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Primare i32

stevebrock

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Any owners on here?

I am in the market for a new amp, I have found an ex dem unit that I can demo at home at a great price!

(no don't ask about my current amp :) I will no longer have it tomo as I am getting a full refund)
 

JamesMellor

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You are kidding me right mate ? , FFS !

I've worked every w/end this month and last so I havent heard anything , but I think I need to listen to the Creek Destiny 2 , I have a lust for this amp already , but not TT here so dint even think about that, I think I know the amp you're thinking of

I am so sorry another one failed

James
 

stevebrock

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James I looked at the Destiny 2, Creek were going to send me one but then I decided to give ***** amp no 4 another go - but its gone the same as the 1st faulty one. The dealer has offered a straight refund.

Creek have no more black Destiny 2 left, spoke to Creek today, however was put onto the Primare by a mate - to me it sounds ace, I should have it by Tuesday so will report back. I can also add the media card to it so can do away with my DAC.

The Primare screams QUALITY
 

CnoEvil

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stevebrock said:
Any owners on here?

I am in the market for a new amp, I have found an ex dem unit that I can demo at home at a great price!

(no don't ask about my current amp :) I will no longer have it tomo as I am getting a full refund)
:O

I haven't heard the i32, but would expect it to give the very clean and clear sound of a well designed Class D amp.....a bit like Bel Canto.

Should work well with Rega speakers, which are smooth and musical.
 

stevebrock

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to be fair I could of lived with the buzz of the 3rd one, however Ive lost faith in the Elicit R now. Happy with my RP6, RS3 and DAC though!

yep another weekend no music!

I am getting the Primare on sale or 14 day return - I hope I like the sound!
 

stevebrock

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CnoEvil said:
stevebrock said:
Any owners on here?

I am in the market for a new amp, I have found an ex dem unit that I can demo at home at a great price!

(no don't ask about my current amp :) I will no longer have it tomo as I am getting a full refund)
:O

I haven't heard the i32, but would expect it to give the very clean and clear sound of a well designed Class D amp.....a bit like Bel Canto.

Should work well with Rega speakers, which are smooth and musical.
looking forward ro it!
 

matthewpiano

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Will be interested to read your thoughts when you've spent some time with it Steve.

I get my new Exposure amp on Tuesday which I am really excited about even though it will be a while before I have the CD player and speakers to make the most of it.
 

JamesMellor

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I think Audio affiar have a returned one right now at 1.8 k , they have the Creek , not sure how good they demo , not sure how good they deal a sale , think you are the east Midlands , but a drive out for sale or return
 

stevebrock

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JamesMellor said:
Well best of Luck mate , I think you've earned some good Karma

James
I Think your right, can't believe how unlucky I am, owned many amps over the years......never had 1 problem with any of them.....nad, marantz, rotel
 

Macspur

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matthewpiano said:
Will be interested to read your thoughts when you've spent some time with it Steve.

I get my new Exposure amp on Tuesday which I am really excited about even though it will be a while before I have the CD player and speakers to make the most of it.
I look forward to your thoughts on the Exposure Matthew.



Mac

www.macsmusic.blogbubble.net
 

stevebrock

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Macspur said:
Well no one could blame you... I take my hat off to you, 2 faulty units and that would have been my lot.

Alan Shaw from Harbeth speaks very highly of Primare.

I think Matt49 may have demoed that amp.

Mac

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I hop he is along soon then - even though I am getting an ex -demo unit, it is immaculate, boxed with 1 year warranty so I have every confidence it will be reliable. i just look forward to using it, its well built by all accounts - and dosent sound bad either which is the main thing :)!
 

matt49

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stevebrock said:
Macspur said:
Well no one could blame you... I take my hat off to you, 2 faulty units and that would have been my lot.

Alan Shaw from Harbeth speaks very highly of Primare.

I think Matt49 may have demoed that amp.

Mac

www.macsmusic.blogbubble.net
I hop he is along soon then - even though I am getting an ex -demo unit, it is immaculate, boxed with 1 year warranty so I have every confidence it will be reliable. i just look forward to using it, its well built by all accounts - and dosent sound bad either which is the main thing :)!
Mac, you have an astonishing memory for hifi. Hats off!

However, the system I heard was in fact:

Primare CD32 + PRE32 + A34.2 + KEF Reference 203/2

I thought the amps were powerful, a bit gritty, and nastily thin with male voices. But that could just be me.

Cheers

Matt
 

stevebrock

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matt49 said:
stevebrock said:
Macspur said:
Well no one could blame you... I take my hat off to you, 2 faulty units and that would have been my lot.

Alan Shaw from Harbeth speaks very highly of Primare.

I think Matt49 may have demoed that amp.

Mac

www.macsmusic.blogbubble.net
I hop he is along soon then - even though I am getting an ex -demo unit, it is immaculate, boxed with 1 year warranty so I have every confidence it will be reliable. i just look forward to using it, its well built by all accounts - and dosent sound bad either which is the main thing :)!
Mac, you have an astonishing memory for hifi. Hats off!

However, the system I heard was in fact:

Primare CD32 + PRE32 + A34.2 + KEF Reference 203/2

I thought the amps were powerful, a bit gritty, and nastily thin with male voices. But that could just be me.

Cheers

Matt
well not to worried....it was CD & KEF speakers :)

(not keen on KEF, never have been)
 

Hi-FiOutlaw

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Before you jump into another amp I think you have to do a "weaning" of the Elicit R. The Elicit R has a very different sound sig from all the amps that i've demo a few month back.

My Pathos dealer is a Primare dealer, hear many times the i32 with the Primare DAC 30 as a source and the new MA silver 6 line with Inakustic speaker cables, was where i start to be found of inakustik.

Saying that i think it will not be "love at first demo" but the Primare can grow on you, if you give it time.

Try to find a Sonneteer dealer if you will keep the RS3 or upgrade to the RS5, i think (from what i've read, Sonneteer is a very revealing, transparent sounding amp.)

If not you will need power to drive some speakers that you have talk about and the Roksan Caspian M2 can be your next amp... :grin:
 

plastic penguin

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matthewpiano said:
I get my new Exposure amp on Tuesday which I am really excited about even though it will be a while before I have the CD player and speakers to make the most of it.
The 2010S is a very good amp, CDP is even better IMHO. However, the amp does need a punchy speaker to hear them at their best. Although I assume you'll be having the newer model, which maybe slightly different.
 

NHL

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Primare is built in a region of Sweden famous for its industrial entreprenourship, Småland. Would believe it to be top notch quality.
 

Sorreltiger

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About 6 months ago, I found a Primare A30.1 on Ebay at an excellent price. They pop up from time to time and seem to be excellent value - a bit 'under the radar'. I have been delighted with the result, maintaining the energy of my Leema Pulse, but with a smoother presentation that better suited the rest of my set-up (Rega Saturn, Quad 21L2). I hope you'll enjoy your new amp, Steve.
 

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