Lumin D1 Network Music Streamer
Lumin D1 Network Music Streamer
Incredible performance in a DSD capable streamer/DAC.
The new entry level LUMIN model maintains the same musical LUMIN delivery. Capable of playing back mp3 to DSD, the Lumin does so smoothly and gracefully with sonic performance well beyond it's price point.
We really like the Lumin products for their ease of installation and user-friendly control app. For those treading into the unfamiliar waters of network streaming audio, the Lumin is a great product. For those who cherish value, the Lumin is a great product.
"The thing is, all the sonic aspects that made the A1 so excellent – the (in this case optional) upconversion to DSD, the balanced inputs, the combination of USB and Ethernet connectivity (meaning it can be half DAC/half network streamer) and that iPad app – are all present and correct, and don’t sound hobbled by being put into a smaller box. If anything, this makes the D1 an almost impossibly good proposition – it’s an exceptional £5,000 network player, for £1,600. " Hi-Fi+ Magazine, issue 123
The D1 features a new compact case and a new single circuit board design, it retains the XLR balanced outputs of it's siblings, and also utilizes an external 100–240V AC auto-ranging power supply. You do not have the outboard, linear power supply that is offered with the other Lumin Streamers. HOWEVER, we highly recommend the SBooster BOTW P&P ECO 12v power supply to turn the performance of the D1 up to amazing.
The D1 does retain all of the user friendly features of it's siblings however. Ease of setup, ease of use and stability make the D1 a no-brainer for the budget conscious audiophile who wants to stream music, not troubleshoot PC's or networks.
The Lumin D1 connects to your network via ethernet cable (NOT wireless) and streams music from your network.
"What’s the difference between this and the £1,595 D1 tested here? Essentially, you lose the HDMI socket and the output transformers on the D1, and not much else. Drilling a little deeper, the D1 doesn’t upscale everything to DSD as standard (it’s an option, however), it does without a heavyweight solid aluminium case and all the benefits that brings, and the A1’s separate and dedicated external power supply is replaced with something altogether more generic. The difference in casework means the power supply and DAC/output stages are on a single PCB, and not separated by their own aluminium chambers inside the case as in the A1. Similarly, the front panel display and logic board is in the same open-plan architecture on the D1, instead of held within its own little aluminium space inside the billet. Both of these changes undermine ultimate performance." Hi-Fi+ Magazine Issue 123
- You can play back your music files from a NAS on your home network with Minimserver installed.
- You can use Lumin's 2 terabyte L1 server/external hard disk (pictured on the right). This connects directly to the Lumin and offers some playback options not available through NAS or (non-Lumin) external hard disk playback.
- Tweek Geek offers a pre configured 1 terabyte Samsung solid state external drive that connects directly to the Lumin through an available USB port. Solid state drives are fast, and have no moving internal parts, thereby eliminating the noise and chatter associated with spinning hard disks.
- DSD SUPPORT: DSD64 2.8MHz, 1-bit
- ANALOG OUTPUT STAGE: Wolfson WM8741 DAC chips, 1 chip per channel. Fully balanced layout with high-quality components
- POWER SUPPLY: 100–240V AC auto-ranging
- PHYSICAL: 240mm (W), 244mm (D), 60mm (H), 2kg
Ethernet Network 100Base-T
USB storage, flash drive, USB hard disk (Single-partition FAT32, NTFS and EXT2/3 only)
XLR balanced, 4Vrms, pin 2 Hot
RCA unbalanced, 2Vrms
PCM 44.1kHz-192kHz, 16-24bit
DSD (DoP, DSD over PCM) 2.8MHz, 1bit
The Lumin App
You can control the settings, browse your music collection and create playlists within the easy to use Lumin app designed for iPads and iPad minis. You can also stream services like Pandora through your Lumin D1 from your iPad via AirPlay.