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  1. So I sold my KEF Reference Model 2.2s. I now have to decide what to replace them with and am leaning towards ATC SCM40s. My concern is that they might need a mighty amp to get the best from them. I'd initially have them running passive bi-amped and probably convert it to an active set up using the same hardware, possibly with an extra 2 channel power amp to go three way, possibly not. I have a slightly unusual amp. It's a Primare SPA21 surround amp which has been modified and upgraded by a rather talented tech and I use basically as an analogue four channel power amp. I only have test figures for it with one channel driven but as it has 100,000 uF of power caps and 1600W of toroidals I'm reasonably confident it won't slump too much with four channels driven. Test figures for one channel are: Test: 7 of 10, EIA RS490/ CEA490A Channel: FRONT L Target: 1.0000 %THD+N Actual: 1.0044 %THD+N Input: 2.208 V, 1000 Hz, sine Output: 35.31 V, 1000 Hz Gain: 24.1 dB Load: 8.0 Ohms Power: 156 W Test: 8 of 10, EIA RS490/ CEA490A Channel: FRONT L Target: 1.0000 %THD+N Actual: 0.9951 %THD+N Input: 2.075 V, 1000 Hz, sine Output: 32.91 V, 1000 Hz Gain: 24.0 dB Load: 4.0 Ohms Power: 271 W Do we think it can handle the SCM40s or should I shelve my plans until I can afford a Bryston or something to go with?
  2. I bought this specifically as a peerless source for CD but it actually does so much more. Including playing 4kHD, SACD, Blu-ray upscaling to 4K etc.It can also utilise its inbuilt DAC to play network files via LAN or wireless. It is in immaculate working condition and comes with all boxing, remote, USB dongle. I am looking for offers in the region of £1650.00 not including postage. Please do get in contact with any questions. I have included some info below. Plus here is a link to the user manual. https://www.primare.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/BD32-MkII-User-Guide.pdf The award-winning Primare BD32 received world-wide acclaim by establishing elevated standards of high resolution audio and video replay. The new BD32 MkII builds on this excellent platform by including 4K upscaling and Netflix support, combined with further improved power supply design for even lower noise. The BD32 MkII is a high quality true multi-format/multi-channel Blu-ray, DVD, CD, SACD and DVD-A disc player combined with a high performance media player. It has the ability to convert any audio format to PCM or play them in their native formats, including DSD. The built-in media player can reproduce files (music, video, pictures) at up to 24/192 resolution from USB and DLNA compatible sources via a wired network, and Wi Fi with the USB dongle supplied. The BD32 MkII is equipped with a proprietary Primare audio stage, multiple custom engineered power supplies, a superior user interface, and comprehensive input and control functions. Audiophile Topology: Audio: The Primare audio circuit is capable of decoding all native audio formats including DSD, Dolby True HD and DTS Master audio. It has a fully-balanced stereo (XLR) output, an unbalanced stereo RCA output, and an 8-channel unbalanced RCA (7.1 multi-channel) output. The stereo output circuitry uses the flagship Crystal DSD DAC CS4398 in conjunction with Primare’s signature fully-balanced analogue output stage comprising Burr-Brown OPA2134 OP-Amps, WIMA and EPCOS polypropylene filter capacitors and large MELF resistors; and a single-ended output stage comprising a single MOSFET transistor fed by an active current source rather than passive resistors. As in the BD32, the SACD (DSD) circuit has its own dedicated relay-controlled-filter signal path. The multi-channel output stage is a scaled-down version of the stereo output stage, driven by a Crystal CS4382A multi-channel DSD DAC in conjunction with an analogue stage comprising Burr Brown OPA2134 OP-Amps, WIMA and NPO SMD capacitors and large MELF resistors. Extremely low inductance Sanyo OS-con capacitors and locally placed voltage regulators are used where required on the DAC board. The mute circuits are entirely relay-controlled, which is an audiophile approach, unlike the bipolar transistors and MOSFET switches commonly used for muting. Together these engineering choices result in a very high quality audio stage. Noise and THD are extremely low according to the objectives of Primare design. Audiophile topology – Video: The BD32 MkII adds 4K (3840 x 2160) up-scaling capabilities to all video sources, transforming picture definition with four times the resolution of Full HD 1080p. HDMI 1 is the primary output, run by the Marvell Qdeo Kyoto-G2 video processor for up-scaling and video adjustment functions, as well as aspect ratio conversion (stretch zoom) to 2.35:1 (with anamorphic lens). If the A/V processor in the main zone is 3D (HDMI 1.4a) compatible then audio and video may be sent via HDMI 1. If the A/V processor is not 3D compatible then HDMI 1 video output can be sent to the display while HDMI 2 carries the HD audio (including DSD, Dolby True HD and DTS Master Audio) simultaneously to the processor. Audiophile topology – Power Supply: In the BD32 MkII Primare has further isolated the power supplies for transport, video board and display from the sensitive audio section by using individual power supplies for each of these sections. We use a separate master switch mode power supply for the mech/video/display section and a very quiet C-core transformer for the audio section, similar to that deployed by our reference PRE60 preamplifier. The BD32 MkII’s analogue power supply utilises an expanded 82000uF capacitor bank (larger than its predecessor), split between many smaller 2200 and 4700uF capacitors for lower ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance). Power is first pre-regulated by LM317/337 regulators and then fed to a super-fast, entirely discrete regulation circuit placed as close as possible to the analogue side of the DAC board. DSD File Support: BD32 MkII is capable of playing DSD files via USB hard drives, USB thumb drives, and SMB. The file will need to use either the DFF or DSF file extension, and the supported sampling rate is 2.8224 MHz (DSD64). Both stereo and multi-channel files are supported. To play DSD files in DFF or DSF format, simply copy the files to a USB hard drive or thumb drive, plug in the drive to one of the USB ports on the BD32MkII player, and browse for the file from the “Music” entry on the player’s Home Menu. DSD files shared via SMB can be accessed from the “Network” entry on the player’s Home Menu. User interface: The BD32 MkII incorporates the white OLED display that has proved so popular with I32 and CD32 owners. The colour of the OLED can be changed to Primare green. As with all Primare products, the front panel’s display circuitry is isolated from the sensitive audio/video signal circuits by a discrete section of the player’s aluminium chassis. Features and Benefits High performance 4K ready multi-format/multi-channel player Blu-ray, DVD, CD, SACD, DVD-A, DSD and media Dual simultaneous HDMI 1.4a outputs (3D) Proprietary Primare audio stage with top spec Crystal DSD DAC and custom analogue stage Multiple custom-engineered power supplies OLED user interface Available in Black
  3. So I have my new SCM19s and I'm running them from my modified Primare SPA21. It's a lovely amp which puts out 150W into 8ohms and 250 into 4 and manages around 0.014 THD. I'm very happy with the Primare and the sound with the ATCs is sublime. However the ATCs are not very sensitive and can take 300W, as such the Primare does not manage the apocalyptic sound pressure levels to which I have become accustomed. I just tried hooking one ATC up to a bridged NAD C370 (300W) and boy they have a lot more give in terms of output levels. My first thought is Bryston 4B, possibly coupled with a valve based pre to smooth out the lower quality recordings. That's rather a lot of money, even second hand but I'm considering it. Do we think that's a good call or could anyone recommend something cheaper and in the same league? Is it true that some Lexicons are re-badged Brystons? Am I right in assuming that Krell is not worth looking at as they'll be even more expensive for that kind of power? When I'm looking at the second hand market how big a difference am I going to find between the generations of Bryston 4B? Are there any versions which should be avoided or any which are particularly good value? Then there's the pre. I know nothing of this thing called valves. Are there by any chance one or two outstanding models of valve pre which are likely to be available for a good price on the used market? Finally, I have one more option. My Primare has five power amps in it. I could have four of them converted into two bridged which ought to provide the requisite power. Do we think that's a good idea? Would the effective lowering of impedance significantly reduce sound quality? Will I ever run out of questions? Yes.
  4. As new with full two year warranty, has been used for one demo only but customer opted for the Primare A60 instead.... Selling at £1295, RRP £1750 Titanium finish http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare_a34_2.html
  5. As new with full two year warranty, has been used for one demo only but customer opted for the Primare A60 instead.... Selling at £1295, RRP £1750 Titanium finish http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare_a34_2.html
  6. Primare i21 is a superb audiophile amplifier which will deliver refinement and power to all but the most demanding loudspeakers Originally £1000, now just £699. Black or titanium. http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare_i22.html 01403 336 339
  7. Primare A34.2 - used - titanium power amp in excellent condition, selling on behalf of customer. Buyer will be reffered to seller http://www.audiologica.co.uk/special_offers.html 01403 336 339
  8. Primare A30.7 7-channel power amplifier, was £2600, selling at £1995 with one year warranty The A30.7 is a seven-channel (7 x 150 watt) power amplifier utilising proprietary UFPD technology (please see technologies). It is designed to provide high power output with very low distortion http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare_a30_7.html
  9. Lovely CD22 in black finish, was £1000 selling at £729 with one year warranty The CD22 is the successor to and upgrade for the successful and acclaimed CD21 CD player. Every component, from the CD transport to the audio output stage, has been designed to achieve the highest possible audio performance. http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare_cd_22.html
  10. Ex-demo CD22, RRP is £2000, selling at £1295 http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare_cd32.html 01403 336 339
  11. Primare Pre32, RRP £1750 selling at £1249 ex-demo A superb control centre for your audio system with low distortion and supreme neutrality, the Pre32 is an excellent centrepiece 01403 336 339 http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare_pre_32.html
  12. Primare A34.2 ex-demo, was £1750 now just £1195 http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare_a34_2.html 01403 336 339
  13. Primare i32 - ex-demo RRP £2000, selling at £1395 The i32 is an upgradable two x 120 watt integrated amplifier utilising proprietary UFPD power technology. 01403 336 339 http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare_i32.html
  14. Used titanium Primare A34.2 - selling in behalf of customer (upgrading to A60) - we will provide 3 month warranty RRP £1750, selling at £1095 01403 336 339 http://www.audiologica.co.uk/special_offers.html
  15. Primare Pre32 and Primare NP30 are now just £2995 when bought together (normally £3750) http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare_pre_32.html 01403 336 339
  16. Primare i32 and Primare NP30 are just £3195 when purchased together - RRP £4000 http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare_i32.html http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare-np30.html 01403 336 339
  17. Primare BD32 Mk2 titanium - new - was £3495, now £2495 http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare-bd32-mk2.html
  18. Primare SPA23 - titanium NEW was £3495 now £1995 For those who value performance over gadgetry, convenience over complexity, understated elegance over conspicuous display, the new SPA23 AV amplifier offers all the quality and scale of high-end home cinema performance http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare_spa_23.html
  19. See our updated Special Offers page for deals on Primare, Nuforce and others! http://www.audiologica.co.uk/special_offers.html 01403 336 339
  20. We have a primare DAC 30 special offer, brand new stock that normally retails at £1999.00 now down to £1299.00 and on top of that we will offer a minimum part exchange of £200.00 for any working item of hifi equipment that you would like to trade in, yep even that dusty old biscuit tin of an amp that you meant to throw away and you've had in the loft for thirty years will get you a minimum of £200.00 further off the price meaning the brand new DAC30 will cost you £1099.00 at most. Stock of these at this price with the part exchange is limited so anyone interested please message us. General info The DAC 30 is a fully balanced high performance 24bit /192kHz stereo DAC designed to render the best possible audio quality from computer-based high resolution music files, upgrade existing high-end players like the CD31 and transform the sound of set-top boxes and games consoles . Equipped with a wide array of inputs including asynchronous USB-B, stereo balanced AES EBU and three pairs of S/PDIF coaxial and TOSLINK connectors, the DAC30 uses the processing engine of the celebrated Primare BD32 universal player to convert and convey very low distortion analogue signals to a high quality music system via a pair of balanced XLR and single-ended RCA outputs. There is also an S/PDIF digital output. General spec 24 / 192 kHz Crystal DSD DAC CS4398 (BD32) Fully balanced analogue output stage (BD32) Outputs: 1 pair XLR and 1 pair RCA (both 4,3V) Inputs: 1x asynchronous USB-B, 1x AES/EBU, 3x Optical, 3x Coax S/PDIF An audiophile relay controlled MUTE circuit Linear R-Core transformer Signal to Noise 120dB Input selection, DIM, ON/OFF can be operated by remote C23 or C33. (select MEDIA) Dimensions 430 x 370 x 95mm - See more at: http://www.primare.net/default.asp?ContentID=232#sthash.4EMHkamh.dpuf
  21. Primare Network Player - RRP £2000, selling at £1495 http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare-np30.html The NP30 Network Player adapts any high quality music system for audiophile streaming, internet radio and gapless audio playback, through integration with UPnP devices such as PC/Mac/NAS iPod®, iPad®, iPhone® or USB thumb drive.
  22. Ex-demo titanium £1995, ex-demo titanium 4k model £2495 For those who value performance over gadgetry, convenience over complexity, understated elegance over conspicuous display, the new SPA23 AV amplifier offers all the quality and scale of high-end home cinema performance in a beautifully engineered, easy-to-use design. http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare_spa_23.html
  23. Primare Pre32, an excellent control centre for your audio system with low distortion and supreme neutrality, the Pre32 is an excellent centrepiece http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare_pre_32.html
  24. Primare i32 - ex-demo RRP £2000, selling at £1495 - The i32 is an upgradable two x 120 watt integrated amplifier utilising proprietary UFPD power technology. http://www.audiologica.co.uk/primare/primare_i32.html
  25. Email : info@mfav.co.uk We have for sale a used Primare SP32 AV surround processor in the black finish for £999.00, this is the standard version of the processor not the HD audio version. It has a small scratch on the top of the front panel (pictured on the last gallery image) other than that it is in excellent condition with original box and remote control. This is a unit that has been traded in against the new 4K SP33, it has been checked,tested and is fully working. If you would like to trade a unit in against this product,send us a message with what you have and we will come back to you. A little about the product : SP32 PRE-AMPLIFIER/SURROUND PROCESSOR INTRODUCTION The SP32 is an audiophile balanced eight channel pre-amplifier/processor featuring full RS-232 control comprehensive video switching via 1.3 compliant HDMI and powerful custom configuration. It is the natural successor to the successful SP31, which was recognised around the world for its high performance and innovative user interface. As the first of a new generation of Primare home entertainment products. The SP32 represents a considerable evolutionary advance in terms of design, performance, user flexibility and versatility Specifications : Modular Architecture. Fully Balanced Analogue AV Preamplifier & Digital Controller 1080p HDMI Switching (3in/1out) Component / Composite / S-Video DVD-A & SACD 5.1 Input, Multi Channel PCM Compatible Fully Configurable & Format independent Bass Management Two Balanced Source Inputs, 7.1 Balanced Outputs Discrete IR & Full RS232 Operation Programmable Triggers Upgradeable Architecture. Dimensions W x D x H mm: 430 x 385 x 180 Weight: 12 kg
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