Integrated into the prestigious Series 15 from Primare, the SC15 Prisma MK2 is a stylish and very complete network music player which improves the key parameters of its predecessor. It includes pre-amplification functions, automatic and manual speaker equalization, high-resolution wireless connection technology for speaker systems (including subwoofers), WiSA, and advanced digital-to-analog conversion, all managed by the powerful Prisma ecosystem from the Scandinavian firm. Equipped with the aesthetic characteristic with a ¾ format that facilitates its installation in any space, the new Primare can handle with extreme precision digital signals encoded in PCM up to 32 bits/384 kHz and DSD up to DSD256, thanks to the DAC audiophile grade with HyperStream architecture 32-bit and the sophisticated “Time Domain Jitter Eliminator” scheme ES9028Q2M Saber from the American ESS Technology that it houses inside. Equipped with a user-selectable fixed or variable level analog output, the SC15 Prisma MK2 can be used as streamer of the latest generation in any existing equipment if you opt for the first of them or connect directly to a pair of active speakers if the second one is chosen.
For its part, the compatibility with the aforementioned WiSA wireless connection protocol It provides the interesting possibility of configuring the analog output to add a wired subwoofer. As a product developed by a company with the purist Primare legacy, the SC15 Prisma MK2 incorporates a series of engineering elements that allow it to stand above its direct competitors. They shine with their own light in this regard power supply which guarantees the perfect power supply required by each functional block or the use of ultra-short signal paths complemented by 2 and 4 layer printed circuit boards and circuits executed with discrete components and SMD technology. Regarding the options of equalizationwithout a doubt one of the most significant features of the new Primare, it should be noted that they are based on a program stored in the Prism app and can be done from any iOS or Android mobile device, requiring a Zen microphone in the second case.
During the measurement sequencethe speakers emit pink noise for 60 seconds while the iOS device or the Zen microphone are moved throughout the room in large circular movements, sampling the different positions of the former in order to identify each resonance present in it. Once this sequence is completed, the compensation required for each speaker, applying a bass filter in order to correct possible effects contour and compensation for interference caused by the room. Finally, let’s remember that, as its name indicates, the SC15 Prisma MK2 is part of Primare’s renowned Prisma software environment, which provides connectivity and control (wired and wireless in both cases) while listening to contents from local and remote locations (any music streaming service, for example) via Bluetooth, AirPlay, Chromecast built-in or Roon, with all of these options managed by a practical and powerful app.