Sound Design Distribution brings LUMIN P1 to UK

LUMIN’s P1 player/preamp is now available in the UK thanks to a deal with specialist UK distributor, Sound Design Distribution.

A versatile design, LUMIN’s P1 has been precision engineered to deliver high-performance signal processing and versatility to every 2-channel audio playback system.

The P1 caters to customers looking for a high-quality streamer, a DAC, a preamplifier, or all three. Its design, which is dual-mono from input to output, involves dual Femto re-clocking oscillators, dual ES9028PRO SABRE DACs, 32-bit precision volume control with LEEDH processing and a fully-balanced analogue output stage, fed by a new dual-toroidal linear power supply.

Featuring nine digital and analogue inputs, the XMOS USB input supports native DSD512 and PCM384, while TOSLINK, SPDIF (RCA) and AES inputs support up to 192kHz 24-bit data. Three HDMI 2.0 inputs support 2.0 PCM audio decoding and the passthrough of HDR, Dolby vision, Dolby Atmos, DTS via an ARC compatible HDMI output.

Balanced XLR and co-axial RCA input/outputs handle pure analogue signal in a similar way to traditional high-performance preamplifiers. PCM and DSD up-sampling is also available for any digital input, while a dual-network interface manages switching between the P1’s Ethernet and SFP fibre ports, providing complete isolation from network noise.

A LUMIN app is available to users for control over playback and settings, input selection, per-input volume memory and custom input labels. These controls are also available via the new Roon-ready handheld remote control which is made in Austria from acrylic and zinc. The new infrared receiver built into the LUMIN P1 is compatible with universal remote controls, phones, and automation systems.

The LUMIN P1 is available now in the UK in natural or black anodised aluminium. Its typical retail price including VAT is £8,495.

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