PRE32 preamplifier

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Overview

Primare PRE32

Balanced input stereo pre-amplifier

The PRE32 is a high performance fully balanced pre-amplifier designed for ultra low noise and distortion, and as the perfect partner for any Primare stereo power amplifier. It features an OLED display and comprehensive menu-based control system established by the EISA award-winning I32 integrated amplifier. 

The PRE32 is housed in a heavy gauge alloy steel chassis, and incorporates two pairs (L/R) of low-noise balanced XLR inputs and 4 pairs of RCA inputs. In addition there are two pairs of RCA outputs and a single pair of balanced XLR outputs, as well as a record output, RS232, trigger, IR and RF inputs.

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  • XLR2 x stereo pair analog inputs
  • RCA4 x stereo pair analog inputs
  • XLR1 x stereo pair analog PRE output
  • RCA2 x stereo pair analog PRE output
  • RCA1 x stereo pair analog REC output
  • IRC24 system remote control
  • IR3.5 mm input/output
  • 12V trigger3.5 mm input/output
  • RS232outboard system control port
  • Dimensions430x385x105mm (WDH)
  • Weight10.5 Kg
  • Finishesblack or titanium
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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."

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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