The Audiophile Streaming transport!
Why LUMIN U1:
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 DSD256 – providing maximum DAC compatibility and optimization.
Transport-only unit based on the award-winning LUMIN S1
5 types of digital audio output including new USB
Includes DSD256 11.2Mhz 1-bit playback
PCM 44.1–384kHz 16–32-bit
4 exceptionally low-phase-noise crystal clock oscillators
External dual-toroidal power supply
Upsampling and downsampling to every supported format
Supports DoP (DSD over PCM) for Optical, Coaxial RCA, Coaxial BNC & AES/EUB SPDIF
All the usual LUMIN refinements:
From MQA to DSD, FLAC to WAV, LUMIN can play all the high-resolution formats you could ever want
Native support for TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify and AirPlay, giving you access to tens of millions of songs
The unique and intuitive LUMIN App described as "the most convenient interface in existence" by Tinman
LUMIN programme of continuous development that has seen Roon, MQA, and Spotify support added in 2017 alone.
DSD Support: Up to DSD256 11.2MHz, 1-bit
Up to 384kHz, 16–32-bit, Stereo
Digital Output Stage: 2x USB: DSD256 (Native DSD or DoP), 11.2MHz, 1-bit, Stereo PCM 44.1–384kHz, 16–24-bit, Stereo
Optical, Coaxial RCA, Coaxial BNC & AES/EBU: DSD (DoP, DSD over PCM) 2.8MHz, 1-bit PCM 44.1kHz–192kHz, 16–24-bit
Power Supply: External dual-toroidal
Available in 240V and 110V versions
Finish: Raw brushed aluminium or black anodised brushed aluminium
Lumin (solid aluminium chassis): 350mm (W), 345mm (D), 60mm (H), 8kg
PSU: 100mm (W), 315mm (D), 55mm (H), 2kg
Specification for all LUMIN music streamers
Streaming Protocol: UPnP AV protocol with audio streaming extension (OpenHome)
Native support for TIDAL, MQA, Qobuz and TuneIn Radio.
Tidal MQA icons to identify high-res music
Qobuz high-res icons to identify high-res music
Multiple tag handling
Composer tag support
Album-grouping in playlist
Automatic internet links to artists/album/songs
Saving and restoring of playlists (including Tidal and Qobuz)
Supported Audio File Formats:
DSD Lossless: DSF (DSD), DIFF (DSD), DoP (DSD)
PCM Lossless: FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), WAV, AIFF
Compressed (lossy) Audio: MP3, AAC (in M4A container)
Ethernet RJ45 network 1000Base-T Gigabit
USB storage, flash drive, USB hard disk (FAT32, exFAT, NTFS and EXT2/3)
Supported Control Devices:
All models of Apple iPad (v2 or later). iOS 8.0 or later required. Full Retina Display support.
Android devices. Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later required
Programme of Continuous Development – Firmware-upgradable for further features and enhancements