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BRISTOL SHOW 2012: Primare adds media streaming to amplifier range

Primare streamer

Not surprisingly, media network players are all the rage here at the Bristol Show. We've already seen the Chord Index and Naim's new high-end NDS.

Now Primare is joining the bandwagon with the launch of its £999 media streaming board, which can be added to the I32 integrated stereo amp (£2200) or the Pre32/A34.2 pre/power combo (£2000/£2100).

The optional board brings wi-fi and LAN streaming to the amps, along with DAB+, FM and internet radio. It can also handle gapless playback. There's a range of additional digital inputs for connecting other devices.

Primare is in the process of developing both iOS and Android apps to control the media streamer, and these should be available within the next month.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.