Visual Design

Our brand-new element series has a simplified visual design removing unnecessary elements. It features simple visual lines with a precision CNC anodizing aluminum case.

Start From The Core

We spent more than a year incorporating a quad-core ARM processor (Freescale i.MX6) into Matrix products. Then we developed a high-quality audio system based on Linux. The element series is our first product that transforms into a full-featured audio source with built-in music playback for streaming media over your network or files from a local disk.

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.

MQA full decoder

MQA 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 products are MQA full decoders, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording.

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.

Brand New USB Interface

With the rapid development and release of high-quality music formats, the processing requirements are also higher than ever before. The element X is equipped with the brand-new XU216 XMOS processor which can easily handle decoding and unfolding of the highest bit rate MQA format.

Hyper-Control

We wanted to eliminate the weaknesses of both of potentiometer and digital based volume controls. So we designed a hybrid volume control for the element X which uses an array of relays along with the internal digital volume in D/A chip. This enabled us to combine the advantages of an analog volume control along with the precision of a digital volume control.

Pre-amplifier

When using active speakers, there is no need to add a pre-amplifier since the element X has a built-in very high-quality analog pre-amplifier section that is configurable with up to +10 dB of analog gain.

Full Balanced Headphone Amplifier

The element X is also a dual-mode headphone amplifier based on the LME49600 and consisting of four independent amplifier units. In balanced mode it can drive a pair of balanced headphones or in single-ended mode, it can drive two single-ended pairs of headphones each having its own independent stereo amplifier.

High Performance Power Supply System

Our linear power supply is the foundation of our excellent sound quality. We use a customized Noratel toroidal transformer along with Nichicon audio grade capacitors. The element X also has multiple levels of isolation LDO, with a well-designed four-layer PCB to help reproduce the original sound as accurately as possible by removing interference of the separate internal systems.

Double-shell Structure

The element X is designed as double-shell structure. The inner shell uses stamp 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.

Specifications

Hardware Platform

CPUNXP i.MX 6Quad 4x Cortex-A9 @1.2 GHz
D/A ChipES9038PRO
Clock SourceCrystek CCHD-950


Digital Input

COAXIAL & OPTICALPCM 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

XLRSNR: > -131dB

THD+N: <0.00012%@1k, <0.00025%@20Hz-20kHz

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@120kHz

Crosstalk : >-145dB

Output Level: 4.5VRMS@0dB ,15.8VRMS@+10dB

 

RCA

SNR: > -124dB

THD+N: <0.00012%@1k, <0.00025%@20Hz-20kHz

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@105kHz

Channel Crosstalk : >-137db

Output Level: 2.3VRMS@0dB , 8VRMS@+10dB


Headphone Output

XLR4 and Dual XLR3SNR: >-117dB

THD+N: <0.00055%@20Hz-20kHz 1VRMS

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@50kHz

Output Impedance: <1.5Ω

Output Power: 1700mW@33Ω, 1180mW@300Ω, 650mW@600Ω, 1%THD

Gain: +18dB@Low Gain, +28dB@High Gain

 

TRS 6.35mm

SNR: >-112dB

THD+N: <0.00055%@20Hz-20kHz 1VRMS

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@50kHz

Output Impedance: <1.5Ω

Output Power: 1150mW@33Ω, 308mW@300Ω, 152mW@600Ω, 1%THD

Gain: +12dB@Low Gain, +22dB@High Gain


Network

LAN10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
WLAN2.4GHz/5GHz


MA player

Controller app

MA Remote

 

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

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 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

 

AirPlayPCM 16Bit 44.1kHz


USB Storage Device

The USB host port works with 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.


Weight and size

Weight4.2 kg (9.26 pounds)
Size

Width: 340 mm (13.39 inches)

Depth: 281 mm (11.06 inches)

Height: 60 mm (2.36 inches)


Power Specs

Power Voltage

230V position is fit for AC220V-240V 50/60Hz

115V position is fit for AC100V-120V 50/60Hz

Stand-by Power Consumption<6W
Sleep Power Consumption<10W
Max Power Consumption<40W


Accessory

RM3 remote control

Power cable

USB cable

WiFi antenna

x1

x1

x1

x2


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

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