Primare NP5 Prisma Mk2 Announced

Posted on 14th June, 2021

Primare NP5 Prisma Mk2 Announced

Primare announces an upcoming update to its NP5 Prisma network player.

Primare's NP5 Prisma MK2 is, as one would expect, a revised version of the Swedish hi-fi company's popular NP5 Prisma network player.

We are told that the development of the new model was somewhat jump-started by the devastating fire at the AKM chip factory. This event understandably caused long-term disruption of the supply of the critical re-clocking chip at the heart of the NP5 Prisma design that allowed for the selection of output sampling frequencies.

Primare had to make changes in order to continue making what has proved to be one of the company's most popular models. The result is that Primare has sourced a readily available chip and redesigned the circuit to maintain the performance of the original NP5 Prisma while allowing for MQA passthrough not possible with the original chip.

Primare states that the NP5 Mk2 will play nice with virtually any PCM file frequencies up to 24/192kHz (16/44.1 kHz, 24/48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz) over USB-A, Wi-Fi or LAN, with DSD files being converted to PCM at the selected fixed or native playback output resolutions and output connection by Toslink optical or RCA coaxial. Naturally, Bluetooth is also available.

All features and functionality remain the same, with Spotify HiFi and Tidal Connect expected this summer to join AirPlay 2, Chromecast built-in, and Roon Ready skills.

The Primare NP5 Mk2 is available from August with an RRP of £550.

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