Primare R15 – MM/MC phono preamplifier

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R15 – MM/MC phono preamplifier

R15 is a compact MM/MC phono preamplifier, providing the ideal interface between the low-level output of a moving magnet or moving coil phono cartridge and the line-level inputs of your hi-fi system.

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Primare R15 MM/MC phono preamplifier technology inside

Technology

R15 MM/MC phono preamp is designed to amplify with honest fidelity the delicate signal from any cartridge it is paired with.

Although housed in our compact three-quarter sized 15 series cabinetry, the same care and craft that informs the design of the larger and somewhat more capable R35 MM/MC phono preamplifier has informed the design of the R15, allowing all circuits to work sympathetically together for superior sound and greater fidelity. With sufficient gain to amplify the signal from virtually any moving magnet or moving coil phono cartridge, and very flexible input adjustment allows for ideal system matching.

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 standby button discretely placed within the Primare logo on the faceplate of our R15, R35 and A35.2 models – or as we say lagom, not too much not too little, everything in balance, proportion, and harmony.

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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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MSRP 1000 €
Price may vary due to differences in currency, sales and import taxes.

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Primare Bent Nielsen, Chief Engineer at Primare since 1986

Bent Nielsen

Chief Engineer at Primare since 1986

Engineers notes:
R15 Preliminary Specifications

R15 MM/MC phono preamplifier although housed in our compact three-quarter sized 15 series cabinetry, the same care and craft used to design the larger and somewhat more capable R35 MM/MC phono preamplifier informs the R15, allowing all circuits to work sympathetically together for superior sound and greater fidelity. With sufficient gain to amplify the signal from virtually any moving magnet or moving coil phono cartridge and flexible input adjustment available for ideal system matching, the small size belies the big capabilities and sound of R15

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Gain MM RCA 1KHz            Adjustable 40, 45dB

Gain MC RCA 1KHz             Adjustable 60, 65dB

 

Resistance loading MM         Adjustable 2.5, 47 K Ohm

Resistance loading MC         Adjustable 30-500 Ohm (6 steps)

 

Capacitive loading MM        Adjustable 100, 200, 300, 400pF

Capacitive loading MC         Adjustable 100pF, 1nF

 

 

Subsonic filter                      -3dB/12Hz, 12dB/octave

 

Maximum output level                     11V rms

Output impedance               100 Ohm RCA

 

RIAA Correction                   +/- 0.2dB

 

Channel separation MM        80dB 1kHz

Channel separation MC        77dB 1kHz

 

THD + Noise MM                 <0.02% 20Hz -20kHz

THD + Noise MC                 <0.03% 20Hz -20kHz

 

Signal to Noise MM             83dB 1KHz A-weighted 5mV input Gain

Signal to Noise MC              74dB 1KHz A-weighted 0.5mV input Gain

 

Power Consumption

Standby                             <0.5W

Operating                          <20W

 

Dimensions

Width                                350mm

Depth                                313mm with knobs and connectors

Height                                73mm

Weight                                        6.5Kg 

 

 

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