Lumin P1 mini in silver

Chip off the Lumin block

Specialist UK audio distributor Sound Design Distribution is welcoming Lumin’s P1 Mini multiplayer to UK shores.

Like its bigger P1 brother, the P1 Mini can be used as a streamer, DAC and preamp and sports a stereo analogue input alongside USB (up to native DSD512), optical/SPDIF (up to 24-bit/192kHz with DoP) and HDMI 2.0 (with 4K passthrough).

Digital outputs include USB (with native DSD512 support), BNC SPDIF (PCM 44–192kHz, 16–24-bit DSD64), and HDMI, supporting PCM 2.0 Audio, 4K Video passthrough and ARC. And that’s not all, as the P1 Mini also offers DSD128 and PCM 384kHz upsampling for all files, while a dual-network interface manages switching between the P1 Mini’s Ethernet and SFP fibre ports, providing complete isolation from network noise.

Lumin P1 mini in black

Fed by a new internal toroidal power supply and governed by a Leedh Processing lossless digital volume control, the P1 Mini’s analogue output stage is similar to that of the P1, with a fully balanced layout featuring dual ES9028PRO SABRE DACs supported by dual Femto crystal oscillators and Lumin’s proprietary FPGA clock distribution system feeding balanced (XLR) and single-ended (RCA) outputs.

Lumin P1 mini rear panel

Supported file formats include DSF (DSD), DFF (DSD), DoP (DSD), FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), WAV, AIFF MQA, MP3, AAC, with streaming support for include OpenHome, Roon Ready, Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, Qobuz, FLAC Lossless Radio, TuneIn Radio, Apple AirPlay 2, Plex, Gapless Playback, On-Device Playlist and Multi-Room (Songcast).

Availability in natural or black anodised aluminium and costing £4,195, find out more at and Sound Design Distribution in the UK.


In the mix: Talking HiFi with Peter Comeau


Chip off the Lumin block