Matrix Audio

Matrix Audio - mini-i series

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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 14% ₹ 23,880 ₹ 1,640
6 14% ₹ 12,147 ₹ 2,886
9 14% ₹ 8,238 ₹ 4,146
12 14% ₹ 6,285 ₹ 5,421
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 23,840 ₹ 1,522
6 13% ₹ 12,113 ₹ 2,678
9 14% ₹ 8,238 ₹ 4,146
12 14% ₹ 6,285 ₹ 5,421
18 15% ₹ 4,367 ₹ 8,605
24 15% ₹ 3,394 ₹ 11,457
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 23,840 ₹ 1,522
6 13% ₹ 12,113 ₹ 2,678
9 13% ₹ 8,205 ₹ 3,846
12 13% ₹ 6,252 ₹ 5,026
18 15% ₹ 4,367 ₹ 8,605
24 15% ₹ 3,394 ₹ 11,457
36 15% ₹ 2,427 ₹ 17,356
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 23,840 ₹ 1,522
6 13% ₹ 12,113 ₹ 2,678
9 15% ₹ 8,272 ₹ 4,447
12 15% ₹ 6,318 ₹ 5,817
18 15% ₹ 4,367 ₹ 8,605
24 15% ₹ 3,394 ₹ 11,457
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 15% ₹ 23,919 ₹ 1,757
6 15% ₹ 12,182 ₹ 3,094
9 15% ₹ 8,272 ₹ 4,447
12 15% ₹ 6,318 ₹ 5,817
18 15% ₹ 4,367 ₹ 8,605
24 15% ₹ 3,394 ₹ 11,457
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 12.50% ₹ 23,821 ₹ 1,463
6 12.50% ₹ 12,096 ₹ 2,574
9 13.50% ₹ 8,222 ₹ 3,996
12 13.50% ₹ 6,269 ₹ 5,224
18 13.50% ₹ 4,318 ₹ 7,718
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 12.99% ₹ 23,840 ₹ 1,521
6 13.99% ₹ 12,147 ₹ 2,884
9 13.99% ₹ 8,238 ₹ 4,143
12 13.99% ₹ 6,285 ₹ 5,417
18 14.99% ₹ 4,367 ₹ 8,599
24 14.99% ₹ 3,394 ₹ 11,449
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 23,840 ₹ 1,522
6 13% ₹ 12,113 ₹ 2,678
9 13% ₹ 8,205 ₹ 3,846
12 12% ₹ 6,219 ₹ 4,633
18 12% ₹ 4,269 ₹ 6,837
24 12% ₹ 3,295 ₹ 9,083
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 12% ₹ 23,801 ₹ 1,405
6 12% ₹ 12,078 ₹ 2,470
9 14% ₹ 8,238 ₹ 4,146
12 14% ₹ 6,285 ₹ 5,421
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 23,840 ₹ 1,522
6 14% ₹ 12,147 ₹ 2,886
9 15% ₹ 8,272 ₹ 4,447
12 15% ₹ 6,318 ₹ 5,817
18 15% ₹ 4,367 ₹ 8,605
24 15% ₹ 3,394 ₹ 11,457
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 14% ₹ 23,880 ₹ 1,640
6 14% ₹ 12,147 ₹ 2,886
9 14% ₹ 8,238 ₹ 4,146
12 14% ₹ 6,285 ₹ 5,421
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 23,840 ₹ 1,522
6 13% ₹ 12,113 ₹ 2,678
9 14% ₹ 8,238 ₹ 4,146
12 14% ₹ 6,285 ₹ 5,421
18 15% ₹ 4,367 ₹ 8,605
24 15% ₹ 3,394 ₹ 11,457
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 23,840 ₹ 1,522
6 13% ₹ 12,113 ₹ 2,678
9 14% ₹ 8,238 ₹ 4,146
12 14% ₹ 6,285 ₹ 5,421
18 15% ₹ 4,367 ₹ 8,605
24 15% ₹ 3,394 ₹ 11,457
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This product is covered by Matrix Audio's 1 Year Warranty against manufacturing defects. The Authorised service partner for all warranty claims in India is Headphone Zone.
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Chi-Fi
Excellence

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for
Indoor Use

1 Year of
Warranty

Bluetooth with
LDAC & aptX

Metal
Build

Works with
Android & iOS

Remote
Controls

4.4mm Balanced
Output

ESS Sabre ES9038Q2M
DAC Chip

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

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    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.

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