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  1. Hi DrNikonian First, you need to have the MinimStreamer package installed on MinimServer. This may require updating MinimServer to the latest version: https://minimstreamer.com/installing.html Then in MinimServer > Properties > System Tab you should see some new fields (highlighted below): The green highlighted field is where these transcoding strings should be entered. (although on the latest MinimServer and MinimStreamer, I can't get the strings listed above to be accepted) More help here: https://minimstreamer.com/userguide.html#Transcoding
  2. You need a really long screwdriver to reach from the back to the front along the extrusion to the top 2 screws to let the top slide off. It's pozidrive.
  3. Roon isn't really an app - it's a whole system of server, processor and app. If features dsp processing, upsampling/downsampling and other features, so it definitely has the possibility of sounding different. You are right that UPnP apps shouldn't sound different from one another though.
  4. The figures of 128 and 320 that are mentioned are in kbps and are Lossy. AAC is Apple's lossy equivalent of lossy MP3. The lossless FLAC should in theory be the same as AirPlay (and CD), but the fact it mentions 320kbps confuses things as that would refer to a lossy bitrate and is not usually associated with FLAC. In all these cases, AirPlay should be capable of sending them without further compression to LUMIN. I don't know of any high res radio stations that AirPlay couldn't handle. TuneIn bitrates vary by station up to 320kbps afaik
  5. It's purely down to the processing power of the chip used. Multi-Room is still supported on S1, but you would have to have X1 / T2 / D2 / U1 / U1 MINI / M1 in the system to do the sending.
  6. Obviously this voids warranty and has electric shock risks associated with it. But I think you just need an extra long pozi screwdriver - like this: I'm not 100% sure, but I think Pz2.
  7. Yes, many LUMIN owners use a variety of apps such as BubbleUPnP to control LUMIN. LUMIN is fully Openhome compliant. Of course, many owners of other hardware also use the LUMIN App too. For the actual LUMIN Settings (things like logins for subscription services, upsampling settings, display brightness, etc) you will have to use the LUMIN App for either iOS or Android, but not necessarily for playback. I use another brand of App to occasionally control LUMIN from my PC for example.
  8. Hi Chiller. No there isn't. Only iOS and Android. However many other UPnP apps work fine like Linn Kazoo
  9. Spotify isn't within the app, so it's just TIDAL and Qobuz. Another trick (undocumented I think). By tapping the text itself, you can go to the item on the same streaming service too. i.e. last night I was listening to a single TIDAL track I had in a playlist and wondered what the rest of the album was like. I tapped the album title text and it took me to the whole album on TIDAL, so that I could add all the tracks to the playlist and listen.
  10. Indeed - See if you think this one is easier Mono and Stereo LUMIN X1 review - part 1
  11. There is a 12V DC input on LUMIN L1. A switching power supply is included. There is a post here regarding drive replacement http://www.audioshark.org/lumin-169/lumin-l1-4tb-5tb-hdd-12816.html
  12. Hi rodrigaj. Full D2 details and photos are on the website now. http://www.luminmusic.com/lumin-d2.html
  13. If you take studio masters as the source, then both MQA and 16/44 are lossy. MQA attempts to use lower bandwidth than studio masters, but more than 16/44 (so therefore loses less than 16/44) and focusses on what it feels are the most important aspects for human enjoyment. i.e. timing. If I can get DSD or 24/192 etc formats, then I don't need MQA, but when the best streaming available is 16/44, then MQA should offer more. Even MQA in their talks at shows haven't been selling it as better than DSD/hires, just a better compromise that provides the streaming service with a lighter load, and customers with something better than redbook. Unfortunately 'lossless' and 'lossy' have been used historically with respect to 'cd quality', so have lost their meaning when we are now talking about studio masters.
  14. You can do it with Minimerver running on different machines (I have a NAS and Windows both running different libraries). You can also do it on Windows (according to this thread) but I haven't tried it. I don't think it's possible on other devices.
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