LUMIN T3 hits high performance sweet spot

Sound Design Distribution is delighted to welcome LUMIN’s T3 music player to the UK. The T3 is the first LUMIN with a DAC to feature the brand’s all-new processing system, offering heightened processing power and storage capacity for greater resampling flexibility and futureproofing. Working with the company’s established dual-mono ES9028Pro SABRE DAC platform, LUMIN’s new processing technology provides for the versatile up-sampling and down-sampling of every supported digital music format, including MQA, DSD, FLAC and WAV, up to DSD256/PCM384.

The T3’s digital output stage offers USB with native DSD512 support, PCM 44.1–384kHz, 16–32-bit, stereo, and BNC SPDIF handling PCM 44.1kHz–192kHz and 16–24-bit DSD (DoP, DSD over PCM) 2.8MHz, 1-bit. For analogue, the dual-mono signal path extends through a precision output stage featuring technology from LUMIN’s flagship X1 streamer to deliver ultra-low-noise and high dynamic range to XLR balanced and RCA unbalanced outputs.

Matching the quality of its audio performance, the T3’s CNC panelled construction, which provides for upgraded structural rigidity and shielding, is milled to the silky luxury finish of LUMIN’s high-end models.

Other user-friendly features include access to tens of millions of songs via native support for TIDAL, TIDAL Connect, Qobuz, Spotify, Spotify Connect and AirPlay-compatibility, as well as the powerfully intuitive LUMIN App – described as ‘the most convenient interface in existence’ – and a LEEDH lossless volume control (now included on all LUMIN players), which employs an innovative adjustment algorithm that eliminates rounding errors.

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