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2 hours ago, swt61 said:

I saw transub, and my mind went to a whole other place. Nevermind...carry on.

I don’t think transes need substantiating.

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On 6/11/2020 at 9:34 PM, n_maher said:

Shill.

 

17 hours ago, tyrion said:

Lumin for life!

guilty as charged!! Totally enthralled and hypnotized by my latest purchase 

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Can the Lumin Shills tell me if it has HP out?  I think you guys are all using HP amps, correct?

Also, have the shills connected it to a speaker system?  Good enough volume control to act as a preamp for a basic system I presume?

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4 hours ago, VPI said:

Can the Lumin Shills tell me if it has HP out?  I think you guys are all using HP amps, correct?

Also, have the shills connected it to a speaker system?  Good enough volume control to act as a preamp for a basic system I presume?

Mike has his connected to speakers but uses a preamp I believe. I have the T2 connected to the GSX-mini (ridiculously good). No headphone out on the Lumin and both Mike and I use it with Roon. If you buy reach out for the dealer we used

 

I would not use the digital volume as a preamp but I'm superstitious about using digital volume past a certain point.

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The Brooklyn DAC+/Bridge has a very good HP out that you can use single ended or balanced. You do need an adapter for balanced, but that just gives the opportunity to buy more shit. I do want to hook it to the GSX when it returns.

You also have the option to use the volume as analog, digital or true bypass. I guess I’m a Mytek shill.

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I will listen to all shills before settling on my DAC. 
 

Lumin Shills, is it your opinion that I would need to add a preamp between the T2 and Powered Monitors?

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6 hours ago, VPI said:

I will listen to all shills before settling on my DAC. 
 

Lumin Shills, is it your opinion that I would need to add a preamp between the T2 and Powered Monitors?

Yes you will need a pre 

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And no Phono Pre I assume?

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Is the state of DACSES near Seattle?

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Lumin just added LeedH volume control and they now state you can use the T2 volume control in place of a pre

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1 hour ago, jp11801 said:

Lumin just added LeedH volume control and they now state you can use the T2 volume control in place of a pre

I've gotten feedback from some people that the LeedH volume control is better than their preamp volume control, even via the Lumin digital output into a DAC. (I haven't tried that comparison yet.) And it's definitely better than the previous Lumin volume control algorithm.

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5 hours ago, swt61 said:

Is the state of DACSES near Seattle?

I thought it was still just a territory.

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Got the Brooklyn Bridge this afternoon.  Still have a ton to figure out, but just listening to HiRes via Qobuz on old Emotiva power monitors I would say it is a hell of a DAC.  Shilling will begin soon with an unboxing video.  Stay tuned.

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Nice!

Pro Tip: If you have it attached via USB to a computer the Mytek Control Panel makes it much easier to change settings and do firmware upgrades. I use network streaming on mine for music playback but I have the Mac-mini attached via USB so I can use the control panel.

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I have the software on the computer.  Need to check the firmware version.

Also need to figure out how to use it as a streamer besides using Roon, which is the same damn thing as using USB since they are on the same computer.

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At least with Roon you send it over the network, so some of the USB issues are bypassed.

And, now there's THIS, which I am thinking very much of getting.... (EDIT) just got, from Justin!

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Am I correct that you cannot play real HiRes over either wired or WiFi connection?  Or am I just doing something wrong? I probably have 1.5TB of music above 24/96. 

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Both Ethernet and WiFi can do up to 24/192 PCM and DSD64.  I am pretty sure I've played some DSD128 tracks on mine in the past, maybe it downsamples (?).  EDIT: I think Roon will downsample unsupported formats.....still sounds great.

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I must have a settings issue. Every time I try to play DSD I get a device cannot be initiated or some shit. 

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38 minutes ago, VPI said:

I must have a settings issue. Every time I try to play DSD I get a device cannot be initiated or some shit. 

What software are you using? I can definitely play 24/192 PCM and DSD 64 directly to the Mytek over my network using Roon.

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Roon gives me some error warning about initializing a device or something. I will have to play with it. 

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Just send me the 1.5TB of music. I'll downsample it all and send you back 128kbps files. No charge.

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