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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #555 on: March 31, 2019, 12:02 »
After 5 years with a1.







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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #556 on: March 31, 2019, 12:14 »
After 5 years with a1.



Congrats! Looking forward to listen to it!



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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #557 on: March 31, 2019, 14:36 »
You are going to love it.   It's my reference now.  Just make sure you do the fiber.

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #558 on: April 06, 2019, 12:03 »
The T2 is almost double the price of the D2
Anyone did AB test between the 2 in terms of SQ?

How. Does the D2 SQ compared to the Azur 851N?
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« Reply #559 on: April 06, 2019, 14:06 »
The T2 is almost double the price of the D2
Anyone did AB test between the 2 in terms of SQ?

How. Does the D2 SQ compared to the Azur 851N?

The following reviews may be helpful:


T2 - http://www.highfidelity.pl/@main-893&lang=en

D2 - http://highfidelity.pl/@main-3171&lang= (use Google translate)

While not an A-B review, he has heard both, and his reviews are fairly accurate.

My sense is that the T2 will probably perform on a higher plane. The internal SMPS is a potential bottleneck since the higher models have outboard LPS which would be a big contributor to the sound. Then again, someone like Sound Affairs would probably be able to replace the T2’s internal SMPS with an external LPS.

Instead of a D2, perhaps a used A1?
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #560 on: April 06, 2019, 16:18 »
The T2 is almost double the price of the D2
Anyone did AB test between the 2 in terms of SQ?

A user shared his early impressions of Lumin T2 in https://www.audioshark.org/lumin-169/lumin-t2-15692-page6.html#post260189

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the D2 blew all my expectations and I've been very happy with it, but when the T2 was finally announced I just couldn't resist it as it seemed to be all I wanted in the first place.

Immediately when I connected it yesterday I could tell this was a big step up from the D2. As expected when climbing upwards a product ladder it's just more of everything, larger soundstage, more details, more 3-dimensional, deeper bass etc. But something that struck me early was just how effortless and relaxed the music seemed to flow, like the easiest thing in the world. Music feels vivid, more real and intense. I'm trying to avoid words as analogue and organic, but maybe that's exactly what it is. It moves me.

These are still early impressions and I know from the D2 that some burn in time will only do it good and I expect the same here. I'm upsampling to DSD256 with Roon as my current server can't handle DSD512, but a new one capable of that will hopefully arrive before the weekend.

I have no idea how it compares to the T1 as I've never tried it, I have no doubt that it's better though as there would be no reason for a new version otherwise, but if it's worth the money to upgrade I don't know, but I would like to think so!

If someone is currently using a separate DAC and some other streaming solution, having high quality cables to and between these, combining it all into a very VERY nice one-box package with high quality streaming and fabulous DAC, then the T2 would be considered a bargain and almost pay for itself by just getting rid of the unnecessary boxes and cables. To me the T2 is a real winner.

I like it.

A LOT!!!
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #561 on: April 07, 2019, 11:42 »
what is the price of d2 and t2? Estimated will do. If i only use spotify will it sounds good?


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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #562 on: April 07, 2019, 12:43 »
Am still considering if upgrading my 851N to a D2 or T2 makes sense.....
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #563 on: April 07, 2019, 13:02 »
Am still considering if upgrading my 851N to a D2 or T2 makes sense.....

Have you compared all 3 at Audio 88?  It would be good to at least listen to the D2 vs T2 there.

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #564 on: April 07, 2019, 17:48 »
If i only use spotify will it sounds good?

The built-in Spotify Connect feature sounds very good, and is inherently better than typical Spotify platform, e.g. web or iOS because of higher bitrate and/or not being digitally altered by OS mixer.
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #565 on: April 07, 2019, 17:53 »
Am still considering if upgrading my 851N to a D2 or T2 makes sense.....

Get a T2.  :)
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #566 on: April 07, 2019, 18:48 »
@wklie, could you elaborate on the design considerations for using output transformers for the models A1 and up. Thanks.

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #567 on: April 08, 2019, 11:31 »
@wklie, could you elaborate on the design considerations for using output transformers for the models A1 and up. Thanks.

I can only say it helps with isolation and we like the output SQ with it.  For a third party perspective, please refer to:
http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=151647.msg1299197#msg1299197
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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #568 on: April 08, 2019, 21:36 »
How good is the dac on the Lumin X1? Thinking of replacing my Chord BluII/Dave combo and just using the X1 to reduce clutter.

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Re: Lumin Audiophile Network Player
« Reply #569 on: April 09, 2019, 12:09 »
How good is the dac on the Lumin X1? Thinking of replacing my Chord BluII/Dave combo and just using the X1 to reduce clutter.

IMHO, if you're really serious, the only way to know for sure is to buy or borrow and try it out at home right next to your Chord combo... any other way will leave you wondering. Won't be difficult to offload either once you've made your final decision  ;)
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