Primare NP5 Prisma Network Streamer
Primare's NP5 Prisma network player adds streaming skills to virtually any system with a digital input.
The nifty new compact NP5 Prisma boasts all the functionality found in the company's latest Prisma enabled models, including AirPlay 2 (by the end of October or a future update), Bluetooth, Chromecast built-in, Roon Ready (after update), and Spotify Connect.
Additionally, the diminutive unit hands you network-connected hard drive control, volume adjustment and input selection for previous Primare models with RS232 inputs thanks to the comprehensive Prisma application.
NP5 Prisma Hi-res Streaming Ninja
The NP5 Prisma has Ninja skills too as it's been designed to be able to be slipped inconspicuously into any system setup. It can be hooked up to any product with a digital input, both stereo and multi-channel. Once connected, it provides you with full Prisma connectivity and control, making it a versatile network player for everyone and every system.
The RCA and Toslink outputs offer a choice of 48, 96, 192 output for connection with any digital to analogue converter. Furthermore, the Prisma application allows high-resolution file playback up 24/192 PCM and DSD128 from network-connected hard drives.
Siemen Algra, Primare general manager, told StereoNET:
NP5 Prisma represents the best solution for incorporating the latest stored and streamed digital media playback features for owners of any of our past products incorporating a digital input. We particularly wanted to provide our existing streaming customers, some who have been using our initial technology launched eight years ago, with an unprecedented update, one with all the amazing features our current Prisma platform can provide, so we have developed the NP5 Prisma update program.
Price and availability
If you own a PRE60, NP30, I32 MM30, or PRE32 MM30 model you can upgrade to an NP5 Prisma with 50% off of the suggested retail price. All you have to do is present an original invoice and/or valid serial number to an authorised Primare dealer.
The NP5 will be availailable in the UK from November.
- NP5 Prisma Update Program Price: €250
- Suggested retail price: €500 / £450
For more information, go to Primare.
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