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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #645 on: November 21, 2019, 12:03 »
With the latest Lumin app on iOS, you may try searching Tidal or Qobuz in Chinese, e.g. 陳潔儀

(Not that there are many, however.)
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #646 on: December 04, 2019, 10:42 »
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #647 on: December 04, 2019, 11:24 »
Not sure if there are still LUMIN X1 owners that are using just the Ethernet RJ45 connection for whatever reasons.

The big jump in sound quality moving to the SFP connection truly justifies the additional cost of the X1.

I strongly encourage X1 owners to switch to SFP connection if they have not done so.  ;)

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #648 on: December 26, 2019, 00:05 »
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #649 on: December 27, 2019, 11:53 »
Lumin X1 review by home theater review .com
https://hometheaterreview.com/lumin-x1-network-player-reviewed/
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #650 on: January 17, 2020, 11:12 »
We have released LUMIN Firmware 12 to add the multi-room feature, which allows loosely synchronized playback of music among several LUMIN or Songcast-compatible players (e.g. Linn).

- Any LUMIN model can be a 'Receiver'
- LUMIN X1 / T2 / D2 / U1 / U1 MINI / M1 can all be 'Senders'

An interesting technical aspect of our implementation is that a LUMIN sender model can perform MQA Core decoding ("first unfold") or DSD to PCM transcoding before sending to Linn players via Songcast protocol. This is noteworthy because Linn does not support MQA, and old Linn players did not support DSD.

Usage instructions:
http://www.luminmusic.com/support-multi-room.html

A convenience switching feature is also added to LUMIN M1 for the RCA input. You may now use the LUMIN iOS app or Linn Kazoo app to switch its input to RCA. It could also be done by standby / wakeup or re-plugging in the RCA input module.

This marks 7 years of firmware upgrade since the original LUMIN (December 2012).
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #651 on: February 07, 2020, 22:47 »
Please unplug the USB thumb drive.  Power cycle the Lumin.  After it is booted up and shows the progress circle on the front panel, then plug in the thumb drive again.
Hi Peter,

My Lumin is unable to detect the thumbdrive every few times after usage and I need to do the above method again and again. Do you have a permanent solution for this issue?

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #652 on: February 08, 2020, 19:09 »
For the USB drive, it must not have more than one partition.

Best way is to use MinimServer on a NAS or computer.
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #653 on: February 26, 2020, 11:09 »
Peter,

Seek you advise. I recently acquired an X1.
Streaming 44.1k track upscale to DSD128, the music sound less organic and dynamic than my other setup of redbook CD disc play through a old Theta DAC.
Both X1 and Theta connect to same to a CAT pre/power amp, Focus speaker.

DO you have any recommendation on tweeting the X1?

Looking forward to your advise.

WIM

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #654 on: February 26, 2020, 23:18 »
Some users reported they required hundreds of hours to burn it in.  Please put music of different sample rates to the Lumin playlist, turn on repeat and let it play 7x24 for several weeks.  Turn off the amp if necessary.

Please experiment with both re-sampling off and upsampling to DSD128.  Some people prefer straight PCM, some prefer DSD upsampling.

Since you mentioned streaming, you may try some music files placed on MinimServer freeware on local network, or a USB thumb drive.

Please also try the fiber setup:
http://www.luminmusic.com/support-fibre.html
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #655 on: February 27, 2020, 23:33 »
On my system, playback at native sample rate sounds best.  Upscaling or converting to DSDS doesn't improve things for me.  I even tried Audirvana upscaling redbook CD to DSD512 on the X1, playback at native 44.1KHz, still sounds best. 

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #656 on: March 18, 2020, 15:08 »
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #657 on: April 28, 2020, 13:37 »
Hi , I am new to Lumin app. I found that every time I play a song be it from my music library or Tidal, Lumin app will transfer the song to a Lumin Playlist, and the next song continue Lumin playlist. Can I just play a song & continue from the same album/playlist in Tidal or music library?

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #658 on: April 28, 2020, 21:45 »
In order to add the whole album to playlist, please tap and hold the album art.
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #659 on: April 28, 2020, 23:36 »
Hi , I am new to Lumin app. I found that every time I play a song be it from my music library or Tidal, Lumin app will transfer the song to a Lumin Playlist, and the next song continue Lumin playlist. Can I just play a song & continue from the same album/playlist in Tidal or music library?

If what you are asking is whether it can just keep on playing songs after the first selected song from tidal ends, I believe it can't. It only plays from the playlist, which means you need to consciously select songs or whole albums and add it to the playlist. One of the reasons why I sold my lumin.

 

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