Primare CD32 CD player Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Spiral Groove SG-2, VPI HR-X turntable-tonearm combinations; Lyra Titan i, Grado Signature Reference phono cartridges.
Digital Sources: Primare CD31 CD player.
Preamplification: Sutherland Engineering Phono Blocks & Duo phono preamplifiers; Sutherland Engineering Line Blocks, Simaudio Moon Evolution 850P, Placette Active, Primare Pre32 line stages.
Power Amplifiers: Simaudio Moon Evolution 880M monoblocks, Primare A34.2, VTL Ichiban (MB750 Signature) monoblocks.
Loudspeakers: Wilson Audio Specialties Sophia 2.
Speaker cables & Interconnects: Audience Au24 SE, Nordost Valhalla 2, Stereovox. AC: Audience PowerChords & Au24 SE PowerChords, Synergistic Research Designer's Reference.
Accessories: Finite Elemente Pagode Reference, MusicTools equipment stands; Audience aR-12TS & aR2-TS power conditioners; Echo Busters room treatments; Disk Dr., Nordost ECO 3 CD-cleaning systems; VPI 16.5 record cleaner.—Brian Damkroger

COMPANY INFO
Primare AB
US distributor: VANA Ltd.
778 Third Street, Unit C
Mukilteo, WA 98275
(425) 610-4532
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wozwoz's picture

It looks gorgeous ... wonderfully minimal and elegant. But for that price, one can purchase a decent SACD player that plays all your CDs + hi-res SACD + act as an external hi-res DAC to your comp. So it just seems a bit behind the times. Indeed, even if you only play CDs, you would still want to play recordings made in high resolution that are then released as hybrid CD/SACDs (e.g. all BIS discs, all Channel discs, many Harmonia Mundis etc) from the hi-res layer ... not just at old CD resolution. Almost every classical collector will have at least some hybrid SACDs today.

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