Volumio Rivo first impressions

Rivo has no DAC, but more has been spent on it as a pure streamer.
Primo has a DAC and is optimised for analog output. Its that simple really.

Reviews of Primo Mk1 mentioned that the internal DAC is so well integrated it ‘sounds better’ than adding external DACS even if more expensive. For me it was all about VFM. Maybe with Primo 2 it will also work better with external DAC ‘upgrades’ ? but I would spend on the Rivo.

Having said all this, the Rivo / Integro / Primo now have a serious competitor with the Eversolo which is getting rave reviews (but comes with its own software and Roon bridge).

yeah, where the Rivo is positioned, there are some strong competitors.