LUMIN S1 Reviews

The Absolute Sound

Awards 2017

LUMIN S1 receives The Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award 2017

In the awards round-up Neil Gader states:

The Lumin A1 network player has been my go-to net player since I reviewed it in Issue 248.

Then LUMIN dropped by with its flagship, the S1, and all bets were off.

The S1 draws the listener closer to the recorded event than ever before.

The Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award 2017

Hifi Viet Nam

December 2017

Vietnamese online magazine Hifi Viet Nam review the LUMIN S1.

During the review they state:

I dare to say this is the best "analog" digital audio source sound I have ever heard

Hifi Việt Nam S1 Review

What Hi-Fi Russia

February 2015

What Hi-Fi Russia have published their review of LUMIN S1 in PDF form

During the review they state:

Listen to 'Motets' Bach performed by RIAS-Kammerchor - and you'll hear everything we admired in A1, only more superlatives."

Furthermore, as is the case with the younger model, S1 does not force you to revise your collection in favour of high-resolution.

The Hong Kong company has surprised us all by creating a role model for other High End network player manufacturers

What Hi-Fi Russia S1 Review

Audio Excellence

January 2015

Audio Excellence Award 2015

LUMIN has been awarded 2 awards in the influential Japanese awards from the publisher of several prestigious Japanese magazines, ONGEN.

LUMIN S1 has been presented with an award in the Network Audio Player category.

LUMIN L1 has been has been presented with an award in the Other NetAudio Related Equipment category.

Audio Excellence Award 2014

High Fidelity

January 2015

AWARD FOR LUMIN S1 - Red Fingerprint

Polish Magazine High Fidelity have published their LUMIN S1 review and awarded it their coveted Red Fingerprint award.

During the review Wojciech Pacuła states:

Altogether Lumïn delivers a certain type of performance that one might like or not, but that is amazingly involving and that can be described only as: beautiful.

One just plays the music and flows with it or gets immersed in it... one simply doesn't care and enjoys it as much as possible because it might take a while before one encounters another such wonderfully sounding device.

What Lumïn delivers in full scale is something that audiophiles rarely even get a glimpse of – the cardinal value of music – emotions it provides listeners with.

High Fidelity LUMIN S1 Award


September 2014

After living with LUMIN S1 for 3 months, Mike Bovaird, founder of the Audioshark Forums has published his review.

Focussing mainly on the comparison with his own LUMIN A1, Mike says...

I would sum it up this way, the A1 is warmer, more analog sounding. The S1 is sweeter, sharper. But at the end of the day, both are exceedingly musical.

Audioshark LUMIN S1 Review


August 2014

Blue Moon Award for LUMIN S1 have published their typically thorough 6-page review of LUMIN S1.

They awarded it their rare Blue Moon Award.

During the review, Joël Chevassus said the following:

To me the S1 is one of the most attractive one-box digital contenders I've had opportunity to hear.

Perhaps the greatest strength of the S1 resides in a kind of sonic and functional coherence that I do not find with potential competitors.

The LUMIN S1 to my ears combines the rare ability of sounding pristine, precise, warm and rhythmically involving all at once.

The LUMIN S1 delivers an enormously appealing and involving musical presentation which will become my new reference as a still-affordable digital front-end to consequently demand a Blue Moon award.

6moons Blue Moon Award
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