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
Thanks for the feedback. The Lumin X1 will be my plan B if I cannot get the slightly more expensive Mola Mola Makua w/DAC option.
Has anyone compared the Lumin X1 to their prior flagship streamer the S1? 

Also, I also can't find any reviews on the X1 as a pre-amp going direct to an amp via XLR.  This is an area where many dCS Rossini and Vivaldi owners have discovered the Rossini and Vivaldi possess pre-amp sections good enough to replace many high-end pre-amps, allowing us to save money on pre-amps and cabling.  This is especially true if digital are the only sources needed.
Are there any plans for Lumin to incorporate digital inputs on any future products?
Seems ridiculous to spend 14K on a DAC that can’t accept digital inputs. I use my system for different things other than just straight streaming music.  
A high quality one box solution like the X1 is enticing, but without a SPDIF input or two it’s not very practical.


The  Lumin X1 has a digital USB input. The USB port is bidirectional.
The SPDIF port is not.