Lumin Roon Only Mode



Anyone try this? Saw it over on the Roon Forum.


With Firmware 15 of Lumin, an experimental Roon Only mode is added. Please read this post completely and understand the limitations fully to decide whether it’s appropriate or worthwhile for your needs before attempting it. For those who try it, please let me (Peter Lie Firmware Lead of LUMIN Network Music Players)  know whether you hear any differences or not.

Feature Description:
In Roon Only mode, all forms of non-Roon network playback are removed, including Lumin app native playback (UPnP, OpenHome, internet radio, multi-room), Lumin app settings control, Tidal Connect, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, etc.

To determine whether disabling other services yield a SQ improvement for Roon Ready.

Even Lumin app will not be able to see a Lumin unit in Roon Only mode because its native UPnP / OpenHome is disabled. So you should NOT try this mode if you need to use Lumin app regularly to change settings, such as switching Analog / SPDIF / USB output on some models.
You will no longer be able to internet upgrade the Lumin firmware until you factory reset the Lumin unit (see below).

How to turn on Roon Only mode:

  • Make sure you already have a complete and working Roon setup.
  • Make sure you have a valid Roon license that is not expiring soon.
  • Make sure your Lumin is running Firmware 15 or later
  • In Lumin app, log out from any services such as Tidal and Qobuz.
  • In Lumin app, make sure all settings are correct, as you will no longer be able to change any setting in Lumin app after enter the Roon Only mode.
  • In Lumin app, rename the Lumin unit to #ROONONLY in uppercase. Note that the rename is not actually applied. This special code turns the Lumin unit into Roon Only mode.
  • You will then see “Roon Ready” on the front panel, if the front panel is not disabled.

How to leave Roon Only mode:
The only way to turn off Roon Only mode is to do a hardware reset:

  • Power down the Lumin unit.
  • Insert a pin into the reset hole at the back.
  • While holding the pin, power on the unit.
  • Keep holding the pin for no less than 20 seconds, until some small text is shown on the front panel.
  • Then release the pin.
  • After factory reset, volume is reset to 100 for most models. Adjust it as necessary.

If this factory reset does not work on Lumin hardware and you still see “Roon Ready” in the front panel, you need to contact me or

Warning: if you are doing this on hardware that is not Lumin branded, and if you encounter a problem with resetting the hardware, I cannot help you. You will need to contact the support for the respective hardware manufacturer instead.