DSD256
11.2MHz
PCM
384kHz
DSD128
Upsampling
5 types
of output
2x USB
Output
Dual-toroidal
PSU

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.

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LUMIN A1

Specification

U1 Specification

  • DSD Support:

    • Up to DSD256 11.2MHz, 1-bit
  • PCM Support:

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

    • 2x USB:
      • DSD256, 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
  • 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 1000Base-T Gigabit
    • USB storage, flash drive, USB hard disk (Single-partition FAT32, NTFS and EXT2/3 only)
  • 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