Lumin X1 flagship server/dac

spiritofmusic

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Hi, any thoughts, user reviews on this one?

Next year is going to finally be the year I get into streaming. This unit seems to have a lot going for it, and in the upper part of my price range, it makes some sense to go for a flagship unit as opposed to mid/entry level servers and dacs.

A one box solution obv saves cash on second pwr cord, USB server to dac, second isolation platform.

It's Roon certified, good for Tidal and Qobuz.

Runs a Sabre dac, not R2R, and facility for fibre optic cable.

Reviews praise it for a naturally warm, dense, authoritative, analog type sound.

Any, all comments, appreciated.
 
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BlueFox

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I have had the Lumin S1 for at least two years, and love it, and I will be buying the X1 late this month. Never did any streaming with the S1, and most likely won’t with the X1. I either rip a CD, or download files from HDTracks. This is a high end player, and should be fed the best files available.
 

Dimfer

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I have been using the X1 for a while. It replaced the PS Audio Direct Stream with Snowmass and must say it sound better. I am also using similarly priced SW1X Dac 3 Signature tube DAC, also very good but I invited 3 friends last weekend - and while one of them really liked the SW1X, all 3 said would buy the X1 over the other.
 

Dimfer

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Do you mind elaborating on the differences between the PS Audio Senior DS and the X1.......
Thanks.....
as good as the Sr with Snowmass, I felt that the X1 has better detail and separation of instruments while remaining musical. The soundstage is bigger and more three dimensional .
 

MJB

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I had the Lumin S1 and recently replaced it with the X1. The X1 has a fuller musical presentation than the S1. It remains very transparent with very good detail and excellent bottom end. And, like other Lumins, it is well made, looks great, extremely easy to setup and use. Lastly, Lumin has outstanding customer service - e.g.: support for MQA, Tidal and Qobuz added at no cost to customers.
 

MRJAZZ

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as good as the Sr with Snowmass, I felt that the X1 has better detail and separation of instruments while remaining musical. The soundstage is bigger and more three dimensional .
Thanks for the feedback.....which one of them is smoother and more relaxing to listen to over long periods of time.......
 

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