Published On: April 30, 2024

Volumio Motivo Elevates Music Streaming with Italian Elegance and AI Music Discovery

Published On: April 30, 2024
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Volumio Motivo Elevates Music Streaming with Italian Elegance and AI Music Discovery

Volumio Motivo, a versatile streamer and headphone amplifier, brings a touch of Italian craftsmanship to the world of music streaming.

Volumio Motivo Elevates Music Streaming with Italian Elegance and AI Music Discovery

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Volumio, the Italian audio brand based in Florence, has unveiled its latest creation, the Volumio Motivo. Touted as a streamer, headphone amplifier, and DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) all rolled into one, the Motivo is getting attention for its distinctive design and promise of high-fidelity sound.

At first glance, the Motivo stands out with its striking design. Boasting an 8-inch touchscreen and a prominent red control knob, it exudes elegance and sophistication. 

According to Michelangelo Guarise, Volumio's founder and CEO, the Motivo is not just about aesthetics; it represents a significant leap forward in the realm of music streaming. “The Motivo marks a huge step forward for the everyday music streaming experience,” Guarise said.

Underneath its stylish exterior lies a powerhouse of features. Equipped with a SABRE ES9038 DAC, the Motivo can decode high-resolution music files up to PCM 384kHz, ensuring pristine audio quality. It offers a plethora of connectivity options, including analog XLR balanced and RCA unbalanced outputs, coaxial and optical digital outputs, HDMI, and USB audio output.

Voumio Motivo - the flagship touchscreen Audiophile Streamer, Transport and headphone amplifier.

The Motivo supports a wide range of music streaming services, including Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, and Roon Ready YouTube, among others. With Volumio's custom software, users can enjoy AI-driven music discovery and seamless integration with other audio devices such as Sonos and Google Cast.

Despite its compact size, the Volumio Motivo packs a punch when it comes to performance. Its Stereo Headphone Amplifier is optimized for both high and low-impedance headphones, catering to the diverse needs of audiophiles. Whether you prefer wired or wireless connectivity, the Motivo has you covered with Bluetooth 5.0 support and high-res audio playback capabilities.

Rear view of the Volumio Motivo.

Technical Specifications:

  • CPU: Broadcom BCM2711, Quad Core 1.5GHz.
  • RAM: 2GB DDR4.
  • Internal memory: 16GB EMMC
  • LAN: Gigabit 10/100/1000M.
  • Wireless Networking: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4G and 5G).
  • Bluetooth: Version 5.0.
  • USB: 2 x USB 2.0, current up to 900mA per port,
  • DAC: SABRE ES9038.
  • Analog outputs: RCA unbalanced and balanced XLR connectors.
  • File support: PCM 384kHz/24bit, DSD256.
  • Headphones: Stereo amplifier with dual output optimized for high and low impedance.
  • Digital outputs: Coaxial and Optical S/PDIF up to PCM 192kHz/24-bit, I2S over HDMI up to PCM 384kHz/24-bit and DSD256, USB up to PCM 768kHz/32-bit and DSD512 (USB DAC required).

Initial reactions to the Volumio Motivo have been quite positive, with many enthusiasts praising its innovative design and robust feature set. However, with a price tag of $1,849 / £1,499 / €1,749, it's not an entry-level option. Nevertheless, for those seeking a premium audio experience with a touch of Italian flair, the Motivo may be worth the investment.

The Volumio Motivo represents a bold step forward in the world of music streaming technology. With its combination of exquisite design, advanced features, and exceptional performance, it promises to elevate the listening experience for music lovers around the world. The Motivo is available now for purchase on Volumio's official website.

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