Matrix Audio Element P

£2,450.00

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

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Description

The element P runs a powerful audio playback system that supports all the popular formats. Simply connect a USB drive or configure a NAS storage device to browse your music library and enjoy up to 768kHz PCM and 22.4MHz DSD.

Everything you need in one unit, an excellent quality audio source, DAC, and speaker amplifier all-in-one. The high-quality integrated power amplifier was developed for traditional passive speaker users. Just add a pair of passive speakers to the element P and you have a complete stereo Hi-Fi system.

In the brand-new element P, the industry leading ESS Company’s solution, high performance ES9028PRO D/A chip and ultra-low phase noise femtosecond clock CCHD-950 from Crystek as a basic guarantee for high-quality sound, MA adopt MUSES72320, a resistor divider’s control mode for volume control of analog section , which retained the original sound quality to the maximum extent.

With the rapid development and release of high-quality music formats, the processing requirements are also higher than ever before. The element P is equipped with the brand-new XU216 XMOS processor which can easily handle decoding and unfolding of the highest bit rate MQA format.

MA choose the ICEpower 250ASX2 class D amplifier module from Denmark as the core power amplifier in the element P. The rated power output is 230 Watts per channel at 4 Ohms, which can easily drive any speakers from small bookshelf models to small or medium sized floor-standing models.

MA uses a linear power supply on the front-end instead of the ICEpower module’s provided front-end output circuit. This prevents superimposed noise from the module’s power supply from entering the pre-amp section. The linear power supply consists of a customized Noratel toroidal transformer along with Nichicon audio grade capacitors and incorporates a multi-channel linear LDO supplying power to the digital and analog circuitry in the front-end of the element P.

Specification

Hardware Platform:
CPU
NXP i.MX 6Quad 4x Cortex-A9 @1.2 GHz
D/A Chip
ES9028PRO
Clock Source
Crystek CCHD-950
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, 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)
Speaker Output
SNR: >-121dB THD+N: <0.008%@1W (8Ω, 1k) Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.25 -3dB@85kHz Output Impedance: <25mΩ Output Power: 230W@4Ω, 110W@8Ω (1%THD+N) Gain: +40dB
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 p 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.

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 P 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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