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    US customers

    Given some news media suggestion of possible change of US tariff for Hong Kong (where I work), I encourage US customers who are considering to purchase a Lumin to place your order ASAP.
    Peter Lie
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    What are the proposed changes?

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    Re: US customers

    Not wanting to relay unconfirmed information or comment on social or political issue, I'd respectfully request interested parties to google US Hong Kong special status tariff.
    Peter Lie
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    My understanding is that, currently, Chinese electronics are subject to a 25% Duty rate heading in to the US. Are you telling me that items made in Hong Kong fall under a different Duty rate?

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    "Hong Kong is one of the United States' biggest export markets and it has a zero tariff rate on U.S. imports."

    What To Know About Hong Kong's Special Status And What Happens If The U.S. Removes It : NPR

    This would include exports from Hong Kong to the US. This is going to be something to watch for in the coming days/weeks on whether this changes or not. Hence Peter's recommendations of ordering NOW if you're on the fence for Lumin devices.

    -dave

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    And what if the item is made in hong kong but isn’t coming directly from hong kong?

    Ex, shipping from germany to the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dznutz View Post
    And what if the item is made in hong kong but isn’t coming directly from hong kong?

    Ex, shipping from germany to the US?
    That wouldn't be affected. Only the shipping origin/destination are important.
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    Re: US customers

    Peter,

    First and most importantly - I am sorry, disappointed and disgusted to hear this news.

    If I might ask, how soon and how much do you expect this development to affect the pricing on units sold and shipped to U.S. customers?

    Thanks,

    Jeff

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    Re: US customers

    I don't think anybody has an answer to that question except maybe the President. You can be sure he won't give any advance warning if/when it happens.

    Quote Originally Posted by JCS123 View Post
    Peter,

    First and most importantly - I am sorry, disappointed and disgusted to hear this news.

    If I might ask, how soon and how much do you expect this development to affect the pricing on units sold and shipped to U.S. customers?

    Thanks,

    Jeff
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    Re: US customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Projectman View Post
    I don't think anybody has an answer to that question except maybe the President. You can be sure he won't give any advance warning if/when it happens.
    if it does, the next guy will reverse it.
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    Politicians need to keep their hands off our hobby!

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    Re: US customers

    Just purchased an X1.....under the wire...!
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    Amps: Chalice Audio 'Grail' SET mono blocks with Psvane WE 845 / 300b tubes
    Source: Lumin X-1 Network Music Player
    HighFidelity MC-1 Pro Helix conditioner
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    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Speaker Cables
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    Revelation Audio Cat 8+ Ethernet Cable
    Clarus 'Duet' Power Conditioner

    REL 212 SE Subwoofer x 2
    GigaFoil v4 inline filter / Keces PSU / WireWorld 'Starlight'
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    Tweaks:
    Stillpoints Ultra SS under amps
    EVP HDR isolators 2" x 8...under my Lumin A1 and PSU
    EVP HDR isolators 4" x 16..under my Tidal speakers and my REL 212 SE subs

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    Quote Originally Posted by calloway View Post
    Just purchased an X1.....under the wire...!
    Best move you ever made!

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    Quote Originally Posted by calloway View Post
    Just purchased an X1.....under the wire...!
    Please beware that you need to decrease the volume with X1 when switching from S1, because X1 output is higher than S1.
    Peter Lie
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    Re: US customers

    I replaced my S1 with an X1 a year ago. You'll be very happy!
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    Re: US customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritmo View Post
    I replaced my S1 with an X1 a year ago. You'll be very happy!
    Thinking about upgrading D2 to T2, but if funds were tighter, I’d happily live with the D2 for years. That’s how good the Lumin products are, even the “entry level” streamer/DAC model.

    End game in a couple of years: X1 (or maybe X2???)

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    Re: US customers

    thanks Peter..i did that yesterday when i set it up. Just an amazing machine.....
    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 X-1 Network Music Player
    HighFidelity MC-1 Pro Helix conditioner
    Cables:
    LessLoss C-MARC RCA interconnect
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Speaker Cables
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Power Cords x 3
    LessLoss 'Firewall for Speaker Cable'
    Revelation Audio Cat 8+ Ethernet Cable
    Clarus 'Duet' Power Conditioner

    REL 212 SE Subwoofer x 2
    GigaFoil v4 inline filter / Keces PSU / WireWorld 'Starlight'
    Ethernet cable



    Tweaks:
    Stillpoints Ultra SS under amps
    EVP HDR isolators 2" x 8...under my Lumin A1 and PSU
    EVP HDR isolators 4" x 16..under my Tidal speakers and my REL 212 SE subs

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCS123 View Post
    End game in a couple of years: X1 (or maybe X2???)
    I'm thinking Y1 or Z1. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by calloway View Post
    thanks Peter..i did that yesterday when i set it up. Just an amazing machine.....
    As you already know, please burn it in 7x24 for several weeks by turning on repeat.
    Peter Lie
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    Re: US customers

    ‘ turning on repeat’ ....?....do you mean playing a track over and over....or is there a repeat button...? It’s not enough to just have it on??
    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 X-1 Network Music Player
    HighFidelity MC-1 Pro Helix conditioner
    Cables:
    LessLoss C-MARC RCA interconnect
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Speaker Cables
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Power Cords x 3
    LessLoss 'Firewall for Speaker Cable'
    Revelation Audio Cat 8+ Ethernet Cable
    Clarus 'Duet' Power Conditioner

    REL 212 SE Subwoofer x 2
    GigaFoil v4 inline filter / Keces PSU / WireWorld 'Starlight'
    Ethernet cable



    Tweaks:
    Stillpoints Ultra SS under amps
    EVP HDR isolators 2" x 8...under my Lumin A1 and PSU
    EVP HDR isolators 4" x 16..under my Tidal speakers and my REL 212 SE subs

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    Yes, there's a repeat button as well as a shuffle button. It's best to repeat playing the current playlist.
    Peter Lie
    LUMIN Firmware Lead

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