Primare PRE60 Preamplifier

By Primare



PRE60 preamplifier 

The PRE60 is a reference audiophile pre-amplifier designed to complement all high-end power amplifiers but chiefly as a companion to its matching A60 UFPD power amp. With these new components Primare reclaims its presence in the high-end music system market, reprising the iconic designs of previous decades with ravishing new separates, complete with state-of-the-art audio streaming performance and striking two-tone bodywork. By combining our traditional build quality and analogue circuit design with the finest digital processing, the first 60 series music system represents a major step-up from the 30 series and introduces a new supremely audiophile level of performance to Primare's product range.

The PRE60 features the comprehensive OLED display and control parameters established by the EISA award-winning I32 integrated amplifier. It is housed in a heavy gauge alloy steel chassis (15mm front panel), and incorporates two pairs (L/R) of low-noise balanced XLR inputs and 4 pairs of RCA inputs. In addition there are two pairs of RCA outputs and 2 pairs balanced XLR outputs, as well as a record output, RS232, trigger and IR inputs. The integrated DAC/media board offers PRE60 functionality and streaming options can be fully controlled using the Primare App for iOS and Android, including input selection, volume control, file browsing and selection from online and stored music libraries. A high quality aptX Bluetooth upgrade is also available for the PRE60.


Product features PRE60

Designed and built in Sweden
Custom made C-core transformer for very quiet power supply
Power supply capacitor bank is very large (43000uF)
Separate power supply for the analogue pre-amplifier stage and the media board
Four-layer board for very short signal paths and optimum grounding
Excellent 1% MELF resistors
Unbalanced input signal will be transformed to balanced
Discrete regulated power supply for the analogue stage
Selectable 6dB internal gain for High gain inputs
2 pair XLR output (Neutrik)
2 pair RCA output (Nextgen)
Switch mode power supply for ECO standby
Heavy duty chasses with 15mm front panel

Media board

Fully balanced DAC section using the Crystal DSD DAC (same as DAC30)
Improved Output buffer with FET output device (discrete)
Gold pin connection from media board to analogue pre-amplifier stage
Primare App interface for controlling PRE60 functionality, browsing and media selection
High quality aptX Bluetooth upgrade available


Product specification PRE60

Analogue Inputs 2 pair XLR (L & R) 4 pair RCA (L & R)
Other In/outputs RS232, IR in/out, Trigger in/out, RF.
Input Impedance 15k Both RCA and XLR
Analogue Record Output 1 pair RCA (L & R)
Pre Output 2 pair RCA (L & R), 2 pair XLR (L & R)
Output Impedance 110 ohms
Frequency Response 20Hz – 100kHz -3dB
THD + N < 0.003%, 20Hz – 100kHz, 0dB gain.
Signal to Noise -115 dBV
Max in /out level 10Vrms
Gain 16dB
Power Consumption Standby: 0.5W; Operate: max 38W
Dimensions (WxDxH) 430 x 385 x 142mm