Lumin X1 latest Review like we have been saying

For many years we have been touting the Lumin products as being one of the best sounding and best implimented paths to creating a fantastic sound in your system.

We sought to be a Lumin dealer after the A1 came out and pretty much got rave reviews as being the best sounding streamer out there, each successive product was better the new T2 is amazing at its price point and challenges $7k streamer/dacs/

The lastest review

sums up Lumins history and even offers a comparison of the X1 vs the Total Dac, and DCS and the Aqua Formula, we actually have tested the upgraded Formula V2 with the Statement and it does sound even bettter.
Summation the best sound the reviewer ever accheived was with the X1.

We sell some of the worlds best dacs, including T+A, Light Harmonic, Aqua Hif, Naim, Mytek, Bricasti, and with the X1 you have to spend $30-50k to better the X1, it is nice to see that other people are agreeing with exactly what we have been saying all along.

If you are looking for the best sound for the money, rock solid reliability, a fantastic feature set, Tidal, Qbouz, Spotify, Apple Airplay to play Youtube or Soundcloud, OTA upgrades, Roon endpoint, full Mqua, DSD and High data rate upsampling, upconversion and playability, solid build quality, built in volume control, the Lumin products are hard to beat.

Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ Lumin dealers
It is hard to do a write up about the pros and cons of ROON because ROON is a dynamic software system. In the sense that it is continually being updated with new features. I have been a lifetime member even before they released version 1.0 and I have seen all the new features that have been added. The best place to learn about ROON is not here but in the ROON forum.

For example, 2 recent additions are making my lifetime membership a homerun. One is the music discovery feature that was recently added. MP3 streaming services have had this before (Pandora, Apple, etc..) but ROON did not. I have both Qobuz and Tidal and my ROON clients discovery feature has recently made me add about 30 new albums. My recent favorite being Betty Davis, the female James Brown or is James Brown the male Betty Davis. 

The second relatively new feature in ROON is the Convolution engine that will allow me to do DSP WITHOUT any new audio hardware. That is gold to me. 

ROON is evolving and for me a gorgeous audio client with both great reliability and features.
Nice thread.
Anybody had the chance to compare side by side the X1 vs the Auralic Vega G2? Or should the comparison be the G2 + the clock?

What other devices would be competing in the same category? ie Streamer / Dac / Preamp?
Just to stir the pot: a lot folks who use Roon now use the Roon Nucleus straight into a USB DAC. No streamer box at all. They get all the main streaming services, the Roon Core, a more direct path to the sound and storage to their own ripped archive.

Pretty soon you might find more Nucleus style boxes with the DAC built in as well. This market is changing...
The idea of direct path is ideal but last time I checked the Nucleus box doesn’t quite hold up against top tear streaming player’s sound quality. And then there is $699 lifetime membership fee for Roon.
Lot of folks I know still don’t care to use Roon for whatever reason. Both Lumin and Aurender offers app that are excellent, easy to use and they are free.