Matrix Audio

Matrix Element i DAC & Streamer

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  • Regular price $1,600.00


Hi-Res Streaming Audio Already Here

MA Remote app now both available for Android and iOS natively. Browse and play your own high-quality digital audio, or enjoy hi-res streaming audio, whatever you want. MA Remote is now integrated with TIDAL service, Qobuz is also coming. In addition, it’s also ROON Ready. Find element audio device and control from ROON Remote, making playback faster.

Compatible and Powerful

element i has a discrete component headphone amp with up to 1300mw of power, it can easily drive various high-resistance full-sized headphones and high-sensitive IEMs. The excellent dynamic performance and inaudible background noise, make you concentrate to the music. The device can be controlled by IR remote and MA Remote app, you can easily control the volume and input channels even if connecting to active speakers or power amplifiers.

Suitable is the Best

element i aim to cost-effective, but the hardware is still powerful enough: the Freescale i.MX6 series dual-core ARM processor is used as the master core of the MA player, the D/A converting module is using the ES9028PRO 8-channel D/A chip from ESS and XU208 audio interface from XMOS. As an entry model, we keep the IIS LVDS port, which allow element i to connect to USB interface with femtosecond clocks.

Internal or External Power Supply

element i is powered by an external power supply. Audiophiles can upgrade their external linear power supply according to their requirements and explore the potential of element i. Even so, the power conditioning section in element i is never compromised. Each circuit unit still uses multi-channel low-ripple LDO independently, as the basis of good sound performance.

Digital Input

Coaxial & Optical

PCM 16-24Bit/44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
DSD 2.8MHz (DoP)

IIS LVDS

PCM 16-32Bit/44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz
DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz (DoP)
DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz, 22.4MHz, 45MHz (Native)

USB audio

PCM 16-24Bit/44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz
DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz (DoP)
DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz (Native)

Line Output

XLR

SNR: >-127dB
THD+N: <0.00025% @ 1k, <0.00027% @ 20Hz-20kHz
Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB @ 150kHz
Crosstalk : >-143dB
Amplitude: 4.0VRMS @ 0dB

RCA

SNR: >-120dB
THD+N: <0.00040% @ 1k, <0.00045% @ 20Hz-20kHz
Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB @ 100kHz
Crosstalk: >-114db
Amplitude: 2.0VRMS @ 0dB

Headphone Output

Single Ended

SNR: >-111dB @ 2VRMS
THD+N: <0.0006% @ 1VRMS
Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB @ 47kHz
Output impedance: <0.6Ω
Output power: 1320mW @ 33Ω, 248mW @ 300Ω, 124mW @ 600Ω, 1%THD
Gain: +12dB

Network

LAN

10BASE-T/100BASE-TX

WLAN

2.4GHz/5GHz, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standard

MA Player

Formats Supported

MP3, WMA, WAV, AIF, AIFC, AIFF, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE, ALAC, M4A, DSF, DFF

PCM Sampling Rate

PCM 16/24/32Bit 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz

DSD Sampling Rate

DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz

USB, Power & Accessories

USB Storage Device

element i can use the devices which conform to the USB mass storage standard and supports FAT, FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS file formats, but is not guaranteed to be compatible with all storage devices or memory cards.

Power Voltage

DC12V ≥1.67A (unit)

AC100V-250V 50/60Hz (external power supply)

Stand-by Power

<1W

Sleep Power Consumption

<5W

Max Power Consumption

<20W

Accessories

RM3 remote control
External power supply
Power cable
USB cable
WiFi antenna

Dimensions

240x220x55mm (LxWxH, including protruding parts)

Weight

1.5kg