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Matrix Audio Element I

£1,050.00

Matrix Audio Element-I One Stop solution for HiRes streaming.

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Description

With the help of MA player, no matter at the desk, beside your TV, in the bedroom or dining room, element i is always waiting for your playback commands. Get rid of computers, as long as you are on the same Wi-Fi or wired network, use Airplay, DLNA or playback your collected digital audio

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.

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.

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.

Specification

Hardware Platform:
CPU
NXP i.MX 6Quad 4x Cortex-A9 @1.2 GHz
D/A Chip
ES9028PRO
Clock Source
ES9028PRO
Front:
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、5.6MHz、11.2MHz、22.4MHz、45MHz (Native)
USB Audio
PCM 16-24Bit /44.1kHz、48kHz、88.2kHz、96kHz、176.4kHz、192kHz、352.8kHz、384kHz、705.6kHz、768kHz MQA 16-24Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz MQA or MQA Studio stream DSD 2.8MHz、5.6MHz、11.2MHz (DoP) DSD 2.8MHz、5.6MHz、11.2MHz、22.4MHz (Native)
Line Output
XLR
SNR: >-128dB THD+N: <0.00022%@1k,<0.00025%@20Hz-20kHz Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@150kHz Channel Crosstalk: >-145dB Amplitude: 4.0VRMS@0dB
RCA
SNR: >-125dB THD+N: <0.00028%@1k,<0.00045%@20Hz-20kHz Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@120kHz Channel Crosstalk: >-128dB Amplitude: 2.0VRMS@0dB
Headphone Output
Sngle 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 standard
MA player
Format 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、705.6kHz、768kHz
DSD Sampling rate
DSD 2.8MHz、5.6MHz、11.2MHz、22.4MHz
Roon Ready
PCM 16-24Bit 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz
AirPlay
PCM 16Bit 44.1kHz
USB Storage Device
element M 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
Power Voltage
DC12V ≥1.67A
Power Supply Port
outer diameter 5.5mm; inner diameter 2.1mm (+ for inner, - for outer)
Stand-by Power Consumption
<6 W
Sleep Power Consumption
10W
Max Power Consumption <20W
<20W
Dimensions
240×220×55mm (L×W×H, including protruding parts)
Weight
1.5kg
Included in box
RM3 remote control Power adapter USB cable

Matrix Audio’s brand-new element series has a simplified visual design removing unnecessary elements. It features simple visual lines with a precision CNC anodizing aluminum case.

MA spent more than a year incorporating a quad-core ARM processor (Freescale i.MX6) into Matrix products. Then they developed a high-quality audio system based on Linux. The element series is MA’s first product that transforms into a full-featured audio source with built-in music playback for streaming media over your network or files from a local disk

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download. The element series include MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording.

Different materials have their own resonant frequency. The element M is designed as double-shell structure. The inner shell uses stamp galvanized steel with multi-strip reinforcing ribs to ensure excellent strength and the external shell is made of 4mm aluminum. The combination of the two metals eliminates the fixed resonant frequency of each material and greatly reduces the negative impact that case resonance can have on the sound quality.

MA Remote app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android phones now. 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 and Qobuz streaming service. In addition, it’s also ROON Ready. Find Matrix device and control through ROON Remote, making playback faster.

Listening to network streaming media has become a normal part of life today. The element series also enables you to play music from your smartphone or other mobile devices via AirPlay & DLNA for convenient wireless streaming.

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