NP5 Prisma MK2 Network Player User Guide

Getting started

1 Unpack the NP5 Prisma MK2

Your NP5 Prisma MK2 is supplied with:

  • Chromecast Built-in Quick Start Guide
  • External power supply
  • Socket adapters for power supply
  • RS232 cable

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.

2 Connect the outputs

The NP5 Prisma MK2 Network Player provides one coax digital output and one optical digital output for connection to a digital input.

  • Connect one of the digital outputs from the NP5 Prisma MK2 to an appropriate digital input.

If you want to control the volume from the NP5 Prisma MK2:

  •  Leave the Output option set to Variable (default).

Alternatively, if you want to use the NP5 Prisma MK2 as a source, and adjust volume in a connected component:

  • Set the Output option to Fixed.

For more information see Audio settings.

The NP5 Prisma MK2 can also be connected to another Primare device via RS232 to provide control of basic functions (standby on/off, mute, volume up/down, and input selection next/previous) from the Prisma application. For more information see RS232 Link setup.

3 Connect power

  • If you want your NP5 Prisma MK2 connected via Ethernet cable, connect the cable before you connect your NP5 Prisma MK2 to power. For best results we recommend connecting via cable.
  • Plug the power supply to DC input on the NP5 Prisma MK2, and connect it to a wall socket (use the appropriate socket adapter).

WARNING: Always disconnect the NP5 Prisma MK2 from the mains power before connecting or disconnecting any cables.

Once connected to power it will directly power on.

4 Connect to a network

For best results we recommend connecting using an Ethernet network cable. The NP5 Prisma MK2 requires one to two minutes to completely start up; please be patient. The Power/Source LED will show solid white light when startup is complete.

Connecting via an Ethernet cable

  • Connect an Ethernet cable between your router and the LAN socket on the back panel of the NP5 Prisma MK2.
  • Using ethernet connection provides immediate access to your network and the network LED will show solid green. If the network LED is flashing blue, 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 NP5 Prisma MK2 on your network in the Chromecast Built-in Quick Start Guide, or the brief description below.
  • Enable Bluetooth and Wifi on your mobile device.
  • The Google Home app will display Set up NP5 Prisma.
  • Click SET UP and follow the instructions.
  • The network LED will flash green and a test tone will be played and you will be prompted to select a name for your NP5 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 NP5 Prisma MK2 using the Google Home app the network LED will change from flashing green to solid green.
  • You will now be able to cast music to your NP5 Prisma MK2.

To disconnect from the Ethernet network

  • Remove the Ethernet cable.

Connecting via Wi-Fi

The network LED will flash blue when the NP5 Prisma MK2 is ready to be set up by WiFi.
You can connect to Wifi 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 network you want your speaker 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 NP5 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 NP5 Prisma.

  • Click SET UP and follow the instructions.

A test tone will be played and you will be prompted to select a name for your NP5 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 NP5 Prisma MK2 should connect to.

Once you have configured the NP5 Prisma MK2 using the Google Home app the network LED will change from flashing blue to solid blue.

You will now be able to cast music to your NP5 Prisma MK2.

To disconnect from the Wi-Fi network

Either:

  • Select Wi-Fi settings for the NP5 Prisma MK2 in the Google Home app.
  • Select Forget this network.

Or:

  • Reset the NP5 Prisma MK2 to its factory defaults; see Factory reset.

5 Download the Prisma app

To view and change the NP5 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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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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