Primare NP5 Prisma – network player

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NP5 Prisma – network player

NP5 Prisma is a clever little device that provides Primare’s Prisma network player technology to virtually any system with a digital input.

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Primare NP5 Prisma network player technology

Technology

NP5 Prisma is the network player for everyone, incorporating all the functionality found in our award winning Prisma enabled models, in addition to control of network connected hard drives, Prisma includes AirPlay 2, Bluetooth®, Roon Ready*, and Spotify Connect®, Prisma features Chromecast built-in, a unique streaming portal allowing effortless direct connection to hundreds of streaming applications and services, including voice control, for the best possible performance and user experience.

The Prisma technology bundle was created to allow everyone in the household to explore, discover, and share the deeply satisfying experience of high-performance music playback – providing multi-room/multi-zone connectivity and control of stored and streamed media, whether wired or wireless, all managed from mobile devices through a dedicated system control app.

Specifically designed to be small enough to slip inconspicuously into any system setup, NP5 Prisma can be used with any product with a digital input, both stereo and multi-channel, Primare or other brands, to provide full Prisma stereo network music player connectivity and control, making it the network player for anyone and any system.

NP5 Prisma also allows for volume adjustment, mute, standby and input selection for previous Primare models with RS232 inputs, using the comprehensive Prisma application.

*with future update

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NP5 Prisma Network Player Video

In this video we review the features and functionality of the NP5 Prisma that may make it the perfect addition to your system.

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A Special Offer

NP5 Prisma Update Program offers owners of PRE60, NP30, I32 MM30, and PRE32 MM30 models an NP5 Prisma at 50% off of the suggested retail price with presentation of original invoice and/or verifiable serial number.

  • Update Program MSRP: 250 € / 300 US$
  • Prisma Suggested MSRP: 500 € / 600 US$

Contact your dealer or distributor for more information and to order. Contact information below at “where to buy” tab.

Prisma – Network and Multiroom Technology


Prisma is a bundle of technologies that provide the broadest range of network music player features and functionality. Essentially created to be a streamer that would allow everyone, and everywhere, in the household to explore, discover, and share the deeply satisfying experience of high-performance music playback – Prisma provides multi-room/multi-zone connectivity and control of stored and streamed media, whether wired or wireless, all managed from mobile devices through the dedicated Prisma system control app.

In addition to AirPlay 2*, Bluetooth®, Roon Ready*, and Spotify Connect®, Prisma features Chromecast built-in, a unique streaming portal allowing effortless direct connection to hundreds of streaming applications and services, including voice control, for the best possible performance and user experience.

*with future update

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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 is the idea of being inconspicuous, of not drawing undue attention, which is inherent in the physical design of the NP5 Prisma, allowing it to be tucked away within a system without being noticed – or as we say lagom, not too much not too little, everything in balance, proportion, and harmony.

Modularity 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 integrated amplifiers, as well as the PRE35 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. And while not strictly modular, the NP5 Prisma is in effect a module for adding Prisma network music player capability to any system that has a digital input.

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NP5 Prisma: Primare NP5 Prisma

“If anyone is planning to upgrade their system with network functionalities, then they should consider the Primare proposal. With a good DAC, NP5 Prisma transport is able to offer the sound that is natural, musical, but also dynamic and detailed, with convincing space and impeccable stereo.”


Hificlass, Poland, June 2020

NP5 Prisma: Streaming Different

“Ease of use, Chromecast, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 and compatibility with Roon create very large functional possibilities, and the natural, almost “analog” sound – obtained even from lower quality streaming services – is a real surprise and also the biggest advantage of this inconspicuous device. Colours and micro dynamics mean that emotions from listening to music, despite some restrictions of objective quality, are guaranteed. Again, it turns out that not the specifications, but the right concept and its efficient implementation matter the most. Bravo!”


Audio PL, March 2020,   Download PDF

NP5 Prisma: NP5

“The Primare NP5 is a HiFi streamer with three essential qualities. It integrates perfectly with any existing system thanks to its tiny format and digital outputs. It is universal in its operation by ensuring compatibility with all music services via Chromecast, AirPlay 2 , UPnP/DLNA and Roon. Finally, it delivers a catchy sound without being tiring. The NP5 offers smooth reproduction to play any type of music, whatever your tastes. The ideal companion for a HiFi system wishing to go digital.”


Le Blog d'Eric, France, April 2020

NP5 Prisma: test of a mini network player that knows how to do the maximum

“The Primare NP5 Prisma is fast becoming a staple in the world of small, accessible network players. Its universality with the support of Chromecast for Android and AirPlay 2 for iOS already make it a device without constraint. For those wishing to go further, the NP5 is Roon Ready for high-resolution playback and access to your file library. Thanks to Chromecast and AirPlay 2, the NP5 is directly accessible from the Qobuz app. On the sound side, we can describe this player as an audiophile by its ability to get the smallest detail for a precise and lively exploration of music.”


Qobuz Magazine, France, April 2020

NP5 Prisma: an ultra-complete Chromecast, AirPlay 2 and Roon mini streamer

“NP5 fulfils several offices. First of all, it will allow users of Primare products from previous generations to easily update their amplifier or preamplifier by providing them with the connected function thanks to a direct link between the two devices. Then, for audiophiles who have based their streaming system on Roon, the NP5 is a quality Roon Endpoint, ready to use and simple to implement. Finally, this small audio player can also be inserted into any system and facilitate use thanks to AirPlay 2, Chromecast and Spotify Connect. Anyone in the household can easily send it music. Connected to quality equipment, that makes HiFi to live with, without constraint.”


ON-MAG, France, May 2020

NP5 Prisma: Primare Prisma NP5 compact network player

“The new Primare Prisma NP5 is a network player intended to be easily integrated into any existing hi-fi system. Your installation is immediately up to date. The Primare Prisma NP5 is an extensive network player in a compact size. The device is among others Roon ready and can handle AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Chromecast and Spotify Connect. You can connect the player to any existing system, the only condition being that a digital input (coax or optical) is available somewhere.”


Alpha Audio, The Netherlands, October 2019

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Awards and Reviews

We are not the only ones convinced that Primare Products create a remarkable sound experience. Read what journalists around the world have to say.

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MSRP 500 €
Price may vary due to differences in currency, sales and import taxes.

Included:

RS232 Cable

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  • RCA1 x digital output
  • Toslink1 x digital output
  • RS232outboard system control port
  • Prismaconnectivity and control
  • USB-Ax 1
  • Ethernetx 1
  • WiFi
  • AirPlay 2by future update
  • Bluetooth
  • Chromecast built-in
  • Roon Readyby future update
  • Spotify Connect
  • Dimensions143 x 36 mm x 125 (WHD)
  • Weight.5 Kg
  • Hificlass, Poland, June 2020
    NP5 Prisma: Primare NP5 Prisma

    “If anyone is planning to upgrade their system with network functionalities, then they should consider the Primare proposal. With a good DAC, NP5 Prisma transport is able to offer the sound that is natural, musical, but also dynamic and detailed, with convincing space and impeccable stereo.”

    View full review

  • Audio PL, March 2020
    NP5 Prisma: Streaming Different

    “Ease of use, Chromecast, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 and compatibility with Roon create very large functional possibilities, and the natural, almost “analog” sound – obtained even from lower quality streaming services – is a real surprise and also the biggest advantage of this inconspicuous device. Colours and micro dynamics mean that emotions from listening to music, despite some restrictions of objective quality, are guaranteed. Again, it turns out that not the specifications, but the right concept and its efficient implementation matter the most. Bravo!”

    View/download full review as PDF

  • Le Blog d'Eric, France, April 2020
    NP5 Prisma: NP5

    “The Primare NP5 is a HiFi streamer with three essential qualities. It integrates perfectly with any existing system thanks to its tiny format and digital outputs. It is universal in its operation by ensuring compatibility with all music services via Chromecast, AirPlay 2 , UPnP/DLNA and Roon. Finally, it delivers a catchy sound without being tiring. The NP5 offers smooth reproduction to play any type of music, whatever your tastes. The ideal companion for a HiFi system wishing to go digital.”

    View full review

  • Qobuz Magazine, France, April 2020
    NP5 Prisma: test of a mini network player that knows how to do the maximum

    “The Primare NP5 Prisma is fast becoming a staple in the world of small, accessible network players. Its universality with the support of Chromecast for Android and AirPlay 2 for iOS already make it a device without constraint. For those wishing to go further, the NP5 is Roon Ready for high-resolution playback and access to your file library. Thanks to Chromecast and AirPlay 2, the NP5 is directly accessible from the Qobuz app. On the sound side, we can describe this player as an audiophile by its ability to get the smallest detail for a precise and lively exploration of music.”

    View full review

  • ON-MAG, France, May 2020
    NP5 Prisma: an ultra-complete Chromecast, AirPlay 2 and Roon mini streamer

    “NP5 fulfils several offices. First of all, it will allow users of Primare products from previous generations to easily update their amplifier or preamplifier by providing them with the connected function thanks to a direct link between the two devices. Then, for audiophiles who have based their streaming system on Roon, the NP5 is a quality Roon Endpoint, ready to use and simple to implement. Finally, this small audio player can also be inserted into any system and facilitate use thanks to AirPlay 2, Chromecast and Spotify Connect. Anyone in the household can easily send it music. Connected to quality equipment, that makes HiFi to live with, without constraint.”

    View full review

  • Alpha Audio, The Netherlands, October 2019
    NP5 Prisma: Primare Prisma NP5 compact network player

    “The new Primare Prisma NP5 is a network player intended to be easily integrated into any existing hi-fi system. Your installation is immediately up to date. The Primare Prisma NP5 is an extensive network player in a compact size. The device is among others Roon ready and can handle AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Chromecast and Spotify Connect. You can connect the player to any existing system, the only condition being that a digital input (coax or optical) is available somewhere.”

    View full review