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    Re: DAC/streamer combo with Tidal support


    Are the digital out for the various lumin differ greatly in sound quality?

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    Re: DAC/streamer combo with Tidal support

    Quote Originally Posted by justubes View Post
    Are the digital out for the various lumin differ greatly in sound quality?
    Aside from Lumin U1, the design of the digital outputs for the other Lumin models are rather similar, but there are still differences in power supply.

    A number of users bought Lumin D1 (now replaced by D2) to connect to their external DAC via SPDIF to enjoy the convenience of iPad control and streaming. To use USB connection, Lumin U1 is required.
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    Re: DAC/streamer combo with Tidal support

    Is the U1's digital outputs i.e spdif and aes very similar to the D1'S A1 etc. when used as a streamer to a external dac?

    How about the new X1's digital outputs, will it be an improvement in design over the new range.

    Also regarding Android control of Tidal, a search cannot be performed unless i use an ipad?

    Is there an android app that can allow stream youtube music to the Lumin, like the Apple's Airplay?

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    Re: DAC/streamer combo with Tidal support

    Specification wise the U1 SPDIF output is the same as those from other models. However, power supply and design differences can result in a difference in SQ.

    X1 can output BNC-SPDIF and USB. Yes, it is an improvement due to improved power supply and hardware.

    It's a known issue of the current Android app. We have newer betas that may fix it.

    I know there are AirPlay sender and receiver apps on Android, but we never tried them and don't know how well they work with Lumin. Please buy/use an iPad.
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    Re: DAC/streamer combo with Tidal support

    Vortex, for your headphone use case:

    - the Brinkmann Nyquist is a top shelve DAC
    - streamer with USB and Ethernet input
    - supports Tidal and other services
    - all formats from low to hi-res PCM, native DSD and MQA

    ...and is a superb tubed headphone amp with volume control and IR remote.

    My wild guess is this is the best performing product in the market for your use case, if you are willing to fork out the moolah.



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