At first I didn’t think much of the Primo given its small enclosure with no control or LED indicator. Surprisingly it packs a lot of features and versatility beneath it. The good sound quality belies its small size and when used as a transport, to my ears it can compete with streamers costing more. It is moderately priced well within reach of aspiring audiophiles and software updates are often received as upgrade for the Primo. Glad to have chosen the Primo as my network streamer in the end.
After a few weeks using Volumio I am still surprised by the quality of the device
I plugged it on my system ( Unisson Research Unico due with MaxMini ) and just played music with incredible sound
Ripping my cd collection is easy and lossless
Last but not least it’s really affordable if you want to listen to music without being ruined by esoteric electronics go ahead Volumio is for you
What more can I say? The Volumio Primo just works. When I first found the Primo, I was looking for simplicity. I’m a vinyl guy, but I wanted to take advantage of hi-res audio. I wanted a Qobuz streamer with no frills – I wanted something where I could pick up my iPad / iPhone, open an app, and stream music to my sound system in the best quality possible. The Primo does exactly that. I utilize the USB out to transport bit perfect playback directly to my external DAC, but the Primo has an onboard DAC as well. It is perfect for everyone and will grow with your system. Not only that, but the user interface is incredible, and it definitely adds to the listening experience! Furthermore, to have a device where the software is constantly being improved by the amazing Volumio development team – what more can you ask for? If you are looking for a streamer to handle your digital library as well as hi-res audio streaming services, look no further than the Volumio Primo. You won’t be disappointed.