NP5 Prisma MK2 Network Player User Guide

Configuring the settings

Using the settings menus

You can view and change the NP5 Prisma MK2 settings using the Prisma app. For more information see Download the Prisma app.

Audio settings

The Audio settings menu allows you to customise the following settings:


Specifies whether the output is Variable (default) or Fixed.

Selecting Fixed will show a loud-volume warning. Select Yes to proceed or No to cancel the fixed gain setting.

If Variable is selected the following additional settings are available.


Allows you to adjust the balance between L (left) and R (right), where centered is default.

Default volume

This setting determines the default output volume of your NP5 Prisma MK2.

Select last used to use the last used volume prior entering standby, or select specified to set a specific volume.

Default setting is “specified” with volume 50.

Maximum volume

Sets the maximum volume limit between 0 and 99. The default is 99.

Mute volume

Sets the volume when the unit is muted. You can choose between 0 (default) and 30.

If the current volume is lower than the specified Mute volume, the volume will be set to 0 when pressing mute.

Digital output

Select preferred mode and sample rate for the digital outputs.

Native mode: Outputs the input sample rate (without up-sampling) up to the selected sample rate. Higher sample rates will be down-sampled to selected sample rate.

Fixed mode: To up/down-sample all input sample rates to the selected sample rate. Choose between 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz.

Note: for MQA passthrough, set the digital output to Native and sample rate to 192 kHz, for connection to an MQA DAC.

DoP mode: select this option if wishing to play DSD over PCM files when using Roon. Note: this is only available when using Roon and requires connection to a DAC capable of accepting DoP file input.

General settings

The General settings menu allows you to configure the general operation of the NP5 Prisma MK2:

Standby settings

Displays the Standby settings menu to allow you to specify the standby settings.

Auto-standby automatically switches the NP5 Prisma MK2 to standby if there is no user interaction or audio from the current source for a specified delay: After 10min, After 15min, After 20min (default), or never.

Note: The Auto-standby function is disabled in Wi-Fi setup mode.

RS232 Link

The RS232 Link submenu lets you customise your RS232 link settings. For information about setting up a link see RS232 Link setup.

Factory reset

Resets the NP5 Prisma MK2 to the factory default settings.

You are prompted to confirm. Select Yes to proceed or No to cancel.

You can also perform a factory reset by pressing and holding the Reset button on the rear panel for 6 seconds. All LEDs will begin to flash red to warn you. Factory reset is in progress while all 3 LED are RED. Do not remove power during this process.

Streaming settings

The Streaming settings menu allows you to configure the NP5 Prisma MK2 streaming:

Bluetooth settings

Displays the Bluetooth settings menu.

Visible can be set to On to make the NP5 Prisma MK2 visible to other Bluetooth devices, or Off (default) to make the NP5 Prisma MK2 not visible.

Note: Visible allows any Bluetooth-enabled device within range to discover and pair with your NP5 Prisma MK2.

Auto-connect can be set to On to automatically reconnect to a paired mobile Bluetooth device when the Bluetooth input on the NP5 Prisma MK2 is selected, or Off (default) to disable automatic connection.

AirPlay password

Allows you to set an optional password for connection by AirPlay. Leave empty for no password.


Shows following information:

App version

Shows the Prisma app version you currently are using on your handheld device.

System information

Shows the following system information for all Prisma products connected to your network.

  • Connection: one of Connected by Wi-Fi or Connected by cable.
  • Network, the current SSID.
  • IP, the current IP address.
  • Device name, the device name.
  • NET MAC, the network MAC address.
  • BT MAC, the current Bluetooth MAC address.
  • Firmware versions, displays the current firmware versions.


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