AA just gave it a new face plate. Everything else is the same as the MKII. I agree that it does look better than the older version. I beleive the remote has been changed too......
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Zenieth is incorrect (or at least he was given incorrect information :-)
A friend of mine who is buying a new Prima called the distributor in Canada to ask about it. He was told it has, among other things, a completely different transport (Sony instead of Philips), a new, better power supply, Black Diamond Racing cone feet (which they didn't have before), and, yes, new looks with sculpted face plate.
It's supposed to sound noticeably better than the previous Prima model.
Ill jump in on this thread as Im looking at the AA Prima.
Zenieth..You had made a post over on my thread... as Im looking to upgrade from my Jolida 100, and you highly recommended the AA Prima 24/96 MkII as the one to beat,and you mentioned you just got one on Audiogon..( was that the basically new one for the best offer??..if so..you probably got a great deal.
as they dont come up often, I may inquire about a new unit..who is the distributor for the US market or do I have to use the Canadian dist?? I know there is a guy in NYC(Avantgarde) who advertizes them.Thanks..Ken
Yes that was the one that I was lucky enough to get. I previously owned a MKII Prima. I thought it had very good sound too. We'll see what the new changes bring to the ear. I still say that this is the one to beat! I will not disclose the purchase price on this thread. But if you email me off the board I'd be glad to share the information.
I owned a Prima for about a year. Although it's a good and competent player, it is not a great one. The transport unquestionably leaves a lot to be desired and it is not a particularly well built machine. Perhaps the new transport will change that. At the time it was a great bargain vis a vis the competiton. However, in the last couple years other players have surpassed it in both sonics and build quality.