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Matrix Audio - mini-i series

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    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 No Cost EMI ₹ 25,000 ₹ 0
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 14% ₹ 25,585 ₹ 1,757
    6 14% ₹ 13,015 ₹ 3,092
    9 14% ₹ 8,827 ₹ 4,443
    12 14% ₹ 6,734 ₹ 5,808
    18 14% ₹ 4,644 ₹ 8,585
    24 14% ₹ 3,601 ₹ 11,423
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 13% ₹ 25,543 ₹ 1,631
    6 13% ₹ 12,978 ₹ 2,869
    9 14% ₹ 8,827 ₹ 4,443
    12 14% ₹ 6,734 ₹ 5,808
    18 15% ₹ 4,679 ₹ 9,219
    24 15% ₹ 3,636 ₹ 12,276
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 13% ₹ 25,543 ₹ 1,631
    6 13% ₹ 12,978 ₹ 2,869
    9 13% ₹ 8,791 ₹ 4,121
    12 13% ₹ 6,699 ₹ 5,385
    18 15% ₹ 4,679 ₹ 9,219
    24 15% ₹ 3,636 ₹ 12,276
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 13% ₹ 25,543 ₹ 1,631
    6 13% ₹ 12,978 ₹ 2,869
    9 15% ₹ 8,863 ₹ 4,765
    12 15% ₹ 6,769 ₹ 6,232
    18 15% ₹ 4,679 ₹ 9,219
    24 15% ₹ 3,636 ₹ 12,276
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 15% ₹ 25,627 ₹ 1,883
    6 15% ₹ 13,052 ₹ 3,315
    9 15% ₹ 8,863 ₹ 4,765
    12 15% ₹ 6,769 ₹ 6,232
    18 15% ₹ 4,679 ₹ 9,219
    24 15% ₹ 3,636 ₹ 12,276
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 12.50% ₹ 25,522 ₹ 1,568
    6 12.50% ₹ 12,959 ₹ 2,758
    9 13.50% ₹ 8,809 ₹ 4,282
    12 13.50% ₹ 6,716 ₹ 5,597
    18 13.50% ₹ 4,626 ₹ 8,269
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 12.99% ₹ 25,543 ₹ 1,630
    6 13.99% ₹ 13,015 ₹ 3,090
    9 13.99% ₹ 8,826 ₹ 4,439
    12 13.99% ₹ 6,734 ₹ 5,804
    18 14.99% ₹ 4,678 ₹ 9,213
    24 14.99% ₹ 3,636 ₹ 12,267
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 13% ₹ 25,543 ₹ 1,631
    6 13% ₹ 12,978 ₹ 2,869
    9 13% ₹ 8,791 ₹ 4,121
    12 12% ₹ 6,664 ₹ 4,964
    18 12% ₹ 4,574 ₹ 7,326
    24 12% ₹ 3,530 ₹ 9,732
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 12% ₹ 25,501 ₹ 1,505
    6 12% ₹ 12,941 ₹ 2,647
    9 14% ₹ 8,827 ₹ 4,443
    12 14% ₹ 6,734 ₹ 5,808
    18 15% ₹ 4,679 ₹ 9,219
    24 15% ₹ 3,636 ₹ 12,276
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 13% ₹ 25,543 ₹ 1,631
    6 14% ₹ 13,015 ₹ 3,092
    9 15% ₹ 8,863 ₹ 4,765
    12 15% ₹ 6,769 ₹ 6,232
    18 15% ₹ 4,679 ₹ 9,219
    24 15% ₹ 3,636 ₹ 12,276
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 14% ₹ 25,585 ₹ 1,757
    6 14% ₹ 13,015 ₹ 3,092
    9 14% ₹ 8,827 ₹ 4,443
    12 14% ₹ 6,734 ₹ 5,808
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 13% ₹ 25,543 ₹ 1,631
    6 13% ₹ 12,978 ₹ 2,869
    9 14% ₹ 8,827 ₹ 4,443
    12 14% ₹ 6,734 ₹ 5,808
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 13% ₹ 25,543 ₹ 1,631
    6 13% ₹ 12,978 ₹ 2,869
    9 14% ₹ 8,827 ₹ 4,443
    12 14% ₹ 6,734 ₹ 5,808
    18 15% ₹ 4,679 ₹ 9,219
    24 15% ₹ 3,636 ₹ 12,276
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Excellence

1 Year of
Warranty

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for
Indoor Use

Metal
Build

Bluetooth with
LDAC & aptX

4.4mm
Balanced Output

ESS Sabre ES9038Q2M
DAC Chip

Works with
Android & iOS

Remote
Controls

DESCRIPTION

ENJOY THE BEST MUSIC STREAMING DACS

The Matrix Audio Mini-i 3 and Mini-i Pro 3 are the 4th Gen music streaming DACs in the Mini-i series. These allow you to stream audio in wired mode as well as wirelessly over LAN, AirPlay and Bluetooth. LDAC and aptX codecs let you stream hi-res audio via your smartphone. Dual-band Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections offer blazing speeds over your wireless network.
[Note: The Mini-i 3 currently does not support Wi-Fi. This feature is available only with the Mini-i Pro 3]
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STREAM MQA & BIT-PERFECT AUDIO WITH ROON

Stream bit-perfect audio over Roon with the Mini-i 3 and Mini-i Pro 3. Both DACs can connect to Roon without any configuration. Roon finds the links between your existing music collection and the millions of tracks available on the Internet. With this, you can start with the music you know, then explore and discover new music. You can also stream MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) files with the Mini-i Pro 3. It is a full MQA decoder allowing you to playback the sound of the original master recording.
[Note: The Mini-i 3 currently does not support MQA decoding and rendering. This feature is available only with the Mini-i Pro 3]
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POWERFUL, BALANCED SOUND

Each part of the Mini-i 3 and Mini-i Pro 3 has been carefully designed and tested. It features a fully balanced headphone amplifier. This means that the left and right channel signals pass through a nearly perfect symmetrical amplifier circuit. This offers an output up to 3 times more than regular amplifiers with low distortion and negligible noise. While the Mini-i 3 uses high precision active oscillators, the Mini-i Pro 3 uses the Crystek CCHD-950 femtosecond clock.

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MULTIPLE CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS

The Mini-i 3 and Mini-i Pro 3 come with multiple input and output options. Be it a TV, gaming console or even a vinyl turntable, connect to anything and everything of your choice. These are the first entry-level DACs to feature an LVDS input port. It also features a USB Type-C connector that offers better reliability and efficient audio signal transmission. The 4.4mm jack input allows you to connect to most popular balanced headphones on the market.

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DESIGNED TO BE STYLISH & USER-FRIENDLY

Both DACs have been designed to look stylish while being functional and intuitive. The aluminium casing has two sleek colours — silent black and space grey. A 3.3-inch, 24-bit colour LCD screen lets you clearly view the input channels, device configurations, streaming methods and more. Filter curves and the IIS interface definitions are graphically displayed as well. To ensure that the Mini-i 3 and Mini-i Pro 3 are future-proof, Matrix Audio will continue to provide new features via firmware updates.

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SPECS

HARDWARE PLATFORM
CPU NXP i.MX 6UL Cortex-A7 @900MHz
D/A CHIP ES9038Q2M
CLOCK SOURCE Crystek CCHD-950 (mini-i Pro 3 only)
SiTime SiT8103 (mini-i 3 only)
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 Type C double-sided support 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 (mini-i Pro 3 only)
DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz (DoP)
DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz (Native)
ANALOG INPUT
RCA
SNR >-102dB A-weighting
THD+N <0.0025%@1k, <0.0030%@20Hz-20kHz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz-20kHz ±0.2 -3dB@46kHz
CHANNEL CROSSTALK >-97dB
AMPLITUDE 2.0VRMS Maximum
LINE OUTPUT
XLR
SNR >-123dB A-weighting
THD+N <0.00027%@1k, <0.00031%@20Hz-20kHz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@90kHz
CHANNEL CROSSTALK >-138dB
OUTPUT AMPLITUDE 4.1VRMS@0dB
RCA
SNR >-121dB A-weighting
THD+N <0.00045%@1k, <0.00051%@20Hz-20kHz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@90kHz
CHANNEL CROSSTALK >-128dB
OUTPUT AMPLITUDE 2.0VRMS@0dB
HEADPHONE OUTPUT
TRS 6.35mm SE
SNR >-116dB
THD+N <0.0006%@2VRMS
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@64kHz
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE <11Ω
OUTPUT POWER 1270mW@33Ω, 257mW@300Ω, 133mW@600Ω, 1%THD
GAIN/td> +18dB
4.4MM BALANCED
SNR >-117dB@4VRMS
THD+N <0.0006%@4VRMS
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@64kHz
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE <22Ω
OUTPUT POWER 1900mW@33Ω, 950mW@300Ω, 510mW@600Ω, 1%THD
GAIN/td> +24dB
HI-RES BLUETOOTH
SAMPLING RATE PCM 16Bit/44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, aptX/aptx HD/AAC/SBC/LDAC
BLUETOOTH VERSION Bluetooth V5.0
OPERATION DISTANCE 10-15m
NETWORK
LAN 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
WLAN 2.4GHz/5GHz, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Standard (mini-i Pro 3 only)
MA PLAYER LITE
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
AIRPLAY2 PCM 16Bit 44.1kHz
POWER
POWER VOLTAGE 230V position is fit for AC 220V-240V 50/60Hz
115V position is fit for AC 100V-120V 50/60Hz
STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION < 2W
MAXIMUM POWER CONSUMPTION < 20W
OTHERS
DIMENSIONS 223×205×48mm
L×W×H including protruding parts
WEIGHT 1.7kg
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. Matrix Audio mini-i series
2. RM3 remote control
3. Power cable
4. Quick start guide
5. Warranty card

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    1 Year Warranty

    Don't sweat it, this Matrix Audio mini-i series 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.

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    Manish Sabharwal (Delhi)
    Excellent Streamer/DAC/preamp combo

    I was using good quality separates for primarily streaming Roon. Wanted to simplify the system so gave Matrix a shot based on online reviews. Really impressed with the capabilities, very intuitive menu and took only 5 minutes to setup Roon. Sound quality as a preamp/streamer/DAC going into monoblocks is phenomenal, precise but not edgy with good soundstage and stereo imaging. Not missing my three box solution at all. Shipping and customer service by the HZ team was exemplary as always.

    So glad to know that you love them:) We look forward to serving you again.

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    BHOWMICK SHAH (Mumbai)
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    Exceptional DAC for Roon

    After a few hiccups while set up, that’s what lost that one point, the unit is connected into the room network and plays amazingly well. Sound quality is exceptional. Definitely worth a look at… keep in mind that it requires Roon Core and Roon app to be installed. It does not work as a standalone device unlike the other Matrix Audio steamers which have their own streaming player. Loving it...

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