Primare CD32 CD player Specifications

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Description: Single-box CD player. Analog outputs: 1 pair unbalanced (RCA), 1 pair balanced (XLR). Digital outputs: 75 ohm S/PDIF (RCA), 110 ohm AES/EBU (XLR), optical (TosLink). Inputs: USB, RS-232, IR input (3.5mm), trigger in/out (3.5mm). Maximum output level (fixed): 2.1V unbalanced, 4.1V balanced. THD+noise: <0.01%, 20Hz–20kHz. Output impedance: 390 ohms unbalanced, 47 ohms balanced. Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz, +0/–0.5dB. Signal/noise ratio (20Hz–20kHz): 100dB, unweighted. Power consumption: 0.5W standby, 25V operation.
Dimensions: 17" (430mm) W by 4.25" (106mm) H by 14.75" (375mm) D. Weight: 23 lbs (10.4kg).
Finishes: Black, Titanium.
Serial number of unit reviewed: 290-313.
Price: $2850. Approximate number of dealers: 50. Warranty: 3 years, nontransferable.
Manufacturer: Primare AB, Renvägen 1, SE-35245 Växjö, Sweden. Tel: (46) 470-729215. Web: US distributor: VANA Ltd., 778 Third Street, Unit C, Mukilteo, WA 98275. Tel: (425) 610-4532. Fax: (425) 645-7985. Web:

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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