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Matrix Audio - element P

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Chi-Fi
Excellence

Ideal for Casual
Music Listening

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for
Indoor Use

1 Year of
Warranty

Metal
Build

Works with
Android & iOS

Connect With
USB

Remote
Controls

ESS Sabre ES9028PRO
DAC Chip

DESCRIPTION

ONE DEVICE, MANY SOLUTIONS

The Matrix Audio element P is one device that's meant to fulfil all your audio needs. It can work as a source device, DAC as well as a speaker amplifier. It's designed especially for passive speaker amplifiers. All you need to do is configure a NAS storage device or connect it to a USB drive to play music up to 768kHz PCM and 22.4MHz DSD.
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ES9028PRO DAC TO STREAM MQA-QUALITY AUDIO

The XMOS XU216 USB Interface feeds the audio signal to the ESS ES9028PRO DAC and Crystek CCHD-950 ultra-low phase noise femtosecond clock for high-res jitter-free sound. To keep the audio quality from degrading, a MUSES72320 resistor for the analogue volume control is used. The element P supports MQA technology to decode Master Quality Authenticated files and playback the sound of the original master recording.
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DLNA OR AIRPLAY, IT'S ALL AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Stream audio wirelessly from any device including your smartphone with the element P. With the help of the MA player, enjoy music using DLNA or AirPlay. It's also Roon ready. What's more? You can control the music wherever you are with the MA Remote app (available for iPhone, iPad and Android phones). It is integrated with Tidal and Qobuz.

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HIGH-END COMPONENTS FOR A POWERFUL AUDIO EXPERIENCE

The element P is the first Streamer from Matrix Audio that features a full-featured audio source. The Linux-based audio system uses a Freescale i.MX6 series dual-core ARM processor. The core power amplifier is the Danish ICEpower 250ASX2 class-D amplifier module that offers an output of 230 Watts per channel @ 4Ω. To prevent the superimposed noise in the module’s power supply from entering the pre-amp section, a front-end linear power supply is used. This consists of a multi-channel linear LDO with Nichicon audio-grade capacitors and a customised Noratel toroidal transformer.

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DESIGNED TO BE DURABLE & FUNCTIONAL

The element P features a double-shell structure. The outer shell is made of 4mm CNC anodized aluminium while the inner shell is fitted with stamp galvanized steel with multi-strip reinforcing ribs. Both metals are effective in removing the fixed resonant frequency of each shell. This reduces the negative impact that case resonance has on audio quality. It also ensures excellent durability. The simple visual lines on the case are meant to add to its sleek look.

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SPECS

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)
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
COMPATIBLE 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.
POWER
POWER VOLTAGE 230V position is fit for AC220V-240V 50/60Hz
115V position is fit for AC100V-120V 50/60Hz
STAND-BY POWER CONSUMPTION < 6W
SLEEP POWER CONSUMPTION < 10W
NO PLAY CONSUMPTION < 22W
OTHERS
DIMENSIONS 340×281×60mm
(L×W×H, including protruding parts)
WEIGHT 4.7Kg
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. Matrix Audio element P
2. RM3 remote control
3. Power cable
4. USB cable
5. WiFi antenna x2

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