From the Primare press release
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.
In order to continue to make available one of our most popular models with the minimum of interruption, Primare has sourced a readily available chip and redesigned the circuit to maintain the performance of the original NP5 Prisma while allowing for MQA passthrough not possible with the original chip.
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 NP5 Prisma MK2 more than ever the network player for everyone.
Availability: August 2021
Typical retail price inc VAT: £550.00
Further information: https://primare.net/product/np5-prisma-network-player/