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  • Audio Magazine, Poland, October 2010
    A30.7: Primare’s characteristically solid build quality

    "The A30.7 offers stylish design with Primare’s characteristically solid build quality outside, and the brand’s innovative new Class D technology inside. Performance is characterised by very high output power with low distortion even when the load dips below 4 ohm. It has a wide bandwidth with low-noise throughout. The sound is dynamic, exact and pure, with a neutral midrange, clear, bell-like HF and thunderous bass."

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  • AVTech, United Kingdom, December 2018
    AVTech Media Award 2018/2019: Best Stereo Integrated Amplifier I15 Prisma

    This small-footprint integrated amplifier combines DAC and streaming capabilities with a Class D output stage inside a remarkably clean-looking chassis. It puts out a claimed 2x60W into 8ohm and delivers a sound that is more potent than its three-quarter-width dimensions might suggest. In use, its majestic grace, poise and control is matched by a measured and even tonality. Smooth, couth and sophisticated, Primare’s I15 Prisma proves that you can have the convenience of app control, stylish elegance and musical satisfaction all in one.

  • Audio Magazine, Poland, December 2011
    CD22/I22 Audio Magazine, Poland, December 2011

    Manufacture: Advanced class "D" amplifier with very solid power supply. High quality DAC board (option). Functionality: Modern and multi-way. Many settings in menu, board with digital inputs as option. Parameters: With current! Double the power when changing load form 8ohm to 4ohm, low noise -85dB, very low distortion. Sound: Dynamic, involving, with beautiful, strong, contour bass, clean middle, and selective treble.

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  • HiFi Choice, UK, December 2011
    CD22/I22 Hi Fi Choice, UK, December 2011

    “..visually, these units just ooze class…the chassis are based on thick steel sheet – you could probably stand on these without leaving a mark…we’ve seldom heard energy and detail so well balanced in an affordable system...We were particularly aware of this neat balancing trick when listening to a recently bought CD of the Canadian piano virtuoso Marc-Andre Hamelin, playing some of his own compositions. He plays so many notes per second that it’s quite a tall order for a hi-fi system to reproduce them all clearly and we’ve heard one or two manage that, but lose the overall shape of the music. In this case however, we were able to hear with great precision, not only which notes were going down, but where the general progression was leading and what the piano itself sounded like.”

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  • Home Electronics magazine, Switzerland, September 2011
    CD22/I22 Home Electronics magazine, Switzerland, September 2011

    Through this system you can enjoy Class D amplification without compromise. The I22 sets a new benchmark in natural music playback.

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  • CD22/I22 Stereo Prestige & Image, France, September 2011
    CD22/I22 Stereo Prestige & Image

    Primare’s engineers truly have an exceptional mastery of digital and analogue circuit configuration. They prove it not only with the CD22 player’s quite exceptional analytical capability and well structured rendering of timbres, but also with the I22, defying all the prejudices regarding switch-mode power supplies and switching power levels. Thanks
    to their very interesting UFPD architecture (creating unconditional stability of operation regardless of the type of speakers) and the selection of sampling frequency from the CD22, the reproduction allows listening in complete serenity, without aggression, from these two perfectly matched electronics.

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  • 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

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  • 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. RECOMMENDED

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  • LowBeats, Germany, March 2018
    CD35: The most beautiful of all CD players

    It's true, the Primary CD35 surprised us. Such a beautiful CD player, one does not trust too much. But here we had to learn a lesson: the pretty sounds also beguilingly good... always playful, informative, but never hard. Only a few CD players can do that - and if so, they are much higher in terms of pricing.

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  • 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.

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  • EISA, International, August 2018
    EISA AMPLIFIER 2018–2019 Award: Primare I15 Prisma

    Primare’s industrial design speaks volumes in this stylish, slimline amplifier. Despite being just three-quarters the size of conventional separates, it punches way above its weight in sound and features. Alongside conventional analogue inputs, there’s a hi-res PCM/DSD DAC plus Prisma connectivity and control technology that includes Bluetooth, AirPlay, Spotify Connect and Chromecast (with Roon) functionality. It sounds surprisingly good for its size – super-smooth and creamy with detail aplenty and satisfying stage depth. The proven Class D power amplifier is meaty enough to drive most loudspeakers, while the fascia’s crisp OLED display keeps track of source and volume settings. Factor in the svelte alloy casework and the I15 Prisma makes great sense for those seeking something out of the ordinary.

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

    The time I spent with the Primare I15 Prism 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.

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  • On Magazine, France, March 2019
    I15 Prisma: Primare I15 Prisma test: a small hi-end amp, ultra solid and ultra connected

    "The sound reproduction is particularly clean, pure, solid with a notable absence of all forms of coloration. The Primare I15 Prisma is not a demonstrative, exuberant amplifier that imposes its personality. On the contrary, it has great neutrality, at the same time soft and precise. But that does not stop it from being strong."

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  • HiFi einsnull, Germany, November 2018
    I15 Prisma: “alter schwede” (“Gosh”)

    The Primare I15 Prisma is a great-sounding, modern hi-fi system. Flexible and equipped with a wonderfully powerful amplifier. The I15 offers everything you need to really enjoy listening to music. Whether you want to describe this as a Scandinavian way of life or elegant simplicity, is up to you. However, it is clear that with the I15 Primare has created a slim, versatile and powerful sound system. So, they're just doing something right, these Swedes.

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  • Stereo & Video, Russia, February 2019
    I15 Prisma: “OK, Primer!”

    This is precisely the most delicious thing with the Primare I15 Prisma - the capabilities of the most advanced network devices today combined with sound quality that most of these devices are not available by definition. And, importantly, improving the level of sound quality in this case refers not only to music on files or in streaming, but in general to everything that may produce sound, and that can be connected to this unit.

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  • HVT, The Netherlands, September 2018
    I15 Prisma: Compact, All-In-One and Just Right

    Compact and Powerful: The dimensions of the I15 say nothing about the performance, because the amplifier combines power and refinement and by the broad support of modern hi-res audio formats you can also enjoy the best quality music. The I15 Prisma indeed delivers, as Primare has already thought up, performance that matches the Swedish expression 'LAGOM'. This is just right. Especially when you look at the price.

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  • Audio, Germany, October 2018
    I15 Prisma: Licensed to Sound

    May I introduce myself? Prisma! Primare Prisma! That would be the words of the I15, if it should play the main role in a James Bond movie. The I15 just has a "license to sound.” For me, as a pronounced digital fan, the I15 Prisma was a real revelation. Great app, super-fast response in all situations, and a great, powerful sound. After a short time, I did not want to give it up. 97 points - Outstanding

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  • Stereo, Germany, October 2018
    I15 Prisma: On your own path

    Primare’s Prisma series achieves a brilliant performance: the compact Integrated amplifier I15 is not only exceptionally powerful, but by a clever trick also supports all web services. With Primare’s Prisma line we now have another candidate who could raise the bar. The handy amplifier delivers a whopping 146 watts into four ohms, its impulse even reaches 197 watts - delivering powerful dynamics and steadfastness that you can do a small box would never dare! For his silky, never sharp and at the same time incomparably broad and spatial Meanwhile, the precursor tone is responsible - and that is very built up and analog. 5 Stars - OUTSTANDING

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  • FonoForum/HiFiForum, Germany, November 2018
    I15 Prisma: Open for Everything

    Primare succeeds in a brilliant performance: The compact I15 Prisma integrated amplifier is not only extraordinarily powerful, but with a clever trick it also supports all web services. Irrespective of the source used, the small amp forms a broad and deep stage, is able to draw instruments and voices extremely sharp into the room, and above all has those silky-fine timbres with which many of its larger siblings could enchant us. The resourceful Swedes simply know how to force listeners to teeter in time with the music - and that's what counts!

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  • HiFi Choice, United Kingdom, December 2018
    I15 Prisma: Primare I15 Prisma

    Despite its copious amounts of facilities, you shouldn’t think of this amplifier as a lightweight in the sonic stakes. Yes, it has a dry and accurate presentation, rather than embellishing the music, but it’s always fun and is backed up by plenty of power, too. Smooth, couth and sophisticated, Primare’s new I15 Prisma shows that in today’s hi-fi world, you can have convenience, style and musical satisfaction in one box, at a very reasonable price. RECOMMENDED

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  • Audio Review, Italy, September 2018
    I15 Prisma: Primare I15 Prisma

    We can agree with EISA’s decision to reward this excellent Primare product. A small and elegant amplifier which also includes the functions to reproduce any audio content present on directly connected hard drives or sent over-digital inputs or streaming via network or through all the main wireless technologies. But above all, it is an apparatus capable of supplying sound, as well as features, that go well beyond expectations, considering its sale price set well under two thousand euros.

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  • AudioVideo, South Africa, February 2019
    I15 Prisma: Primare I15 Prisma – This junior sounds quite senior!

    Yes, there is loads of detail, and a wide-open soundstage provides full and unencumbered access to the music. But it’s the sense of authenticity – the joy of being able to savour the performance as a whole, rather than seeking out and isolating specific elements – that makes the I15 so compelling.

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  • HiFi News, United Kingdom, October 2018
    I15 Prisma: Primare I15 Prisma networked amplifier

    Such is the elegant industrial design of this compact, network-capable integrated amp that its versatility might, on very brief examination, be missed. For alongside its fine sound there’s extensive functionality including Roon and Chromecast. Decidedly not a minimalist product, the Primare I15 Prisma is a lovely listen that packs a wealth of technology into a small box, and does so with great élan. HIGHLY COMMENED

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  • AudioVideo Poland, September 2011
    I22, AudioVideo Poland, September 2011

    “Exceptionaly fast and rhythmic amplifier with very good stereo. Solid enclosure, nice design and low power consumption are additional benefits of Swedish unit.”

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  • I22/CD22 HiFi Vision, Germany, February 2012
    I22/CD22 HiFi Vision, Germany, February 2012

    "Yes, the 22s have a little less power, and the stripped-down equipment could be mentioned, too, but what remains are the open, honest tone and the unbridled enthusiasm of the Primare combo. For me, the CD22 and I22 are a true HiFi highlight not only because of the very fair price!"

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  • Music Emotion, The Netherlands, October 2018
    I25 Prisma + DD35: On the must hear list

    The I25 Prisma is a dike of an amplifier that plays music easily and naturally. From the first note you have the impression that the view is just right. No emphasis on a particular aspect, simply a complete picture. The DD35 CD transport will make every true CD enthusiast happy. Beautifully built and equally good sounding. Anyone who is looking for a new amplifier or CD player would be doing themselves a serious injustice if both Primare devices are not put on their must hear list!

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  • Audio Accessory, Japan, Summer 2018
    I35 + CD35: CD35/I35 Best New Components

    A new series that has evolved dramatically enough to establish a new level for the brand.

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  • Stereo, Japan, June 2018
    I35 + CD35: Notable New Products File

    In addition to the beauty of being natural sounding, depth and transparency are further enhanced… a design that harmonises Scandinavian warmth and sophistication.

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  • HiFi Stars, Germany, March-May 2018
    I35 DAC + CD35: Beautiful and multi-functional

    Rarely, has Primare equipment been so extensively equipped. Here is truly a great way of playing. Here you will find everyone has his perfect (including streaming) solution, tailored to your needs within each model. The CD35 is truly the best the Swedes have ever built and the I35 DAC is just awesome...

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  • Audio, South Korea, May 2018
    I35 DAC: Primare – Traditionally Strong In Integrated Amps, Comes Up With An Even Stronger Integrated Amp!

    The sound had no impurity at all... Whatever music was chosen, there was no excess or shortage in the sound of I35 DAC, and its fresh performance was impressive. It would be hard to find another amp that equals this performance at the price level of the I35 DAC. This amp is recommendable even to those audiophiles who have groundlessly negative worries about Class-D amps. In the market, there are many amps that are different inside from outside. But, through I35 DAC, I was able to confirm the reputation of Primare again.

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  • Audio Video, Poland, November 2017
    I35 DAC: Seemingly similar, but very different

    Every type of music sounds perfect. It is great in respect to dynamics, speed, timing, resolution and providing a sense of surround sound. Dryness and “Scandinavian” coolness of tones? Nothing of the kind. This device is neutral with no evident tendencies to embellish the sound. It is also the kind of device you can listen to constantly with no signs of fatigue... Can I say anything else? Just that we will buy one for ourselves.

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  • Stereoplay, Germany, August 2018
    I35 Prisma + CD 35 Prisma: Dream couple with qualities

    CD35 Prisma + I35 Prisma: Primare's CD player / amp combinations are known for their technical sophistication, but the new 35-series dwarfs all its predecessors.

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  • HiFi News, UK, March 2019
    I35 Prisma + CD35 Prisma: Primare CD35/I35 Prisma

    There’s something deeply alluring about this streaming CD player/ integrated amp combination, in both sound and function. An enjoyable music maker, it brings together a myriad different digital sources under one roof – so to speak – and allows easy control of them all. In turn, this makes it easier to appreciate the music without being distracted by the technology. Now there’s a thought for the future... HIGHLY COMMENDED

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  • Music Emotion, The Netherlands, March 2018
    I35 Prisma + CD35 Prisma: Versatility at its best

    Primare is among the most consistent class-leading high-end brands of the last few decades, continuing to refine a balanced and coherent sound. These new I35 and CD35 Prisma models are still following this more evolutionary course. However, a true revolution, and certainly for this brand, is now suddenly the maximum seamless integration of almost all digital source standards currently available. Add to this the maximum sound quality, and the trouble-free and smooth operation of the app for each of these sources, and the Primare team has seen the light again!

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  • HiFi Choice, Poland, August 2018
    I35 Prisma: Five Stars – Editor’s Choice

    The sound of the I35 has something noble, special, some kind of rare consistency and analog smoothness. It's a fantastic amp, a very good DAC and more than a decent streamer. Hot recommendation!

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  • Audio Test, Germany, October 2018
    I35 Prisma: Nordic Charisma

    It draws a crystal-clear sound through the entire spectrum, the timpani are voluminous and can resonate very freely, the strings are brilliant even in the highest registers, without sounding exaggerated.
    The amplifier succeeds in an excellent spatial separation and it is able to deliver dynamic peaks very energetically.
    With the I35 Prisma, Primare has succeeded in creating a versatile all-rounder, which, thanks to its excellent network control, is at the very top in terms of user experience.

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  • TONEAudio, USA, Issue 91
    I35 Prisma: Primare I35

    The 30 series amplifiers have a well-deserved reputation for fantastic sound, stellar build quality, and understated visual design. The new UPFD 2 power amplifier features 150 watts per channel, and like the model before it, defies pre-conceived notions of what you might think Class-D sounds like. It’s actually quite good. For the music lover wanting high performance, a modest form factor and stunning good looks, look no further.

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  • Audio Review, Italy, January 2019
    I35 Prisma: Primare I35 Prisma

    The top model of integrated amplifier manufactured by Primare is offered at a significantly higher price compared to that of the small I15 Prisma, winner of the EISA award, but offers a much higher power and even higher technical and sound performance. The high build quality and the sober and elegant design further increases the appeal of the amplifier.

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  • Vumetre, France, November/December 2018
    I35 Prisma: Primare I35 Prisma

    Musical, full of life and with a disconcerting ease in the most delicate situations, it has seduced us and overcame the doubts that some may sometimes have around digital amplification. Resolutely turned towards the future and the management of networked media, it knows how to exploit the best. An undeniable success!.
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  • Fairaudio, Germany, December 2018
    I35 Prisma: Primare I35 Prisma – Fairaudio’s Favorite AWARD 2019

    Primare I35 Prisma - fairaudio’s favorite award 2019, integrated amplifier with DAC and streamer - awarded by the fairaudio editorship due to excellent sound characteristics. Exceptional clarity, a fine feel for nuance and rhythmic flair throws the Swedish integrated amplifier into balance - which also includes, in the tested version, a network player and DAC module for great connectivity. And on top of that is the chic Scandinavian design.

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  • HiFi Stars, Germany, September 2018
    I35 Prisma: Really everything in it!

    It's all incredibly fast and natural in its performance, lively in the best sense of the word! The quality of music playback over the network connection plays in the same league as the analog and digital inputs of the I35 Prisma. The Swedish amplifier is once again characterised by its enthusiasm, dynamism and balance.

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  • fairaudio, Germany, December 2018
    I35 Prisma: Reinforced Networked

    At the beginning I wrote: "He does not disappoint me." What's more - the elegant Swede has convinced me right down the line! First, it is a lively and well-balanced amplifier that proves sensitivity in the right places Secondly, it is an extremely complete D/A converter, capable of mastering all common digital formats, including high bit, and is well equipped, and last but not least, it is a multifunctional interface for a home music network and cooperates with the most popular streaming services.

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  • Audio Video, South Africa, July 2018
    I35: Capturing the music’s heart and soul

    However, it’s the ability to reveal the heart and soul of the music that is the Primare’s most endearing trait. It certainly proves that Class D has come of age, and that efficiency and pace can be delivered without sacrificing the emotive core of the music.

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  • LowBeats, Germany, March 2018
    I35: Integrated amplifier with class D power plant

    The Primare i35 is a special, positive piece of work... In the LowBeats listening room, this sounded wonderfully smooth, silky in the highs and with impressive force in the lowest bass.

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  • HiFi+, UK, Issue 163, September 2018
    I35: Primare I35 integrated amplifier

    This is an amplifier that has the Devil’s Amplifier Class running cool and clear and it is extraordinarily modern in design inside and out. And yet, if you listen with your ears instead of your eyes and your prejudices, you’ll discover that this is an absolute blinder of an amplifier – possibly one of the best there is!

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  • fairaudio.de, December 2012
    PRE32 / A34.2: fairaudio.de, December 2012, Tobias Zoporowski

    "Behind the simple but elegant front panel of the Primare combo lies sophisticated technology and a cornucopia of possibilities. In particular, the preamplifier can be adapted to individual listening habits and becomes a digital media centre. The operation always remains clear and simple thanks to the excellent displays.

    In any role, the sound remains consistent. Presentation of every musical style is clear and unfussy; the combo offers a deep and detailed insight into the action and follows every impulse with lightning speed. It never loses sight of the musical flow: sound events on the Primares are always a finely woven and spatially generous in width and depth across every genre. The individual frequency ranges blend with each other in a harmonious balance, which means that the combo is right extended listening sessions, because it is always without harshness."

  • Soundrebels
    PRE32 / A34.2: “… a truly unbelievable jaw-dropping spectacle …”

    Soundrebels' Marcin Olszewski writes of the PRE32 and A34.2 combo: "The breadth, timbre, volume and general overall quality of the sound generated by this set is a truly unbelievable jaw-dropping spectacle to behold so much so that I was left anxiously leafing through the promotional material, distributor price lists and relevant emails to check that no mistakes had surreptitiously been overlooked. The momentum, dynamics and richness of my notoriously difficult to tame speakers positively surprised me... Without wanting to define things in absolute terms, it is no exaggeration to say that we are dealing with a quasi-living organism pulsing with raw energy flooding the environment with vivid colors. The instruments and voices come alive and are seductively attractive and more clearly defined... The resulting state of happiness is such that you could have knocked me down with a feather."

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  • Hi Fi News
    PRE32 / A34.2: “ADDICTIVE!” 30 Series Amps Wow Hi Fi News

    Having sampled the 60 Series last year, the UK’s leading audiophile guide Hi Fi News was itching to try their 30 series counterparts – and wasn’t disappointed! In the mag’s May 15 issue just out, the PRE32 and A34.2 are awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ badge and praised for their ability “to stay true to the purity of the music without being overly clinical”, and conjure “a very organic sonic landscape that was very easy to get lost in.”

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  • Audio Video, Poland
    PRE32 / A34.2: “They create a harmonious duet…”

    Poland's Audio Video gives a class A recommendation to the PRE32 and A34.2 combination, in part saying: "The dynamic range of the Swedish pair amazes as does the control and the speed of the sound - there is no trace of tardiness here. Transients are so sudden, that someone unprepared will be jumping up and down on the couch with fear… They create a harmonious duet of such uncommon dynamism that they demand being listened to."

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  • AV magazine, South Africa
    PRE32 / A34.2: “Top class in every respect”

    Another brilliant review of the PRE32/A34.2 has come our way, the second in as many months! This time the unqualified applause comes from South Africa’s AV magazine. In its April 15 issue reviewer Deon Schoeman scores our 30 series duo an amazing 93/100 and says “The magic of the PRE32/A34.2 combination is that ability to reflect the soul and the intent of the music while also doing full justice to scale, scope and pace...It’s the kind of sound that is utterly, compellingly convincing in a way that is unmistakably high end, but with real musicality at the core. And that’s perhaps this pre/power combo’s most outstanding, and most endearing achievement…Add their heirloom-standard build quality, aesthetic appeal, ease of use and outstanding value, and the Primare PRE32 and A34.2 are top class in every respect”.

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  • Hi-Fi-Choice
    PRE32/A34.2: “Different Class”

    Reviewer Andrew Simpson has awarded a galaxy of stars and a coveted 'Editor's Choice badge to our 30 series amp flagship in the January 15 issue of UK hi-fi mag ‘Hi-F-Choice’. Scoring a maximum five-star result in three of the four categories the PRE32/A34.2 “could be all the amp you’ll ever need”. He says “Despite covering all bases from amp to DAC and network streamer, you’ll never be found lost in a muddle of menus and button pressing, as the Primares come top of the class for an enjoyable, accessible and rewarding user experience. And it’s not just the interface that scores highly, as they’re also blessed with a sonic finesse that opens up the music to show it at its best, while being equally forgiving of poorer sources. Treat them to some hi-res material and they’ll really show just what they’re capable of."

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  • hifi & records magazine, Germany
    PRE60 / A60: “Pure Joy”

    In a recent issue of Germany’s hi fi & records magazine, reviewer Olaf Sturm is bewitched by the new 60 series pre/power system. He calls the PRE60 design “pure joy” and is astonished by the measured power generated from the A60’s slim dimensions: “How do you imagine a power amplifier that pumps 675 watts into four ohms and 314 into eight ohms? Perhaps as a walk-in type, maybe with huge, sprawling heatsinks, but by all means totally heavyweight. The A60 weighs in at only 12.5 kilograms…” Above all he loves the sound: “At first it’s the immediacy of the reproduction that wins me over, because it refuses to show even the tiniest time offsets, which leads to perfect homogeneity… The vocal reproduction is characteristic and on par with that of top amplifiers. However a striking feature is the enormous stability in sustained piano chords and the reverb on Gabriel’s voice, which I have rarely even heard in such a 3D sculptured manner.” In conclusion he says that “The enormous range of applications based on the analogue and digital interfaces, which allow anything from elevator music in the morning through internet radio to serious listening of high resolution data files in truly amazing quality, is highly attractive."

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  • Hi Fi Plus
    PRE60 / A60: 60 Series Does It Again!

    Adding to the growing number of great reviews for the 60 Series, Alan Sircom shows a genuine understanding of Primare’s goal for these true reference products when he states: “lf it's power you want, the Primare delivers it with energy and drive. lf it's sound-staging, it's as good as the speakers you use. lf it's infectious rhythm, then the music needs some infectious rhythm rather than have it thrust upon the sound. It’s that sense of doing a thing, and doing it right that Primare really gets here. That's not damning it with faint praise; that's prizing it for its honesty and integrity.”

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  • Polish hi fi magazine ‘Audio’
    PRE60 / A60: Primare Supreme

    The 60 series has received a great review in Polish hi fi magazine ‘Audio’. Writing in the October 14 issue Wojciech Pacula says “The Primare A60 sounds like a class A amplifier, clearly highlighting the transition from bass to midrange. It isn’t exactly ‘warm’ but neither is it clinical, and it does have the ability to strike forcefully. The strong and perfectly produced bass line provides not only foundation and energy but also richness, which is often missing even in the mightiest power amplifiers....The other end of sound spectrum is equally interesting. Here Primare seems to combine richness with clarity. Through the snare drum hits, bass string reverb and electronic background we get a perfect image of each sound and its texture. The soundstage gains ultimate authority with, I repeat, no harshness whatsoever. This is a marvellous achievement from both class D amplifier and network player”.

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  • LYD & BILLEDE • DECEMBER 2014
    PRE60 / A60: Sound & Vision Loves the 60’s

    Danish magazine Sound & Vision adores our 60 series system. In its December 14 issue, reviewer Sven Bilén awards both with top marks for sound quality and says: “Cool, smooth and pleasing to the ear, the PRE60 and A60 is an excellent combination that can play almost everything you can imagine with a sound quality that’s even better than before. Very successful.” The detailed three-page review concludes that “Primare’s 60 series is a manifestation of how far the firm has come with the new techniques that they have introduced the recent years. Both amplifier modules and media cards perform at a level that proves that Primare can play with the big boys. The products not only sound great, but also visually they’re super delicious. Well done!”

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  • Hi Fi News
    PRE60 / A60: The 60s “Raise Goosebumps”

    The 60 Series PRE60 and A60 have made the November 2014 cover of the UK’s definitive hi-end audio magazine Hi Fi News. Given top billing as the opening review and in the expanded four-page format reserved for the most significant products, the 60s are accorded the mag’s premier ‘Outstanding Product’ badge. Reviewer John Bamford says “An audiophile friend and I blind-tested each other but neither of us could reliably determine whether we were streaming or playing via the PRE60’s USB input. The rhythm section appeared ultra-precise, with no overhang and subjectively ‘fast’ leading edge definition…Look elsewhere if you crave a big-bosomed, cushy and romantic sound. Primare’s flagship audio components tell it like it is, their honesty raising goose bumps with common regularity”

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  • i-fidelity.net, Germany
    R32: “… in every aspect a successfully designed turntable pre-amplifier …”

    "The Primare R32 is in every aspect a successfully designed turntable pre-amplifier. High build quality, design, and sound quality, forming the essence of the product, which should cost a lot more than it does. The setting options are comprehensive, which allows the R32 to play seamlessly in many systems, bridging the gap between turntables and pre/power amplifiers. Naturally, the R32 passed the requirements for the i-fidelity.net-Highlight-award with flying colours"

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  • Hi Fi Choice Magazine. UK, May 2011 issue
    R32: “… the R32 is a winner.”

    "If you want to add a bit of substance and integrity to the sound of your vinyl and have theshelf space, the R32 is a winner."

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  • Inner Audio Magazine, Finland, 2010
    R32: excellent highend phonostage at a resonable price

    "Given its level of performance, I find the Primare R32 amazingly inexpensive...it can be justifiably recommended to anybody who's hunting for an excellent highend phonostage at a resonable price". Inner Audio Magazine, Finland, October 18, 2010. Please note, an English translation follows the Finnish review.

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  • Hi Fi News UK, January 2012
    R32: Outstanding Product winner

    "...this kind of quality for well under a grand is what constitues a top-flight bargain, making the R32 our clear winner."

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  • LP Magazine, Germany, issue 6, 2011
    R32: The Primare R32 is clearly a ‘Best Buy’

    "Technically and sonically brilliant. Elegant high quality housing. The Primare R32 is clearly a 'Best Buy' for its price tag." Thomas Schmidt, LP Magazine, Germany, issue 6 2011.

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  • HiFi Stars, Germany, Ausgabe 42
    SC15 Prisma: No Small Matter

    The versatile Primare SC15 Prisma makes an excellent impression as an analogue pre-amp as well as converter and network player. It combines useful functions with its priority for high-quality audio playback. As a whole package I see for the SC15 Prisma in its price range very few competitors on equal terms. I especially like the exquisite quality of the analogue input. Personally, this is currently the most exciting device in the entire Primare portfolio!
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  • i-fidelity.net, Germany
    SP33: Germany’s online AV mag i-fidelity loves the SP33/A30.7 system

    Germany’s online AV mag i-fidelity loves the SP33/A30.7 system. Marking the system as ‘superb’ for sound quality and ‘very good’ in almost every other category reviewer Raphael Vogt says: “With the SP33 and A30.7 duo Primare offers a surround pre/power amp combo with an almost classical appearance; a perfect, massive workmanship and a pleasantly purist no-frills design. Here the sound and build quality are absolutely brought into focus… Sound wise the combo presents a muscular body and a steady imaging that is virtually palpable and intimately close at the highest level.”

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  • AV Magazine, South Africa, 2014
    SPA23: AV Receiver of the Year

    South Africa’s specialist home tech title AV Magazine has been busy with Primare over the last few months, and the results have been spectacular! in AV’s August 2014 issue, reviewer Joel Kopping said “in reality (it) has all the features anyone will probably ever need. Most of all it’s superbly built, and sounds terrific…” The SPA23 went on to be recommended as an ‘AV Receiver of the Year’.

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  • Home Cinema Choice, September 2014
    SPA23: Performance is Outstanding

    Steve May, the veteran AV pundit and founding editor of Home Cinema Choice, is seduced by the SPA23’s stunning audio quality. Awarding a Best Buy badge, and five stars for both performance and design in the September 14 issue, Steve says “the SPA23 can make grown-up speakers bleed. Performance is outstanding. The Primare SPA23 is an unashamedly uncomplicated home cinema amp, enlivened by gorgeous design and ingenious amplification technology. It’s fit, fast and capable of class-leading clarity."

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