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DD15 – CD transport

DD15 is a compact high end CD transport using a dedicated low resonance slot load CD drive and low noise digital output.

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Technology

DD15 is a compact CD transport providing high end digital transport capabitlites to virtually any system as a result of its dedicated low resonance slot load CD drive and low noise digital output, while its compact cabinet makes it the perfect partner for SC15 Prisma preamplifier and network player and I15 Prisma integrated amplifier and network player.

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An example of this is the compact, essentially three-quarter sized, of the 15 series, cabinets creating the sense of perfect proportions being just right for allowing placement within any living environment – or as we say lagom, not too much not too little, everything in balance, proportion, and harmony.

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Primare System Building CD15 I15 R15

System Building

With the 15 Series, we offer a carefully considered array of models in order to allow for the best selection to fit any of your system needs. For example, the ultimate 15 Series system might be the DD15 CD transport, SC15 Prisma preamplifier and network player, I15 analog integrated amplifier, and R15 MM/MC phono preamplifier, allowing for the best performance, analog or digital, with the greatest number of connection options. However, there may be no need for additional digital inputs, MC phono preamplification may not be requirement, or simply to address budget or size considerations, a system composed of CD15 Prisma CD and network player with an I15 MM integrated amplifier with MM15 MM phono module installed could be assembled. This compact and reasonably priced system provides multiple analog source playback, including vinyl disc, as well as digital disc, stored or streamed media playback, with remarkable power, control, and connection flexibility.

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I15 MM + CD15 Prisma: A Delightful Duo

We have experienced the Primare I15 and CD15 Prisma as one blissful duo together. We praise the balance that the manufacturer has been able to achieve in construction, optics and performance… New from the box, we immediately fall for the warm-neutral sound signature and the detailed sound stage of the I15… The CD15 Prisma is just about everything that could be expected from of a modern digital player… the price-performance ratio is unsurpassed.


Music Emotion, The Netherlands, July/August 2019,   Download PDF

I15 Prisma + DD15: A nice musical adventure

The time I spent with the Primare I15 Prisma and DD15 goes into the books as a nice musical adventure. Not only did this beautifully designed and pleasantly compact set offer me an interesting look at the already current future vision of Primare, I also really listened to it with great pleasure.


Music Emotion, The Netherlands, October 2018,   Download PDF

DD15: Slot Machine

Matching the I15 Prisma, this CD transport does exactly what it’s supposed to do: digital delivery from silver discs, and it does not need an analog
output. Granted, the equipment of the DD15 is spartan, but it does not need more for CD music enjoyment… the great display could reveal a bit more information, but this does not diminish the enjoyment of music, because the sound is ultimately made by the digitally connected converter.


Audio, Germany, October 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

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Awards and Reviews

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MSRP 1250 €
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  • CD TransportPhilips Slot Load
  • DACAKM AK4490
  • 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
  • Prismacontrol and connectivity
  • USB1 digital input
  • Ethernetx 2
  • WiFi
  • AirPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Chromecast built-in
  • Spotify Connect
  • Dimensions430 x 385 x 106 mm with buttons and connectors
  • Weight6.6 kg
  • Finishesblack or titanium
  • Music Emotion, The Netherlands, July/August 2019
    I15 MM + CD15 Prisma: A Delightful Duo

    We have experienced the Primare I15 and CD15 Prisma as one blissful duo together. We praise the balance that the manufacturer has been able to achieve in construction, optics and performance… New from the box, we immediately fall for the warm-neutral sound signature and the detailed sound stage of the I15… The CD15 Prisma is just about everything that could be expected from of a modern digital player… the price-performance ratio is unsurpassed.

    View/download full review as PDF

  • Music Emotion, The Netherlands, October 2018
    I15 Prisma + DD15: A nice musical adventure

    The time I spent with the Primare I15 Prisma and DD15 goes into the books as a nice musical adventure. Not only did this beautifully designed and pleasantly compact set offer me an interesting look at the already current future vision of Primare, I also really listened to it with great pleasure.

    View/download full review as PDF

  • Audio, Germany, October 2018
    DD15: Slot Machine

    Matching the I15 Prisma, this CD transport does exactly what it’s supposed to do: digital delivery from silver discs, and it does not need an analog
    output. Granted, the equipment of the DD15 is spartan, but it does not need more for CD music enjoyment… the great display could reveal a bit more information, but this does not diminish the enjoyment of music, because the sound is ultimately made by the digitally connected converter.

    View/download full review as PDF

  • Audio Video, Poland, December 2018
    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

    View/download full review as PDF

Primare Bent Nielsen, Chief Engineer at Primare since 1986

Bent Nielsen

Chief Engineer at Primare since 1986

Engineers Notes –
DD15 CD transport

DD15 is a CD transport, designed to partner any high performance digital to analog converter, and in particular the Primare I15 Prisma, SC15 Prisma models of integrated amplifiers and preamplifiers.

Contents

  • Design Philosophy
  • Drive Technology
  • System Building
  • Specifications

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Design philosophy
All of Primare designs are a result of our Practical Design Approach, resulting in a focus on two fundamental design elements:
Thoroughly implemented power supply designs – so that all elements of any design to operate effortlessly at their fullest effectiveness. Every product and sub-circuit demands unique power supply solutions – a more conventional linear supply or advanced switch mode main supply may work best dependent upon the application, and carefully crafted individual discrete power supplies are strategically inserted into the circuit to deliver power exactly where and how much is needed.

Artfully crafted ultra-short signal paths – so that each individual component and sub circuit operates sympathetically to achieve a cohesive whole. Elegant and simple electrical designs are used in even the most complex product, utilizing ultra-short signal paths with all gain in one device whenever possible. Ultimately, this results in fewer, higher quality parts for a reduction in associated distortions and an increase in overall electrical efficiency.

To that end, basic technologies have been selected to realize those benefits:

  • 2 and 4-layer double-sided circuit board construction allows for the most direct and efficient layout of circuit components not only for the shortest signal path, but also to more easily achieve a sympathetic layout of circuit and sub-circuit components for best performance.
  • Surface mount components are used whenever possible as this allows for direct connection of the circuit device or component to the circuit board trace with the solder being used solely to mechanically hold the part in place. The elimination of the small metal lead or wire at each connection point in a more conventional large scale circuit device or component cumulatively shortens the signal path. Additionally, conventional large scale components demand through hole or “eyelet” construction, limiting direct contact of the component’s lead to the circuit board trace and resulting in the solder providing electrical connection as well as mechanical connection for the device. Neither solder nor the metal used in the leads of most large scale devices provide the best signal transmission, therefore limiting potential performance of even the best designed circuits.

Drive Technology
The Philips slot load disc drive chosen for use in DD15 was originally developed for the transportation industry, and as a result is extremely reliable and well isolated from external and internal vibrations, ensuring long life and low noise.

Power Supply Technology
A customer linear power supply is combined with a switch mode standby supply (turned off when in playback mode to minimize noise) to deliver on demand the precise power needed.

System Building
DD15 is designed to provide the lowest noise digital signal from compact discs so any high performance digital to analog converters, like those found in the Primare I15 Prisma and SC15 Prisma models of integrated amplifiers and preamplifiers.