: Best Stereo Integrated Amplifier I15 Prisma

    “This small-footprint integrated amplifier combines DAC and streaming capabilities with a Class D output stage inside a remarkably clean-looking chassis. It puts out a claimed 2x60W into 8ohm and delivers a sound that is more potent than its three-quarter-width dimensions might suggest. In use, its majestic grace, poise and control is matched by a measured and even tonality. Smooth, couth and sophisticated, Primare’s I15 Prisma proves that you can have the convenience of app control, stylish elegance and musical satisfaction all in one.”

  • HVT, The Netherlands, September 2018
    I15 Prisma: Compact, All-In-One and Just Right

    “Compact and Powerful: The dimensions of the I15 say nothing about the performance, because the amplifier combines power and refinement and by the broad support of modern hi-res audio formats you can also enjoy the best quality music. The I15 Prisma indeed delivers, as Primare has already thought up, performance that matches the Swedish expression ‘LAGOM’. This is just right. Especially when you look at the price.”

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  • FonoForum/HiFiForum, Germany, November 2018
    I15 Prisma: Open for Everything

    “Primare succeeds in a brilliant performance: The compact I15 Prisma integrated amplifier is not only extraordinarily powerful, but with a clever trick it also supports all web services. Irrespective of the source used, the small amp forms a broad and deep stage, is able to draw instruments and voices extremely sharp into the room, and above all has those silky-fine timbres with which many of its larger siblings could enchant us. The resourceful Swedes simply know how to force listeners to teeter in time with the music – and that’s what counts!”

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  • Stereo & Video, Russia, February 2019
    I15 Prisma: “OK, Primer!”

    “This is precisely the most delicious thing with the Primare I15 Prisma – the capabilities of the most advanced network devices today combined with sound quality that most of these devices are not available by definition. And, importantly, improving the level of sound quality in this case refers not only to music on files or in streaming, but in general to everything that may produce sound, and that can be connected to this unit.”

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  • AudioVideo, South Africa, February 2019
    I15 Prisma: Primare I15 Prisma – This junior sounds quite senior!

    “Yes, there is loads of detail, and a wide-open soundstage provides full and unencumbered access to the music. But it’s the sense of authenticity – the joy of being able to savour the performance as a whole, rather than seeking out and isolating specific elements – that makes the I15 so compelling.”

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  • HiFi Stars, Germany, Ausgabe 42
    SC15 Prisma: No Small Matter

    “The versatile Primare SC15 Prisma makes an excellent impression as an analogue pre-amp as well as converter and network player. It combines useful functions with its priority for high-quality audio playback. As a whole package I see for the SC15 Prisma in its price range very few competitors on equal terms. I especially like the exquisite quality of the analogue input. Personally, this is currently the most exciting device in the entire Primare portfolio!”

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  • HiFi News, United Kingdom, October 2018
    I15 Prisma: Primare I15 Prisma networked amplifier

    “Such is the elegant industrial design of this compact, network-capable integrated amp that its versatility might, on very brief examination, be missed. For alongside its fine sound there’s extensive functionality including Roon and Chromecast. Decidedly not a minimalist product, the Primare I15 Prisma is a lovely listen that packs a wealth of technology into a small box, and does so with great elan. HIGHLY COMMENED.”

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  • HiFi Choice, United Kingdom, December 2018
    I15 Prisma: Primare I15 Prisma

    “Despite its copious amounts of facilities, you shouldn’t think of this amplifier as a lightweight in the sonic stakes. Yes, it has a dry and accurate presentation, rather than embellishing the music, but it’s always fun and is backed up by plenty of power, too. Smooth, couth and sophisticated, Primare’s new I15 Prisma shows that in today’s hi-fi world, you can have convenience, style and musical satisfaction in one box, at a very reasonable price. RECOMMENDED.”

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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. Recommmended.”

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  • Audio Review, Italy, January 2019
    I35 Prisma: Primare I35 Prisma

    “The top model of integrated amplifier manufactured by Primare is offered at a significantly higher price compared to that of the small I15 Prisma, winner of the EISA award, but offers a much higher power and even higher technical and sound performance. The high build quality and the sober and elegant design further increases the appeal of the amplifier.”

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  • 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.”

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  • Audio Test, Germany, October 2018
    I35 Prisma: Nordic Charisma

    “It draws a crystal-clear sound through the entire spectrum, the timpani are voluminous and can resonate very freely, the strings are brilliant even in the highest registers, without sounding exaggerated. The amplifier succeeds in an excellent spatial separation and it is able to deliver dynamic peaks very energetically. With the I35 Prisma, Primare has succeeded in creating a versatile all-rounder, which, thanks to its excellent network control, is at the very top in terms of user experience.”

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  • HiFi Stars, Germany, September 2018
    I35 Prisma: Really everything in it!

    “It’s all incredibly fast and natural in its performance, lively in the best sense of the word! The quality of music playback over the network connection plays in the same league as the analog and digital inputs of the I35 Prisma. The Swedish amplifier is once again characterised by its enthusiasm, dynamism and balance.”

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  • HiFi+, UK, Issue 163, September 2018
    I35: Primare I35 integrated amplifier

    “This is an amplifier that has the Devil’s Amplifier Class running cool and clear and it is extraordinarily modern in design inside and out. And yet, if you listen with your ears instead of your eyes and your prejudices, you’ll discover that this is an absolute blinder of an amplifier – possibly one of the best there is!”

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  • Audio, South Korea, May 2018
    I35 DAC: Primare – Traditionally Strong In Integrated Amps, Comes Up With An Even Stronger Integrated Amp!

    “The sound had no impurity at all… Whatever music was chosen, there was no excess or shortage in the sound of I35 DAC, and its fresh performance was impressive. It would be hard to find another amp that equals this performance at the price level of the I35 DAC. This amp is recommendable even to those audiophiles who have groundlessly negative worries about Class-D amps. In the market, there are many amps that are different inside from outside. But, through I35 DAC, I was able to confirm the reputation of Primare again.”

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  • HiFi Choice, Poland, August 2018
    I35 Prisma: Five Stars – Editor’s Choice

    “The sound of the I35 has something noble, special, some kind of rare consistency and analog smoothness. It’s a fantastic amp, a very good DAC and more than a decent streamer. Hot recommendation!”

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  • Audio Video, South Africa, July 2018
    I35: Capturing the music’s heart and soul

    “However, it’s the ability to reveal the heart and soul of the music that is the Primare’s most endearing trait. It certainly proves that Class D has come of age, and that efficiency and pace can be delivered without sacrificing the emotive core of the music.”

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  • 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.”

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  • 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!”

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  • 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.”

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  • HiFi Stars, Germany, March-May 2018
    I35 DAC + CD35: Beautiful and multi-functional

    “Rarely, has Primare equipment been so extensively equipped. Here is truly a great way of playing. Here you will find everyone has his perfect (including streaming) solution, tailored to your needs within each model. The CD35 is truly the best the Swedes have ever built and the I35 DAC is just awesome…”

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  • LowBeats, Germany, March 2018
    I35: Integrated amplifier with class D power plant

    “The Primare i35 is a special, positive piece of work… In the LowBeats listening room, this sounded wonderfully smooth, silky in the highs and with impressive force in the lowest bass.”

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  • Audio Video, Poland, November 2017
    I35 DAC: Seemingly similar, but very different

    “Every type of music sounds perfect. It is great in respect to dynamics, speed, timing, resolution and providing a sense of surround sound. Dryness and “Scandinavian” coolness of tones? Nothing of the kind. This device is neutral with no evident tendencies to embellish the sound. It is also the kind of device you can listen to constantly with no signs of fatigue… Can I say anything else? Just that we will buy one for ourselves.”

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  • Audio Magazine, Poland, October 2010
    A30.7: Primare’s characteristically solid build quality

    “The A30.7 offers stylish design with Primare’s characteristically solid build quality outside, and the brand’s innovative new Class D technology inside. Performance is characterised by very high output power with low distortion even when the load dips below 4 ohm. It has a wide bandwidth with low-noise throughout. The sound is dynamic, exact and pure, with a neutral midrange, clear, bell-like HF and thunderous bass.”

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  • i-fidelity.net, Germany
    SP33: Germany’s online AV mag i-fidelity loves the SP33/A30.7 system

    Germany’s online AV mag i-fidelity loves the SP33/A30.7 system. Marking the system as ‘superb’ for sound quality and ‘very good’ in almost every other category reviewer Raphael Vogt says: “With the SP33 and A30.7 duo Primare offers a surround pre/power amp combo with an almost classical appearance; a perfect, massive workmanship and a pleasantly purist no-frills design. Here the sound and build quality are absolutely brought into focus… Sound wise the combo presents a muscular body and a steady imaging that is virtually palpable and intimately close at the highest level.”

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  • Home Cinema Choice, September 2014
    SPA23: Performance is Outstanding

    Steve May, the veteran AV pundit and founding editor of Home Cinema Choice, is seduced by the SPA23’s stunning audio quality. Awarding a Best Buy badge, and five stars for both performance and design in the September 14 issue, Steve says “the SPA23 can make grown-up speakers bleed. Performance is outstanding. The Primare SPA23 is an unashamedly uncomplicated home cinema amp, enlivened by gorgeous design and ingenious amplification technology. It’s fit, fast and capable of class-leading clarity.”

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  • AV Magazine, South Africa, 2014
    SPA23: AV Receiver of the Year

    South Africa’s specialist home tech title AV Magazine has been busy with Primare over the last few months, and the results have been spectacular! in AV’s August 2014 issue, reviewer Joel Kopping said “in reality (it) has all the features anyone will probably ever need. Most of all it’s superbly built, and sounds terrific…” The SPA23 went on to be recommended as an ‘AV Receiver of the Year’.

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  • Hi Fi News UK, January 2012
    R32: Outstanding Product winner

    “…this kind of quality for well under a grand is what constitues a top-flight bargain, making the R32 our clear winner.”

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  • LP Magazine, Germany, issue 6, 2011
    R32: The Primare R32 is clearly a ‘Best Buy’

    “Technically and sonically brilliant. Elegant high quality housing. The Primare R32 is clearly a ‘Best Buy’ for its price tag.” Thomas Schmidt, LP Magazine, Germany, issue 6 2011.

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  • Hi Fi Choice Magazine. UK, May 2011 issue
    R32: “… the R32 is a winner.”

    “If you want to add a bit of substance and integrity to the sound of your vinyl and have theshelf space, the R32 is a winner.”

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  • i-fidelity.net, Germany
    R32: “… in every aspect a successfully designed turntable pre-amplifier …”

    “The Primare R32 is in every aspect a successfully designed turntable pre-amplifier. High build quality, design, and sound quality, forming the essence of the product, which should cost a lot more than it does. The setting options are comprehensive, which allows the R32 to play seamlessly in many systems, bridging the gap between turntables and pre/power amplifiers. Naturally, the R32 passed the requirements for the i-fidelity.net-Highlight-award with flying colours”

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  • Inner Audio Magazine, Finland, 2010
    R32: excellent highend phonostage at a resonable price

    “Given its level of performance, I find the Primare R32 amazingly inexpensive…it can be justifiably recommended to anybody who’s hunting for an excellent highend phonostage at a resonable price”. Inner Audio Magazine, Finland, October 18, 2010. Please note, an English translation follows the Finnish review.

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  • Hi Fi Plus
    PRE60 / A60: 60 Series Does It Again!

    Adding to the growing number of great reviews for the 60 Series, Alan Sircom shows a genuine understanding of Primare’s goal for these true reference products when he states: “lf it’s power you want, the Primare delivers it with energy and drive. lf it’s sound-staging, it’s as good as the speakers you use. lf it’s infectious rhythm, then the music needs some infectious rhythm rather than have it thrust upon the sound. It’s that sense of doing a thing, and doing it right that Primare really gets here. That’s not damning it with faint praise; that’s prizing it for its honesty and integrity.”

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  • LYD & BILLEDE • DECEMBER 2014
    PRE60 / A60: Sound & Vision Loves the 60’s

    Danish magazine Sound & Vision adores our 60 series system. In its December 14 issue, reviewer Sven Bilén awards both with top marks for sound quality and says: “Cool, smooth and pleasing to the ear, the PRE60 and A60 is an excellent combination that can play almost everything you can imagine with a sound quality that’s even better than before. Very successful.” The detailed three-page review concludes that “Primare’s 60 series is a manifestation of how far the firm has come with the new techniques that they have introduced the recent years. Both amplifier modules and media cards perform at a level that proves that Primare can play with the big boys. The products not only sound great, but also visually they’re super delicious. Well done!”

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  • Polish hi fi magazine ‘Audio’
    PRE60 / A60: Primare Supreme

    The 60 series has received a great review in Polish hi fi magazine ‘Audio’. Writing in the October 14 issue Wojciech Pacula says “The Primare A60 sounds like a class A amplifier, clearly highlighting the transition from bass to midrange. It isn’t exactly ‘warm’ but neither is it clinical, and it does have the ability to strike forcefully. The strong and perfectly produced bass line provides not only foundation and energy but also richness, which is often missing even in the mightiest power amplifiers….The other end of sound spectrum is equally interesting. Here Primare seems to combine richness with clarity. Through the snare drum hits, bass string reverb and electronic background we get a perfect image of each sound and its texture. The soundstage gains ultimate authority with, I repeat, no harshness whatsoever. This is a marvellous achievement from both class D amplifier and network player”.

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  • Audio Video, Poland
    PRE32 / A34.2: “They create a harmonious duet…”

    Poland’s Audio Video gives a class A recommendation to the PRE32 and A34.2 combination, in part saying: “The dynamic range of the Swedish pair amazes as does the control and the speed of the sound – there is no trace of tardiness here. Transients are so sudden, that someone unprepared will be jumping up and down on the couch with fear… They create a harmonious duet of such uncommon dynamism that they demand being listened to.”

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  • Soundrebels
    PRE32 / A34.2: “… a truly unbelievable jaw-dropping spectacle …”

    Soundrebels’ Marcin Olszewski writes of the PRE32 and A34.2 combo: “The breadth, timbre, volume and general overall quality of the sound generated by this set is a truly unbelievable jaw-dropping spectacle to behold so much so that I was left anxiously leafing through the promotional material, distributor price lists and relevant emails to check that no mistakes had surreptitiously been overlooked. The momentum, dynamics and richness of my notoriously difficult to tame speakers positively surprised me… Without wanting to define things in absolute terms, it is no exaggeration to say that we are dealing with a quasi-living organism pulsing with raw energy flooding the environment with vivid colors. The instruments and voices come alive and are seductively attractive and more clearly defined… The resulting state of happiness is such that you could have knocked me down with a feather.”

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  • AV magazine, South Africa
    PRE32 / A34.2: “Top class in every respect”

    Another brilliant review of the PRE32/A34.2 has come our way, the second in as many months! This time the unqualified applause comes from South Africa’s AV magazine. In its April 15 issue reviewer Deon Schoeman scores our 30 series duo an amazing 93/100 and says “The magic of the PRE32/A34.2 combination is that ability to reflect the soul and the intent of the music while also doing full justice to scale, scope and pace…It’s the kind of sound that is utterly, compellingly convincing in a way that is unmistakably high end, but with real musicality at the core. And that’s perhaps this pre/power combo’s most outstanding, and most endearing achievement…Add their heirloom-standard build quality, aesthetic appeal, ease of use and outstanding value, and the Primare PRE32 and A34.2 are top class in every respect”.

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  • Hi Fi News
    PRE32 / A34.2: “ADDICTIVE!” 30 Series Amps Wow Hi Fi News

    Having sampled the 60 Series last year, the UK’s leading audiophile guide Hi Fi News was itching to try their 30 series counterparts – and wasn’t disappointed! In the mag’s May 15 issue just out, the PRE32 and A34.2 are awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ badge and praised for their ability “to stay true to the purity of the music without being overly clinical”, and conjure “a very organic sonic landscape that was very easy to get lost in.”

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  • fairaudio.de, December 2012
    PRE32 / A34.2: fairaudio.de, December 2012, Tobias Zoporowski

    “Behind the simple but elegant front panel of the Primare combo lies sophisticated technology and a cornucopia of possibilities. In particular, the preamplifier can be adapted to individual listening habits and becomes a digital media centre. The operation always remains clear and simple thanks to the excellent displays.

    In any role, the sound remains consistent. Presentation of every musical style is clear and unfussy; the combo offers a deep and detailed insight into the action and follows every impulse with lightning speed. It never loses sight of the musical flow: sound events on the Primares are always a finely woven and spatially generous in width and depth across every genre. The individual frequency ranges blend with each other in a harmonious balance, which means that the combo is right extended listening sessions, because it is always without harshness.”

  • Hi-Fi-Choice
    PRE32/A34.2: “Different Class”

    Reviewer Andrew Simpson has awarded a galaxy of stars and a coveted ‘Editor’s Choice badge to our 30 series amp flagship in the January 15 issue of UK hi-fi mag ‘Hi-F-Choice’. Scoring a maximum five-star result in three of the four categories the PRE32/A34.2 “could be all the amp you’ll ever need”. He says “Despite covering all bases from amp to DAC and network streamer, you’ll never be found lost in a muddle of menus and button pressing, as the Primares come top of the class for an enjoyable, accessible and rewarding user experience. And it’s not just the interface that scores highly, as they’re also blessed with a sonic finesse that opens up the music to show it at its best, while being equally forgiving of poorer sources. Treat them to some hi-res material and they’ll really show just what they’re capable of.”

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  • I22/CD22 HiFi Vision, Germany, February 2012
    I22/CD22 HiFi Vision, Germany, February 2012

    “Yes, the 22s have a little less power, and the stripped-down equipment could be mentioned, too, but what remains are the open, honest tone and the unbridled enthusiasm of the Primare combo. For me, the CD22 and I22 are a true HiFi highlight not only because of the very fair price!”

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  • AudioVideo Poland, September 2011
    I22, AudioVideo Poland, September 2011

    “Exceptionaly fast and rhythmic amplifier with very good stereo. Solid enclosure, nice design and low power consumption are additional benefits of Swedish unit.”

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  • Audio Magazine, Poland, December 2011
    CD22/I22 Audio Magazine, Poland, December 2011

    Manufacture: Advanced class “D” amplifier with very solid power supply. High quality DAC board (option). Functionality: Modern and multi-way. Many settings in menu, board with digital inputs as option. Parameters: With current! Double the power when changing load form 8ohm to 4ohm, low noise -85dB, very low distortion. Sound: Dynamic, involving, with beautiful, strong, contour bass, clean middle, and selective treble.

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  • HiFi Choice, UK, December 2011
    CD22/I22 Hi Fi Choice, UK, December 2011

    “..visually, these units just ooze class…the chassis are based on thick steel sheet – you could probably stand on these without leaving a mark…we’ve seldom heard energy and detail so well balanced in an affordable system…We were particularly aware of this neat balancing trick when listening to a recently bought CD of the Canadian piano virtuoso Marc-Andre Hamelin, playing some of his own compositions. He plays so many notes per second that it’s quite a tall order for a hi-fi system to reproduce them all clearly and we’ve heard one or two manage that, but lose the overall shape of the music. In this case however, we were able to hear with great precision, not only which notes were going down, but where the general progression was leading and what the piano itself sounded like.”

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  • CD22/I22 Stereo Prestige & Image, France, September 2011
    CD22/I22 Stereo Prestige & Image

    Primare’s engineers truly have an exceptional mastery of digital and analogue circuit configuration. They prove it not only with the CD22 player’s quite exceptional analytical capability and well structured rendering of timbres, but also with the I22, defying all the prejudices regarding switch-mode power supplies and switching power levels. Thanks
    to their very interesting UFPD architecture (creating unconditional stability of operation regardless of the type of speakers) and the selection of sampling frequency from the CD22, the reproduction allows listening in complete serenity, without aggression, from these two perfectly matched electronics.

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  • Home Electronics magazine, Switzerland, September 2011
    CD22/I22 Home Electronics magazine, Switzerland, September 2011

    Through this system you can enjoy Class D amplification without compromise. The I22 sets a new benchmark in natural music playback.

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  • hifi & records magazine, Germany
    PRE60 / A60: “Pure Joy”

    In a recent issue of Germany’s hi fi & records magazine, reviewer Olaf Sturm is bewitched by the new 60 series pre/power system. He calls the PRE60 design “pure joy” and is astonished by the measured power generated from the A60’s slim dimensions: “How do you imagine a power amplifier that pumps 675 watts into four ohms and 314 into eight ohms? Perhaps as a walk-in type, maybe with huge, sprawling heatsinks, but by all means totally heavyweight. The A60 weighs in at only 12.5 kilograms…” Above all he loves the sound: “At first it’s the immediacy of the reproduction that wins me over, because it refuses to show even the tiniest time offsets, which leads to perfect homogeneity… The vocal reproduction is characteristic and on par with that of top amplifiers. However a striking feature is the enormous stability in sustained piano chords and the reverb on Gabriel’s voice, which I have rarely even heard in such a 3D sculptured manner.” In conclusion he says that “The enormous range of applications based on the analogue and digital interfaces, which allow anything from elevator music in the morning through internet radio to serious listening of high resolution data files in truly amazing quality, is highly attractive.”

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  • Hi Fi News
    PRE60 / A60: The 60s “Raise Goosebumps”

    The 60 Series PRE60 and A60 have made the November 2014 cover of the UK’s definitive hi-end audio magazine Hi Fi News. Given top billing as the opening review and in the expanded four-page format reserved for the most significant products, the 60s are accorded the mag’s premier ‘Outstanding Product’ badge. Reviewer John Bamford says “An audiophile friend and I blind-tested each other but neither of us could reliably determine whether we were streaming or playing via the PRE60’s USB input. The rhythm section appeared ultra-precise, with no overhang and subjectively ‘fast’ leading edge definition…Look elsewhere if you crave a big-bosomed, cushy and romantic sound. Primare’s flagship audio components tell it like it is, their honesty raising goose bumps with common regularity”

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