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THE NEXT GENERATION AUDIOPHILE STREAMER

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After 2 years of research and development by the Volumio Team, partners and over 600 incredible members of our community, Motivo is here.

The music streamer designed with a new revolutionary technology to deliver to you the most outstanding sound experience.

The future of Hi-Fi has arrived.

FOR THE ONES WHO DARE TO BE FIRST, TO BE BOLD. WE WANT TO CELEBRATE YOU WITH...

MOTIVO FOUNDER'S EDITION

€1699 €999

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THE NEXT GENERATION AUDIOPHILE STREAMER

volumio-motivo-streamer

After 2 years of research and development by the Volumio Team, partners and over 600 incredible members of our community, Motivo is here.

The music streamer designed with a new revolutionary technology to deliver to you the most outstanding sound experience.

The future of Hi-Fi has arrived.

FOR THE ONES WHO DARE TO BE FIRST, TO BE BOLD. WE WANT TO CELEBRATE YOU WITH...

MOTIVO FOUNDER'S EDITION

€1699 €999

Motivo Founder's Edition is Sold Out. Thank to all and see you in 2021!

BUILT ON A WORLD FIRST

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AUDIO TECHNOLOGY

With this technology,  an industry first, Motivo is able to achieve outstanding sound quality performances without the need of esoteric (and expensive) designs, following our core principle:  the best possible sound quality with an unbeatable price/performance ratio.

The MetaClock Technology revolutionizes the concept of digital signal transport:

  • Motivo sends the audio stream from the CPU via a high-speed bus (SDIO), a protocol normally used for memories, to a dedicated FPGA (a programmable processor).
  • Here the stream is reclocked via Double Buffering technique (normally used in the field of high-resolution video) and stored on a high-speed memory.
  • It's then sent with perfect timing to the DAC, the HDMI I2S or the coaxial/optical digital output.

This exclusive technology delivers three important results:

- Future proof -compared to I2S and USB- allowing in the future support of all high-resolution formats thanks to its high bandwidth connection method.

- Reduction of jitter to the greatest extent possible thanks to the double buffering technique.

- Quality guaranteed, regardless which process is used for audio signal.

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An 8-inch touchscreen display, a red volume and mute controller, accentuating the Motivo evocative design.

All into an elegant machine aluminum case capable to reduce electrical noises.

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As Volumio, Motivo is a universal player: from mp3s to Hi-Resolution flacs, Internet Radios, DSD files and of course Hi-Res Music Streaming services like TIDAL , Qobuz and Highresaudio.

If that wasn’t enough, Volumio’s plugins store offer a variety of other third party integrations like Spotify, TuneIn Radio and much more.

VERSATILE OUTPUT OPTIONS

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- I2S Over HDMI Audio Output:

The unconventional interface commonly used by high-end devices.

An experimental interface primarily for expert users, allowing you to have the best connection for audio quality available

- Hi Quality Audio Output powered by ESS  ES9038Q2M DAC

- USB Audio Output

- SPDIF Audio Output

- XLR Output

- Headphone Output:

 Full fledged headphone amplifier, powered by the industry’s highest performance Headphone Driver: SABRE9601.

Inside Motivo's box you will find an adapter to turn the left XLR output into a dedicated Headphone Output, capable of driving high impedance Headphones. Subsequently, you can set the headphone output on the XLR in the software.

Developed by a Volumio + Yottamusic + Design Narratives Joint Venture…

Unlike previous Volumio products, the Motivo is a result of a joint cooperation between the Volumio team, visionary audio engineering firm  Yottamusic  and world-class industrial design firm Design Narratives.

Our mission as a company is to push hi-fi products forward by creating the most innovative and value-packed products in the market; however, we know we can’t do it alone so we partnered with the best out there to deliver a streamer that we believe will change this industry for the better.

…and Conceived by the best Product Development Team in the World: The Volumio Community

Nobody knows better than +300k Audiophile Enthusiasts how an amazing audio streamer should look like, what features it should have and how much it should cost to be considered fairly priced. And to our +600 Motivo Co-creators, who gave us suggestions (i.e. add headphone amplifiers to the Motivo) we did not think before.

Volumio Motivo is not only going to be a revolutionary hi-fi product, we want it to be the beginning of a new era of product development for our company and the entire Audiophile industry.  We strongly believe the best way to deliver what you guys want is to  involve you directly in our development process.

The insights you all have given us were amazing and invaluable, and we have no doubts that this product is the best we have ever made thanks to the active participation of the entire community.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Audio Resolution:

Analog output ESS ES9038Q2M DAC via FPGA, PCM 32 bits 768kHz DSD 1024

SPDIF output PCM 24 bits 192kHz

USB output 4X USB 2.0 , PCM 32 bits 768kHz

I2S Over HDMI Audio Output up to 24 bit 192 kHZ

Hardware Specifications:

CPU Quad core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 with passive heatsink 

RAM 2GB

Internal Memory 16GB Emmc

LAN Gigabit

Wireless Networking 802.11 b/g/n/AC Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0 

Audio Specifications:

XLR Output Level/Impedance: 4Vrms/ 20 Ohm

RCA Output Level/Impedance: 2Vrms/ 10 Ohm

Headphone Level/Impedance: 2Vrms/600 Ohm, 30mW/32 Ohm

We've got A's for your Q's

What is the Motivo Founder's Edition?

This is an exclusive edition only available to whom have been part of the Motivo co-creation process. Because of your feedback provided during the co-design process, we believe you deserve to be the first one to get and experience Volumio Motivo.  

Why Motivo Founder's Edition is lower than MSRP cost?

Because we want to say Thank You to you for participating during the Motivo co-design process. Therefore, we allocated a substantial portion of the first production cost just for you and nobody else.

When will I receive the Volumio Motivo?

Production of the Motivo has started. Therefore, we did a conservative estimate that Motivo will be ready to ship late February 2021.

If I do not purchase now, when can I buy it?

You will be able to purchase the Motivo at the standard MSRP cost (€1,699) beginning of 2021.  

From where Volumio Motivo will be shipped?

For Worldwide orders, from our Hong Kong logistic center. EU orders will be shipped from our European logistic center.  

Can I get a refund?

Sorry but no. If you intend or expect a refund, please do not place an order because you might exclude someone else who instead wants the Motivo. In the unlikely event production issues arrives, you will be refunded 100%.