Lumin Launches The S1

Review - Lumin S1

Lumin S1

Lumin Launches The S1
T his new streamer is now part of an expanded electronic family: the original drive is now named "Lumin A1" interposed between the high-end S1 and two more affordable models speaking, ie T1 and Lumin D1. These four players are using the same network UPnP, have the "gapless" function (playing tracks in gapless continuous separation), read all formats PCM files up to a maximum resolution of 32 bit / 384 kHz and also decode DSD 2.8 MHz. The S1 is the only new addition to expand its capabilities to the DSD decoding 5.6 MHz files.

The Lumin little brothers have a common DNA characterized by digital inputs such as Ethernet and USB, two stereo analog outputs of symmetrical and asymmetrical, and a digital output BNC S / PDIF. All drives in the range use the same iPad application platform, which is otherwise also blessed with a large majority of users happy readers Linn finally finding a compatible application worthy of the name ...
As such, the staff of the Scottish manufacturer thanked ironically in a hifi show engineers Pixel Magic to draw so heavily on their products. The latter replied that they thanked them in return for use, and by making this popular occasion, the owner ... end of the bracket application.
The original streamer Lumin first DSD network marketed player, has been renamed and is Lumin A1 and all other models have emerged since then, available in black anodized aluminum finish or "silver." While the S1 marks the top of the line network drives at Pixel Magic, with a more ambitious system embedded in the same case, T1 and D1 models are supposed to democratize Lumin technology by offering more accessible than A1 price S1. To provide a brief overview of this new offering Lumin, the T1 model has exactly the same circuit as the A1 version based on the two chips Wolfson WM8741, but mounted in a more economical package. The D1 is meanwhile the first debut Lumin ticket, and offers based on a single printed circuit board, housed in a chassis doing pretty near half the size of that of the T1 architecture. This simplified version drops the HDMI output (which today is also little interest) and is powered by an external power also less sophisticated than that of the upper module versions.

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