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 X1 is the flagship network streamer from LUMIN. An extraordinarily well built unit that's the equal of any competitor but at a fraction of the price and size.
Supporting almost any streaming input including Tidal, Spotify Connect, Roon, Qubuz and Apple Airplay, the X1 covers all the bases. Add in support for MQA playback and you're closer than ever to the original studio quality recordings of thousands of artists. Over the air software updates also mean that you're future-proofed as new formats become available. This is definitely a product that is built to last a long time.
Noise is high on the X1 hitlist with a separate dual-toroidal power supply designed to eliminate anything that could cloud your music. Internal components are also selected and integrated into a design that targets low noise and maximum performance.
"To say I’m impressed by the LUMIN X1 is something of an understatement. I am blown away by its performance." HiFi+ Magazine No169
The LUMIN X1 uses a quality external power supply to provide exceptionally low noise levels
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.
LUMIN X1 makes improvements in every possible location:
- New processor delivers native DSD512 & PCM768 playback
- Dual Mono design throughout maximises channel separation
- Dual ES9038Pro SABRE DACs featuring 140dB dynamic range
- Femto Clock System with precision FPGA distribution
- New Output Buffer design
- Dual Mono dual stage linear regulator
- Optical Network provides complete isolation from network digital noise
- USB Digital Audio Output supports Native DSD512
- 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 768kHz, 16–32-bit, Stereo
ANALOG OUTPUT STAGE: Dual ESS SABRE32 ES9038Pro DAC chips Fully balanced layout with high-quality components Output connectors coupled with dual LUNDAHL LL7401 output transformers Femto Clock System with precision FPGA distribution
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 44.1–768kHz, 16–32-bit, Stereo BNC SPDIF: PCM 44.1kHz–192kHz, 16–24-bit DSD (DoP, DSD over PCM) 2.8MHz, 1-bit
OPTICAL NETWORK: Industry-standard SFP 1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter may be needed for your particular switch/cables Use simultaneously with RJ45 (e.g. connect one to router and one to LUMIN L1 or NAS)
POWER SUPPLY: External solid billet cnc dual-toroidal Separate digital & analogue circuitry Low-noise linear regulator 9-pin Output Connector
FINISH: Black anodised brushed aluminium (with matching PSU) Raw brushed aluminium (with matching PSU)
LUMIN (SOLID ALUMINIUM CHASSIS): 350mm (W), 345mm (D), 60mm (H), 8kg
PSU (SOLID ALUMINIUM CHASSIS): 106mm (W), 334mm (D), 60mm (H), 4kg
To say I’m impressed by the LUMIN X1 is something of an understatement. I am blown away by its performance. It's in direct competition with products that cost several times as much and take up a lot of shelf space in the process. As such, this might just be the Goldilocks point in high-grade network streaming as it stands today. more...
After spending time with the X1, I understand why LUMIN is proud of its flagship. It does everything you would expect from a premium audiophile product—it looks cool, operates flawlessly, accepts firmware updates, and has its own app. It also performs as well sonically as any streamer/DAC/preamplifier I’ve had in my clutches. Sure, you have a multiplicity of streamers, streamer/DACs, and streamer/DAC/ preamplifiers to choose from these days, and, alas, the Lumin X1 is only one of them (to steal an ancient audiophile cliché). But it’s an outstanding one that gets everything right and does it all with style. more...