|Warranty length||2 Years|
A32 Power Amplifier:
Type: High Current Dual/Mono Fully Balanced
Toroidal Transformer: 2000VA
Electrolytes: 180,000 uF (Power supply)
Speaker terminals: Dual set for each channel
Inputs: Bal (RCA) and Unbal (XLR)
Input impedance: 15kΩ, RCA and XLR
Output Power: 2x250W 8Ω load 20Hz-20Khz
Output Power: 2x400W 4Ω load 20Hz-20KHz
THD+N: Below 0.05% in both cases.
THD+N: 1kHz, 250W, 8 ohm load below 0.01%.
Freq response: 20Hz-100kHz –0.5dB
Noise: Below –100dBV
Gain: 26dB unbal, 20dB bal.
Trigger input range: 4-15V
Colour options: Black or Titanium
Dimensions (WDH): 430 x 546mm x 216mm
PRE32 Pre Amplifier:
Module: Optional MM30 Media module
Bluetooth: Optional aptX Bluetooth upgrade
Input Impedance: 15k Both RCA and XLR
Output Impedance: 110 ohms
Freq Response: 20Hz – 100kHz (3dB)
THD + N: < 0.003%, 20Hz – 100kHz.
Signal to Noise: -115 dBV
Max in/out level: 10Vrms
Analogue Inputs: 2 x XLR (L/R) 4 x RCA (L/R)
Other In/outputs: RS232, IR, Trigger, RF
Analogue Record Output: 1 x RCA (L/R)
Pre Output: 2 x RCA (L/R), 1 x XLR (L/R)
Power Consumption Standby: 0.2W
Power Consumption Operate: 23W
Dimensions (WDH): 430 x 385 x 105mm
Weight: 10.5 kg
This is a package deal for the monster Primare A32 Power Amplifier and Primare PRE32 Pre-Amplifier, a stunning combination which brings new meaning to the concept of concert like performance at home. This package works best when used in fully balanced mode with XLR cables.
Primare A32 Power Amplifier
With the mighty A32, Primare has set foot on truly esoteric ground. This is a massive fully balanced design capable of controlling the most demanding low-sensitivity speakers - even at the very highest volume levels. The specification is impressive. Equipped with a 2kVa toroidal transformer featuring four separate windings, two for each (L/R) channel; a reservoir of 90.000 uF and sixteen bipolar output devices per channel, the A32 is undeniably an elite amplifier in the classic Primare dual/mono mould.
Both balanced and unbalanced inputs are provided, as well as twin speaker terminals for bi-wiring, a trigger input and RS232C inputs. If the unbalanced inputs are used the A32 converts the signal to balanced, to take full advantage of its balanced design.
Primare PRE32 Pre-Amplifier
The PRE32 is an upgradable audiophile pre-amplifier designed to match the Primare A34.2 and all Primare power amplifiers. It features the comprehensive OLED display and control parameters established by the EISA award-winning I32 integrated amplifier. The PRE32 is housed in a heavy gauge alloy steel chassis, and incorporates two pairs (L/R) of low-noise balanced XLR inputs and 4 pairs of RCA inputs.
In addition there are two pairs of RCA outputs and a single pair of balanced XLR outputs, as well as a record output, RS232, trigger, IR and RF inputs.
The PRE32 used to be available with the optional MM30 media board for an extra £1250, but has been discontinued. We recommend using these amps with the Primare NP30 streamer.
'Make no mistake, the raw power and the fireworks are there when required, but the Primare sounds so natural and at home, it often sounds like a much smaller and more agile design' (Hi Fi Choice magazine)
27 May 2015In 3 words, this pre/power is sublime, effortless and organic. Theres so much more depth and insight than the Primare I30 I part exchanged it for. I'm so happy I chose this over the other options I considered which by comparison were harsh or clinical sounding. This sounds class A but with the speed some pure class A options lack. Great service too. I'll be back to audition new speakers soon, although I cant imagine my system could sound any better.