Lumin U1 Mini Network Music Transport

$4,000.00

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Low price, high performance

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 U1 Mini combines the best of the U1 and D2 to bring your digital music all the way through to your choice of DAC. Features such as a low-noise power supply and precision timing mean the U1 Mini delivers the best quality music from any of your sources. Capable of upsampling and downsampling all the way from 44.1kHz to DSD128 and supporting playback of DSD256, the Lumin U1 Mini matches the U1 in almost every area - except price.

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"You won’t fail to be impressed by the sound quality from the Lumin U1 Mini." - AUSTRALIAN HI-FI MAGAZINE

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Total control with the Lumin App or Roon 

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.

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Transport-only unit combines the best of LUMIN U1 and LUMIN D2

- Identical processor supports DSD256 and 384khz playback
- Quad native clock system for precision timing
Low noise shielded switching power supply
5 types of digital audio output including USB
MQA Decoding
Resamping to every supported format up to DSD128
Supports DoP (DSD over PCM) for Optical, Coaxial RCA, Coaxial BNC & AES/EUB SPDIF

All the usual LUMIN refinements

- 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 Apple AirPlay, 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 DSD256 11.2MHz, 1-bit


PCM SUPPORT: Up to 384kHz, 16–32-bit, Stereo


DIGITAL OUTPUT STAGE: 

USB: DSD256, 11.2MHz, 1-bit, Stereo
PCM 44.1–384kHz, 16–32-bit, Stereo


OPTICAL, COAXIAL RCA, COAXIAL BNC & AES/EBU:
DSD (DoP, DSD over PCM) 2.8MHz, 1-bit
PCM 44.1kHz–192kHz, 16–24-bit


POWER SUPPLY: Internal shielded 100–240V AC auto-ranging


PHYSICAL:
FINISH:
Raw brushed aluminium or black anodised brushed aluminium
SIZE AND WEIGHT:
300mm (W), 244mm (D), 60mm (H), 2.5kg
PACKAGING:
470mm (W), 340mm (D), 170mm (H), 4.5kg

Lumin U1 mini player review

Once you start playing an album, you won’t fail to be impressed by the sound quality from the Lumin U1 Mini. But the bass… oh the bass! The Lumin U1 Mini reproduced the very deepest organ notes pitch-perfectly and with true authority. Further up in the spectrum I found the sound of kick-drum was similarly impressive, always hearing an instant transient, with no preecho, and the sound never lasted longer than the strike.  more...