Lumin U1 Digital Transport/Streamer

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Lumin U1 Digital Transport/Streamer

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
  • DSD128 5.6MHz
  • PCM 44.1–384kHz 16–32bit
  • Native Tidal & Qobuz support

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

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

Flexible
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.

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

Specifications

  • DSD Support: Up to DSD128 5.6MHz, 1-bit
  • Upsampling and downsampling rates & bit depths:
    • Upsampling and downsampling to and from any supported rate including DSD128 and 384kHz PCM
  • DIGITAL USB Outputs (x2):
    • DSD128, 5.6MHz, 1bit,
    • PCM 44.1khz–384kHz, 16–32bit
  • Optical, Coaxial RCA, Coaxial BNC & AES/EBU:
    • DSD (DoP, DSD over PCM) 2.8MHz, 1bit
    • PCM 44.1kHz–192kHz, 16–24bit
  • Power Supply:
    • External dual-toroidal
  • Physical Dimensions: 350mm (W), 345mm (D), 60mm (H)
    • Weight: 8kg
  • Dual-toroidal PSU: 100mm (W), 315mm (D), 55mm (H)
    • Weight: 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 5.0 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 aluminium, Black anodized aluminium finish is available as a special order item.
  • Firmware-upgradable for further features and enhancements