CD35 Prisma Compact Disc Player User Guide

Additional information

These instructions help you get the best possible sound from your CD35.


The phase of the AC supply can make a significant difference to the sound.

Use the Polarity Pen supplied with the CD35 to verify which pin is live on your AC power cable.

Ensure that the live pin of the AC power cable is connected to the left-hand pin of the power connector, viewed from the back panel:


Your Primare will start to sound best after an initial burn-in of approximately 24 hours. 

You will notice a further smaller improvement in sound quality for at least another 3 days’ playing.

RS232 and trigger

The RS232 input allows you to connect the CD35 to a controller system. Use a twisted (null modem) cable. For more information contact Primare at or visit

The Trigger output allows the CD35 to be switched on by other devices, such as an I35.

Using the CD35 with an I35

Your CD35 is an ideal companion to the Primare I35 Prisma Integrated Amplifier. For best results link the two products together as follows using the two cables supplied with the CD35:

To connect the trigger cable

The Trigger cable ensures that the I35 switches on, or to standby, when you operate the  button on the front panel of the CD35.

  • Connect the Trigger cable from the CD35 TRIG OUT to the I35 TRIG IN.
  • Configure the I35 to TRIG ON.

Factory reset

Press and hold the standby button on the front panel to display the main firmware version number.

Press and hold the standby button on the front panel for 10 seconds to perform a factory reset of the CD35.

You can also do a factory reset from the Prisma app, or from the GENERAL SETTINGS menu; see General settings.

Network troubleshooting

Front panel display

The front panel display indicates the type of network connection:

LAN indicates that you are connected by an Ethernet cable.

WiFi indicates that you are connected by wireless. 

Network status

The CON indicator on the back panel indicates the network status:

ON Indicates the CD35 is connected to a network

OFF Indicates no connection to a network

Flashing indicates that the network needs to be configured using the Google Home app.

Spotify Connect

The Spotify Software is subject to third party licenses found here:


Printing or saving as PDF

You can print an on-line Primare user guide from your web browser, to provide you with a permanent copy to refer to away from your computer.

Alternatively, you can save a user guide as PDF files, to refer to when are you not connected to the internet.

To do so, simply choose Print, or Print followed by Save as PDF, from your browser’s File menu.

For the specific procedure for each of the most popular web browsers see How do I print or save a PDF copy of the on-user guides?.


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