New member of the family
 
 

element M is a new member of element family, it continues the design language of concise and steady. We look for a balance between performance, functionality and price on element M, hoping to provide a desktop two-channel stereo simplification solution for mid-range active speaker and headphone users.

MA player
 
 

We developed MA player which is a powerful audio playback system based on Freescale quad-core ARM computing platform. It supports all the popular audio formats. Simply connect a USB drive or configure a NAS storage device to browse your music library and enjoy up to 768kHz PCM and 22.4MHz DSD.

MA Remote app
 
 

We have developed an Android app for element series products, you can browse and play music from any mobile device connected to the same local area network (LAN). We will continue to improve our app and integrate popular streaming service in the app.

AirPlay & DLNA
 
 

Listening to network streaming media has become a normal part of life today. The element series also enables you to play music from your smartphone or other mobile devices via AirPlay & DLNA for convenient wireless streaming.

MQA Decoding and Rendering
 
 

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download. The element series include MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. Visit How it works for more information.

ESS Sabre
 
 

element M is positioned as the mid-range of the entire series and is also the most cost-effective product. We use ES9028PRO advanced D/A solution and SiTime low phase noise clock, combine with our development experience with ESS chips, to maximize its potential performance.

High Quality Headphone AMP
 
 

We developed a new low-impedance headphone amplifier consisting of discrete components for element M. This headphone amp has a bipolar input stage that effectively rejects common-mode distortion. The output stage is set in a high quiescent current state, giving you an intriguing mellow sound performance.

Multiple Control Methods
 
 

The RM3 infrared remote control is standard for element series products, we provide 5 different kinds of address code to avoid interference with other audio devices. On the other hand, MA Remote has 'Virtual Remote Control' feature, you can proceed all the setting operations of the unit through the app.

Double-shell Structure
 
 

Different materials have their own resonant frequency. The element X is designed as double-shell structure. The inner shell uses stamp galvanized steel with multi-strip reinforcing ribs to ensure excellent strength and the external shell is made of 4mm aluminum. The combination of the two metals eliminates the fixed resonant frequency of each material and greatly reduces the negative impact that case resonance can have on the sound quality.

Speciflcations

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: >-128dB
THD+N: <0.00022%@1k,<0.00025%@20Hz-20kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@150kHz
Channel Crosstalk: >-145dB
Amplitude: 4.0VRMS@0dB
RCA
SNR: >-125dB
THD+N: <0.00028%@1k,<0.00045%@20Hz-20kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@120kHz
Channel Crosstalk: >-128dB
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

Network

LAN
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
WLAN
2.4GHz/5GHz, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 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

USB Storage Device

element M 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
<1W
Sleep Power Consumption
<4W
Max Power Consumption
<25W

Others

Dimension
275×281×60mm
(L×W×H, including protruding parts)
Weight
3.7kg

Accessory

Accessories
RM3 remote control
Power cable
USB cable
Wi-Fi antenna x2