As its name suggests, the Primare CD22 is dedicated to the Compact Disc format. For the many music lovers with large CD collections accumulated over many years with great care and at great emotional and financial expense, the Primare CD 22 will ensure that the silver disc continues to provide easy access to ever greater fidelity. Even so, the Primare CD22 CD player will also play and control MP3 or WMA files via USB or disc, providing exceptional sound according to the data available

The Primare CD22 incorporates a dedicated CD-transport with a considerable five second buffer memory in order to provide the best jitter suppression and protection from mechanical shock. As determined by user preference, signals may be up-converted to 192 kHz in order to provide the single high-performance Burr-Brown PCM1792 DAC/ filter combination with as clean a signal as possible. There are no capacitors in the CD22’s signal paths. SMD technology and separate PCB modules are used throughout the design in order to keep the signal paths isolated and short. All analogue and digital audio circuits are supplied from separate R-core transformer windings

All functions are clearly visible in white VFD characters, which may be dimmed in four stages to match the I22’s display when the units are connected via IR. Operation can be customised by choosing the preferred sample frequency: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz or 192 kHz. Comprehensive outputs include unbalanced RCA analogue, together with SPDIF and TOSLINK digital outputs. A specially designed power supply for its microprocessor circuit provides the Primare CD22 CD player with a very low standby power mode of just 0.3W.

Perfect partner to the Primare I22 integrated amplifier
D/A converter 1 x PCM1792, 24/192 kHz
Sample frequency: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz and 192 kHz
Will play MP3/WMA files from disc / USB stick
Outputs: unbalanced RCA, SPDIF, TOSlink, RS232C, IR, trigger




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Output impedance

100 Ohms (RCA)

Frequency Response 1

20Hz – 20kHz

Audio Output DAC’s

PCM1792, 24/192kHz

Power Consumption

25 Watts (0.3W in Standby)






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