I can’t help thinking that right now, this is perhaps the focus point in amplifiers. It’s the point where all the good things in audio come together, and beyond this you are more likely to get ‘more’ instead of ‘better’. OK, if you triple the cost of the I35, you begin to get back to ‘better’ as well as ‘more’, but the Primare I35 just does it all so well, it makes me question the need to spend more.
We sometimes try to describe products in a sound bite. It’s the ‘if I can sum this up in a single word...’ cliché, and I’m as guilty of it as the next scribe. With the Primare I35, though, sound bites don’t work because it’s more complex than that. So, instead, if I could try and describe the I35 as a person, it would be ‘a good bloke with whom I’d happily sink a few pints.’ Not showy or self-important... just entertaining to be around. As any British bloke will tell you, pub-related praise is the highest you can get!
Type: Integrated amplifier with optional internal streamer and DAC
Power output: 2 ×150W in 8 Ohms
Minimum load: 2 ohms
Analogue Inputs: 2 ×balanced (XLR), 3 ×unbalanced (RCA)
Line level Output: 2 ×unbalanced variable (RCA)
Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz -0.2dB
Signal-to-noise ratio: > 100dB
THD+N: < 0.01%, 20Hz–20kHz, 10W at 8Ω
Dimensions (H×W×D): 10.6 ×43 ×42cm
Manufactured by: Primare AB
Distributed in the UK by: Karma AV
Tel: +44(0)1423 358 846