Matrix Audio

Matrix Audio - element X

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Chi-Fi
Excellence

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for
Indoor Use

1 Year of
Warranty

Metal
Build

Connect With
XLR & RCA

Remote
Controls

ESS Sabre ES9038PRO
DAC Chip

DESCRIPTION

ONE DEVICE, MANY SOLUTIONS

The Matrix Audio element X is one device that's meant to fulfil all your audio needs. It can work as a source device, dual-mode headphone amplifier as well as a pre-amp for active speakers. 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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ES9038PRO DAC & HYBRID VOLUME CONTROL TO STREAM MQA-QUALITY AUDIO

The XMOS XU216 USB Interface feeds the audio signal to the ESS ES9038PRO DAC and Crystek CCHD-950 ultra-low phase noise femtosecond clock for high-res jitter-free sound. The DAC Chip's inbuilt digital volume control is used along with an array of relays to combine the precision of a digital volume controller with the audio advantages of an analogue control to create the perfect hybrid volume unit. The element X 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 X. 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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ENGINEERED FOR A POWERFUL PERFORMANCE

The element X consists of 4 four independent amplifier units. When in balanced mode, it can drive a single balanced headphone while in single-ended mode, it can drive two single-ended headphones at one time. It also features a built-in analogue pre-amplifier section that's configurable with up to +10 dB of analogue gain. A customised Noratel toroidal transformer and Nichicon audio grade capacitors ensure linear power supply for excellent sound quality. Multiple levels of professional-grade ultra-low noise LDO ES9311 and a 4-layer PCB reproduce the original sound as accurately as possible.

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DESIGNED TO BE DURABLE & FUNCTIONAL

The element X 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 ES9038PRO
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)
LINE OUTPUT
XLR
SNR > -131dB
THD+N <0.00012%@1k, <0.00025%@20Hz-20kHz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@120kHz
CHANNEL CROSSTALK >-145dB
OUTPUT LEVEL 4.5VRMS@0dB ,15.8VRMS@+10dB
RCA
SNR > -124dB
THD+N <0.00012%@1k, <0.00025%@20Hz-20kHz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@105kHz
CHANNEL CROSSTALK >-137db
OUTPUT LEVEL 2.3VRMS@0dB , 8VRMS@+10dB
HEADPHONE OUTPUT
XLR4 AND Dual XLR3
SNR >-117dB
THD+N <0.00055%@20Hz-20kHz 1VRMS
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@50kHz
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE <1.5Ω
OUTPUT POWER 1700mw@33Ω, 1180mw@300Ω, 650mw@600Ω, 1%THD
GAIN +18dB@Low Gain, +28dB@High Gain
TRS 6.35MM
SNR >-112dB
THD+N <0.00055%@20Hz-20kHz 1VRMS
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@50kHz
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE <1.5Ω
OUTPUT POWER 1150mW@33Ω, 308mW@300Ω, 152mW@600Ω, 1%THD
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 X 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
MAX POWER CONSUMPTION <25W
OTHERS
DIMENSIONS 340×281×60mm
(L×W×H, including protruding parts)
WEIGHT 4.2kg
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. Matrix Audio element X
2. RM3 remote control
3. Power cable
4. USB cable
5. Wi-Fi antenna x2

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