About the Primare R15
A versatile, handsome phono preamp
A versatile, handsome phono preamp
The Primare R15 phono preamp is solidly built, and offers beautiful sound with moving magnet and low-output moving coil cartridges. Rear-mounted DIP switches allow precise cartridge loading, with adjustable capacitance and resistance. The back panel also has switches for choosing MM/MC, gain, and engaging a subsonic rumble filter.
Stylish sound from Scandinavia
Primare (pry-MARE) lives up to the Scandinavian reputation for utility and beauty in design. Founded in Sweden in the mid '80s, Primare relies on a talented team of designers to create its innovative high-end audio components. Among audiophiles, their equipment is admired both for its exceptional sound quality and its elegant appearance. The relevant Swedish word is lagom, which carries the meaning "not too much, not too little, everything in balance, proportion, and harmony."
- compatible with moving magnet and moving coil phono cartridges
- switchable gain: 40/45dB MM, 60/65dB MC
- signal-to-noise ratio: 83dB MM, 74dB MC
- six rear-mounted DIP switches for selectable cartridge loading
- adjustable resistance:
- moving magnet: 2.5K, 47K ohm
- moving coil: 30-500 ohm (6 steps)
- adjustable capacitance:
- moving magnet: 100, 200, 300, 400pF
- moving coil: 100pF, 1nF
- switchable subsonic filter (-3dB @ 12Hz, 12dB/octave)
- THD @ 20-20,000kHz: <0.02% MM, <0.03% MC
Dimensions and warranty:
- 13-13/16"W x 2-7/8"H x 12-3/8"D
- weight: 14.33 lbs.
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # PRIS10R15BLK
What's in the box:
- Phono preamplifier
- 6' AC power cord
- 59" Mono-minijack cable
- AC polarity pen
- User Guide
- Thank You Letter
- Safety And Warning Notification
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Features & specs
|Cartridge Type||MM, MC|
|Adjustable Resistance Load||Yes|
|Adjustable Capacitance Load||Yes|
|RCA Inputs||1 Pair|
|RCA Output||1 Pair|
|Signal-to-noise Ratio (MM)||83|
|Signal-to-noise Ratio (MC)||74|
MM/MC Compatible With Adjustable Settings: The Primare R15 phono preamp is compatible with MM (Moving Magnet) and MC (Moving Coil) phono cartridges. There is a switch on the back-panel that allows you to select between MM or MC. The R15 offers Resistance and Capacitance adjustments for a variety of MM and MC cartridges.
- MM: Adjustable Resistance & Capacitive loading for MM cartridges.
- Resistance: 2.5 or 47 k Ohm
- Capacitance: 100, 200, 300, or 400 pF
- MC: Adjustable Resistance & Capacitive loading for MC cartridges.
- Resistance: 30 to 500 Ohm (6-steps)
- Capacitance: 100 pF or 1 nF
Stereo RCA Analog Inputs & Outputs: The Primare R15 is outfitted with stereo RCA analog inputs and outputs to connect your turntable and receiver or integrated amplifier. The Primare R15 features adjustable gain to amplify the signal from many moving magnet or moving coil phono cartridge,
- MM Gain (1kHz): 40 or 45dB
- MC Gain (1kHz): 60 or 65dB
Subsonic Filter: The Subsonic filter helps to reduce low-frequency rumble and wasted amplifier power. The Subsonic filter witch is located on the back-panel and can be turned on or off.
Isolated Power Supply: The phono preamp's fully isolated power supply allows its highly sensitive signal components to function in a noise free environment for superior performance, resulting in cleaner sound and greater fidelity.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The R15 phono preamplifier comes with a detachable 6' AC power that will need to be plugged into an AC power outlet or preferably a power line condition and surge protector (sold separately - see Accessories Tab).
Automatic Standby: The Primare R15 phono preamp will automatically go into standby mode if there is no audio signal present for approximately 20 minutes.
Trigger In/Out: For added convenience the R15 is outfitted with a 3.5mm Trigger input and 3.5mm Trigger output. The Trigger input allows the R35 to be powered on and off remotely and automatically from an integrated amplifier or receiver's Trigger output. The phono preamp's Trigger output can be used to daisy-chain other components that feature a Trigger input for automatic remote turn on and off.
As usual with Primare products, built quality is excellent. Minimalist design that matches my other primare equipment. As far a sound I am very pleased with the R15, warm and detailed sound, subsonic filter and gain adjustments for MM or MC is a big plus.
Andres from Stamford, CT