|Warranty length||2 Years|
Mechanism: Asatech 8210.B01-02
Module: Sanyo SF-P101N
D/A converter: 2 x PCM1704, 24/96 kHz
DAC Digital Filter: DF1706
Analogue outputs: 1 x RCA, 1 x XLR
Output impedance: R: 390Ώ; X: 47Ώ
Digital Out: S/PDIF, AES/EBU, Optical
Freq Response: 20Hz – 20 kHz -0.5dB
Signal to Noise: 20Hz – 20kHz (-100dB)
THD + N: 20Hz – 20kHz <0.01%
Inputs: USB, IR 3.5mm, RS232, Trigger
Power Consumption Standby: 0.5W
Power Consumption Operation: 25W
Colour Options: Black or Titanium
Dimensions (WDH): 430 x 375 x 106 mm
Primare CD32 is the successor to and upgrade for the successful and acclaimed balanced CD31 CD player, with several improvements to enhance already class leading CD replay. Every component, from the CD transport to the audio output stage, has been designed to achieve the highest possible audio performance.
For the many music lovers with large and growing CD collections, the CD32 will ensure that the silver disc continues to provide easy access to ever greater fidelity. Even so, the CD32 will also unlock the vast store of music available from the Internet, playing and controlling MP3 or WMA files via USB or disc.
Whichever source you choose the CD32 will respond with exceptional sound according to the data available. In terms of styling, the CD32 is similar to the CD31 with a sleeker, more simply front panel layout and larger display, making it not only one of the best sounding CD players at this level, but also one of the best lookers.
Features include several digital outputs allowing the addition of a separate outboard DAC in future if desired, such as Chord Electronics QDB76. The CD32 is unfussy in its match to amplification though has been designed to work particularly well when matched with the Primare I32 amplifier.
It’s OLED – based and is quite possibly the crispest we’ve seen on dedicated hi-fi kit. On the whole, the rest of the CD32’s exterior keeps up the good work, too. The design is minimalist and elegant in Primare’s usual way, and general standards of build and finish are high, bar some slightly rough edges to the lid and base at the back. (What Hi-Fi Magazine)