SoundStage Simplify

April 2017


Lumin’s M1 is a great choice for audiophiles focused on computer playback who want to keep their systems simple.


With nothing but a network connection and USB ports, all you have to worry about is adding speakers.


Lumin’s control app is effective and easy to use, and Roon readiness and integrated Tidal streaming (with MQA) sweeten the deal.


That said, the M1’s crisp overall sound means that you’ll need to pay close attention to speaker matching.


But if simplicity is your endgame, few components out there embody that idea better than the Lumin M1.

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Audio Stream

March 2017


I gave the M1 lots of listening time, days and days on end, and its strengths remained obvious; clean, clear, control.

Some might call this neutral.


If you find yourself shying away from warm, fat, and fuzzy and cozying up to precise, cool, controlled, and clean, the Lumin M1 is worth your time.

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December 2015


Award for LUMIN M1 - 6moons Blue Moon Award


During the review Joël Chevassus states:

The Lumin app is amongst the very best available.


In terms of power efficiency and vividness, the results were frankly astounding.


It's the only all-in one device I know of that is able to compete with a high-end chain for a fraction of its cost.

high resolution, real drive and well thought-out ergonomics.


I could very honestly live forever happily with the Lumin M1 and my Vivid Giya G1.

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December 2015


Award for LUMIN M1 - 6moons Blue Moon Award


Korean website TINMAN have published their glowing review of LUMIN M1


During the review they state:

The most convenient interface in existence.


Overwhelmingly difficult to find digital shortcomings.


The most outstanding value all-in-one media playback system.


December 2015


High Fidelity Magazine have published the English version of their LUMIN M1 review. They award it their Red Fingerprint.

During the review Wojciech Pacuła states:

Internal design of M1 is unlike almost any other audio product I've seen


one should treat M1 as a device that delivers really good performance no matter what sort of files are used


Most instruments and voices are presented close to listeners and they sound natural, palpable, very much live-like. That's what many of us looks for, that's what we dream of, right?


in many respects what they will get will be so refined that many even more expensive systems won't be able to match (in these respects) this level of performance.


This Player offers quite high "surprise” factor – most will be genuinely surprised by how natural its performance is.