lumin u1 digital transport

The Lumin U1 digital transport is a purely high-end digital streaming platform ideal for those who already own a high-end DAC, or have a preferred DAC of their choice. The U1 is void of any analogue circuitry which could interfere with the digital signal. The U1 provides five different digital outputs.


 Not only will the U1 stream music stored anywhere on your network to your connected hifi system via UPnP, it will also give you to access to Spotify, QOBUZ, and TIDAL streaming services - the latter providing full MQA compatibility - as well as thousands of internet radio stations via TuneIn. Fully Roon compatible, the U1 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 coaxial digital output, an optical digital output, and a balanced AES/EBU digital output digital outputs cover PCM up to 24bit/192kHz and DSD at 2.8MHz - two USB digital outputs cover PCM up to 32bit/768kHz, and stereo DSD up to DSD512 at 22.5MHz. The USB connections double up for adding hard drive storage for music collections.

Volume can be controlled by the connected equipment, or via Lumin's own lossless digital output controllable via the free control app

Not only is the Lumin U1 void of analogue circuitry, but also of on board power. An off-board linear power supply is supplied in order to keep the dual toroidal transformers away from the unit, preserving as much as possible the digital signal it is processing.

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  • purely digital streaming transport

  • fully balanced circuit layout

  • 1x Gigabit ethernet input

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

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

  • 1x AES/EBU balanced digital output [up to 24bit/192kHz]

  • 2x Type B USB digital outputs [up to 32bit/768kHz and DSD up to DSD521 at 22.5MHz]

  • these Type B USB also offer HDD stored music attachment

  • fixed or variable output

  • external PSU using dual toroidal transformers

  • H 60mm x W 350mm x D 345mm

  • £4995

  • UPnP network streamer

  • AirPlay streaming

  • TuneIn internet radio

  • MQA decoding

  • Roon compatible

  • TIDAL streaming

  • QOBUZ streaming

  • Spotify Connect streaming

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