The NP5 Prisma MK2 network player is the latest evolution of Primare’s popular NP5
Prisma, a clever little device that provides complete Prisma network player control and
connectivity technology to virtually any system with a digital input.
The development of the new model was necessitated primarily by the AKM chip factory
fire, causing long-term disruption of the supply of the critical re-clocking chip at the heart
of the NP5 Prisma design that allowed for the selection of output sampling frequencies.
To continue to make available one of our most popular models with the minimum of
interruption, we have sourced a readily available SRC chip and redesigned the circuit to
maintain the performance of the original NP5 Prisma while allowing for:
· DoP (DSD over PCM) output as an available setting option when using Roon Ready and a DoP ready DAC.
· MQA passthrough allowing for Tidal Master and MQA files from a NAS to passthrough for higher resolution processing by a connected MQA capable DAC.
All other features and functionality remain the same as in the original version, with connection and control features that include AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Chromecast built-in, Roon Ready, Spotify Connect (including Spotify HiFi when launched), and a host of other features – making the NP5 Prisma MK2 more than ever the network player for everyone.
All future updates will be applicable to both the original NP5 Prisma and the new NP5 Prisma MK2 models, including much anticipated playback of Tidal Master files and Qobuz at full 24/192 kHz resolution.