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 DSD128 and DXD – providing maximum DAC compatibility and optimization.
As well as supporting DSD output over SPDIF (via DoP), LUMIN U1 also adds DSD128 digital output via 2 new USB ports.
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LUMIN U1 - A LUMIN for DAC owners
Transport-only unit based on the award-winning LUMIN S1
5 types of digital audio output including new USB
PCM 44.1–384kHz 16–32bit
Native Tidal & Qobuz support
Effortlessly plays everything from DSD 128 5.6Mhz 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.
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.
The highest-grade matching components, circuit design and spacious layout include true balanced audio outputs and an external toroidal power supply.
A superbly natural, attractive and uniquely designed iOS (Apple) and Android apps make music browsing and selection a pleasure for everyone.
All LUMIN control is achieved through the LUMIN App. We've created it in harmony with the LUMIN hardware to deliver the most intuitive and visually rich way to browse, select and play your music collection.
The recent transition from physical music to digital collections hasn't always retained everything we value in the tactile and stimulating process of music selection. we know how precious music is; that the artwork and album structure are important parts of the browsing and selection process; and we know that filenames, codecs and data can sometimes get in the way.
The LUMIN App introduces the beginnings of our vision for music browsing and covers the basics. Many updates are planned, and will make music selection even easier.
How to use:
The LUMIN App is designed to be intuitive to use without any training. Most users just download the app and start playing. For those that want more information, click here
SUPPORTED STREAMING SERVICES
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.
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.
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).
FREE AND SUBSCRIPTION-BASED MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE
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.
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.
NOTE: Products purchased from unauthorized grey market dealers or from outside the USA, are not covered by this warranty within the USA, and are not provided with USA installation support or USA customer service. Furthermore, any incoming customs or broker fees are the responsibility of the buyer.