Building on the unqualified success for its predecessor the Lumin U1 Mini, the U2 Mini design includes completely new processing hardware and software to deliver heightened resampling flexibility while retaining all the musicality for which Lumin is celebrated.
Faster processing enables network playback up to DSD512 and 768kHz, 16–32-bit stereo and MQA Decoding, with sampling in both directions from 44.1kHz to 384kHz/DSD256. Key hardware features carried over from U1 Mini include Lumin’s advanced quad clocking system and five digital outputs: USB (now capable of Native DSD512 support), AES EBU, Coaxial BNC, Coaxial RCA and Optical.
Supported audio file formats include DSD Lossless, PCM Lossless: FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), WAV, and AIFF; MP3, AAC and MQA, while the Roon Ready U2 Mini is also compatible with Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, Qobuz, FLAC, Lossless Radio, TuneIn Radio and AirPlay. Playback is gapless.
Described as ‘fantastically intuitive and easy to use’, the LUMIN control app includes native support for TIDAL, MQA, Qobuz and TuneIn Radio, as well as, among many features, volume control, high-resolution artwork, automatic internet links to artists/album/songs, and the saving and restoring of playlists (including Tidal and Qobuz).
Finished in a new silky surfacing process taken from Lumin’s high-end P1 audio hub, the U2 Mini includes a Leedh lossless digital volume control and is compatible with the LUMIN Infrared Control Package.
• Transport-only LUMIN for combination with an external DAC
• The first LUMIN to feature our all-new processing system
• Faster processor provides greater resampling flexibility – upsampling and downsampling to every supported format up to DSD256/PCM348 to hit your DAC’s sweetspot
• Increased capacity for future updates
• New surface finish taken from the high-end P1
• Quad native clock system for precision timing
• Five types of digital audio output including USB
• MQA Decoding
• Roon Ready
• Leedh Processing volume control
LUMIN U2 Mini transport
Availability in natural or black anodised aluminium: May 2022
Typical retail price (inc VAT) £1895.00