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  • Audio Magazine Poland October 2010
    A30.7: Primare’s characteristically solid build quality

    "The A30.7 offers stylish design with Primare’s characteristically solid build quality outside, and the brand’s innovative new Class D technology inside. Performance is characterised by very high output power with low distortion even when the load dips below 4 ohm. It has a wide bandwidth with low-noise throughout. The sound is dynamic, exact and pure, with a neutral midrange, clear, bell-like HF and thunderous bass."

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  • Audio Magazine, Poland, December 2011
    CD22/I22 Audio Magazine, Poland, December 2011

    Manufacture: Advanced class "D" amplifier with very solid power supply. High quality DAC board (option). Functionality: Modern and multi-way. Many settings in menu, board with digital inputs as option. Parameters: With current! Double the power when changing load form 8ohm to 4ohm, low noise -85dB, very low distortion. Sound: Dynamic, involving, with beautiful, strong, contour bass, clean middle, and selective treble.

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  • HiFi Choice, UK, December 2011
    CD22/I22 Hi Fi Choice, UK, December 2011

    “..visually, these units just ooze class…the chassis are based on thick steel sheet – you could probably stand on these without leaving a mark…we’ve seldom heard energy and detail so well balanced in an affordable system...We were particularly aware of this neat balancing trick when listening to a recently bought CD of the Canadian piano virtuoso Marc-Andre Hamelin, playing some of his own compositions. He plays so many notes per second that it’s quite a tall order for a hi-fi system to reproduce them all clearly and we’ve heard one or two manage that, but lose the overall shape of the music. In this case however, we were able to hear with great precision, not only which notes were going down, but where the general progression was leading and what the piano itself sounded like.”

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  • Home Electronics magazine, Switzerland, September 2011
    CD22/I22 Home Electronics magazine, Switzerland, September 2011

    Through this system you can enjoy Class D amplification without compromise. The I22 sets a new benchmark in natural music playback.

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  • CD22/I22 Stereo Prestige & Image, France, September 2011
    CD22/I22 Stereo Prestige & Image

    Primare’s engineers truly have an exceptional mastery of digital and analogue circuit configuration. They prove it not only with the CD22 player’s quite exceptional analytical capability and well structured rendering of timbres, but also with the I22, defying all the prejudices regarding switch-mode power supplies and switching power levels. Thanks
    to their very interesting UFPD architecture (creating unconditional stability of operation regardless of the type of speakers) and the selection of sampling frequency from the CD22, the reproduction allows listening in complete serenity, without aggression, from these two perfectly matched electronics.

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  • AudioVideo Poland, September 2011
    I22, AudioVideo Poland, September 2011

    “Exceptionaly fast and rhythmic amplifier with very good stereo. Solid enclosure, nice design and low power consumption are additional benefits of Swedish unit.”

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  • I22/CD22 HiFi Vision, Germany, February 2012
    I22/CD22 HiFi Vision, Germany, February 2012

    "Yes, the 22s have a little less power, and the stripped-down equipment could be mentioned, too, but what remains are the open, honest tone and the unbridled enthusiasm of the Primare combo. For me, the CD22 and I22 are a true HiFi highlight not only because of the very fair price!"

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • hifi & records magazine, Germany
    PRE60 / A60: “Pure Joy”

    In a recent issue of Germany’s hi fi & records magazine, reviewer Olaf Sturm is bewitched by the new 60 series pre/power system. He calls the PRE60 design “pure joy” and is astonished by the measured power generated from the A60’s slim dimensions: “How do you imagine a power amplifier that pumps 675 watts into four ohms and 314 into eight ohms? Perhaps as a walk-in type, maybe with huge, sprawling heatsinks, but by all means totally heavyweight. The A60 weighs in at only 12.5 kilograms…” Above all he loves the sound: “At first it’s the immediacy of the reproduction that wins me over, because it refuses to show even the tiniest time offsets, which leads to perfect homogeneity… The vocal reproduction is characteristic and on par with that of top amplifiers. However a striking feature is the enormous stability in sustained piano chords and the reverb on Gabriel’s voice, which I have rarely even heard in such a 3D sculptured manner.” In conclusion he says that “The enormous range of applications based on the analogue and digital interfaces, which allow anything from elevator music in the morning through internet radio to serious listening of high resolution data files in truly amazing quality, is highly attractive."

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  • Hi Fi Plus
    PRE60 / A60: 60 Series Does It Again!

    Adding to the growing number of great reviews for the 60 Series, Alan Sircom shows a genuine understanding of Primare’s goal for these true reference products when he states: “lf it's power you want, the Primare delivers it with energy and drive. lf it's sound-staging, it's as good as the speakers you use. lf it's infectious rhythm, then the music needs some infectious rhythm rather than have it thrust upon the sound. It’s that sense of doing a thing, and doing it right that Primare really gets here. That's not damning it with faint praise; that's prizing it for its honesty and integrity.”

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  • Polish hi fi magazine ‘Audio’
    PRE60 / A60: Primare Supreme

    The 60 series has received a great review in Polish hi fi magazine ‘Audio’. Writing in the October 14 issue Wojciech Pacula says “The Primare A60 sounds like a class A amplifier, clearly highlighting the transition from bass to midrange. It isn’t exactly ‘warm’ but neither is it clinical, and it does have the ability to strike forcefully. The strong and perfectly produced bass line provides not only foundation and energy but also richness, which is often missing even in the mightiest power amplifiers....The other end of sound spectrum is equally interesting. Here Primare seems to combine richness with clarity. Through the snare drum hits, bass string reverb and electronic background we get a perfect image of each sound and its texture. The soundstage gains ultimate authority with, I repeat, no harshness whatsoever. This is a marvellous achievement from both class D amplifier and network player”.

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  • LYD & BILLEDE • DECEMBER 2014
    PRE60 / A60: Sound & Vision Loves the 60’s

    Danish magazine Sound & Vision adores our 60 series system. In its December 14 issue, reviewer Sven Bilén awards both with top marks for sound quality and says: “Cool, smooth and pleasing to the ear, the PRE60 and A60 is an excellent combination that can play almost everything you can imagine with a sound quality that’s even better than before. Very successful.” The detailed three-page review concludes that “Primare’s 60 series is a manifestation of how far the firm has come with the new techniques that they have introduced the recent years. Both amplifier modules and media cards perform at a level that proves that Primare can play with the big boys. The products not only sound great, but also visually they’re super delicious. Well done!”

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  • Hi Fi News
    PRE60 / A60: The 60s “Raise Goosebumps”

    The 60 Series PRE60 and A60 have made the November 2014 cover of the UK’s definitive hi-end audio magazine Hi Fi News. Given top billing as the opening review and in the expanded four-page format reserved for the most significant products, the 60s are accorded the mag’s premier ‘Outstanding Product’ badge. Reviewer John Bamford says “An audiophile friend and I blind-tested each other but neither of us could reliably determine whether we were streaming or playing via the PRE60’s USB input. The rhythm section appeared ultra-precise, with no overhang and subjectively ‘fast’ leading edge definition…Look elsewhere if you crave a big-bosomed, cushy and romantic sound. Primare’s flagship audio components tell it like it is, their honesty raising goose bumps with common regularity”

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  • i-fidelity.net, Germany
    R32: “… in every aspect a successfully designed turntable pre-amplifier …”

    "The Primare R32 is in every aspect a successfully designed turntable pre-amplifier. High build quality, design, and sound quality, forming the essence of the product, which should cost a lot more than it does. The setting options are comprehensive, which allows the R32 to play seamlessly in many systems, bridging the gap between turntables and pre/power amplifiers. Naturally, the R32 passed the requirements for the i-fidelity.net-Highlight-award with flying colours"

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  • Hi Fi Choice Magazine. UK, May 2011 issue
    R32: “… the R32 is a winner.”

    "If you want to add a bit of substance and integrity to the sound of your vinyl and have theshelf space, the R32 is a winner."

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  • Inner Audio Magazine, Finland, 2010
    R32: excellent highend phonostage at a resonable price

    "Given its level of performance, I find the Primare R32 amazingly inexpensive...it can be justifiably recommended to anybody who's hunting for an excellent highend phonostage at a resonable price". Inner Audio Magazine, Finland, October 18, 2010. Please note, an English translation follows the Finnish review.

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  • Hi Fi News UK, January 2012
    R32: Outstanding Product winner

    "...this kind of quality for well under a grand is what constitues a top-flight bargain, making the R32 our clear winner."

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  • LP Magazine, Germany, issue 6, 2011
    R32: The Primare R32 is clearly a ‘Best Buy’

    "Technically and sonically brilliant. Elegant high quality housing. The Primare R32 is clearly a 'Best Buy' for its price tag." Thomas Schmidt, LP Magazine, Germany, issue 6 2011.

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  • i-fidelity.net, Germany
    SP33: Germany’s online AV mag i-fidelity loves the SP33/A30.7 system

    Germany’s online AV mag i-fidelity loves the SP33/A30.7 system. Marking the system as ‘superb’ for sound quality and ‘very good’ in almost every other category reviewer Raphael Vogt says: “With the SP33 and A30.7 duo Primare offers a surround pre/power amp combo with an almost classical appearance; a perfect, massive workmanship and a pleasantly purist no-frills design. Here the sound and build quality are absolutely brought into focus… Sound wise the combo presents a muscular body and a steady imaging that is virtually palpable and intimately close at the highest level.”

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  • AV Magazine, South Africa, 2014
    SPA23: AV Receiver of the Year

    South Africa’s specialist home tech title AV Magazine has been busy with Primare over the last few months, and the results have been spectacular! in AV’s August 2014 issue, reviewer Joel Kopping said “in reality (it) has all the features anyone will probably ever need. Most of all it’s superbly built, and sounds terrific…” The SPA23 went on to be recommended as an ‘AV Receiver of the Year’.

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  • Home Cinema Choice, September 2014
    SPA23: Performance is Outstanding

    Steve May, the veteran AV pundit and founding editor of Home Cinema Choice, is seduced by the SPA23’s stunning audio quality. Awarding a Best Buy badge, and five stars for both performance and design in the September 14 issue, Steve says “the SPA23 can make grown-up speakers bleed. Performance is outstanding. The Primare SPA23 is an unashamedly uncomplicated home cinema amp, enlivened by gorgeous design and ingenious amplification technology. It’s fit, fast and capable of class-leading clarity."

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