LUMIN U2 Network Streamer Transport

Brand: LUMIN
Product Code: LUM-U2
Warranty: 2 Years
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U2 - The Next Generation Streaming Transport

An all-new LUMIN for DAC owners; LUMIN U2 focusses on pure digital.


Key Features

  • All-new processor
  • DSD512 / PCM768
  • DSD256 upsampling
  • Dedicated USB output
  • Linear power supply
  • Fibre network

Why LUMIN U2

After the huge success of our sweetspot price/performance LUMIN T3, LUMIN U2 brings the same design philosophy to a transport for the first time.

Taking chassis construction methods, linear power supply design and dual-network from the multi-award-winning LUMIN P1, the all-new LUMIN U2 brings high-end digital right into the heart of the LUMIN range.


Transport-Only Unit Featuring the Finest LUMIN Components

  • First LUMIN Transport to use new all-in-one chassis
  • Latest processor provides greater resampling flexibility
  • New integrated toroidal linear power supply
  • Fibre Network provides complete isolation from network digital noise
  • Increased capacity for future updates
  • 3 USB ports including a NEW dedicated low-noise USB output
  • Dual-Network interface with built-in Network Switch
  • DSD512 and PCM768 playback
  • 4 exceptionally low-phase-noise crystal clock oscillators
  • New surface finish taken from the high-end P1
  • Leedh Processing lossless volume control
LUMIN U2

All-New Processing System

  • Completely new next-generation hardware and software provide a new foundation for LUMIN
  • Increased processing power and storage capacity provide greater resampling flexibility, audio processing performance and future-proofing.
  • Up/down sampling up to DSD256
LUMIN U2

Internal Ultra-Low-Noise Linear Power Supply

  • First LUMIN Transport with a built in linear power supply
  • Ultra-low-noise rectifier and linear regulator
  • Extra large toroidal transformer
LUMIN U2

Dedicated USB Port for Audio Output

  • First LUMIN to feature 3 USB ports
  • New dedicated “Direct-Coupled” USB digital audio output port
  • Leaves two ports free for music storage and accessories
LUMIN U2

CNC Chassis Construction

  • First LUMIN Transport to use new all-in-one chassis
  • The thick CNC panelled aluminium construction offers upgraded structural rigidity and shielding compared to the U2-Mini
  • Precision CNC milling techniques from our flagship products provide the high-end LUMIN family aesthetic
LUMIN U2

Draws the Very Best Aspects from Throughout the LUMIN Range

New processing hardware and software first introduced with the U2-Mini and T3.

The best features used from our flagship players such as Fibre Networking, Linear Power Supply and Dual-stage voltage regulators.

New for a LUMIN Transport - U2 uses CNC panel construction finished in a new silky surfacing process taken from our high-end P1 that is less susceptible to finger marks and easier to clean.

LUMIN U2

All the Usual LUMIN Refinements

  • From MQA to DSD, FLAC to WAV, LUMIN can play all the high-resolution formats you could ever want
  • Native support for TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify and AirPlay-compatible, giving you access to tens of millions of songs
  • The unique and intuitive LUMIN App described as "the most convenient interface in existence" by TINMAN
  • LUMIN programme of continuous development that has seen Roon, MQA, and Spotify support added in 2017 alone
LUMIN U2

Advanced Streaming Services & Technologies

Every LUMIN player comes with support for a wide range of popular streaming services including Roon, TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify, FLAC Radio Stations and more...

Some services may require a subscription payment.

LUMIN U2

Leedh Processing

Lossless volume control for all LUMIN players.

An innovative new digital volume adjustment algorithm that eliminates rounding errors is now included (at no additional cost) on all LUMIN players!

LUMIN U2
U2 Specifications
DSD Support Up to DSD512 22.6 MHz, 1-bit
PCM Support Up to 768 kHz, 16 – 32-bit, Stereo
Upsampling Rates & Bit Depths DSD256 upsampling option for all files, PCM 384 kHz upsampling option for all files
Digital Output Stage - USB Native DSD512 support, PCM 44.1 – 768 kHz, 16 – 32-bit, Stereo
Digital Output Stage - Optical, Coaxial RCA, Coaxial BNC & AES/EBU PCM 44.1 kHz – 192 kHz, 16 – 24-bit, DSD (DoP, DSD over PCM) 2.8 MHz, 1-bit
Optical Network Industry-standard SFP, 1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet, Adapter may be needed for your particular switch/cables, Use simultaneously with RJ45 (e.g. connect one to router and one to LUMIN L1 or NAS)
Power Supply Internal toroidal linear, Low-noise linear regulator
Finish Black anodised aluminium or raw aluminium
U2 Dimensions & Weight (Solid Aluminium Chassis) 350 mm (W), 350 mm (D), 60.5 mm (H), 6 kg
Specifications for all LUMIN Music Streamers
Streaming Protocol UPnP AV protocol with audio streaming extension (OpenHome) / Roon Ready / TIDAL Connect / Spotify Connect / AirPlay compatible / Gapless Playback / On-Device Playlist
App Features Native support for TIDAL, MQA, Qobuz and TuneIn Radio / TIDAL MQA icons to identify high-res music / Qobuz High-Res icons to identify high-res music / Volume control / High-resolution artwork / Artwork caching / Search / Multiple tag handling / Composer tag support / Album-grouping in playlist / Automatic internet links to artists, albums and songs / Saving and restoring of playlists (including TIDAL and Qobuz)
Supported Audio File Formats DSD Lossless: DSF (DSD), DIFF (DSD), DoP (DSD) / PCM Lossless: FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), WAV, AIFF / Compressed (Lossy) Audio: MP3 / MQA
Input Ethernet RJ45 network 1000Base-T / USB storage, flash drive, USB hard disk (single-partition FAT32, exFAT and NTFS only)
Supported Control Devices Apple devices. iOS 11.0 or later / Android devices. Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later required
Others Leedh Processing lossless digital volume control / Programme of continuous development – Firmware-upgradable for further features and enhancements
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