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  1. #11
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    Re: Lumin U1 and MQA

    Andrew..welcome..
    Listening Room: 25' L x 18' W x 23' H..system on the long wall
    Speakers: Tidal 'Contriva Diacera-SE
    Amps: Chalice Audio 'Grail' SET mono blocks with Psvane WE 845 / 300b tubes
    Source: Lumin A-1 Network Music Player with upgraded PSU
    Cables: High Fidelity CT-1UR interconnect
    Cerious Technology CT / GE Speaker Cables
    Cerious Technology CT/GE 'blue' Power Cords x 2
    Core Technology CPT E-300 Power Cord x 1
    Revelation Audio Cat 8+ ethernet cable
    WireWorld 'Platinum' ethernet cable
    REL S/5 Subwoofer

    Tweaks: Symposium Ultra Platforms under speakers and REL S5
    Symposium 'Segue' Platform under Lumin
    Stillpoints Ultra SS under amps / Lumin

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    Re: Lumin U1 and MQA

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    That's great! What input are you using?
    I'm using the AES/EBU input.

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    Re: Lumin U1 and MQA

    Congratulations. You've put together a wonderful combo there between the Lumin streamer and that remarkable McIntosh DAC.

    Here are is a link to part one, and part two the recent Computer Audiophile review of your new DAC. It's very enlightening, and Chris loved it!

    https://www.computeraudiophile.com/c...part-one-r664/

    https://www.computeraudiophile.com/c...C2%A0two-r667/

    JC

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    Re: Lumin U1 and MQA

    So I now have the beta version of the MQA Lumin U1 firmware upgrade. All I can say is "WOW". When I stream an MQA masters album from Tidal HiFi, this has sonically taken my system to a new higher level of musicality, dynamic breath, and transparency. The sound I'm hearing reminds me a lot of how my "old" collection of DVD-Audio discs sounded back in the day. From a sonic perspective I loved that format and it's amazing that I can now get that same quality or better streamed! It's also super nice and to see my Mac D1100 Dac displaying the best possible 96khz sampling rate for the first MQA unfold done by the Lumin software. Congratulations to Lumin on the excellent work so far!IMG_20170908_221845.jpg

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    Re: Lumin U1 and MQA

    Hello Folks
    I have updated the Lumin U1 for mqa support
    Some things to share :
    My system for listening the mqa via tidal is as follows :
    Lumin U1 is connected to Chord Dave via AES EBU . The U1 is connected to my internet box via RJ45 + network filter . The U1 is also connected to Melco N1A via Ethernet RJ45 + filter . The melco stores my music
    The Lumin + Melco +DAVE are filtered via the excellent PLIXIR BAC (conditionner)
    Listening is done via Focal Elear earphone via DAVE
    Album tested is Marvin Gaye " What's going on "
    44.1 flac, and 196 flac are stored on the Melco
    Tidal streams 44.1 , and the 196 versions
    Conclusions (FOR ME)
    1. The flac in the Melco and the one from Tidal MQA , sounds the same (both 44.1 and 196)
    2. The HD version sounds better to my ears than the CD version
    I have been a MQA septic , because I like to buy my music
    However , it's more practical to have Tidal (albeit being dependant on internet)
    Lastly , I should state that LUMIN has been of tremendous support , and the Lumin app on IOS works really good
    When I see the difficulty of having DSD files , and the easiness to have MQA high res files , I guess that mqa will be a good streaming format (even if there are loads of septics like me)
    EXCELLENT support from wklie and Lumin
    Cheers

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    Re: Lumin U1 and MQA

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaheer View Post
    Hello Folks
    I have updated the Lumin U1 for mqa support
    Some things to share :
    My system for listening the mqa via tidal is as follows :
    Lumin U1 is connected to Chord Dave via AES EBU . The U1 is connected to my internet box via RJ45 + network filter . The U1 is also connected to Melco N1A via Ethernet RJ45 + filter . The melco stores my music
    The Lumin + Melco +DAVE are filtered via the excellent PLIXIR BAC (conditionner)
    Listening is done via Focal Elear earphone via DAVE
    Album tested is Marvin Gaye " What's going on "
    44.1 flac, and 196 flac are stored on the Melco
    Tidal streams 44.1 , and the 196 versions
    Conclusions (FOR ME)
    1. The flac in the Melco and the one from Tidal MQA , sounds the same (both 44.1 and 196)
    2. The HD version sounds better to my ears than the CD version
    I have been a MQA septic , because I like to buy my music
    However , it's more practical to have Tidal (albeit being dependant on internet)
    Lastly , I should state that LUMIN has been of tremendous support , and the Lumin app on IOS works really good
    When I see the difficulty of having DSD files , and the easiness to have MQA high res files , I guess that mqa will be a good streaming format (even if there are loads of septics like me)
    EXCELLENT support from wklie and Lumin
    Cheers
    Hey Zaheer - Great setup and glad to hear you are enjoying the sound quality of the U1 with MQA files. Question: What is the purpose of the network filter that you mention? Does the filter provide an audible improvement to the sound quality? Can you please elaborate more. Thanks.

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    Re: Lumin U1 and MQA

    Hello
    Here is the link
    https://www.reichelt.de/Network-Accesso ... ANGUAGE=EN
    Seems to take out noise
    Cheers
    (will post soon with pictures)

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    Re: Lumin U1 and MQA

    Hello
    Has anyone tested the new firmware for U1 ?
    Cheers

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    Re: Lumin U1 and MQA

    The new public U1 firmware does not include MQA support. It fixes an occasional delay issue with playback of music from fidata Twonky server. U1 is still undergoing MQA certification.
    Peter Lie
    LUMIN Firmware Lead

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