I had the used Lumin X1 delivered a bit sooner than expected. I also bought the $250 Lumin remote control. I use ROON and I do like the useability of ROON + Lumin hand remote. Much easier than the Lumin app which I was not a fan of the GUI. This remote makes it easy for everyone to use the system.Sorry no, I use Transparent Super speaker cables with my CSiB, but as mentioned I only WISH I had the #16. The P1 is hooked up using Transparent Super XLRs.
The CODA #16 arrives on Tuesday and I am going to go X1 direct to amp. I am testing it out today with the AHB2 monos and it is rather good. No loss of sonics at low volumes. The LEEDH volume seems to be up to the task. I am streaming with the fibre.
The X1 sounds amazing with my Benchmark LA4 preamp. The preamp I was planning on using with the CODA #16, but not now. I am going to give the X1 direct to amp a go.
I will try to leverage the XLR + RCA toggle button on the front of the CODA #16 by using a Schitt SYS volume control ($50) to connect to the RCA CODA inputs. The X1 goes into XLR. The SYS is to include a tuner with the system. I use the tuner for background music in the Livingroom system. Though the SYS is supposed to be very good at volume and is not expected to mess up the sound. I am not sure if the SYS even needs a power cord.