UK LAUNCH FOR LUMIN’S AUDIOPHILE P1 MINI

Compact and versatile P1 Mini streamer/DAC/Preamp is now available through SDD.

Specialist UK distributor Sound Design Distribution says it is delighted to welcome LUMIN’s keenly awaited and multi-talented P1 Mini streamer/DAC/Preamp to the UK. Precision engineered to deliver an elite level of signal processing and versatility to the heart of every two-channel audio playback system, the P1 Mini builds on the success of the multi-award-winning LUMIN P1 by including as much of its audiophile design and user flexibility as possible in a more compact chassis.

Just like its bigger brother, P1 Mini is designed to be used as a streamer, a DAC, a pre-amplifier, or all three. Joining a stereo analogue input, digital inputs include USB (up to native DSD512), optical/SPDIF (up to 192/24 with DoP) and HDMI 2.0 (with 4K passthrough), while digital outputs include USB (with native DSD512 support), BNC SPDIF (PCM 44.1kHz–192kHz, 16–24-bit DSD64), and HDMI, supporting PCM 2.0 Audio, 4K Video passthrough and ARC. In addition, the P1 Mini offers DSD128 and PCM 384kHz up-sampling options for all files, while a dual-network interface manages switching between the P1 Mini’s Ethernet and SFP fibre ports, providing complete isolation from network noise.                      

Fed by a new internal toroidal power supply and governed by a Leedh Processing lossless digital volume control, the P1 Mini’s analogue output stage is similar to that of the P1, involving a fully balanced layout featuring dual ES9028PRO SABRE DACs supported by dual Femto crystal oscillators and Lumin’s proprietary FPGA clock distribution system, which delivers the cleanest audiophile signal quality to XLR balanced and RCA unbalanced outputs, says the distributor.

Supported file formats include DSF (DSD), DFF (DSD), DoP (DSD), FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), WAV, AIFF MQA, MP3, AAC, and streaming services include OpenHome, Roon Ready, Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, Qobuz, FLAC Lossless Radio, TuneIn Radio, Apple AirPlay 2, Plex, Gapless Playback, On-Device Playlist and Multi-Room (Songcast).

Control over playback and settings, input selection, per-input volume memory and custom input labels is available from the LUMIN app or via a new Roon-ready handheld remote, precision-made in Austria from acrylic and zinc. The new infrared receiver built into the LUMIN P1 Mini is compatible with universal remote controls, phones and automation systems.

This means that as a network player, Hi-Fi hub, or two-channel AV system via HDMI ARC, the P1 Mini has been created to deliver exceptional low-noise/high resolution audio purity and strong value.

Availability in natural or black anodised aluminium: June 2024

Typical retail price (inc VAT): £4,195.00

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