lumin u1 mini digital transport

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

 

 Not only will the U1 Mini 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 Mini 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/384kHz, and stereo DSD up to DSD256 at 11.2MHz. 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

Inside the sturdy chassis and brushed aluminium fascia of the U1 Mini is neatly laid out and finished, insuring the internal power supply is shielded and cannot interfere with the digital signal, and that circuitry isn't bunched together.

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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/384kHz and DSD up to DSD256 at 11.2MHz]

  • these Type B USB also offer HDD stored music attachment

  • fixed or variable output

  • brushed aluminium fascia in anodised black or raw

  • H 60mm x W 300mm x D 244mm

  • £1695

  • UPnP network streamer

  • AirPlay streaming

  • TuneIn internet radio

  • MQA decoding

  • Roon compatible

  • TIDAL streaming

  • QOBUZ streaming

  • Spotify Connect streaming

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