CD22 CD player

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The CD22 is the successor to and upgrade for the successful and acclaimed CD21 CD player. Every component, from the CD transport to the audio output stage, has been designed to achieve the highest possible audio performance.
It incorporates a dedicated CD-transport with a considerable five second buffer memory in order to provide the best jitter suppression and protection from mechanical shock. Operation can be customised by choosing the preferred sample frequency: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz or 192kHz. 

Comprehensive outputs include unbalanced RCA analogue, together with SPDIF and TOSLINK digital outputs. The CD22 will also play and control MP3 or WMA files via USB or disc.

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  • TransportAsatech 8210.B01-02 or Sanyo SF-P101N
  • DACBurr-Brown PCM1792, 24/192 kHz
  • RCA1 x stereo pair analog output
  • RCA1 x digital output
  • Toslink1 x digital output
  • USB A1 x input
  • IRC24 system remote control
  • IR3.5 mm input/output
  • 12V Trigger3.5 mm input/output
  • RS232outboard control port
  • Dimensions344 x 86 x 182 mm (WHD)
  • Weight13 Kg
  • Finishesblack or titanium
  • 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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  • 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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