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  1. FYI I too asked for the iOS features in Lock Screen and it was fed back as not relevant for the LUMIN customers. I have this feature with Sonos and it’s very useful !!
  2. Sounds odd.. I have a new mini and use my iPhone 12 Pro Max and have only needed to setup tidal once. It has been streaming almost 24x7 for 10 days.. perhaps a reset and re-setup.
  3. Did some quick searches and as often the case in HiFi, uncovered the Mariana Trench in discussions.. Put simply - the concept seems to be all about impedance mismatch and cable reflections and 1.5M being a supposed ideal in balance of reflection attenuation vs pickup of additional noise.. Interesting that so few promote a 1.5m cable as a sellable unit.. Some explanation here. https://www.lessloss.com/lessloss-digital-cable-p-195.html
  4. Any details why? I read something around wavelengths of SPDIF signals. I assume if someone were designing a product for an internal linkage of SPDIF (and why would they), they would have low tx power for a v short distance. I wonder if some products prefer some attenuation? (not that 1.5M of decent spec 110 ohm AES cable has much loss)..
  5. Re 2. - Thank you! DHCP in a home setup can take a small amount of time.. Re 1. - mine is v short (12cm of cable).. Deliberately to remove cable effects.. What are the reasons for the 1.5M? I have read this somewhere else re SPDIF before.
  6. Confirmed working.. it is a bit confusing re the 'login' as there are no password fields.. Unless I had a radio station set to 'favourite' in the web app online, then LUMIN didn't do anything. Once I had a channel added, then it appeared with just the login username (email). TuneIn obviously allows favourites to be pulled without any authentication (which seems odd)..
  7. I forgot to add that the UI Mini can upsample audio feeds.. I only tried 44.1 KHz standard PCM from TIDAL (FLAC). It allows for 2x, 3x etc and also conversion to DSD.. When streaming into the Mytek DAC using USB (but again on amplified desktop hifi speakers) I could not hear any benefit. In fact in general, I thought the original sounded a teeny bit better. My DAC is pretty good by most standards, so expect this may have been less of an advantage to that DAC. I could not hear anything re DSD vs PCM either. Leaving that setting off.. Naturally the upper clock rates and DSD need the USB connecti
  8. The app seems to ask for a username but then does not provide a password box. I went and registered with TuneIn and hence was baffled that the App does not ask for the two fields.
  9. Update time: As some of you know I started this thread seeking a way of getting rid of Roon, Roon Core (Rock), Roon client and potentially also my Sonore MicroRendu. My goal was to have something as simple as Sonos ZP90 (cloud/app powered UX streamer). Your advice on here led me to look at options: Auralic Aries G1 - great reviews for the App. Hardware looks good. On greater digging realising that Spotify is not embedded in the App (uses the connect path that Spotify seems to be pushing). That was an initial issue.. so I kept looking Aurender - Strong positives from some of you..
  10. Many thanks.. Makes perfect sense. Also why I put my last mention of 'bug' in quotes as it sounded intentional/related.
  11. Thanks for the reply..I did some tests and the 'bug' is with the Lumin, relating to having both USB and AES connected.. Following your request I have removed the USB and MQA via AES works (as it did using USB) - no issues... Is there a performance/stability reason of the U1 Mini for not having both USB and AES connected at the same time to the DAC and being able to switch? I note that on removing the USB connection the U1 Mini no longer understands what DAC is connected (which makes sense of course). Is there a product development preference on the interface? ie more focus/testing with USB? Ag
  12. Hi @wklie - please suggest if there is a better forum for providing feedback? I have noted something a little buggy re MQA.. The U1 Mini - I am testing the sound between USB and AES out into my Mytek Brooklyn DAC (MQA compliant).. On changing tracks via USB the MQA lock is quick and the 'blue dot' of MQA full onfold is quick and solid.. Via AES the lock is slower and intermittent for the first 10-20 secs.. The blue dot comes and goes and soft audible pops are heard.. Might this be a bug? AES over USB sounds (to me) just a little better - teeny bit more natural. No cable playing here - very bas
  13. Hi Peter, sorry to push a little.. but why not 'appropriate'? Does your customer base almost exclusively use an iPad/PC/Mac?
  14. Hi Peter - @wklie - Just got 'my' evaluation U1Mini.. Liking things so far.. QQ - one feature that is REALLY nice from Spotify Connect is that the app has a persistence in the lock screen (simple track skip and volume) on iOS.. Is this something you considered? Especially for the iPhone as it makes for such an easy interaction for a track skip or volume change etc?? Best, Simon
  15. To provide an answer to the OP - I exchanged quite a few emails with Nick of Longdog audio in the UK (selling through MCRU). I even sent him my Chinese 12v 5A rated PSU I bought from there (he measured it as a favour) to compare with his own.. Under load my Chinese linear PSU was a bit noisy (still not bad in his assessment) The specs of his PSUs are very good. Not bonkers money either.. I would suggest starting there..
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