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    Lumin Network Transport

    Does Lumin have any plans to release a transport only model that features fiber and ethernet connection, like the X1? The U1 has only ethernet connectivity.

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    Re: Lumin Network Transport

    As far as I know, there wont be such transport from LUMIN round the corner. But I can tell you that the performance of the X1 as a transport exceeds the U1, An U1 with the X1 power supply is also a very interesting combo.

    LUMIN / WestminsterLab

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    Re: Lumin Network Transport

    Thanks for your reply, Iscangus. Has anyone compared the transport section of the X1 to the Bryston BDP-3 or the Auralic Aries G2?

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    Re: Lumin Network Transport

    I have... without using the “audiophile” nonsense the Lumin is a much more natural sounding transport. The Lumin app is miles ahead of Brystons interface.

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    Re: Lumin Network Transport

    I owned the Aries G2 sold it and bought the U1. I'm glad I did.

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    Re: Lumin Network Transport

    Thanks for giving your opinions. I am currently using the transport section of the Lumin X1 into a Bryston BDA-3 DAC connected via the USB output of the Lumin. I use the optical fiber and not the ethernet connection to the Lumin. Also running Roon with the Nucleus Plus as my Roon core. The sound is excellent.

    Since I have the Bryston DAC I was wondering if there was some kind of synergy with the Bryston digital players. I guess not....

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    Re: Lumin Network Transport

    Why not use the X1 DAC instead of the Bryston DAC? You will eliminate the interconnect and power cable to the DAC.
    Bud

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR for preamp, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.

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    Re: Lumin Network Transport

    The internal DAC of the X1 is excellent sounding. But the Lumin allows no digital input to connect to it. I use the Bryston DAC to stream the classical music sites Idagio and Primephonic. I can Airplay these to the Lumin but I experience intermittent dropouts and pauses in the music. Also the Bryston allows me to connect my CD player or CD transport to it as well.

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    Re: Lumin Network Transport

    Okay. Thanks.
    Bud

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR for preamp, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.

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    Re: Lumin Network Transport

    In that case simply sell the the X1 and buy a U1 mini. I dont see why you have a $14K player feeding into a $3800 DAC.

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