The I15 Prisma is an Streaming Integrated Amplifier by Primare that delivers 60 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms and 100 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms. Minimum impedance of 4 ohms makes the I15 Prisma compatible with a wide range of loudspeakers. Thanks to its built-in DAC, you can play digital sources directly without the need for an external DAC unit. Primare I15 Prisma has an MSRP of 2195$.
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One of the most important factors when deciding on an integrated amplifier is its power ratings and compatibility with your speaker's impedance requirements.The Primare I15 Prisma is rated at 60 watts RMS into 8-ohms. Primare provides this wattage at a THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) of 0.05% which is an important indicator of distortion at the given values (lower THD is better).
Here are the main highlights of its performance specs:
- 60 watts into 8-ohms (20-20k) at 0.05%
- 100 watts into 4-ohms
- 4-ohms Min Impedance (allows compatibility with a wide range of loudspeakers)
- 97dB Signal to Noise Ratio
When pairing the Primare I15 Prisma with a passive Bookshelf (Stand mount) or Passive Floor Standing (Tower) speaker, you have to check if their Max Power Range is below the max wattage of the amp for the given impedance levels.
Operating your amp outside of this max range may damage the speakers.
What size of room is the Primare I15 Prisma Amplifier good for?
An essential deciding factor is the size of the room in which you intend to employ the Primare I15 Prisma amplifier. Here, taking into account its maximum power parameters, we analyzed its applicability to various size environments:
|Very Large Room||Bad|
Inputs and Outputs
Besides the performance specs of the Primare I15 Prisma, the next important feature set that you have to evaluate is the input and output selections that it offers.
Primare I15 Prisma has total of 1 Analog inputs .
- Total Number of Analog Inputs: 1
- 3 Optical Digital Input
- 1 Coaxial Digital Input
- USB Input:
- USB-A (connect to a USB Mass Storage Class)
- USB-B (connect to your computer for playback)
- Stereo RCA Preamp Outputs
Primare I15 Prisma features built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, Mac computers/laptops.
Among the amps in the same price range, these are the 5 amps that have Bluetooth Connectivity:
Primare I15 Prisma doesn't have a phono input so in order to play your vinyl albums, Primare I15 Prisma has to be paired with a Phono Preamp that is MM (Moving Magnet) or/and MC (Moving COil) depending on your cartridge type.
Primare I15 Prisma has Stereo RCA preamp outputs which can be used to connect to a powered subwoofer via an RCA cable ( as long as your sub supports this connection).
Check our Powered Subwoofers
page to find a subwoofer that will work with Primare I15 Prisma amp and your speakers.
DAC and Digital Music
The Primare I15 Prisma's built-in DAC allows the connection of digital sources directly, eliminating the need for an external DAC.
Primare I15 Prisma External Dimensions and Weight
Primare I15 Prisma has external dimensions of (H x W x D) 2-7/8inch x 13-7/8inch x 15-7/16inch (74.0mm x 353.0mm x 393.0mm ). The unit weighs 6.50kg / 14.3lbs
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of an integrated amplifier may become an important decision factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of the Primare I15 Prisma is approximately 1387.3cm2 / 215.0inch2.
- Width: 353.0mm (13-7/8")
- Height: 74.0mm (2-7/8")
- Depth: 393.0mm (15-7/16")
- Weight: 6.50 kg (14.30lbs)
- Base Surface Area: ~1387.3cm2 / 215.0inch2
- Volume: ~10.3 liter / 2.7 gallon
Primare I15 Prisma is available in Black and Titanium color options.
What's in the Box of Primare I15 Prisma?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of I15 Prisma:
Integrated amplifier6-feet AC power cordRemote control (C25)2 AAA batteries2 Bluetooth/WiFi antennasTwo 59-inch Mono-minijack cablesAC polarity penThank You LetterSafety And Warning Notification
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Primare I15 Prisma Integrated Amplifier can be found below:
Official Product Page for Primare I15 Prisma
3 Years of parts warranty and 3 Years of labor warranty is generally provided for the Primare I15 Prisma by the manufacturer.
|Full Model Name
||Primare I15 Prisma
|Watts RMS per Channel into 8-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 6-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 4-ohms
|Signal to Noise Ratio
|Total Analog Inputs
|Optical Digital Inputs
|Coaxial Digital Inputs
||USB-A (connect to a USB Mass Storage Class),USB-B (connect to your computer for playback)
|Pre-out / Main-in Loop
|Removable Power Cord
||6.50 kg (14.30lbs)