Primare CD32 CD-player

The player has Asatech transport mechanism, used in the younger CD22, with a Sanyo laser. USB input make it possible to play MP3 files from external drives. Digital-to-analog conversion is carried out using two Burr-Brown chips - a PCM1704 DAC and a DF1706 digital filter - the time-tested traditional combination. CD32 contains only one switching power supply, which serves a microprocessor. A transformer with R-core is used for the rest device's functional units, which is distinguished by better weight and dimensions, as well as high efficiency. For controlling the mechanics of the drive and power of the analog and digital parts of the circuits, different transformer windings and voltage regulators on discrete elements are used. Elements of different parts of the circuit are assembled on separate printed circuit boards with the usage of surface mounting.

Two-line display with white numbers is a matrix self-extinguishing OLED; it does not generate interference to the audio part due to careful isolation from the body. At the back there is a sufficient number of digital inputs, including balanced AES/EBU. The remote control is plastic, but quite convenient and versatile. Using it, you can switch the sampling rate of the incoming signal of 44.1, 48 or 96 kHz. The design of Primare CD32 is close to a somewhat chill industrial style.

There are devices that from the very first note demonstrate an increased emotionality of reproduction or immediately attract attention with bright details. And there are others - at first, they can lose to spectacular fellows, but after long and careful listening they confidently override them. It takes time, attention and good coverage of test tracks to clear up the situation. Having fulfilled all the listed conditions, we can say without doubt that Primare CD32 is an uncommon and highly informative player with a very non-trivial blooded sound, intelligent, and chilly-emotional. Its rhythmically exceptional and neat handwriting seems to be at first dry, but then it fascinates more and more by grace, refinement and filigree of reproducible images. A fundamental lower bass is absent, but the structure and texture of the middle and upper range is commendably accurate, the lower frequencies are very focused and mobile. The scene in the records of symphony orchestra is very deep and expanded, quiet fragments delight with exceptional fullness and volume - true signs of excellent microdynamics.

Primare CD32 CD-player photo