Primare I25 Integrated Amplifier
Primare I25 Prisma integrated amplifier joins I35 Prisma as the latest iteration of Primare’s now iconic integrated amplifiers and is the first to use the new UFPD 2 power system, a radical reworking of Primare’s award-winning UFPD all-analog Class-D technology.
Providing 100 watts at 8 ohms of absolutely linear UFPD 2 amplification across the entire audible bandwidth, I25 Prisma delivers naturally fast, clean and agile sound with an unprecedented ability to bring music to life. In addition to five analog inputs, I25 Prisma includes a new DM36 full-featured DAC.
The DM36 is a completely new and thoroughly designed digital to analog converter, utilising an ESS ES9068A chipset with resolution of up to PCM 384 and DSD 256, significantly improving overall performance over its predecessor DM35, providing a sound that is more richly detailed and lifelike, with more precise three dimensionality within a larger soundstage.
Additionally, the DM36 provides full MQA processing capabilities with both Prisma and Primare CD sources.
With the Prisma application update planned for launch in May, embedding both Qobuz and Tidal, the Prisma models listed above with the DM36 module will allow for the final MQA unfold to 384 kHz when playing Tidal Master files. Noting that for all other Prisma models, including those using the DM35 DAC module, the update will allow for the first full MQA unfold to resolution up to 96 kHz, Qobuz resolution up to 192 kHz, and gapless playback for both platforms.
In our CD players and transports, MQA CD playback is supported with CD15 Prisma DD15, CD35 Prisma, and DD35 when using Toslink optical or RCA coaxial digital out connection to the DM36.
I25 can be configured with the Prisma module, Primare’s new whole-home, high-fidelity control and connectivity solution. Prisma provides multi-room/multi-zone connectivity and control for playback of stored and streamed media, wired or wireless, all managed from any mobile device through a dedicated system control app. In addition to Bluetooth, AirPlay and Spotify Connect, Prisma features Chromecast built-in, a unique streaming portal allowing effortless direct connection to hundreds of streaming applications for the best possible performance and user experience.
I25 is an all analogue version of I25 Prisma, featuring UFPD 2 power output and balanced analogue inputs. The DM35 digital to analog conversion and Prisma modules can be added to I25 can be added at a later date. I25 DAC adds the DM35 digital analogue conversion stage to the I25. Prisma technology can be added as a plug-in module at a later date.