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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Hi Chiller. No there isn't. Only iOS and Android. However many other UPnP apps work fine like Linn Kazoo
  7. 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.
  8. Indeed - See if you think this one is easier Mono and Stereo LUMIN X1 review - part 1
  9. 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
  10. Hi rodrigaj. Full D2 details and photos are on the website now. http://www.luminmusic.com/lumin-d2.html
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. I haven't had the opportunity to try it, but I imagine it already does, as the width and height of the app are already fluid. So the width of the playlist will remain constant, but the browse area will expand. The playlist will be longer than on other iPads.
  14. Hi Mike! Good news -this was released last week! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.luminmusic.lumincontroller (note that TIDAL and Qobuz are to be added later)
  15. I don't know for sure Langendorf, but LUMIN can accept a stream from UPnP or Airplay, so if you can get your HTPC to deliver the movie audio in either of those while keeping the video to itself, I can't see why it wouldn't work. It's not something I've done (although I have watched iPad videos with the audio going to LUMIN). My feeling is that Airplay is the way to go, as it automatically takes over the LUMIN Play Queue. You'll be limited to 16bit 44KHz, but that shouldn't be a problem.
  16. The LUMIN USB Server has been available since October last year. It's a full UPnP server that lives on LUMIN, so if you connect a USB drive to LUMIN, you can also browse the music on other devices on your network (another LUMIN for example). The latest firmware simply included the ability to connect LUMIN L1 via USB (which would work in the same way as any other USB disk). See this Facebook post for a little info on disk formats, etc:
  17. That's great news! Are there any details you can give that may help others in the future?
  18. Here is the information we revealed at CES: It will be available to listen to at Munich High End Show later this month.
  19. Hi Ole Have you got the very latest version of the app? Try that and then try an 'Update Library' while connected to your normal music library. Is 'Ole' the unique tunein radio username? If you're on the old version and want to remain on it, then you can try setting the iPad's "Region Format" (Settings->General->International->Region Format) to either United Kingdom or United States. That has helped users on the previous version, but shouldn't be required on the latest.
  20. Is your iPad connected to the internet (as well as your wi-fi network)? That's the only time mine doesn't give access. When you tap and hold an album, does it give little 'i' icons so that you can look at last.fm album information? If the 'i' doesn't appear next to the album title, then the LUMIN app doesn't think your connected to the internet.
  21. Hi dariusb Firmware 5 is already available to download. If you have "Check for firmware updates" selected, the app will auto-detect the new firmware and prompt you to update. To make use of the new radio features, you will also require App version 2.0.4.
  22. I don't think you'd be able to control LUMIN at all without a network connection to it. The only control methods are from the iPad app or from other UPnP controllers such as PC Kinsky or other android/iPad apps. Also - the settings for the LUMIN are set using the iPad app. Edit: Could you use a powerline network system to connect to LUMIN?
  23. Hi Thierry Regarding the settings. I noticed that since moving to iOS7 that when I scroll down the settings list, every tap is registered as a tap, even if I scroll with that same tap. So I found I was inadvertently changing settings just to scroll down the settings. I've let psme know about this. Could this be what's happening?
  24. Thanks Ted. That makes life easier! (although I've already done my back-catalogue). I just wish MP3TAG would hurry up and add DSF support, then my ripping for Minimserver and Lumin workflow would be about as good as I could hope for.
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