Lumin has achieved status in keeping with its one word moniker. Like Madonna, Sting, Prince etc. 'Lumin' has gotten a rave review every time a reviewer has popped the hood and taken her for a few laps. The Lumin, with composure and elegance has matter-of-factly answered all of the digital wants and desires of those who seek the best in it's purest most intuitive form...and it's just dead gorgeous to boot. With a parent company that makes FPGA's for high end video processing,(Pixel Magic) coming down to the bits and pieces needed to make the most fully thought out piece of digital around perhaps wasn't as difficult for them as it should have been. They certainly have the brawn and skills to do things others would have a hard time competing with...(like writing their own music software, which assures it working well with their hardware, or being upgradeable via downloads.) I could wax poetic for days about the sound, because it is fantastic, however, I'll let the reviewers do that. (Please note anodized black is a special order and as such takes a bit longer to acquire. Silver is readily available.)
"The Pixel Magic Lumin network player is the most polished network player I've ever used. The sound quality is exquisitely analog much like spinning a vinyl album. Lush and vivid are terms that describe the sound of music streamed through the Lumin player. What makes this player so polished is the terrific design and implementation of its software. This is a DLNA renderer / DAC and that's all the device is designed to accomplish with its embedded Linux operating system. Playback of high resolution PCM and DSD files is a breeze. Gapless playback that eludes so many players in this category works flawlessly with the Lumin. The iPad control point application is intuitive and simply works every time. Lumin is the network player by which all others should be judged. A definite leader on the Computer Audiophile Suggested Hardware List . "
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Joel Chevassus of 6Moons gave it their highest award the Lunar Eclipse and wrote:
"In short, this DSD streamer outclassed anything I've heard at home or beyond. Whilst I dislike such expressions, it proved to be a keen Linn killer. About 10 listeners who heard my loaner sold off their Linn streamers to buy the new kid in town. A few prerequisites like configuring a NAS with Minimserver are mandatory and will call for minimal IT skills from the installer or user. It's no harder than any other streamer setup except perhaps the Squeezebox which remains the king of easy. Beyond its outstanding sound quality, the Lumin also gets the most elevated marks for user-friendliness, aesthetics, versatility and evolutionary capacities – not bad for the maiden release from a rising Hong Kong company I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more of in the near future! My experience with it became such a personal enjoyment that it proved impossible not to convert my loaner into my new digital reference. Considering the nearly unbelievable price/performance ratio, I give it a most enthusiastic award!" read the entire bit here-
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