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***SOLD*** PRIMARE BD32 MkII SACD/BLURAY/CD/DVD

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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

 

 

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Edited by deebee
UPDATED TO SOLD

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One of the best, if not the best multi-format player out there. Sigh.....wish I had the dosh. Whom ever buys this is getting a real Hi-Fi multi tool that performs in spades. I know of a few reviews that it has put a few "Exotica" CD players to shame. Glws

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Thanks for the good luck Vince. Much appreciated. It actually got me to love cd again alongside my vinyl.

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Quick bump and will consider offers around £2k So don’t be shy.
Also up for sale soon are my Pre60 and matching power amp. So possibly a chance to get an incredible reference system for reasonable money. Watch this space.

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Happy New Year Wammers.

Time to get this show on the road again - Price dropped £1750.00

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Bump and price drop = £1650

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Bump and any offers?

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I looked at one of these when I bought my OPPO 205 but couldn't afford it , too late now but this would have been seriously considered at the price . David any idea what Primare did to make it different as it's built on the same platform as the OPPO .

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On 29/01/2020 at 11:42, Bazzer said:

I looked at one of these when I bought my OPPO 205 but couldn't afford it , too late now but this would have been seriously considered at the price . David any idea what Primare did to make it different as it's built on the same platform as the OPPO .

isn`t this based on the oppo bdp 105 not the 205 ? with upgraded signal paths, power supplies etc

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51 minutes ago, stevebrown said:

isn`t this based on the oppo bdp 105 not the 205 ? with upgraded single paths, power supplies etc

Well the 205 is 4K like the BD32MKii the 105 wasn't so I'm assuming , not sure though .

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18 minutes ago, Bazzer said:

Well the 205 is 4K like the BD32MKii the 105 wasn't so I'm assuming , not sure though .

hi, I own a bdp 105 and its definitely 4K upscaling , I thought this was based on it, the video seems to be  identical , therefore excellent,  but the enhancements are supposed to improve the sound quality for the 2 channel analog output taking it to reference level, the only other difference seems to be the Primare interface, which of course is product specific

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question for deebee, or anyone else who has tried it 

have you ever used this player as a combined preamp/ source  omitting a separate preamp, I presume as its based on the oppo that its possible.

If so what did you think of it ?

cheers

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On 30/01/2020 at 15:43, stevebrown said:

question for deebee, or anyone else who has tried it 

have you ever used this player as a combined preamp/ source  omitting a separate preamp, I presume as its based on the oppo that its possible.

If so what did you think of it ?

cheers

Hey Steve,

Bit late on the reply. Sorry just noticed. Ive never tried using it as a preamp. However it does have a number of inputs offering access to its DAC on board.

According to this bit of info attached below - Primmer seem to have built in their own audio handling devices throughout making it such a great music player. Uses multiple independent power supplies and upgraded caps etc.

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.

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Bump for the weekend - now on Gumtree (another world in the terms of dodgy enquiries!)and going on ebay too.

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This is now Sold. Thanks for looking.

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