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.
If you've already invested in a quality DAC, the U2 Mini is the ideal choice. This player utilises the external DAC to handle the conversion process and instead, it focuses on providing maximum compatibility and optimisation. Features such as a low-noise power supply and precision timing mean the U2 Mini delivers the best quality music from any of your sources.
Brand new processor architecture means the U2 Mini is capable of upsampling and downsampling all the way to DSD256/PCM348 and supporting playback of DSD256. It also brings a greater capacity for future updates, as well as multi-room support through Apple AirPlay 2.
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.
- 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
- 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
Raw brushed aluminium or black anodised brushed aluminium
SIZE AND WEIGHT:
300mm (W), 244mm (D), 60mm (H), 2.5kg
470mm (W), 340mm (D), 170mm (H), 4.5kg
A transport that will not disappoint even with DACs much more expensive than it. Great resolution combined with the trademark naturalness and smoothness. more...
The Lumin U2 Mini makes me happy. It is a beautiful network player that performs at a higher level of music reproduction compared to the U1 Mini. A bold statement without the U1 Mini next to it in AB comparison. In my defence, I can argue that the U1 Mini has often spoiled my ears in various systems in the past, including here at home. more...
To put it bluntly, this is not in line with the price level and a similar impression could be expected from [products] at least twice as expensive. We are dealing with a device worth, even if not buying blind, at least getting to know personally. Really worth it. more...