Volumio – Mini86

Rated 4.75 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

The Volumio Mini86 has one simple goal: be the most sensible x86-based device for USB DAC owners, seeking the best of the Volumio experience. It comes in a quality made full aluminum case, it’s powerful, fanless, full of I\O options and available in 2 configurations: standard 2GB RAM\8GB SSD and NAS Edition 4GB RAM\1TB HDD.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION


The Volumio Mini86 has one simple goal: be the most sensible x86-based device for USB DAC owners, seeking the best of the Volumio experience. I’ve searched trough the whole web for more than one year to find it, and tested it for another year to be sure it was actually capable of delivering the above. This is the source I use in my main system, coupled with iFi’s iPurifier2 to feed my main USB DAC.

Let’s see what makes the Mini86 such a great bang for buck Audiophile Music Player:

  • It’s powered by a dual-core Intel X86 Celeron 1007Uclocked at 1.50 Ghz. This means it’s a powerful enough yet low consumption device for music playback, since its a fanless design (silent)
  • It comes in a quality made full aluminum case, which looks really nice (some of you might notice a slight resemblance to a famous fruity product)
  • Very fast on the networking side as well: Gigabit ethernet and dual antenna Wireless N
  • Complete and flexible with 6 USB ports, HDMI, Analog in\out connections
  • Available in 2 configurations: standard 2GB RAM\8GB SSD and NAS Edition 4GB RAM\1TB HDD
  • Connect any HDMI display to it, and you’ll see the Volumio UI. This means you can c

WHAT OUR COMMUNITY MEMBER SAY ABOUT THE MINI86

Regarding the Mini86. So far I am quite impressed.
Delivery was convenient. The parcel arrived after two weeks directly from China.
No installation required. Connection to the hotpot and changing network was easy. The same is true for scanning the library – the reason why I gave up my Cubox. Considering my huge library consist mainly of HiResAudio with 24/96, 24/192 and DSD I must say, scanning the NAS was very fast and painless.
My Teac UD501 DAC was immediately recognized. Also my FAT32 USB hard drive mounted straight away. I connected to the internal HD manually with smb on OSX (not autodetected on OSX) . Airplay is more or less stable (Sierra sucks)
For me most important: NO dropouts with HiResAudio and the GUI stays always very responsive! The soundquality is out of heaven 
 The only glitch at the moment: DSD direct to the UD501 seems not work. The Display on the DAC says PCM354,8
It is still new and I don’t have that much experience yet. Using the wired connection, I did not check WIFi yet for example. But so far absolutely great, well worth the money. And yes, it is out of-the-box: Unpack, plug, scan and play!

Daniel

FEATURES AND TECH SPECS


X86 POWER, FANLESS OPERATION

X86 platforms offer some advantages over ARM counterparts, the main one is speed: the system is way smoother, loads faster and browsing even big libraries is handled like a charm. On top of that, X86 is immune to USB transfer rate issues that some ARM single board computers have. So, if you listen to music via an USB DAC, X86 represent the ideal platform to use. Since the Celeron 1007U is designed for low power usage, the Mini86 is also fanless: this means that its dead silent.

 

SOLID I\O, GREAT LOOKS

The Mini86 is indeed one of the prettiest looking devices we offer. While this does not add anything to its capabilities, it surely helps to have a device that can sit beautifully near your beloved gear. And, thanks to its variety of I\O, it is one of the most flexible solutions as well: 6 USB, audio in\out and HDMI. The nicest way you can use it is to connect the HDMI to your TV, and browse your library with a Smart Remote or USB Wireless Keyboard.

 

TWO CONFIGURATIONS TO FIT EVERYBODY’S NEEDS

The mini86 is available in two configurations: the standard 2GB of RAM, 8GB SSD is intended for people keeping their music on NAS or hard drive, while the 4GB RAM and 1TB HDD is meant for those who want to store their music on the Mini86 and make it become their NAS.

 

READY TO PLAY, WITH VOLUMIO

The Mini86 will be shipped from China with Volumio already installed, and with its own power supply. Just connect the Power Supply, and after 1 minute you will see the Volumio Hotspot appear. Just connect to it (password: volumio2) and you’re ready to listen to your favorite music.
The Mini86 is compatible with 99% of USB DACs currently on the market.

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

CPU: Intel Celeron 107U 1.5G Dual Core 4 Threads
RAM: 2G\4G (depending on configuration) DDR3 memory; Support 2G/4G/8G DDR3-1333/1600MHz SODIMM Notebook memory;
Storage: 8G SSD\1TB HDD (depending on configuration); Support mSATA and SATA SSD; 2.5 inch laptop HDD; Can install 1pc HDD(2.5 inch) and 1pc SSD together
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
Chipset: Intel NM65 Express;
I/O: Mic;Speaker; 6*USB 2.0 port; 1* RJ45 Gigabit LAN Port;1*VGA; 1* HDMI;1* DC12V In;
Operating System: Windows 7, 8 & XP Pro, Linux Compatible
USB port: 6* USB 2.0
Feature: Fanless
Wireless: 300MB Wifi with 2 Antennas
HD Out put: 1*HDMI port, support BluRay 1080P Resolution; 1VGA port, support HDMI+VGA dual display
LAN port: 1 Gigabit RJ45 port speed up to 1Gbps

Case Material: Brushed Aluminum Alloy ; Size: 198*198*20MM; Shipping carton per unit:31.5*26*8 CM; NW: 1. 0kg; GW: 1.8kg
Package Content: 1*Mini PC; 1*power adapter; 1*base
Warranty: 30 days free defective replacement and 1 year free repair.

Weight 0.500 kg
Configuration 2 GB RAM and 8 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM and 1TB HDD

SHIPPING AND TAX INFO


SHIPPING AND TAX INFO

SHIPPING COSTS AND PRODUCT INFORMATIONS

The Mini86, as all Volumio Shop products, is shipped by our supplier in China (for more informations about Volumio’s dropshipping see the Shop Informations page). This means that upon delivery you might be charged custom fees, but this depends on your local import laws. Shipping is done trough DHL for Europe and North America, rest of the World EMS. The average delivery time is from 3 to 10 working days, but your mileage may vary depending on your local custom services.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL CUSTOMERS

This product is shipped from China. International customers are responsible for any VAT and/or customs fees. These are beyond our control and will be based on declared value.

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  1. Rob Susan

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Mini86 HDMI control on tv

    Rob Susan (verified owner)

    Very happy to receive my Mini86 with Volumio. Shipping from China to the USA, quick and easy. Any suggestion on a smart remote control for my LG Oled TV to manage Volumio/Mini86 ? Connected to HDMI1, screen shows beautifully but cannot get my LG magic remote to move the cursor… Keyboard/Mouse combo works fine but not practical for daily use. I intend to use USB to send the sound to my Amp/DAC.

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  1. Rob Susan

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Mini86 HDMI control on tv

    Rob Susan (verified owner)

    Very happy to receive my Mini86 with Volumio. Shipping from China to the USA, quick and easy. Any suggestion on a smart remote control for my LG Oled TV to manage Volumio/Mini86 ? Connected to HDMI1, screen shows beautifully but cannot get my LG magic remote to move the cursor… Keyboard/Mouse combo works fine but not practical for daily use. I intend to use USB to send the sound to my Amp/DAC.

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

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