Lumin D2 Music Streamer
Lumin D2 Network Music Streamer
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Lumin has upgraded the legendary D1, and it is now the D2. They have added the latest (and much faster) processor to allow playback of DSD128 5.6MHz and made a few other tweaks.
The power supply is now internal. Along with a reworking of the board layout, this delivers improved audio quality over the original.
To house all this, Lumin has enlarged the case and made some production refinements. As a bonus, LUMIN D2 is also now available in a black anodised finish as well as the usual LUMIN raw silver.
Of course, it includes all the usual LUMIN features: Fully balanced design including XLR outputs, DSD upsampling, DoP (DSD over PCM) support, Wolfson WM8741 DAC chips, and our continuous software development programme that has seen MQA and Roon support added in the last year alone.
- 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. This connects directly to the Lumin and offers some playback options not available through NAS or (non-Lumin) external hard disk playback.
- DSD SUPPORT: DSD64 2.8MHz, 5.6mHz, 1-bit
- ANALOG OUTPUT STAGE: Wolfson WM8741 DAC chips, 1 chip per channel. Fully balanced layout with high-quality components
- POWER SUPPLY: internal
- PHYSICAL: 300mm (W), 244mm (D), 60mm (H), 2.5kg
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
Posted by MARK on 5th Jul 2018
Beautiful, detailed sound. The warmest, most "analog" sound I've ever heard from a digital source. Standard 16/44.1 (cd quality) files sound amazing, and 24/96 files are even more astounding.
Hi Fi and MQA files streamed through TIDAL are revelatory as well.
I'm using the Lumin D2 as a Roon endpoint. Roon is an amazing way to consolidate all of your digital files. Combined with TIDAL, you have almost any song you can imagine at your fingertips. That said, if you don't want to invest in Roon, I've read very good things about Lumin's iPad app. I have only used the app on my iPhone for initial settings with the Lumin, so I can't personally speak to how works as a player app.
This is the least expensive of the Lumin streamer line, but they certainly did not skimp on sound quality and functionality. Highest of recommendations.
Love this streamer
Posted by Dave on 27th Jun 2018
Great streamer, does everything I wanted and sounds fantastic doing it. Extremely quick and responsive to its iOS app. Decodes MQA from Tidal beautifully. Only thing you might miss are physical play/pause buttons, but I planned to do everything from my phone so it works great for me.