I have mine connected that way as well. Not sure if your preamp applies any DSP, but I noticed a big difference In sound quality when I set my preamp in digital bypass mode, which eliminates all of the DSP and sends an unaltered analog signal directly to the amp. You might try it that way and see if you notice a difference. I also thought the Lumin’s tone changed slightly after about 200 hours.
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I have a T2 that is barley 24 hours old, It sounds great. It has the same DAC chip as my previous Wyred 4 Sound unit (Saber) but with all the streaming features. I am not as happy with the Lumin app, I have finally got it figured out. It should have been ways easier. It is not very user friendly. I was used to the OPPO app it was super simple to use. I find the Lumin barley tolerable. Maybe they will tune it up some day. It could be a deal breaker for me very unhandy.
hi @bwguy my preamp is pure analog, so no DSP processing. Right now, I'm just going to let it run continuously for another week and see how it goes. Like I said earlier, SQ wise, I like everything about the T2, except I wish the bass is a little more pronounced.
As with the app, it's actually not so bad when it is WORKING. Unfortunately, it seems very unstable. It quits (or crashes) all the time. Sometimes when I restart the app, it won't connect properly, and I can't even control the playlist. I really don't like the fact that the app is the only option to use this unit. With the Cambridge Audio I have, I only use the app to construct the playlist that I want to listen to, and even this step I can do it without the app. I can do everything else via infrared remote, like start, stop, skip, and rewind, etc.
If my experience with the app doesn't improve, it might be another show stopper for me to keep this unit.
I felt the same way you did at first, but now I am really happy with it. Are you using IOS or Android for the app? I think IOS works much better for some reason. The app works great 99% of the time for me. Every once in while I have to close the app and re-open it, but it is rare.
You might email Peter from Lumin, and ask if he has any suggestions. He is their head programmer and is very responsive. His email is [email protected]
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