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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #510 on: October 22, 2018, 09:42 »
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #511 on: October 22, 2018, 10:33 »
Is there something I’m missing here.

The U1 Mini and the D2 are the same price. And the D2 can be used as a transport as well.

Why choose the U1 mini?
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #512 on: October 22, 2018, 10:37 »
Lumin U1 MINI review:
https://soundrebels.com/lumin-u1-mini-english-ver/
Wait

LUMIN is by Pixel Magic Systems!??

I swear I had a media player that was made by that company. A gazillion years ago. I wonder where it went
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #513 on: October 22, 2018, 10:48 »
Is there something I’m missing here.

The U1 Mini and the D2 are the same price. And the D2 can be used as a transport as well.

Why choose the U1 mini?
More digital outputs to DAC for U1 Mini.

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #514 on: October 22, 2018, 11:10 »
The U1 Mini and the D2 are the same price. And the D2 can be used as a transport as well.

Why choose the U1 mini?

In addition to BNC output, U1 MINI supports USB audio (DSD256 and DSD128) / AES / SPDIF-RCA / TOSLINK outputs.

It is also likely that U1 MINI sounds better than D2 as a transport.
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #515 on: October 22, 2018, 11:32 »
Wait

LUMIN is by Pixel Magic Systems!??

I swear I had a media player that was made by that company. A gazillion years ago. I wonder where it went

Obviously you did not listen to me when I first told you about Lumin.   :)

I was looking at their video processor , those days.

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #516 on: October 22, 2018, 12:13 »
In addition to BNC output, U1 MINI supports USB audio (DSD256 and DSD128) / AES / SPDIF-RCA / TOSLINK outputs.

It is also likely that U1 MINI sounds better than D2 as a transport.

I had D1 w/ Plixir LPS, now I have U1 Mini w/ Plixir LPS conversion (same PS used). Both using spdif-coax into Chord Qutest. For me the D1 was good but the U1 Mini after 150-200 hrs burn in sounds clearly more natural, relaxed/easeful and convincing in my system. The music flows better and therefore provides a worthwhile step up in engagement, for those using an external DAC.

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #517 on: October 22, 2018, 21:21 »
Hello
Did anyone try the X1 power supply with U1 or A1/S1 ?
Unfortunately testing is not possible and I am hesitating between upgrading my current U1 streamer attached to a gd innuos or antipodes server or take a very high end server and use it as a streamer as well...




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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #518 on: October 26, 2018, 14:21 »
Hi,

Have anyone use Lumin D2 with Naim amplifier SN2? Does it cause any hum?

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #519 on: October 26, 2018, 15:14 »
hi,
I'm new to digital player, may I know why you guys choose Lumin? why not Aurender or cocktail audio?
Analog all the way...

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #520 on: October 26, 2018, 15:47 »
Lumin is MQA Roon Ready.  Of the other two brands, one of them is not Roon Ready at all, and charges USD50 for MQA upgrade for streamer products without analog output.  The other supports Roon but built-in MQA is not functional when playing from Roon (with current firmware).

The other brands may also have special hardware features like built-in storage or CD ripping, and some people may want those.  However, in digital music, more non-essential hardware may contribute noise for audio playback.  Storage devices like HDD and SDD are something more failure prone.  Unless it can be replaced by user easily, personally I would rather not have storage inside an expensive audio equipment, and the storage electronics can again affect SQ - HDD can also cause vibration.
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #521 on: October 26, 2018, 15:51 »
what is MQA room ready? what is it for? which brand without MQA?
Analog all the way...

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #522 on: October 26, 2018, 15:56 »
what is MQA room ready? what is it for?

If you subscribe to Tidal HiFi, then you need MQA decoding to play Tidal Masters at best quality.

Roon is a music software that some people really like.  To use Roon with the official recommended network-based music playback (instead of direct USB connection), the network player or streamer has to be Roon Ready.
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #523 on: October 26, 2018, 16:01 »
ic... ok so now I know which brand can be remove for my list now... thanks wkie. Now I must really think hard, because this player not cheap at all.
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #524 on: November 01, 2018, 14:50 »
We now provide a direct bundle package of the Lumin D2 / Lumin U1-Mini with our PLiXiR DC external linear power supply kit. 

Please see this sales thread for the detailed information and customer review.  http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=278393.0

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