Available in brushed black or titanium finishes, Primare’s BD32 MkII universal player builds on the BD32 platform, yet offers an improved circuit design, 4K upscaling and Netflix support.

The universal player is a multi-format/multi-channel Blu-ray, DVD, CD, SACD and DVD-A disc player combined with a media player that has the ability to convert any audio format to PCM or play them in their native formats, including DSD.

The built-in media player can reproduce music, video and pictures at up to 24/192 resolution from USB and DLNA compatible sources via a wired network or using Wi-Fi with the supplied USB dongle.

The Primare audio circuit is capable of decoding all native audio formats including DSD, Dolby True HD and DTS Master audio. It has a fully balanced stereo (XLR) output, an unbalanced stereo RCA output and an eight-channel unbalanced RCA (7.1 multi-channel) output.

The stereo output circuitry uses the flagship Crystal DSD DAC CS4398 in conjunction with Primare’s fully-balanced analogue output stage comprising Burr-Brown OPA2134 OP-Amps, WIMA and EPCOS polypropylene filter capacitors and large MELF resistors.

Not stopping there, the BD32 MkII adds 4K (3840 x 2160) up-scaling capabilities to all video sources. HDMI 1 is the primary output, run by the Marvell Qdeo Kyoto-G2 video processor for up-scaling and video adjustment functions, as well as aspect ratio conversion (stretch zoom) to 2.35:1 (with anamorphic lens).

The BD32 MkII Primare has further isolated the power supplies for transport, video board and display from the sensitive audio section by using individual power supplies for each of these sections.

BD32 MkII is also capable of playing both stereo and multichannel DSD files in DFF or DSF formats via USB hard drives, USB thumb drives and SMB at the supported sampling rate of 2.8224 MHz (DSD64).


No more articles