Matrix Audio Element i Streamer

Matrix Audio

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With the help of MA player, no matter at the desk, beside your TV, in the bedroom or dining room, element i is always waiting for your playback commands. Get rid of computers, as long as you are on the same Wi-Fi or wired network, use Airplay, DLNA or playback your collected digital audio. Click HERE to learn more about MA player.

  • MA Remote app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android phones now. Browse and play your own high-quality digital audio, or enjoy hi-res streaming audio, whatever you want. MA Remote is now integrated with TIDAL service, Qobuz is also coming. In addition, it’s also ROON Ready. Find element audio device and control from ROON Remote, making playback faster.

    element i has a discrete component headphone amp with up to 1300mw of power, it can easily drive various high-resistance full-sized headphones and high-sensitive IEMs. The excellent dynamic performance and inaudible background noise, make you concentrate to the music. The device can be controlled by IR remote and MA Remote app, you can easily control the volume and input channels even if connecting to active speakers or power amplifiers.

  • element i aim to cost-effective, but the hardware is still powerful enough: the Freescale i.MX6 series dual-core ARM processor is used as the master core of the MA player, the D/A converting module is using the ES9028PRO 8-channel D/A chip from ESS and XU208 audio interface from XMOS. As an entry model, we keep the IIS LVDS port, which allow element i to connect to USB interface with femtosecond clocks.

    element i is powered by an external power supply. Audiophiles can upgrade their external linear power supply according to their requirements and explore the potential of element i. Even so, the power conditioning section in element i is never compromised. Each circuit unit still uses multi-channel low-ripple LDO independently, as the basis of good sound performance.

  • Technical

    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 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 (DoP)
    DSD 2.8MHz、5.6MHz、11.2MHz、22.4MHz (Native)

    Line Output

    XLR SNR: >-127dB
    THD+N: <0.00025%@1k,<0.00027%@20Hz-20kHz
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@150kHz
    Channel Crosstalk: >-143dB
    Amplitude: 4.0VRMS@0dB
    RCA SNR: >-120dB
    THD+N: <0.00040%@1k,<0.00045%@20Hz-20kHz
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@100kHz
    Channel Crosstalk: >-114dB
    Amplitude: 2.0VRMS@0dB

    Headphone Output

    Single Ended SNR: >-111dB@2VRMS
    THD+N: <0.0006%@1VRMS
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@47kHz
    Output Impedance: <0.6Ω
    Output Power: 1320mW@33Ω,248mW@300Ω,124mW@600Ω,1%THD
    Gain: +12dB


    WLAN 2.4GHz/5GHz, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standard

    MA player

    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

    USB Storage Device


    element i 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.