Lumin U1 Digital Transport/Streamer

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Lumin U1 Digital Transport/Streamer

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OK, I'm firmly in the “bits-is-bits” camp when it comes to talking sound quality from what is essentially a purely digital signal. And I would have said that the Lumin U1 would have the same sound as a NAD or a Pioneer or any other music server “client.” After all, the only thing that comes out of the device is “bits!” Well, I was wrong. Compared to the digital output of the Oppo or the Logitech device, the U1 was, well, just better! First of all, the top octaves were cleaner and more delineated. ... the Lumin seemed to delineate the transients better than the other two and the pianos seem to have more “space” around them.


An S1 without the DAC!

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 DSD128 and DXD – providing maximum DAC compatibility and optimization.

As well as supporting DSD output over SPDIF (via DoP), LUMIN U1 also adds DSD128 digital output via 2 new USB ports.

LUMIN U1 – A LUMIN for DAC owners

  • Transport-only unit based on the award-winning LUMIN S1
  • 5 types of digital audio output including new USB
  • DSD512 22.5 MHz
  • PCM 44.1–768kHz 16–32bit
  • Native Tidal & Qobuz support

Effortlessly plays everything from DSD 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.

Supports TIDAL and Internet Radio, and UPnP AV for maximum compatibility.

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.


Sampling rate: Up to DSD512 22.5 MHz, PCM 768 kHz, 16-32 bit, Upsampling to DSD128 and 384kHz PCM

DSD512 22.5 Mhz, PCM 44.1 khz–768 kHz, 16–32bit
Optical, Coaxial RCA, Coaxial BNC, AES/EBU: DSD (DoP) 2.8 MHz, PCM 44.1 kHz–192 kHz, 16–24bit

Power Supply: External dual-toroidal

Dimensions (WHD)
 13.78" x 2.4" x 13.6" (350 x 60 x 345 mm)
PSU: 3.94" x 2.16" x 12.4" (100 x 55 x 315 mm)

Unit: 17.63 lb
PSU: 4.4 lb