Supporting iPad (or other tablet) control of Ethernet audio networks and independent USB server/HDD playback, LUMIN network players decode DSD native, including DSD over PCM (DoP), and include DSD up-conversion, variable bit rate output, PCM lossless streaming to 32bit/384kHz, gapless playback, and PCM up-sampling.
LUMIN refers to its product as the “first universal (PCM and native DSD) network player. More importantly, it sounds better than any streamer/DACS on the market in its price range. What makes the LUMIN Network Player truly unique, however, is that that it packs all of this performance in one easy-to-use package, with one of the most robust and detailed apps made.
First brought to the market in 2012, The LUMIN A-1 has earned heaps of praise from reviewers, including TAS, which awarded it Upper End Music Server Product of the Year for 2014.
In the awards issue (TAS Issue 249), Neil Gader writes, "Had I not known better, I would have sworn I was listening to master tapes. It was an impression of resolution, soundstage integrity, and clean transient speed...reaching a level of musicality that will make even diehard analog fans forget its computer roots."
A tour de force of technology, the new LUMIN X1 streamer/DAC manages to set the bar several levels above the capabilities of all other streamer/DACS. Re-engineered throughout, the LUMIN X1 improves performance in every single area, with new processors that are capable of delivering native DSD 512 and PCM 768 playback, a Femto clock system with Precision FPGA distribution and, for the first time, optical network connectivity that completely eliminates noise being carried into your HiFi system through the copper wires which connect to your router.
If you want to take full advantage of all of that streaming has to offer from, Spotify and Internet radio, to triple DSD playback, the LUMIN X1 is the best choice you can make.
The D2 offers the same outstanding LUMIN features in a more affordable package, making it the most astonishing product in the LUMIN range. The LUMIN D2 is the most affordable way to bring all of the award-winning LUMIN musicality into your music system.
Retaining the same streaming functionality, Wolfson DAC and fully-balanced design of its renowned siblings, LUMIN D2 opens up a world of high resolution network and internet streaming. With this device you can stream any type of, file from MQA to DSD, FLAC to WAV.
LUMIN does it all with the ability to play all the high-resolution formats an audiophile could ever want.
What’s more, The LUMIN App is created to work in perfect harmony with LUMIN hardware to deliver the most intuitive and visually rich way to browse, select, and play files from your music collection. It’s all part of LUMIN’s vision of creating a music browsing and playback experience that is easy, visual, and tactile. It includes native support for TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify and AirPlay, giving users access to tens of millions of songs.