4 ES9018
Sabre DACs
DSD128
5.6MHz
PCM
384kHz
HDMI
Output
Upgraded
PSU
Upgraded
Clocking

Why LUMIN S1

Improving on the massively successful LUMIN A1 was never going to be easy, it involved tuning every part of the system to complement the new SABRE32 DAC chips, including revising the clocking system and enhancing the external dual-toroidal power supply.

The result is all the characteristic LUMIN musicality alongside greater resolution and dynamics.

Improvements throughout

  • Includes DSD128 5.6Mhz 1-bit playback
  • 4 ESS SABRE32 ES9018 DAC chips 2 units per channel delivering 16 DACs per channel in parallel
  • New clocking system
  • Enhanced external dual-toroidal power supply

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.

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The reviews speak for themselves

Since its launch, LUMIN S1 has gathered awards and 5-star reviews from around the globe.

 

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Specification

S1 Specification

  • DSD Support:

    • Up to DSD128 5.6MHz, 1-bit
  • PCM Support:

    • Up to 384kHz, 16–32-bit, Stereo
  • Analog Output Stage:

    • 4 ESS SABRE32 9018 DAC chips – 2 units per channel delivering 16 DACs per channel in parallel
    • Fully balanced layout with high-quality components
    • Output connectors coupled with dual LUNDAHL LL7401 output transformers
  • Digital Output Stage:

    • HDMI:
      • DSD 2.8MHz, 1-bit
      • PCM 44.1–192kHz, 16–24-bit, Stereo
    • BNC SPDIF:
      • PCM 44.1kHz–192kHz, 16–24-bit
      • DSD (DoP, DSD over PCM) 2.8MHz, 1-bit
  • Power Supply:

    • External dual-toroidal
    • Available in 240V and 110V versions
  • Physical:

    • 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 LUMIN music streamers

  • Streaming Protocol:

    • UPnP AV protocol with audio streaming extension (OpenHome)
    • Gapless Playback
    • On-Device Playlist
  • App Features:

    • Native support for TIDAL, MQA, Qobuz, AirPlay and TuneIn Radio.
    • Tidal MQA icons to identify high-res music
    • Qobuz high-res icons to identify high-res music
    • Volume control
    • High-resolution artwork
    • Artwork caching
    • Search
    • 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 Quobuz)
  • 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)
  • Input:

    • Ethernet RJ45 network 100Base-T
    • USB storage, flash drive, USB hard disk (Single-partition FAT32, NTFS and EXT2/3 only)
  • Analogue Audio Outputs:

    • XLR balanced, 4Vrms, pin 2 Hot
    • RCA unbalanced, 2Vrms
  • 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
  • Other:

    • Programme of Continuous Development – Firmware-upgradable for further features and enhancements