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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #255 on: December 24, 2015, 22:17 »
Tried the D1... very smooth sounding.  Really pleasant to listen to. Not quite used to it. Seem to be lacking in the raw energy feel but the details are in abundance. Rhythm could be better... not quite used to the "cleanliness".

What improvement will u get when u move up the ladder?

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #256 on: December 24, 2015, 22:39 »

Tried the D1... very smooth sounding.  Really pleasant to listen to. Not quite used to it. Seem to be lacking in the raw energy feel but the details are in abundance. Rhythm could be better... not quite used to the "cleanliness".

What improvement will u get when u move up the ladder?
Did you tried D1 with LPSU?

If you move up the ladder from D1 to T1. Both have the same body structure but T1 is bigger. Iirc, T1 has separate digital and analog board as opposed to D1 having all in one board. T1 has everything of A1 but the major difference is the different chassis, also the A1 in the digital and analog board each alone, there is another separate chassis for it. T1 is lighter than A1 significantly as a result.

Aside, T1 offers the same output features as A1.


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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #257 on: December 25, 2015, 17:10 »
From a component point of view, S1 / A1 / T1 have Lundahl output transformers on the circuit board.  They also come with a dual toroidal power supply.  These are missing from the D1, which uses a single board design instead of dual board design.

A1 and T1 share the exact same circuit boards but the aluminium chassis is different.

For sonic evaluations of D1 against A1 (assume T1 is very similar), see my post #238.
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #258 on: December 25, 2015, 20:16 »
Thanks bros. Energy level, contrast, rhythm n music flow very important to me.

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #259 on: January 07, 2016, 12:58 »
Lumin has announced the U1 Network Music Transport at CES.

It has 5 digital outputs: USB, AES, Coaxial BNC, Coaxial RCA, Optical.  USB output supports up to DSD128 over PCM (DoP) or 384kHz. The other outputs support up to DSD64 over PCM (DoP) or 192kHz.  (No analog outputs and no DAC chips inside.)

All sampling rates can be upsampled to DSD128 (for USB output) if needed. In this respect it exceeds the capability of S1, which can play DSD128 but not upsample lower sampling rates to DSD128.

U1 comes with the S1 power supply.

In terms of appearance it looks the same as an A1.

Lumin Facebook explains the reason of creating U1: "Many many people already have high-end DACs and dealers have been asking us for a solution to cover that scenario for a long time."
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #260 on: January 07, 2016, 15:17 »
Nice, thanks wklie.


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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #261 on: January 07, 2016, 15:19 »
Nice, thanks wklie.

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #262 on: January 07, 2016, 15:20 »
Have no rack space for additional dac


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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #263 on: January 07, 2016, 15:23 »
Have no rack space for additional dac

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #264 on: January 07, 2016, 16:49 »
Lumin has announced the U1 Network Music Transport at CES.
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Here come the pics  ;D




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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #265 on: January 07, 2016, 20:14 »
Pity they chose not to include SSD caching and Ethernet output... Looks only useful for older DAC systems that don't support USB.  :P
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #266 on: January 07, 2016, 20:42 »
Pity they chose not to include SSD caching and Ethernet output...

I bought a new Lumin U1 and coupled the Ethernet output to the Ethernet input of my Lumin A/S1.....  Wow wee!!  Champion!   Opps...... I forgot I promised not to argue with AndrewC on all things  networking.   OK.....retreat.

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #267 on: January 07, 2016, 22:05 »
How much does it retail for?

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #268 on: January 08, 2016, 07:24 »
I bought a new Lumin U1 and coupled the Ethernet output to the Ethernet input of my Lumin A/S1...

Hahaha… as if :P
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #269 on: January 08, 2016, 11:02 »
So this Lumin can be hooked to a USB DAC no? How does it compare hooked up to DirectStream DAC vs the standalone Lumin?
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