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 X1 is the flagship music 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.
The LUMIN X1 uses a quality external 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.
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
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