R35 – MM/MC phono preamplifier
R35 is our most sophisticated and capable 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, either RCA or XLR.
R35 MM/MC phono preamp is designed to amplify with honest fidelity the delicate signal from even the lowest output phono cartridge.
The design has been carefully crafted so that all components work sympathetically together, including a fully isolated power supply, allowing the highly sensitive signal components to functiion in a noise free environement for superior performance, resulting in cleaner sound and greater fidelity. R35 features adjustable gain to amplify the signal from virtually any moving magnet or moving coil phono cartridge, and a very wide range of input adjustments allowing for ideal cartridge and 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.
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.
R35: Professional Appearance
"Technically well designed, the Primare R35 is at the forefront of its price range. Not as a show off, but with strict neutrality with no effort. That is what I call to the point."
Audio, Germany, May 2020, Download PDF
R35: Primare R35
"ln practice, it is an incredibly flexible and capable phono stage that seemingly has the ability to extract the very best from any cartridge that crosses its path. A rare feat at any price, this only further pumps up the R35's value."
HiFi News, UK, April 2020, Download PDF
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MSRP 1500 €
Price may vary due to differences in currency, sales and import taxes.
- MM/MCmoving coil and moving magnet
- Gain adjustmentup to 50db MM and 76db MC
- Load adjustmentcapacitance and resistance
- RCA1 x stereo pair input
- RCA1 x stereo pair output
- XLR1 x stereo pair output
- Dimensions430x384x92mm (WHD)
- Weight9.5 Kg
- Finishesblack or titanium
Audio, Germany, May 2020
R35: Professional Appearance
"Technically well designed, the Primare R35 is at the forefront of its price range. Not as a show off, but with strict neutrality with no effort. That is what I call to the point."View/download full review as PDF
HiFi News, UK, April 2020
R35: Primare R35
"ln practice, it is an incredibly flexible and capable phono stage that seemingly has the ability to extract the very best from any cartridge that crosses its path. A rare feat at any price, this only further pumps up the R35's value."View/download full review as PDF
R35 Preliminary Specifications
R35 MM/MC phono preamplifier is our most sophisticated phono stage. R35 features RCA and XLR output, a fully shielded power supply, as well as very flexible gain and input loading adjustments allowing for ideal system matching for virtually any moving magnet or moving coil phono cartridge. It has not been an easy task to replace the venerable R32, but with greater gain, lower noise, and increased detail we believe the R35 is a worthy successor.
Gain MM RCA 1KHz Adjustable 36, 40, 44dB
Gain MM XLR 1KHz Adjustable 42, 46, 50dB
Gain MC RCA 1KHz Adjustable 62, 66, 70dB
Gain MC XLR 1KHz Adjustable 68, 72, 76dB
Resistance loading MM Adjustable 2.5, 47 K Ohm
Resistance loading MC Adjustable 10 Ohm – 47 K Ohm (21 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 / 200 Ohm XLR
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 85dB 1KHz A-weighted 5mV input Gain
Signal to Noise MC 76dB 1KHz A-weighted 0.5mV input Gain
Depth 384mm with knobs and connectors
Note: features and specifications are preliminary and subject to change.