Great sound by your side

Although element i2 is the entry-level model of the element music streamer, it shares a wide range of technologies with other models in the series, which further narrows the differences of specs between it and higher models. Rich usage scenario settings, complete music playback functionalities, and flexible input and output interfaces make element i2 an excellent companion for your entertainment and gaming.

New UI New impression

The 2nd gen element series music streamer is equipped with a 3.46 inch LCD touch screen. When playing over the network, or playing local music via MA Player, rich information of the track is displayed on the screen. The touch screen allows you to perform various operations more conveniently. The newly added playback touch keys make the new generation of element music streamers easier to use.

Richer than rich

If you own a big treasure of digital audio, MA player allows you to easily browse and play music in USB drives or NAS. If you prefer high-res online streaming, TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify and Internet radio will be your huge library of music. Roon Ready, DLNA/UPnP and AirPlay 2 bring you different music streaming experiences.

  • Local Music Playback
  • Local Network Streaming
  • Online Streaming
  • Internet Radio

MA Remote APP

You can browse and playback your local music files, online music stream from TIDAL and Qobuz, and even Internet radio stations through the MA Remote App on your iPhone, iPad or Android phones. The device configurations, firmware updates also can be managed by the app.

Full of power Full of details

We added a 4.4 mm balanced headphone jack for the element i2, making it convenient to pair with various headphones. The built-in headphone amplifier has been upgraded to a 4-channel full-balanced architecture. The fully symmetrical circuit design allows the left and right channel signals to pass through a nearly perfectly symmetrical amplification circuitry. Providing plenty of headphone output power at low distortion and noise.

Everything In Your Hand

We take every detail of the product seriously, even the remote control is no exception. The new RM4 remote control has added playback control functions, making it more convenient to switch tracks, play, pause and other operations. With the 2 programmable buttons which can be set to your frequently used functions through the MA Remote App. The material of aluminum and plastic makes the remote control comfortable to the touch.

Enter from a higher point

Despite being the entry-level model of the series, the element i2 is equipped with the same quad-core CPU and digital audio interface chip as the higher models. The powerful processing ability enables the element i2 to process various sampling rates audio files effortlessly. The element i2 is an MQA full decoder, which makes it has a comprehensive playback ability.

Precise timing without deviation

Digital audio is the art of time, a high-precision clock is the basis for accurate playback of digital audio. We added the CCHD-950 ultra-low phase noise femtosecond clock from Crystek to the element i2, which can effectively reduce the jitter generated in the transmission and processing of digital audio signals, making the sound more realistic and the details more accurate. Laying a solid foundation for the good sound of the element i2.

Follow your way

The element i2 is equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet port to ensure more stable connection when streaming high sampling rate audio files. Make the music data stream in your audio system smoothly.

Free of cables

Under good wireless network signal coverage, you can choose Wi-Fi connection. The integrated 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi antenna, gives element i2 a tidy and clean appearance and a flexible connection option.

Specifications

Hardware Platform

CPUNXP i.MX 6Quad Cortex-A9
D/A Chip
ES9038Q2M

Clock Source

Crystek CCHD-950

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, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz, 22.4MHz (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) 

Line Output

XLR

SNR: >-120dB A-weighting


THD+N:<0.00025%@1k, <0.00035%@20Hz-20kHz


Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@80kHz


Crosstalk: >-138dB


Output Level: 4VRMS@0dB



RCA

SNR: >-118dB A-weighting


THD+N:<0.00035%@1k, <0.00050%@20Hz-20kHz


Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@80kHz


Channel Crosstalk: >-130db


Output Level: 2VRMS@0dB

Headphone Output

4.4 mm balanced

SNR: >-116dB A-weighting


THD+N:<0.0006%@20Hz-20kHz 4VRMS


Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@65kHz


Output Impedance:<22Ω


Output Power: 1500mw@33Ω, 950mw@300Ω, 500mw@600Ω, 1%THD


Gain: +16.5dB



6.35mm unbalanced

SNR: >-114dB A-weighting


THD+N:<0.0008%@20Hz-20kHz 2VRMS


Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@65kHz


Output Impedance:<11Ω


Output Power: 1200mW@33Ω, 260mW@300Ω, 130mW@600Ω, 1%THD


Gain: +16.5dB

Network

LAN

10/100/1000 Mbps

WLAN

2.4 GHz / 5 GHz

USB

The USB port provides a maximum power of 5V/1A.
The USB port works with 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.


MA player

Controller app

MA Remote App

 

Local Playback


Format Supported: 

MP3 , WMA , WAV , AIF, AIFC, AIFF, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE, ALAC, M4A, DSF, DFF, CUE

 

PCM Sampling Rate: 

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 Sampling Rate: 

DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz 

 

Roon Ready


PCM Sampling Rate: 


PCM 16-24 Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 

352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz


MQA 16-24 Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 

352.8kHz, 384kHz MQA or MQA Studio stream

DSD Sampling Rate: 

DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz

 

AirPlay 2

The audio specs depend on the service provider

DLNA/UPnP

The audio specs depend on the service provider

TIDAL Connect

The audio specs depend on the service provider

Spotify Connect

The audio specs depend on the service provider

vTuner

The audio specs depend on the service provider

Power Specs

Power Voltage

AC 100-240V 50/60Hz

Standby Power Consumption

< 5W

Maximum Power Consumption

< 30W

Weight & Size

Weight

2.6 kg (5.73 pounds)

Size

Width: 240 mm (9.45 inches)


Depth: 259 mm (10.20 inches)


Height: 58 mm (2.28 inches)

Accessory

RM4 remote control

x1

Power cable

x1

Quick start guide

x1

Warranty card

x1

For improvement purpose, specifications subject to changes without prior notice.

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