Music streaming is very much here to stay, and puts instant access to tens of millions of songs at your fingertips. LUMIN network players bring together all of your favourite streaming and locally stored digital music, and let you enjoy it through your existing audio system as a single source. LUMIN brings the highest quality to digital music and brings a listening experience rivaling that of vinyl, but with all of the convenience and selection offered by streaming services.
The LUMIN T2 is a Music Streamer that takes the technology from the flagship X1 and combines it with an all-new chassis to provide the perfect balance between price and performance. Thick CNC milled panels and an internal power supply result in a solid, compact unit that minimises footprint and blends seamlessly into the LUMIN family asthetic.
All of the high resolution formats are supported by the T2, including MQA, DSD, FLAC and WAV. Native support is included for Roon, TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify and Apple Airplay which gives you access to tens of millions of songs. You can also simultaneously connect a USB hard drive to the T2 to give you access to all of your locally stored music.
“I was struck by the LUMIN T2’s easy delivery and big, open sound. What was especially impressive was how it reconciled what might seem aural opposites: clarity and warmth, delicacy and strength, speed and color. More than any other digital source component I’ve had in my system, the LUMIN T2 got out of the way and delivered the music.”— GORDON BROCKHOUSE, SIMPLIFI SOUNDSTAGE!
The recent transition from physical music to digital collections hasn't always retained everything we value in the tactile and stimulating process of music selection. The artwork and album structure are important parts of the browsing and selection process; and filenames, codecs and data can sometimes get in the way.
All LUMIN control is achieved through 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.
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.
- New generation processor provides DSD512 and 384kHz playback
- Dual ES9028PRO SABRE DACS
- USB digital audio output
- Precision 32-bit internal digital volume
- Discreet clock system for precision timing
- Low-noise switching power supply with dual stage regulator
- Resampling to every supported format up to DSD128 and PCM384kHz
- MQA full decoding
- Roon Ready, Spotify Connect, MQA, TIDAL, Qobuz, TuneIn and AirPlay-compatible
- 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 DSD512 22.6MHz, 1-bit
PCM SUPPORT: Up to 384kHz, 16–32-bit, Stereo
ANALOG OUTPUT STAGE: Dual ESS SABRE32 ES9028Pro DAC chips Fully balanced layout with high-quality components Completely redesigned analogue buffer includes audiograde output capacitor and ultra-low-noise and high dynamic range Discreet clock system for precision timing Precision 32-bit internal digital volume
UPSAMPLING RATES & BIT DEPTHS: DSD128 upsampling option for all files PCM 384kHz upsampling option for all files
DIGITAL OUTPUT STAGE: USB: Native DSD512 support PCM 44.1–384kHz, 16–32-bit, Stereo 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 Low-noise Shielded power supply compartment for reduced interference with delicate electronics
FINISH: Black anodised brushed aluminium or Raw brushed aluminium
CHASSIS: 350mm (W), 345mm (D), 60mm (H), 6kg
The LUMÏN T2 is notable for its superb resolution, impressive dynamics and a deep and wide three-dimensional soundstage. Tonally it's pretty neutral, with a well lit upper midband and treble, and a solid bass that's usefully extended. Overall, for the price, this proved to be a real class act. The LUMIN T2 is one of the best sounding streamers at its price then and is also easy to use, stable in operation and superbly built. more...
Throughout my listening, I was struck by the LUMIN T2’s easy delivery and big, open sound. More than any other digital source component I’ve had in my system, the LUMIN T2 got out of the way and delivered the music. Given the rapid changes occurring in digital audio playback, it’s risky to characterize any digital source as a potential endgame purchase. But that’s how I feel about the LUMIN T2. I think it will be a long, long time before anyone buying a T2 experiences upgrade fever. more...