An outstanding work of sincerity

element X2 Pure as a music streamer, which is a new member of our element sereis, welcome! To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Matrix Audio, we launched the element X2 Pure. The word "Pure" indicates "to achieve the purest thing", it carries Matrix's original intention of pursuing the pure sound, also expresses the design concept of simplicity that Matrix always believed in. We make the product more excellent, just for your picky ears, enjoy the music and meet the expectations of every listening.

Dual D/A synergy

The dual D/A design makes the best use of the chips and reaches perfection. The element X2 Pure is equipped with 2 pieces of ES9039PRO which is the new flagship by ESS. Each chip works in mono mode, every 8 D/A conversion units from 1 chip work in parallel, which effectively improves the dynamic range and reduces audio distortion, while making the circuit of left and right channels completely separated. Every appropriate design ensures an accurate reproduction of the sound, bringing more powerful audio performance and excellent listening experience.

The beauty of symmetry, the art of balance

The golden rule of industrial aesthetics can be found all over the product. The analog circuits of left and right channels have the same layout and components. They are designed exactly symmetrical. The analog circuit is completely covered by the CNC aluminum shield, which effectively ensures the heat dissipation of the op-amps and isolates the interferences. No matter inside or outside, the element X2 Pure exudes a pleasing and meticulous design.

Electrical isolation, no fear of interference

The digital processing and D/A conversion circuit of element X2 Pure is electrically isolated, the ground wire of digital and analog parts are completely separated. The D/A and analog circuits are powered by ultra-low noise LDOs to obtain an extremely high SNR and dynamic range, leaving the background of music as silent as deep space.

MA Remote App

Through the MA Remote App on your iPhone, iPad or Android phones, you can browse and playback music files from USB storage or NAS, or connect to the UPnP media servers in your network, stream the music to Matrix devices. Your streaming accounts can be logged in to MA Remote App, you can browse the online streaming music in the app, and stream them to the Matrix devices. If you don't have any subscribed streaming account, you also can listen to Internet radio programmes from all over the world freely. In addition, the power status, input/output channel, volume, plenty of hardware configurations and firmware updates, all of those could be done by the app. Everything is under your control, just enjoy the music.

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, Spotify, TIDAL, Qobuz, HIGHRESAUDIO 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
  • Online Streaming
  • Local Network Streaming
  • Internet Radio

Enter the world of streaming audio

element X2 Pure integrates various streaming services and local file playback functions, which can be used as an excellent audio source. Through coaxial, optical and USB connection, it can be an external DAC of CD players, digital audio players or computers, which improves the sound performance of your existing audio system.

Digital and Analog Sources All-in-One

element X2 Pure not only has multiple digital input ports, it also has added analog input ports. Vinyl turntables with line outputs, CD players or other devices with analog outputs can be connected to your modern digital audio system through element X2 Pure. There are high, medium and low input gain options available to adapt to the different output levels of front-end devices.

Early bird of TV Hi-Fi

The element X2 Pure has an HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) input. When connected to display devices such as TVs and projectors including HDMI ARC functionality, the digital audio from the HDMI signal can be transferred to element X2 Pure for higher quality playback. If the display device supports HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) protocol, the playback on element X2 Pure can be controlled by this display device.

Sweeter and louder

element X2 Pure has built-in a superb pre-amplifier with +10dB analog gain. When the pre-amp is enabled, it can output high-quality audio signals up to 15.8VRMS, combined with Hyper-Control technology, let the entire output range keep ultra-low noise and distortion. When paring with the brand-new audio power amplifier element P2, there is no need to add a standalone pre-amp to the system. The matching design satisfies you with both visual and listening, providing abundant power to various speakers.

Asynchronous or synchronous

Async and Sync modes still available for element X2 Pure. In Async mode, the 2 D/A chips use the Crystek CCHD950 ultra low phase noise femtosecond clock as the master clock, and the clock from the front-end device will be abandoned. In Sync mode, the built-in femtosecond clock will be turned off, and the D/A chip depends on the clock of the front-end device completely.

Everything In Your Hand

The brand-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 touch comfortable.

Easier To Use

The element X2 Pure is equipped with a 3.46 inch LCD touch screen. The playback touch keys, the MA Remote App and the physical remote control make the element X2 Pure easier to use.

High Speed Transmission

The integrated 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi antenna gives element X2 Pure a tidy and clean appearance and a flexible connection option. Equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet port, which gives a more stable connection when streaming high sampling rate audio files, ensures the music data transports into your audio system smoothly.

Ceramic Ball Vibration Buffer

The element X2 Pure is so lucky to be the first product equipped with CBVB pads. The core of CBVB is made of ceramic balls and silicone rubber. There are 6 ceramic balls in each pad to minimize the noises caused by mechanical vibration. The transparency of the sound is further improved, creating a wide and clear sound stage for you.

Top-notch components

We used KG series audio capacitors from Nichicon as the main filter capacitors of element X2 Pure. Its extremely low internal resistance and inductance can effectively match the energy requirements of large dynamics and continuous rich low frequencies playback.

O-core Toroidal Transformer

We customized a new O-core toroidal transformer which has silver-plated output wires with Teflon insolation. Compared with regular toroidal transformers, the circular cross-section magnetic core reduces the resistance of the transformer, which increases efficiency and response speed of the transformer.


Hardware Platform


NXP i.MX 6Quad Cortex-A9

D/A Chip


Clock Source

Crystek CCHD-950

Digital Input


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

    DSD 2.8MHz (DoP)


    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)


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

    Aux Input


    SNR: 106dB A-weighting

    THD+N: <0.0025%@1k, <0.0030%@20Hz-20kHz

    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.07 -3dB@43kHz

    Channel Crosstalk: >-102dB

    Input Level: 2.1VRMS Maximum

    Line Output

    XLRSNR:  131dB A-weighting

    THD+N:<0.000068%@1k, <0.000075%@20Hz-20kHz

    Frequency Response:  20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@85kHz

    Crosstalk : >-150dB

    Output Level: 4.5VRMS@0dB,15VRMS@+10dB


    SNR:  127dB A-weighting

    THD+N: <0.000076%@1k, <0.000085%@20Hz-20kHz

    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.08 -3dB@83kHz

    Channel Crosstalk : >-139dB

    Output Level: 2.2VRMS@0dB, 7.5VRMS@+10dB



    10/100/1000 Mbps


    2.4 GHz / 5 GHz


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

    The USB 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.


    Trigger in:

    DC 6-12V<10mA

    Trigger out:

    DC 12V/50mA MAX

    MA Player

    Controller app:

    MA Remote App

    Local Playback

    Format Supported:



    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:

    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 /44.1 kHz, 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


    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


    The audio specs depend on the service provider

    Radio Paradise

    The audio specs depend on the service provider


    The audio specs depend on the service provider

    Power Specs

    Power Voltage

    AC 100V-120V 50/60Hz / AC 220V-240V 50/60Hz

    Standby Power Consumption

    < 5W

    Maximum Power Consumption

    < 50W

    Weight & Size


    3.9 kg (8.6 pounds)


    Width: 340 mm (13.39 inches)

    Depth: 259 mm (10.20 inches)

    Height: 58 mm (2.28 inches)


    RM4 remote control


    Power cable


    Quick start guide


    Warranty card


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

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