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ESS Sabre ES9038PRO
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|CPU||NXP i.MX 6Quad 4x Cortex-A9 @1.2 GHz|
|CLOCK SOURCE||Crystek CCHD-950|
|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)
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@120kHz|
|OUTPUT LEVEL||4.5VRMS@0dB ,15.8VRMS@+10dB|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@105kHz|
|OUTPUT LEVEL||2.3VRMS@0dB , 8VRMS@+10dB|
|XLR4 AND Dual XLR3|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@50kHz|
|OUTPUT POWER||1700mw@33Ω, 1180mw@300Ω, 650mw@600Ω, 1%THD|
|GAIN||+18dB@Low Gain, +28dB@High Gain|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@50kHz|
|OUTPUT POWER||1150mW@33Ω, 308mW@300Ω, 152mW@600Ω, 1%THD|
|WLAN||2.4GHz/5GHz, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n standard|
|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|
|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 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|
(L×W×H, including protruding parts)
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Matrix Audio element X|
|2. RM3 remote control|
|3. Power cable|
|4. USB cable|
|5. Wi-Fi antenna x2|
The warranty period on all Matrix Audio products is 1 year from the date of purchase. In order to claim warranty, please visit our Matrix Audio warranty page.
The Matrix Audio - element X features ESS Sabre ES9028PRO DAC Chip that delivers best in class audiophile grade sound quality.
The Matrix Audio - element X has 'Virtual Remote Control' feature, you can proceed all the setting operations of the unit through the app.
Yes, the Matrix Audio - element X enables you to play music from your smartphone or other mobile devices via AirPlay & DLNA for convenient wireless streaming.
It supports MP3 , WMA , WAV , AIF, AIFC, AIFF, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE, ALAC, M4A, DSF, DFF.
Don't sweat it, this Matrix Audio element X comes with a 1 year warranty from Matrix Audio that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.
Read more about Matrix Audio's warranty in India.
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