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.
After years of requests from existing high-end DAC owners, the LUMIN team have taken the finest components from the flagship S1 model and developed them specifically for digital processing and output. Using a new dedicated processser, LUMIN U1X adds upsampling and downsampling for every supported format – all the way from 44.1kHz to DSD128 and DXD – providing maximum DAC compatibility and optimization.
The LUMIN U1X is designed to have an exceptionally low noise floor. Features such as low-noise components and an external dual-toroidal power supply means you hear the music, and nothing but the music.
The LUMIN U1X uses an external dual-toroidal power supply to provide exceptionally low noise levels
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.
- 5 types of digital audio output including new USB
- Includes DSD512 22.5Mhz 1-bit playback
- PCM 44.1–768kHz 16–32-bit
- 4 exceptionally low-phase-noise crystal clock oscillators
- External dual-toroidal power supply
- Resampling to every supported format up to DSD128 and PCM384kHz
- Supports DoP (DSD over PCM) for Optical, Coaxial RCA, Coaxial BNC & AES/EUB SPDIF
- 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.
Up to DSD512 22.5MHz, 1-bit
Up to 768kHz, 16–32-bit, Stereo
UPSAMPLING RATES & BIT DEPTHS:
DSD128 upsampling option for all files
PCM 384kHz upsampling option for all files
DIGITAL OUTPUT STAGE:
DSD512 22.5MHz, 1-bit, Stereo
PCM 44.1–768kHz, 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
Available in 240V and 110V versions
Raw brushed aluminium or black anodised brushed aluminium
LUMIN (SOLID ALUMINIUM CHASSIS):
350mm (W), 345mm (D), 60mm (H), 8kg
100mm (W), 315mm (D), 55mm (H), 2kg
"The LUMIN U1 is a beautifully made superbly engineered “music transport.” It supports basically all formats and streaming service in use today. The sound the U1 elicits from these ones-and-zeros is definitely a cut above many other similar devices.
The LUMIN application is the best of its type that I have encountered. With it loaded on a tablet or a smartphone, the world of streaming music is a real joy. It works so well and is so intuitive that once you use it, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it. " more...
"The LUMIN U1 has a very clearly defined goal, as well as a precisely selected target group. It is like a specialist tool dedicated to certain users having precisely defined expectations. It does not do everything, because it does not have to. But that what it does, is done in a special and perfect way." more...