CD35 CD player | Primare

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CD35 – CD player

CD35 is an award winning full size modular CD player of extraordinary capabilites, a state of the art low resonance dedicated CD drive and most sophisticated digital to analog converter stage, capable of adding full Prisma network technology at any time.

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Primare CD35 CD player technology inside

Technology

Each component part of CD35 – the drive, the DAC, and the output stage – work together in balance and harmony, contributing to what is the best CD player Primare has ever offered

At the heart of CD35 is a state-of-the-art TEAC dedicated CD drive supplying a jitter-free digital signal to an all-new DAC stage utilising a superb-sounding eight channel ESS Sabre chipset to convert that signal to analog for delivery to a finely tuned output stage.

Its modular design allows for a Prisma network connectivity and control technology module, SM35, to be added at any time.

The look and feel of Scandinavia

We believe that every aspect of our products – the way they look, the satisfying feel of the controls – contributes to the overall experience of living with Primare. As a result, Primare products exude the hallmarks of Scandinavian design – simple, elegant designs, with approachable and easy to understand functionality.
An example of this are the control buttons, carefully crafted to provide the best tactile sense when used – not too large or too small, too soft or too stiff, nor to close to or far from the surface of the faceplate – or as we say lagom, not too much not too little, everything in balance, proportion, and harmony.

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Modular Design and System Building

We feel it is essential to offer modularity whenever possible in order to have just the right features, both now and for the future. Modular design is featured in the I25 and I35 modular integrated amplifiers, as well as the PRE35 modular preamplifier, all of which can be updated with DAC and Prisma modules, as well as the CD35 CD player that can have the Prisma module added, either at the time of purchase or at a later date. As a result, we are able to offer a carefully considered array of models and configurations in order to allow for device selection that best fits any system need. For example, a CD35 with Prisma module installed can be paired with an I35 integrated amplifier, allowing for a separation of analog and digital stages. Or, an I35 with DAC and Prisma modules installed can be paired with a DD35 CD transport, allowing for multi-room and multi-zone playback of every input, whether analog or digital source.

Modular Design and System Building

We feel it is essential to offer modularity whenever possible in order to have just the right features, both now and for the future. Modular design is featured in the I25 and I35 modular integrated amplifiers, as well as the PRE35 modular preamplifier, all of which can be updated with DAC and Prisma modules, as well as the CD35 CD player that can have the Prisma module added, either at the time of purchase or at a later date. As a result, we are able to offer a carefully considered array of models and configurations in order to allow for device selection that best fits any system need. For example, a CD35 with Prisma module installed can be paired with an I35 integrated amplifier, allowing for a separation of analog and digital stages. Or, an I35 with DAC and Prisma modules installed can be paired with a DD35 CD transport, allowing for multi-room and multi-zone playback of every input, whether analog or digital source.

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I35 Prisma + CD35 Prisma: Primare I35 Prisma and Primare CD35 Prisma set

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Stereo I Kolorowo-Underground, Poland, May 2019

I25 Prisma + DD35: On the must hear list

The I25 Prisma is a dike of an amplifier that plays music easily and naturally. From the first note you have the impression that the view is just right. No emphasis on a particular aspect, simply a complete picture. The DD35 CD transport will make every true CD enthusiast happy. Beautifully built and equally good sounding. Anyone who is looking for a new amplifier or CD player would be doing themselves a serious injustice if both Primare devices are not put on their must hear list!


Music Emotion, The Netherlands, October 2018,   Download PDF

I35 + CD35: CD35/I35 Best New Components

A new series that has evolved dramatically enough to establish a new level for the brand.


Audio Accessory, Japan, Summer 2018,   Download PDF

I35 + CD35: Notable New Products File

In addition to the beauty of being natural sounding, depth and transparency are further enhanced... a design that harmonises Scandinavian warmth and sophistication.


Stereo, Japan, June 2018,   Download PDF

CD35: CD with potential

So, success? Of course. It is enough that CD35 offers a potentially attractive and interesting expansion option for the Prisma network player module, which will turn this disc player into a true multi-format source, in addition to being a class-leading player. A CD about free, open, natural and - most importantly - engaging sound. Feeling the sound of progress, without a doubt. RECOMMENDED


Audio Video, Poland, December 2018,   Download PDF

CD35: CD with potential

So, success? Of course. It is enough that CD35 offers a potentially attractive and interesting expansion option for the Prisma network player module, which will turn this disc player into a true multi-format source, in addition to being a class-leading player. A CD about free, open, natural and - most importantly - engaging sound. Feeling the sound of progress, without a doubt. Recommmended


Audio Video, Poland, December 2018,   Download PDF

I35 Prisma + CD35 Prisma: Primare CD35/I35 Prisma

There's something deeply alluring about this streaming CD player/ integrated amp combination, in both sound and function. An enjoyable music maker, it brings together a myriad different digital sources under one roof - so to speak - and allows easy control of them all. In turn, this makes it easier to appreciate the music without being distracted by the technology. Now there's a thought for the future... HIGHLY COMMENDED


HiFi News, UK, March 2019,   Download PDF

I35 Prisma + CD 35 Prisma: Dream couple with qualities

CD35 Prisma + I35 Prisma: Primare's CD player / amp combinations are known for their technical sophistication, but the new 35-series dwarfs all its predecessors.


Stereoplay, Germany, August 2018,   Download PDF

I35 Prisma + CD35 Prisma: Versatility at its best

Primare is among the most consistent class-leading high-end brands of the last few decades, continuing to refine a balanced and coherent sound. These new I35 and CD35 Prisma models are still following this more evolutionary course. However, a true revolution, and certainly for this brand, is now suddenly the maximum seamless integration of almost all digital source standards currently available. Add to this the maximum sound quality, and the trouble-free and smooth operation of the app for each of these sources, and the Primare team has seen the light again!


Music Emotion, The Netherlands, March 2018,   Download PDF

CD35: The most beautiful of all CD players

It's true, the Primary CD35 surprised us. Such a beautiful CD player, one does not trust too much. But here we had to learn a lesson: the pretty sounds also beguilingly good... always playful, informative, but never hard. Only a few CD players can do that - and if so, they are much higher in terms of pricing.


LowBeats, Germany, March 2018

I35 DAC + CD35: Beautiful and multi-functional

Rarely, has Primare equipment been so extensively equipped. Here is truly a great way of playing. Here you will find everyone has his perfect (including streaming) solution, tailored to your needs within each model. The CD35 is truly the best the Swedes have ever built and the I35 DAC is just awesome...


HiFi Stars, Germany, March-May 2018,   Download PDF

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Awards and Reviews

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  • CD TransportTEAC CD 5020A-AT
  • DACESS Sabre ES9028PRO
  • XLR1 x stereo pair analog output
  • RCA1 x stereo pair analog output
  • RCA1 digital output
  • Toslink1 digital output
  • C25 remoteIR system control
  • IR input3.5 mm in/out
  • 12V Trigger3.5 mm in/out
  • RS232outboard system control port
  • Dimensions430 x 385 x 106 mm with buttons and connectors
  • Weight10.8 kg
  • Finishesblack or titanium