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Lumin Music Products:

S1-DSD 64/128 A1-DSD 64 T1-DSD 64

Lumin D1

D1-DSD 64 M1-64/128 DSD w/Amp U1-Without DAC

L1-2 TB Hard Drive App-iPad and Android

Accessories
Sbooster Power Supply for D1


Lumin Product Reviews
Standard Specifications 
Streaming Services

Lumin M1 Network Streamer with Built in Stereo Power Amplifier  - $1,800. - Now Roon Ready

New Analog Input August 2017: Analog RCA stereo and mini-jack input via included USB adapter

Lumin M1

3 Way Speaker binding posts

USB to Analog adapter with RCA and Mini Plug

Lumin/M1_USB_Analog RCA_Adapter

Check out Lumin L1 Mini Media Server

WITH LUMIN M1, our aim was clear – take all the award-winning sonic characteristics that the LUMIN music players are renowned for and surprise people with just how amazing an integrated system can sound.

18 months of continual development has lead to our uniquely efficient design including an oversized switching power supply and a fully-digital signal path all the way to the speaker outputs.

Outperforming larger and more expensive separates, LUMIN M1 shouldn't be dismissed as a second system. With 60W of amplifying power it can drive room-filling speakers and has the same musical heart as every other LUMIN music player.

The M1 has a fully digital signal path. Incoming PCM and DSD signals (the latter via the DSD over PCM format, aka DoP) are converted to a pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal by a Texas Instruments chipset that additionally converts them to a sampling rate of 176.4kHz.

Class-D power amplification retains digital signal path right to the speaker outputs.

Partial Review:

Sound Stage SimplyFi

Written by Al Griffin, April 2017

My immediate impression of the M1’s sound was one of precision, with a clear definition of space and crisp rendering of transients. In “Riders on the Storm,” from the Doors’ L.A. Woman (24-bit/48kHz FLAC, Warner Music/Tidal), these qualities were demonstrated by the silky guitar tone and somewhat grittier-sounding keyboards -- things in line with what I expect to hear from this recording, which I’ve listened to countless times on formats ranging from vinyl to hi-rez FLAC. Drums had good dynamic punch as John Densmore tracked the ebb and flow of Jim Morrison’s singing. Morrison’s voice retained its familiar full yet disembodied sound, though the separation between his voice and the phasey “halo” following it was a bit less distinct than I’m used to hearing from this track.

Setup and use
After connecting the M1 to my home network using a powerline Ethernet adapter, I downloaded Lumin’s iOS control app to my iPad and iPhone. At first I used JRiver Media Center 21, running on my Mac as a UPnP server. While that configuration worked -- the app immediately recognized both the M1 and JRMC on the network -- some metadata were scrambled, resulting in amusing mashups of artist and cover art: Holst’s The Planets and Daft Punk; the Ventures with the mutant face of Aphex Twin. All app functions worked fine, though the crazed juxtapositions of cover art and text were disorienting.

Lumin recommends using MinimServer as a UPnP server, and when I switched over to that, all metadata mashups disappeared. The Lumin app has a simple, clear layout: tabs at the top of the screen let you switch among views of Song, Album, Artist, Genre, and Year, while a second set of tabs enables album-art or text-based layouts in the main display window. A secondary Playlist window on the screen’s left side keeps a running tab of your selections, and you can modify how tracks are added -- Play Now, Play Next, Play Last, etc. -- by pressing and holding down on a particular track. Playlists can mix tracks from a library stored on a computer or NAS with selections from Tidal and Qobuz, and you can switch between light and dark themes to modify the app’s appearance.


The only real problem I had with Lumin’s app was that it wouldn’t display artwork for about half the albums in my stored library -- a problem I don’t have when using JRMC as a UPnP server. But midway through my listening for this review, Lumin released a software update that made the M1 Roon ready. Naturally, I jumped at the opportunity to use Roon as my server and control app. Problem solved.

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Specifications

DSD Support

DSD 64/128 

App Features:

High-resolution artwork. Artwork caching. AirPlay compatibility. Multiple-tag handling. ‘Composer’ tag support. Find & Filter. Tag browsing. Native Tidal and Qobuz support.

Physical:

Stereo 4 mm banana binding posts

SPEAKER LOAD:

>= 4 Ohm

RATED OUTPUT POWER OUTPUT (per channel):

60W @ 8 Ohm Speaker

100W @ 4 Ohm Speaker

POWER SUPPLY:
Internal 100 Volts to 240Volts AC Auto Ranging

PHYSICAL:

14.21” (W) x 12.72” 2 (D), 2.28” (H)

Weight: 9.2lbs


 
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