Volumio – Primo

557.36 $ 464.28 $

Units Sold: 30

Volumio’s Audiophile Music Player and Streamer: a superbly balanced sound in an elegantly simple form factor with an impressive set of input and output capabilities. This is the Music player we’ve always dreamt of.

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Product Description

Volumio Primo is a complete and ready to play Audiophile Music Player. It embodies Volumio’s approach to Music Playback: it plays everything, it’s simple to operate and it sounds superb.

With Primo, you’ll find all that matters to an Audiophile Music Player: great sound thanks to ESS ES9028Q2M DAC, a variety of output options like USB and SPDIF, a powerful and audio oriented core by ASUS and uncompromised wired and wireless connectivity. All in an elegant and minimalistic form factor.

The Volumio Primo is the result of our quest for the ideal Music Player. To celebrate its inception we are offering a limited 20 pieces “Founders Edition” for our community: a special “early adopter” pricing and some extra goodies:

  • Early Adopter price of 399 euros
  • Free Shipping (available only for European Customers)
  • MyVolumio Superstar Subscription for 1 Year Included (worth 67 euros)
  • Shipping in late December
  • Only 50 pieces available.


Uncompromised Bit-Perfect Audio Playback
Hi Quality Audio Output powered by ESS  ES9028Q2M DAC
USB Audio Output up to PCM 32 bit 768 kHz and DSD512
SPDIF Audio Output up to 24 bit 192 kHZ
HDMI Video Output
Powered by ASUS Tinkerboard S
Supported Formats: DSD, WAV, FLAC, Alac, Aac, Vorbis, Cue, Mp3 and more
Playback control and configuration via Web-app from anything with a browser
UPNP \ DLNA Renderer with Open Home support
Integrated WebRadio directories
CIFS\SMB and NFS Network Attached Storage compatibility
Alarm and sleep function
Wireless and Wired Network Connectivity
Matte Black full-metal Casing

Versatile output options

Volumio primo integrates an excellent ES9028Q2M D\A Converter which outputs a superb Analog signal via a pair of high-quality gold-plated RCA connectors. But, should you prefer a pure digital output Primo features also a coaxial S\PDIF out. Not to mention that you can also connect an external DAC via one of 4 USB ports, capable to stream glitch-free audio up to 32 bits and 768 kHZ and DSD 512.
Cherry on the cake is its HDMI output: this way you will be able to enjoy Volumio’s user interface directly from Primo. For example on your Living Room TV or a desktop touchscreen.

The Universal Player

As Volumio, Primo can play any digital material you want: from mp3s to Hi-Resolution flacs, Internet Radios, DSD files and of course Hi-Res Music Streaming services like TIDAL and Qobuz.
If that wasn’t enough, Volumio’s plugins store offer a variety of other third party integrations like Spotify, YouTube, TuneIn Radio and much more.

Powered by ASUS

We wanted our streamer to have the best possible Computer hardware: that’s why we designed the Primo around the excellent ASUS Tinkerboard S. Unlike similar solutions (Raspberry PI) Tinkerboard has a carefully designed USB bus and clock, which makes it ideal for audio applications. Furthermore it has a very powerful processor, which results in smooth operations even on the most demanding tasks.
Last, it features an integrated 16GB Solid State memory which is more stable and faster compared to SD Card storage.

Volumio’s philosophy in a nutshell

In our quest for the ideal combination of our Volumio software with a matching hardware counterpart we reviewed countless options by different manufacturers and designers.
Finally, we found the right partnership thanks to a long-time Volumio OEM partner which had the right expertise and will to help us deliver our vision. We are therefore very proud to guarantee that Primo is manufactured with the highest quality standards (although you’ll find some “creative” solutions inside, like a HDMI cable extender) and rigorous QA testings.

First-class networking

Being Primo a network music player, its networking capabilities must be up to the task. And they do: Gigabit Ethernet for ultra fast transfer speed and an external Wi-Fi antenna for optimal signal.


Analog output: ES9028Q2M DAC via I2S, PCM 24 bits 192kHz , DSD128  via DoP
S\PDIF output: PCM 24 bits 192kHz
USB output: 4X USB 2.0 , PCM 32 bits 768kHz
CPU: Quad core 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A17 with passive heatsink
Internal Memory: 16GB Emmc
Video Output: HDMI, up to 4K resolution
LAN: Gigabit
Wireless Networking: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR with External Antenna



Free Shipping. European Warranty.

Those 50 pieces batch of Volumio Primo are being currently manufactured and estimated time of shipping to customers is mid February. Primo will be shipped from Italy with express courier.

Primo is available at the moment for European Customers Only. We are working hard to make worldwide delivery available soon.

This is our first take at manufacturing and distribution of a consumer product: we carefully planned everything but we can’t exclude minor inconveniences in the process. Bear with us if that happens, we’ll assist you carefully.

We are looking for Resellers and Distributors, contact us if interested

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