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Matrix Audio Element i2 Music Streamer

Original price was: $2,299.00.Current price is: $1,699.00.

 

 

Description

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.

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.

 

  • 3.46 inch LCD touch screen
  • MA Remote APP
  • The built-in headphone amplifier has been upgraded to a 4-channel full-balanced architecture
  • MQA full decoder
  • CCHD-950 ultra-low phase noise femtosecond clock from Crystek
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
HARDWARE PLATFORM
CPU NXP 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)
HDMI ARC PCM 16-24Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
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
6.35 mm 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
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
POWER
Power Voltage AC 100-240V 50/60Hz
Standby Power Consumption < 5W
Maximum Power Consumption < 30W
WEIGHT & SIZE
Size Width: 240 mm (9.45 inches)
Depth: 259 mm (10.20 inches)
Height: 58 mm (2.28 inches)
Weight 2.6 kg (5.73 pounds)

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