Music streaming services now provide us with instant access to tens of millions of tracks of high quality audio. LUMIN music streamers make it easy to integrate this vast library of music into your Hi-Fi system, allowing you to get the most out of your listening experience.
The LUMIN D3 features an upgraded processor which brings some great performance improvements and also allows for the addition of some exciting new features.
DSD sampling capability has been improved up to DSD256/PCM384 for all supported formats, giving even better sound reproduction. A new DAC configuration is also present, with the Sabre ES9028PRO now handling conversion duties.
Tidal Connect and Apple AirPlay 2 support is also included, giving you even more ways to enjoy your favourite music and make new discoveries.
For those looking for an upgrade in sound quality from their current audio setup, the D3 is an excellent choice. With its impressive specs and unbeatable value, the D3 is a great choice for those wanting to experience high-quality streaming audio. The D3 also has a range of features that make it stand out from the rest, such as its low-noise and fully balanced design with XLR outputs. If you're looking for a cost-effective way to upgrade your music listening experience, the D3 is an excellent choice.
The LUMIN range is all about streaming music and as you'd expect, all models support the Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect services. High-resolution streaming comes to LUMIN players courtesy of Tidal and Qobuz streaming services. Tidal has been available in NZ for some time and many of our clients already use it. It offers a large library of CD quality streaming (approx 70 million songs..!) and around 23,000 albums in MQA high resolution. More recent to NZ is Qobuz, which boasts a catalogue of over 70,000 albums, 22,000 of which being high-resolution with up to 24-bit 192kHz resolution. Our initial listening tests revealed its sound quality, particularly on high res content to be superb.
Apple AirPlay 2 is also supported so you're free to stream virtually anything from your iPhone, iPad or Mac through your LUMIN player.
If you have a collection of digital music, either purchased via websites like Bandcamp, HD Tracks or Qobuz, or ripped from your own CD collection, the LUMIN streamers will help you get the best from these files. They'll play music in any format (including DSD), stored on either a hard drive that's connected directly to a LUMIN, or via a network storage device like the LUMIN L1 or 3rd party NAS drive.
All LUMIN network players are certified as Roon ready, which means they'll drop right into your existing setup if you're a Roon user. Roon is an elegant music management tool that's designed for music-loving audio enthusiasts. It combines your existing digital music collection with the best streaming services to provide an unmatched music browsing and discovery experience. Learn more about Roon here.
If you're not a Roon user, controlling your player is still easy and fun using the free LUMIN App. It was created to work in harmony with the LUMIN hardware to deliver the most intuitive and visually rich way to browse, select and play your music collection.
- Faster processor to allow playback of DSD128 5.6MHz
- Internal power supply keeps interference lower and cabling neater
- Wolfson WM8741 DAC chips, 1 chip per channel
- Retains fully balanced design of the LUMIN family – including XLR outputs
- Compact case with solid aluminium CNC front panel
- Available in black anodised finish as well as raw silver
- Gigabit Ethernet
- From MQA to DSD, FLAC to WAV, LUMIN can play all the high-resolution formats you could ever want.
- Native support for TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify and AirPlay-compatible, giving you access to tens of millions of songs.
- The unique and intuitive LUMIN App.
- LUMIN programme of continuous development that has seen Roon, MQA, and Spotify support added in 2017 alone.
DSD SUPPORT: Up to DSD128 5.6MHz, 1-bit
PCM SUPPORT: Up to 384kHz, 16–32bit, Stereo
UPSAMPLING RATES & BIT DEPTHS: DSD upsampling option for all files up to 96kHz PCM 192kHz upsampling option for all files up to 96kHz
ANALOG OUTPUT STAGE: Wolfson WM8741 DAC chips, 1 chip per channel Fully balanced layout with high-quality components
DIGITAL OUTPUT STAGE: BNC SPDIF: PCM 44.1kHz–192kHz, 16–24-bit DSD (DoP, DSD over PCM) 2.8MHz, 1-bit
POWER SUPPLY: Internal 100–240V AC auto-ranging
FINISH: Raw brushed aluminium or black anodised brushed aluminium
D2 UNIT: 300mm (W), 244mm (D), 60mm (H), 2.5kg
PACKAGING: 470mm (W), 340mm (D), 170mm (H), 4.5kg
The LUMIN D2 is especially impressive given the price. It goes further than just delivering a recording, instead getting the listener into the heart of the music. Good things, small packages – you get the idea: while the D2 may be compact, lightweight and unassuming (albeit in a very classy manner), the sound it delivers is big, rich and dramatic when required, then at the next turn refined and intimate. more...
Add to this the functionality that covers virtually everything a demanding user can expect and we get a device that is simply excellent, and one which a music and emotion lover will find it difficult to find competition for at a similar and even slightly higher price level. LUMIN engineers once again did a great job! more...
I can only recommend the Lumin D2 from all points of view, especially since it also enables non-IT experts to integrate it into their home hi-fi system in an exemplary manner. more...