Primare are a Swedish firm specialising in well designed and high end amplifiers, cd players and surround sound kit. This 5.1 receiver is one of their slightly older products, dating back to around 2002. As well as being a well featured 5.1 surround sound receiver, it has a great reputation for its clean and neutral stereo playback characteristics. Mainly due to its high quality pre-amp section that completely bypasses all digital circuitry. However the big attraction with this receiver, is its price. Simply because it features no HDMI input, you can now pick up this high end amp for almost a 10th of its original price of £2K. Partnered with a decent bluray player with 5.1 analogue pre-outs and you’ll never miss the lack of HDMI inputs.