Primare PRE35 Prisma – modular preamplifier and network player

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PRE35 Prisma – modular preamplifier and network player

PRE35 Prisma combines the DM35 digital to analog conversion and SM35 Prisma network player modules within the PRE35 fully balanced preamplifier platform, to create an extraoridinarily versatile system control centre.

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Technology

PRE35 Prisma modular preamplifier is an exceptional system control center, providing umprecedented low noise and distortion free selection and transmission of any analog input, as a result of the carefully crafted fully balanced circuit design benefitting from the use of a four layer main board to achieve the shortest possible signal path.

In addition to comprehensive input and output options, featuring both XLR and RCA connection, the PRE35 Prisma includes includes both the sophisticated digital to analog converter module, DM35, as well as a Prisma network player module, SM35, to create an extraoridinarily versatile system control centre.

The DM35 is a full-featured digital to analog converter stage enabling up to PCM 768kHz/32bit and DSD 256 conversion.

With the DM35 module installed, PRE35 Prisma includes WiSA high resolution wireless speaker connectivity with WiSA enabled high performance powered loudspeakers, and is a feature unique to this high-performance preamplifier.

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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

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 our signature control knob, known throughout the industry for both its appearance as well as how it feels in the hand as an input is selected or volume adjusted. – 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.

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PRE35 Prisma + A35.2: Volcano in Two Stages (English)

“This pre/power tandem conjures up lust and passion, no matter how classically-refined its appearance may be. We were thrilled… We would like to go easy on our proofs of love. But we have really fallen for these two Swedes. As a mix of control centre and powerhouse we don’t know a better tandem in this price category.”

Read the German version here.


Stereoplay, Germany, May 2020,   Download PDF

PRE35 Prisma + A35.2: Vulkan in zwei Stufen (German)

“Diese Vor/End-Kombi erzaubert Lust und Leidenschaft, so klassisch-fein sie auch aussehen mag. Wir waren begeistert… Wir wollen sparsamer mit unseren Liebesbezeugungen umgehen. Aber diese beiden Schweden haben es uns ange- tan. Als Mix aus Zentrale und Kraftbereiter kennen wir in die- ser Preisregion kein besseres Duo.”

Read the English version here


Stereoplay, Germany, May 2020,   Download PDF

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Awards and Reviews

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MSRP 3900 €
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  • XLR2 x stereo pair analog inputs
  • RCA3 x stereo pair analog inputs
  • XLR2 x stereo pair analog PRE outputs
  • RCA1 x stereo pair analog PRE output
  • RCA1 x stereo pair analog LINE output
  • C25 remoteIR system control
  • IR3.5 mm input/output
  • 12V Trigger3.5 mm output
  • RS232outboard system control port
  • DACAKM AK4497
  • Toslink4 x digital input
  • RCA2 x digital input
  • RCA1 x digital output
  • USB-B1 x digital input
  • Prismacontrol and connectivity
  • USB-A1 x digital input
  • Ethernetx 2
  • WiFi
  • AirPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Chromecast built-in
  • Spotify Connect
  • Weight11.3 Kg
  • Dimensions430 x 106 x 420 mm (WHD)
  • Finishesblack or titanium
  • Stereoplay, Germany, May 2020
    PRE35 Prisma + A35.2: Volcano in Two Stages (English)

    “This pre/power tandem conjures up lust and passion, no matter how classically-refined its appearance may be. We were thrilled… We would like to go easy on our proofs of love. But we have really fallen for these two Swedes. As a mix of control centre and powerhouse we don’t know a better tandem in this price category.”

    Read the German version here.

    View/download full review as PDF

  • Stereoplay, Germany, May 2020
    PRE35 Prisma + A35.2: Vulkan in zwei Stufen (German)

    “Diese Vor/End-Kombi erzaubert Lust und Leidenschaft, so klassisch-fein sie auch aussehen mag. Wir waren begeistert… Wir wollen sparsamer mit unseren Liebesbezeugungen umgehen. Aber diese beiden Schweden haben es uns ange- tan. Als Mix aus Zentrale und Kraftbereiter kennen wir in die- ser Preisregion kein besseres Duo.”

    Read the English version here

    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:
PRE35 Prisma – Preliminary Specifications

PRE35 balanced stereo preamplifier platform features dual XLR inputs and outputs, fully balanced analog preamplification circuitry, and modular construction allowing for sophisticated DAC and Prisma network modules to be added to the analog preamplifier at any time.

In order to allow for playback of virtually any digital source with absolute accuracy and musicality, the optional DM35 DAC module allows the PRE35 to be configured for refined digital to analog conversion providing high resolution sound that is as close as possible to the original source. Inputs include, four Toslink, three RCA (SPDF), and one USB-B digital. The USB-B input allows playback of files up to PCM 768kHz/32bit and DSD256/11.2MHz. One RCA digital output is included, allowing for pass through of digital signals and the option to select 48 or 96 digital output from analog sources.

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With the DM35 module installed, PRE35 Prisma includes WiSA wireless speaker connectivity (by future update upon certification expected end of Q3 2019) unique to a high-performance preamplifier. WiSA is:

  • Higher than CD quality, with 24bits at 48kH or 96kHz signal transmission, for high resolution performance.
  • Scalable and seamless, automatically recognizing audio configurations from 2.0 to 7.1 and even 5.1.2.
  • Precisely timed, with near zero latency at only 1/1,000,000 of a second, even when using all eight channels, for precise and stable stereo imaging.
  • Used in speakers by B&O, Harmon Kardon, Golden Ear, Klipsch, Platin, and System Audio, with many more to come.

We are particularly excited about the potential for WiSA, in that it addresses one of the issues for the broader market by allowing for greater flexibility in system component placement within any listening environment. WiSA ensures robust, high definition, multi-channel, low latency audio while eliminating the complicated set-up of traditional audio systems. As a result, long speaker wire runs past such obstacles as doorways and around fireplaces are no longer an issue, allowing for placement of speakers without regard for the source components location.

The SM35 Prisma module provides multi-room/multi-zone connectivity and control for playback of stored and streamed media, wired or wireless, all managed from a mobile device through a dedicated system control app. In addition to Bluetooth®, AirPlay (AirPlay 2 by future updated upon certification expected end of Q3 2019, and Spotify Connect, Prisma features Chromecast built-in, a unique streaming portal allowing effortless direct connection to hundreds of streaming applications, now including Roon, for the best possible performance and user experience.

Specifications

Preamplification

Analogue Inputs:

  • 2 pair XLR (L&R)
  • 3 pair RCA (L&R)

Input Impedance: RCA 15kΩ; XLR 30kΩ

Preamplifier Output:

  • 2 pair XLR (L&R)
  • 1 pair RCA (L&R)

Line Output: 1 pair RCA (L&R)

Output Impedance:

  • Pre: RCA 100Ω; XLR 400Ω
  • Line: 100Ω

Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz +0.1/-0.1dB

THD + N: < 0.01%, 20Hz – 20kHz

Signal to Noise: >105 dB

Gain:

  • RCA in / RCA out: 16.5dB
  • XLR in / XLR out: 16.5dB
  • RCA in / XLR out: 22.5dB
  • XLR in / RCA out 10.5dB

WiSA high resolution wireless speaker output

Digital to Analog Conversion

Chip set: AKM AK4497

Inputs:

  • 4 x TOSLINK (optical) up to192kHz/24 bit
  • 2 x RCA up to 192kHz/24 bit
  • 1 x USB-B up to 768kHz/32 bit; DSD 256/11.2MHz

Digital Output: 1 x RCA

  • Analog input = selectable 48kHz or 96kHz output
  • Digital input = pass through

Frequency response:

  • 44.1kHz 20Hz – 20kHz 44,1 +0,1 / -0,65
  • 96/192kHz 20Hz-20kHz +0,1/ -0,2

Prisma

Audio formats: WAVE, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, MP3, MP4 (AAC), WMA, OGG, DSD

Inputs:

  • USB-A: up to 192 kHz/24 bit; DSD 256/11.2MHz
  • Airplay®
  • Bluetooth®
  • Chromecast built-in®
  • Spotify Connect®
  • UPnP/DLNA
  • LAN:

o Up to 192 kHz/24 bit; DSD 128/5.6MHz

o Data transfer rate: 10/100Mbit

  • WLAN:

o Up to 192 kHz/24 bit; DSD 128/5.6MHz
o IEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant; 2.4/5GHz; b, g, n mode
o Data transfer rate: maximum of physical layer rate of 390 Mbps

Frequency Response:

  • Analog: 20Hz – 20kHz -0,5dB
  • Digital:
    • 44.1kHz 20Hz – 20kHz +0.1/-0.6dB
    • 96kHz 20Hz – 20kHz +0.1 /-0.2dB
    • 192kHz 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.1dB

General

Control:

  • C25 system remote control
  • RS232
  • IR in/out
  • Trigger out

Power Consumption:

  • Standby: <0.3W ECO Mode; <5W Wake Up Mode
  • Operate: <37W

Dimensions (wxdxh):

  • 430 x 420 x106 mm with knobs and connectors
  • 430 x 382 x106 mm without knobs and connectors

Weight: 11.3 kg

Color Options: Black and Titanium

Note: features and specifications are preliminary and subject to change.