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Primare CD32 CD Player w/Remote - Dual Burr-Brown DAC's

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Primare Cd32 Cd Player With Remote + Digital

Primare CD32 CD Player w/Remote - Dual Burr-Brown DAC's

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479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


Nicely built CD player featuring both RCA and balanced XLR outputs. Also has a full set of digital outputs so you can use it as a transport with your favorite DAC.

More from Primare:
The CD32 is the successor to and upgrade for the successful and acclaimed balanced CD31 CD player. Every component, from the CD transport to the audio output stage, has been designed to achieve the highest possible audio performance.
Audiophile Topology

The CD32 Compact Disc player is housed in an alloy heavy gauge steel chassis, which provides strength, rigidity, and screening, while being effective at damping vibrations from external sources.

From the CD transport we extract the AES/EBU (balanced SPDIF) signal and feed it to a superior SRC4392 sample rate converter (user switchable between 44.1kHz bypass, 48 kHz and 96 kHz), which incorporates jitter suppression capabilities to ensure that the DACs receive as clean a signal as possible according to the sampling frequency elected.

The CD32 uses two high-performance Burr-Brown PCM1704 DACs in conjunction with a DF1706 digital filter – one of the best true multi-Bit digital-to-analogue converter/digital filter combinations available. The current to voltage conversion stage is fully discrete (no Op-amps) and ends in a single-ended output stage consisting of a single MOSFET transistor driven by an active current source (preferred to passive resistors).

The CD32 contains no capacitors in the signal path: a DC-servo takes care of any DC offset present in the circuit or from the DACs.

SMD technology and separate PCB modules are used throughout the design in order to keep the signal paths isolated and as short as possible.

You can also play MP3/WMA files on a USB disk or memory stick by connecting it to the USB port.

Single Owner

XLR, RCA, Optical, COAX, AES/EBU, USB Disk (MP3/WMA Only), IR In/Out, Trigger In/Out, RS232, IEC Power Input.

General Sound:
Smooth, uncolored, undistorted natural and clean.

Cosmetic Condition:
8/10 = Very Good. Excellent front faceplate, one minor flaw on chassis side or top. See our detailed rating description here.

Working Condition:
Working perfectly and tested on our bench via our testing process noted further down in this listing. XLR and RCA working as they should.

Unit, remote, and power cord.

Will be packed using our highly developed in-house process and custom packing materials.Original MSRP:

Description: Single-box CD player.

Analog outputs: 1 pair unbalanced (RCA), 1 pair balanced (XLR). Digital outputs: 75 ohm S/PDIF (RCA), 110 ohm AES/EBU (XLR), optical (TosLink). Inputs: USB, RS-232, IR input (3.5mm), trigger in/out (3.5mm).

Maximum output level (fixed): 2.1V unbalanced, 4.1V balanced. THD+noise: <0.01%, 20Hz–20kHz. Output impedance: 390 ohms unbalanced, 47 ohms balanced.

Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz, +0/–0.5dB. Signal/noise ratio (20Hz–20kHz): 100dB, unweighted. Power consumption: 0.5W standby, 25V operation.

Dimensions: 17" (430mm) W by 4.25" (106mm) H by 14.75" (375mm) D. Weight: 23 lbs (10.4kg).

Manufacturer: Primare AB, Renvägen 1, SE-35245 Växjö, Sweden.

Link to Manual:
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Recommended Cables:

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Better

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Best 

Kimber Kable - BALANCED XLR Connectors - Better

Kimber Kable - BALANCED XLR Connectors - Best

Kimber Kable - Coaxial Digital Interconnect

Kimber Kable - Digital AES/EBU (XLR Connector) Interconnect 

Kimber Kable - Optical Digital Interconnect

Kimber Kable - Power Cords - Better

Kimber Kable - Power Cords - Best

The SkyFi Testing Process for CD Players:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure that there are no signs of heat stress or damage. Capacitors are checked for telltale signs of predictive failure including bulging, shrunken wrappers, or physical leakage. We also inspect resistors and other passive components for signs of overheating. When the unit is first powered on we check the drawer mechanism function.

After the visual inspection we connect the CD Player’s RCA outputs to our Sencore PA81 Power Analyzer which simulates a real world input impedance and allows us to monitor the output on an oscilloscope. We start with a test CD with precision test signals to verify proper output on both channels. If the CD player has balanced outputs these are also tested at this time. If this check passes, we move onto evaluation with actual music CDs. We listen for clicks, skips, and drops during playback. At this time we also check the transport functions including skip, ff, rw, play, pause, repeat, and programming if applicable. If the unit has a remote control, all remote control functions are verified.

If the CD player is capable of SACD playback we test its ability to read SACD layers on multiple discs including standard and hybrid SACDs. At this time we also check the unit’s digital outputs where applicable. If SACD layers are being properly read we should see the digital outputs mute during playback. On redbook CD playback we verify that each digital output maintains proper lock on our bench DAC.

After bench testing is completed, CD players are set up for testing on our long term test rig. During extended testing we make sure that unit can play through several different discs from beginning to end with no skips or lock ups.

SKU: 105105