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Lumin S1 Network Music Player

Lumin S1 Network Music Player

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Lumin S1 Network Music Player


Winner of the Six Moons “Blue Moon” Award


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.


Winner of The Absolute Sound’s 2017 Golden Ear Awards

The Lumin A1 network player has been my go-to network player since I reviewed it in Issue 248. It did everything I wanted a digital component to do. Then Lumin dropped by with its flagship, the S1, and all bets were off. Although the S1 is virtually indistinguishable from the A1 on the outside, pop its hood and the damning evidence presents itself ... Sonically, it has a warmer, weightier, more open, airy sound (and that’s saying a lot next to the A1). Bass was well-nigh pitch-perfect and rich in complex textures. Upper harmonics and decay characteristics were more naturally resolved, and perhaps most telling was the even more richly dimensional soundstage. The S1 draws the listener closer to the recorded event than ever before.


Lumin S1

Lumin’s FLAGSHIP model, The LUMIN S1 Network Music Player adds DSD128 5.6Mhz support by utilizing 4 ESS SABRE32 Reference DAC chips to deliver a total of 16 DACs per channel in parallel.

While LUMIN S1 brings greater resolution and a more dynamic sound, no stone has been left unturned to ensure that the characteristic LUMIN musicality is delivered. This has involved tuning every part of the system to complement these new DAC chips, including revising the clocking system and enhancing the external dual-toroidal power supply.


LUMIN S1 Network Music Player – The new streaming standard

  • DSD128 5.6Mhz playback and HDMI output
  • 4 ESS SABRE32 9018 DAC chips delivering 16 DACs per channel
  • New clocking system
  • Enhanced external dual-toroidal power supply


Effortlessly plays everything from DSD 128 5.6Mhz through high-res PCM to mainstream formats FLAC, Apple Lossless, MP3 and Internet radio streams.

Gapless Playback, On-Device Playlists and robust music buffering provide a superior playback experience, free from distractions.

Precision-machined from a solid block of aluminum using the finest materials, LUMIN deserves a place at the top of any audiophile’s hi-fi.

No compromise
The highest-grade matching components, circuit design, and spacious layout include true balanced audio outputs and an external toroidal power supply.

A superbly natural, attractive and uniquely designed iPad app makes music browsing and selection a pleasure for everyone.



  • DSD Support: Up to DSD128 5.6MHz, 1-bit
  • HDMI Output:
  • PCM 44.1kHz–192kHz, 16–24-bit,
  • DSD 2.8MHz, 1-bit
  • 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
  • Power Supply:
    • External dual mono toroidal
    • Available in 240V and 110V versions
  • Physical:
    • 350mm (W), 345mm (D), 60mm (H).
    • 8kg
  • Dual-toroidal PSU:
    • 100mm (W), 315mm (D), 55mm (H)
    • 2kg


All LUMIN Music Players include the following features:

  • Streaming Protocol: UPnP AV protocol with audio streaming extension
  • Gapless Playback
  • On-Device Playlist
  • 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)
  • Supported Audio Sample Rates, Bit Depths, Number of Channels:
    • PCM: 44.1kHz – 384kHz, 16–32bit, Stereo
    • DSD: 2.8MHz (5.6MHz on LUMIN S1), 1-bit, Stereo 
  • Upsampling rates & bit depths:
    • DSD upsampling option for all files up to 96kHz
  • Supported Control Devices: All models of Apple iPad (v2 or later). iOS 8.0 or later required. Full Retina Display support.
  • App Features: High-resolution artwork. Artwork caching. AirPlay compatibility. Multiple-tag handling. ‘Composer’ tag support. Find & Filter. Tag browsing.
  • Input: Ethernet Network 100Base-T, USB storage, flash drive, USB hard disk (Single-partition FAT32, NTFS and EXT2/3 only)
  • Outputs: Analog Audio: XLR balanced, 4Vrms, pin 2 Hot, RCA unbalanced, 2Vrms
  • Digital Audio: BNC SPDIF:
  • PCM 44.1kHz-192kHz, 16-24bit
  • DSD (DoP, DSD over PCM) 2.8MHz, 1bit
  • HDMI: PCM 44.1kHz-192kHz, 16-24bit, DSD (Native or DoP) 2.8MHz, 1bit
  • Finish: Raw brushed aluminum, Black anodized aluminum finish is available as a special order item.
  • Firmware-upgradable for further features and enhancements


Elevate your personal music experience with the highest sound quality available in the world.

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