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 T3 sits mid-range and is referred to as the sweet spot, offering still premium levels of performance at an affordable price point. Plenty of processing power and dual SABRE DAC's are still present as is DSD512 support. The internal power supply is the main difference between the T3 and flagship X1, but noise is still kept under control thanks to effective internal shielding and the use of quality components.
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 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.
- 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
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This 'goosebumps' factor now sets in, which brings about the emotional 'bonding' to the performer. And isn't that the point? After a few weeks with the device, I can state that the performance of the Lumin T3 is convincing in every respect. more...
It doesn't matter what resolution I listened to, what kind of music it was, the Lumin conveyed it in a dynamic, open and energetic way. Lumin T3 is such a resolving and pleasant-sounding device. more...