Primare will be launching a revised version of the popular NP5 Prisma network player, the NP5 Prisma MK2, this summer. 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.
Primare has sourced a replacement chip and redesigned the circuit to maintain the performance of the original NP5 Prisma while allowing for MQA passthrough. All features and functionality remain the same, with Spotify HiFi and Tidal Connect expected this summer to join the extensive list of connection and control features already available, including AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Chromecast built-in, Roon Ready and a host of other features, making the £550 NP5 Prisma MK2 more than ever the network player for everyone. Shipping is due for August.