Lumin A1 Network Music Player

‘Reaching a level of musicality that will make even diehard analog fans forget its computer roots.’ – The Absolute Sound

Testimonials (on all Lumin products)

2014 Product of the Year Award – The Absolute Sound (Upper End Music Server of the year)

“Had I not known better, I would have sworn I was listening to mastertapes. It was an impression of resolution, soundstage integrity, and clean transient speed… reaching a level of musicality that will make even diehard analog fans forget its computer roots.”
– Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, (read the review)

“The network player by which all others should be judged… the most polished network player I’ve ever used.”
– Computer Audiophile, August 2013, (read the review)

Six Moons “Blue Moon” Award, August 2014

“To me the S1 is one of the most attractive one-box digital contenders I’ve had opportunity to hear. Perhaps the greatest strength of the S1 resides in a kind of sonic and functional coherence that I do not find with potential competitors… The LUMIN S1 to my ears combines the rare ability of sounding pristine, precise, warm and rhythmically involving all at once… The LUMIN S1 delivers an enormously appealing and involving musical presentation which will become my new reference as a still-affordable digital front-end to consequently demand a Blue Moon award.
– Joël Chevassus,, (read the review)

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“The more time you spend with the LUMIN, the more it becomes clear that the strong performance with a wide variety of material, the extremely well thought out app, and the very handsome appearance combine to make the LUMIN a very enticing buy and one that should work well in a variety of systems.”
– Ed Selly, Hi-Fi+, March 2014

“Its sound is crisp, clear and detailed with an engaging sense of timing that draws the best from the music …the app is one of the best out there on any streamer I’ve used so far.”
– Jon Myles, Hi-Fi World March, 2014

“Each recording was so absorbing, that I did not want to interrupt any album I listened to from beginning to end …This is the most analogue digital player I have ever listened to
– Audio Stereo, 2014 (read the review)

“…in my opinion it stands up to all comers. I spent many hours listening to the Lumin and every time found my toes tapping. I’ve played the saxophone for over 30 years and at the end of my listening sessions, I found the Lumin sounded more like music and less like computer!”
– Mike Bovaird, Founder, Audio Shark Forums

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Lumin A1 Network Music Player

Since its launch, news of LUMIN A1 has spread to all corners of the globe, with awards and reviews coming from the industry’s most respected websites and magazines. Computer Audiophile described LUMIN as “the network player by which all others should be judged” and 6moons’ Joël Chevassus described DSD through LUMIN as “the most exciting audio experience I’ve yet had”.

LUMIN A1 – The original LUMIN
– One of the best-reviewed audio products of 2013/2014
– Precision-machined from a solid block of aluminium
– Wolfson WM8741 DAC chips, 1 chip per channel
– External dual-toroidal power supply

– Effortlessly plays everything from DSD through high-res PCM to mainstream formats FLAC, Apple Lossless, MP3 and Internet radio streams.

– Gapless Playback, On-Device Playlists and robust music buffering provide a superior playback experience, free from distractions.

– Precision-machined from a solid block of aluminium using the finest materials, LUMIN deserves a place at the top of any audiophile’s hi-fi.

No compromise
– The highest-grade matching components, circuit design and spacious layout include true balanced audio outputs and an external toroidal power supply.

-A superbly natural, attractive and uniquely designed iPad app makes music browsing and selection a pleasure for everyone.

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DSD Support: DSD64 2.8MHz, 1-bit
HDMI Output: PCM 44.1kHz–192kHz, 16–24-bit, DSD 2.8MHz, 1-bit
Analog Output Stage: Wolfson WM8741 DAC chips, 1 chip per channel
Fully balanced layout with high-quality components
Output connectors coupled with dual LUNDAHL LL7401 output transformers
Power Supply: External dual-toroidal, Available in 240V and 110V versions
Lumin (solid aluminium chassis):
350mm (W), 345mm (D), 60mm (H), 8kg
Dual-toroidal PSU:
100mm (W), 295mm (D), 55mm (H), 2kg

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Specifications for all LUMIN Music Players

  • Streaming Protocol: UPnP AV protocol with audio streaming extension
  • Gapless Playback
  • On-Device Playlist
  • Supported Audio File Formats: DSD Lossless: DSF (DSD), DIFF (DSD), DoP (DSD), PCM Lossless: FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), WAV, AIFF, Compressed (lossy) Audio: MP3, AAC (in M4A container)
  • Supported Audio Sample Rates, Bit Depths, Number of Channels: PCM, 44.1kHz – 384kHz, 16 – 32bit, Stereo, DSD, 2.8MHz, 1bit, Stereo (5.6MHz on LUMIN S1)
  • Upsampling rates & bit depths: DSD upsampling option for all files up to 96kHz
  • Supported Control Devices: All models of Apple iPad (v2 or later). iOS 5.0 or later required.
  • Full Retina Display support.
  • App Features: High-resolution artwork. Artwork caching. AirPlay compatibility. Multiple-tag handling. ‘Composer’ tag support. Find & Filter. Tag browsing.
  • Input: Ethernet Network 100Base-T, USB storage, flash drive, USB hard disk (Single-partition FAT32, NTFS and EXT2/3 only)
  • Outputs:Analog Audio: XLR balanced, 4Vrms, pin 2 Hot, RCA unbalanced, 2Vrms
  • Digital Audio: BNC SPDIF:
  • PCM 44.1kHz-192kHz, 16-24bit
  • DSD (DoP, DSD over PCM) 2.8MHz, 1bit
  • HDMI: PCM 44.1kHz-192kHz, 16-24bit, DSD (Native or DoP) 2.8MHz, 1bit
  • Finish: Raw brushed aluminium, Black anodized aluminium finish is available as a special order item.Please contact your retailer for costs and lead time
  • Other: Firmware-upgradable for further features and enhancements