iPad has a friendlier interface. ROON would be even better. The control and interface on it for Tidal is fabulous.
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Tomcy6 thanks for the advice I apologize if my response came off wrong. I did try the app out even before I responded to your first response, but I was unsuccessful in being able to control the Lumin.
I welcome any advice on this matter for I have yet to hear back from Lumin support. Again thanks for your help.
Hmm... That’s odd. If you click on the
icon next to the Lumin D2 on your tablet’s screen do you get a drop down list that includes a Tidal icon?
You can try the Bubble UPnP app. I think you get it free for 30 days then it stops working and you have to pay $4.69 for a permanent version. I tried it and it worked well for me. It says in its description that it will access Tidal and Qobuz.
I have the same problem with my Cambridge 851N network player. The Cambridge Tidal app is not very good so looking for an alternative.
I installed Kazoo on my Note 8 and it sees my 851N but when selected just says "Looking for room". So I installed the BubbleDS Next app which indicates it works for many streaming devices but no love. It finds my 851N and connects to Tidal but if I try to play anything I get the message "No Linn DS Found".
So then I installed the free version of BubbleUPnP for DNLA/Chromecast and it appears to be the exact same software as the BubbleDS Next, BUT IT WORKS! Streaming FLAC through 851N/Tidal. App is much better than the Cambridge app with much more functionality. Don’t know about reliability or dropouts yet but time will tell. Glad I found this thread.
EDIT: The BubbleUPnP for DNLA/Chromecast app can be shared via Tidal, so I can use the Tidal app to stream FLAC via my 851N. Very cool. Just select "Share" from Tidal and then select the Bubble UPnP app. BOOM!
My experience with the LUMIN app on the iPad is terrible. It crashes very frequently and freezes even more often. I tried the Linn app as well and its far more stable but not as well designed as the LUMIN app.
Overall a quite frustrating experience since it's the only way to control my D2 and it that price range I should be able to expect a flawless user interface. I contacted LUMIN and they even suggested I can try the Linn app.
Since the last update, the volume control is lagging behind several seconds so overall I would not buy a LUMIN streamer again.
flyheli1 we are a Lumin dealer and the problems you speak of may be caused by your network. If your network is not rock steady you can get drop outs. We replaced an older wirless access point with a newer one and all our problems in finding gear and having the app crash completely went way.
Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor Lumin Dealer
I bought a Lumin D2 last week from Audio Doctor based partially on this and other threads and just talking to Dave, who was very helpful. I can’t really express how much I love this unit, it sounds amazing in my minimalist system, which now consists of:
Lumin D2 (running Tidal)
Clones Audio 25IRH
Was using a very well regarded NOS dac fed by an sms200 and the Lumin was definitely a step or 2 up. More everything - more detail, more overtones, more richness, more space, deeper bass with more weight and articulation and better timing. Been enjoying the Lumin app so far as I get to know it better. Way better than the mconnect I was using. Dave gave me a nice deal on a demo unit with the possibility of trading up to the T2 at some point as well. Super happy with this unit so I imagine the T2 must be pretty amazing, although must be a different flavor with the ESS dac vs Wolfson.
You will be blown away by the T2 it is one of the best sounding digital devices at its price point.
The sound is absolutely stunning and the app works like magic.
Add in airplay, great build quality, every major streaming source you could want and you can see why we endorse the Lumin products so highly.
Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ Lumin dealers