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 LUMIN U1 processor adds upsampling and downsampling for every supported format – all the way from 44.1kHz to DSD256 and DXD – providing maximum DAC compatibility and optimization.
As well as supporting DSD output over SPDIF (via DoP), LUMIN U1 also adds DSD256 digital output via 2 new USB ports.
Effortlessly plays everything from DSD 256 11.2Mhz through high-res PCM to mainstream formats FLAC, Apple Lossless, MP3 and Internet radio streams.
Gapless Playback, On-Device Playlists and robust music buffering provide a superior playback experience, free from distractions.
The highest-grade matching components, circuit design and spacious layout include 5 digital audio outputs and an external toroidal power supply.
A superbly natural, attractive and uniquely designed iOS and Android app makes music browsing and selection a pleasure for everyone.
Precision-machined from a solid block of aluminium using the finest materials, LUMIN deserves a place at the top of any audiophile's hi-fi.
FREE AND SUBSCRIPTION-BASED MUSIC STREAMING SERVICES
WHAT IS SPOTIFY
Spotify is a digital music streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs, podcasts and videos from artists all over the world.
LUMIN + SPOTIFY CONNECT
With support for Spotify Connect, you can choose LUMIN as a playback device from within the Spotify App.
MASTER QUALITY AUTHENTICATED (MQA)
HI-RES STREAMING TECHNOLOGY
WHAT IS MQA
MQA is a revolutionary technology that brings the listener as close as possible to the artist’s original performance. Using pioneering scientific research into how people hear, MQA technology captures the full magic of the original audio performance, in a file that’s small enough to stream or download. The days of sacrificing quality for convenience are over.
LUMIN network music players can automatically perform Core Decoding and Hardware Rendering of MQA-encoded streams to get the maximum available Hi-Res music data (up to 24-bit 384kHz).
SUBSCRIPTION-BASED MUSIC MANAGEMENT SERVICE
WHAT IS ROON
Roon is the most engaging, enjoyable way to browse your music.
Being Roon Ready means that LUMIN network music players transparently discover and connect to Roon, with no network configuration, with bit-perfect delivery of audio to your dac.
Together, Roon and LUMIN deliver the power, flexibility, and performance benefits of networked audio, with the easiest setup and highest reliability available.
LUMIN + ROON
LUMIN is Roon Ready and in combination with the Roon Core and Controller can provide powerful internet-enabled music browsing and discovery. In addition, the Roon Core can also perform real-time DSD128 conversion and DSP processing for room correction, equalizing, and more.
SUBSCRIPTION-BASED LOSSLESS AND MQA MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE
WHAT IS TIDAL
No compromise. With TIDAL’s lossless audio experience, you can enjoy your music the way the artists intended on LUMIN. TIDAL on LUMIN lets you play all your favorite music in High Fidelity sound quality. Choose from millions of tracks, and get behind the music with expertly Curated Editorial recommendations, album presentations, playlists, articles, features and interviews by experienced music journalists.
LUMIN + TIDAL
TIDAL is built right into the heart of the LUMIN App, featuring the same LUMIN browsing interface and searching capabilities. You can mix playlists between local music and TIDAL music seamlessly and you can even save playlists back to your TIDAL account.
A TIDAL subscription also includes access to Hi-Res Masters MQA albums.
SUBSCRIPTION-BASED LOSSLESS AND HI-RES MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE
WHAT IS QOBUZ
Qobuz is a music service offering unlimited lossless streaming and Hi-Res downloads from a truly comprehensive catalogue of albums across all genres, including all major and all independent labels.
WHAT COUNTRIES CAN GET QOBUZ
Qobuz is mainly a European service, see www.qobuz.com/gb-en/ for more information.
LUMIN + QOBUZ
Qobuz is built right into the heart of the LUMIN App, featuring the same LUMIN browsing interface and searching capabilities. You can mix playlists between local music and Qobuz music seamlessly and you can even save playlists back to your Qobuz account.
With a Qobuz Sublime account, you can stream -purchased Hi-Res music in 24-bit formats up to 192kHz.
APPLE LOCAL NETWORK STREAMING TECHNOLOGY
WHAT IS AIRPLAY
AirPlay is a proprietary protocol developed by Apple Inc. that allows wireless streaming between devices of audio, video, device screens, and photos, together with related metadata.
LUMIN + AIRPLAY
LUMIN is an AirPlay compatible receiver. Streaming to LUMIN is lossless providing that the iPhone/iPad is set to maximum volume. LUMIN will appear on your iOS device with the name you have given it in the LUMIN App settings.
FREE RADIO STREAMING SERVICE
WHAT IS TUNEIN
TuneIn enables people to discover, follow and listen to what's most important to them — from sports, to news, to music, to talk. TuneIn provides listeners access to over 100,000 real radio stations and more than four million podcasts streaming from every continent.
LUMIN + TUNEIN
TuneIn is built right into the heart of the LUMIN App. Simply create a free TuneIn account and add Radio Stations to your TuneIn 'Library' for them to appear in the LUMIN App.
- Up to DSD256 11.2MHz, 1-bit
UPSAMPLING AND DOWNSAMPLING RATES & BIT DEPTHS:
- Upsampling and downsampling to and from any supported rate including DSD128 and 384kHz PCM
- DSD256, 11.2MHz, 1bit, Stereo
- PCM 44.1khz–384kHz, 16–32bit
Optical, Coaxial RCA, Coaxial BNC & AES/EBU:
- DSD (DoP, DSD over PCM) 2.8MHz, 1bit
- PCM 44.1kHz–192kHz, 16–24bit
- External dual-toroidal
- Available in 240V and 110V versions
LUMIN (SOLID ALUMINIUM CHASSIS):
- 350mm (W), 345mm (D), 60mm (H), 8kg
- 100mm (W), 315mm (D), 55mm (H), 2kg
SPECIFICATION FOR ALL LUMIN MUSIC PLAYERS
- UPnP AV protocol with audio streaming extension
- Gapless Playback
- On-Device Playlist
SUPPORTED AUDIO FILE FORMATS:
- DSF (DSD), DIFF (DSD), DoP (DSD)
- FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), WAV, AIFF
COMPRESSED (LOSSY) AUDIO:
- MP3, AAC (in M4A container)
SUPPORTED AUDIO SAMPLE RATES, BIT DEPTHS, NUMBER OF CHANNELS:
- PCM, 44.1–384kHz, 16–32bit, Stereo
- DSD, 2.8-11.2MHz, 1bit, Stereo
SUPPORTED CONTROL DEVICES:
- Apple iOS devices. iOS 5.0 or later required.
Android tablets (7” screen or larger). Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later required
- TIDAL native support. Qobuz native support. AirPlay compatibility. TuneIn Radio native support. High-Resolution Artwork. Artwork Caching. Multiple-tag handling. ‘Composer’ tag support. Find. Tag Browsing.
- Gigabit Ethernet Network (1000BASE-T)
- 2x USB storage, flash drive, USB hard disk (Single-partition FAT32, NTFS and EXT2/3 only)
- Raw brushed aluminium
- Black anodised aluminium finish is available as a special order item. Please contact your retailer for costs and lead time
- Firmware-upgradable for further features and enhancements