I15 Prisma MK2 Integrated Amplifier User Guide

Getting started

1 Unpack the I15 Prisma MK2

Your I15 Prisma MK2 is supplied with:

  • The Chromecast built-in Quick Start Guide
  • Mains cable
  • IR cable
  • Trigger cable
  • Antennas for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • C25 remote control with batteries
  • AC Polarity Pen

If any of these items are missing please contact your supplier. We recommend you retain the packaging in case you need to transport the unit at a later date.

Note that the I15 Prisma MK2 is supplied with a protective film on the display glass and protective foam around the feet. Remove the film for a clearer whiter display.

2 Connect speakers

The I15 Prisma MK2 is designed to be connected directly to a pair of loudspeakers.

  • Connect the red wire from each speaker to the red terminal marked + and the black wire from each speaker to the black terminal marked –.

The terminals can accept speaker cables terminated with spade terminals, banana plugs, or bare wires.

To connect bare wires unscrew the terminal, pass the bare wire through the hole in the terminal bolt, and clamp the wire in place by screwing the terminal back down hand tight.

Analogue outputs

The I15 Prisma MK2 provides a variable-level analogue output on the ANALOG OUT output on RCA connectors, to allow you to connect to active speakers.

Digital output

The I15 Prisma MK2 also provides a coax digital output on an RCA connector.

3 Connect inputs

You can connect up to two analogue sources and up to four digital sources to the inputs on the back panel.

Analogue sources

  • Connect an analogue source to A1, using a high quality RCA cable.
  • A second analogue source can be connected to D6, using a cable terminated in a 3.5mm jack plug.

Digital sources

  • Connect digital optical sources to the digital optical inputs D2 to D4 using optical cables. D6 can be used for an additional optical source.
  • Connect a digital coax source to D5, using a digital RCA cable.

You can also connect a USB flash drive to the USB-A input, and a PC or Mac to the USB-B input to use the I15 Prisma MK2 as an audio output device for your computer. For more information see Playing music from a drive or music server.

Streaming

You can stream music wirelessly to the I15 Prisma MK2 from a mobile phone, tablet, computer, or other Prisma product via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, or via a wired Ethernet connection. For more information see Streaming music from a phone, tablet, or PC.

4 Connect the antennae and Ethernet cable

  • Connect the two antennae supplied with the I15 Prisma MK2 to the ANT 1 and ANT 2 sockets on the back panel, and position the two antennae at a slight angle from the vertical. The antennas are used for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • For best results we recommend connecting the I15 Prisma MK2 to the network using an Ethernet cable. Connect the cable between your router and the LAN socket on the back panel of the I15 Prisma MK2.

5 Connect power

  • Plug one end of the mains cable supplied with the I15 Prisma MK2 into the power connector on the back panel, and connect the other end to a wall socket.

If this cable is not suitable for your power outlets please contact your supplier for an alternative cable.

Note: See Phase for information about getting the best sound from your I15 Prisma MK2.

WARNING: Always disconnect the I15 Prisma MK2 from the mains power before connecting or disconnecting any cables.

  • Switch on the I15 Prisma MK2, using the switch on the back panel.

To switch on from standby

  • Press on the front panel or remote control.

The display shows:

6 Connect to a network

The first time you start up the I15 Prisma MK2 you will be prompted to specify how you want to connect to the network:

For best results we recommend connecting via cable.

Connecting via an Ethernet cable

To connect via an Ethernet cable select Cable.

  • Using Ethernet cable connection provides immediate access to your network and the OLED display will show “LAN” in its lower right corner to indicate that a connection is established.
    If the OLED display will show “Setup mode”, make sure your Ethernet cable is connected and it has a network connection.

To take advantage of Chromecast built-in related features and functionality – such as casting, voice control, and multi-room/multi-zone configuration and control – configuration must be done through Google Home app, with a Google account.

  • Install the free Google Home app on your mobile device.
  • Open the Google Home app and follow the instructions for setting up the I15 Prisma MK2 on your network in the Chromecast Built-in Quick Start Guide, or the brief description below.
  • Enable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on your mobile device.
  • The Google Home app will display Set up I15 Prisma.
  • Click SET UP and follow the instructions.
  • The OLED display will show:

    and a test tone will be played and you will be prompted to select a name for your I15 Prisma MK2.
    If you cannot hear the test sound you may need to increase the volume on your amplifier.
  • Enter an appropriate name.

Once you have configured the I15 Prisma MK2 using the Google Home app the “Configure network” message in the OLED display will disappear.

You will now be able to cast music to your I15 Prisma MK2.

To disconnect from the Ethernet network

  • Remove the Ethernet cable.

Connecting via Wi-Fi

When the I15 Prisma MK2 is ready to be set up to your Wi-Fi, the OLED display will show:


You can connect to Wi-Fi either by using iOS AirPlay speaker setup, Prisma Android app or Google Home app.

Please note, to take advantage of Chromecast built-in related features and functionality – such as casting, voice control, and multi-room/multi-zone configuration and control – set up and configuration must be done through Google Home, with a Google account.

AirPlay speaker setup

Go to the Wi-Fi menu under Settings on your iOS device. Select the Prisma model you wish to setup under “SET UP NEW AIRPLAY SPEAKER…” at the bottom of the list. Select the Wi-Fi you want your I15 Prisma MK2 to connect to and select “Next”. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete setup.

Prisma Android app

Open the Android Prisma app and following the instructions found at the link in the discovery page.

Google Home app

  • Make sure Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are enabled on your mobile device.
  • Install the free Google Home app on your mobile device.
  • Open the Google Home app and follow the instructions for setting up the I15 Prisma MK2 on your network in the Chromecast Built-in Quick Start Guide, or the brief description below.
  • Run Google Home.

The Google Home app will display Set up I15 Prisma.

  • Click SET UP and follow the instructions.
  • The OLED display will show:

    and a test tone will be played and you will be prompted to select a name for your I15 Prisma MK2.
    If you cannot hear the test sound you may need to increase the volume on your amplifier.
  • Enter an appropriate name.
  • Select the Wi-Fi network your I15 Prisma MK2 should connect to.

    Once you have configured the I15 Prisma MK2 using the Google Home app the “Configure network” message in the OLED display will disappear.

    You will now be able to cast music to your I15 Prisma MK2.

    To disconnect from the Wi-Fi network

    Either:

    • Select Wi-Fi settings for the I15 Prisma MK2 in the Google Home app.
    • Select Forget this network.

    Or:

    • Reset the I15 Prisma MK2 to its factory defaults; see Factory reset.

    7 Download the Prisma app

    To view and change the I15 Prisma MK2 settings you need the Primare Prisma app, which is available for free download on iOS devices from the Apple App Store and on Android devices from the Google Play Store.

    In either case search for Primare Prisma to find the app.

       


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