lumin s1 music streamer

The Lumin S1 streamer has many strings to its bow. Not only streaming your own network stored music to your hifi system, giving you to access to Spotify, QOBUZ, and TIDAL streaming services - the latter providing full MQA compatibility - but also thousands of internet radio stations via TuneIn. Fully Roon compatible, the S1 is able to present you with a wealth of artist and album information at your fingertips.


AirPlay provides wireless streaming from Apple phones and tablets.

A BNC digital output covers PCM up to 32bit/384kHz and DSD at 2.8MHz, and a HDMI output allows direct digital connection to HDMI DACs and AV amplifiers and processors, sending out PCM up to 24bit/192kHz, or stereo DSD at 2.8MHz.

A total of four ESS Sabre ES9018 DAC chips - two per channel - provide digital to analogue conversion, capable of PCM decoding up to 32bit/384kHz, and DSD up to DSD128 at 5.6MHz, such is the power of Lumin's processor.


Analogue outputs are covered by a pair of 2 volt unbalanced RCA outputs, and a pair of 4 volt balanced XLR outputs, allowing direct connection to suitable analogue components such as amplifiers, power amplifiers, and active loudspeakers. Volume can be controlled by the connection equipment, or via Lumin's own lossless digital output controllable via the free control app

The dual toroidal transformer of the external power supply feeds into the back of the S1 streamer and is routed through a thick aluminium recess, keeping it well clear of the digital board and the dual-mono  analogue output stage, individually feeding the analogue and digital sections of the S1.

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  • 4x ESS Sabre ES9018 DAC chipset

  • fully balanced circuit layout

  • 1pr unbalanced analogue RCA outputs [2v]

  • 1pr balanced analogue XLR outputs [4v]

  • 1x Gigabit ethernet input

  • 2x Type B input for HDD stored music

  • 1x BNC digital output [up to 24bit/192kHz]

  • HDMI digital output [up to 24bit/192kHz]

  • fixed or variable output

  • external PSU using dual toroidal transformers

  • H 60mm x W 350mm x D 345mm

  • £7495

  • UPnP network streamer

  • AirPlay streaming

  • TuneIn internet radio

  • MQA decoding

  • Roon compatible

  • TIDAL streaming

  • QOBUZ streaming

  • Spotify Connect streaming

  • DSD decoding up to DSD128 at 5.6MHz

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