Matrix Audio Element I

Roon Ready

Versatile & Beautiful

With the help of MA player, whether at your desk, beside your TV, in the bedroom or dining room, element I is always waiting for your playback commands. Get rid of computers, as long as you are on the same Wi-Fi or wired network, use Airplay, DLNA or playback your digital audio library.

High Res Streaming

MA Remote app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android phones. Browse & play your own high-quality digital audio or enjoy hi-res streaming audio. MA Remote now integrates with Tidal and Qobuz. It’s also Roon Ready.
MA Remote App

Compatible and Powerful

Element I has a discrete component headphone amp with up to 1300mw of power. It can easily drive various high-resistance full-sized headphones and high-sensitive IEMs. The excellent dynamic performance and inaudible background noise, lets you concentrate on the music. The device can be controlled by IR remote and MA Remote app, you can also easily control the volume and input channels even when connecting to active speakers or power amplifiers.
headphone AMP

Features and Value

Element I offers excellent value for money, with many technical features: the Freescale i.MX6 series dual-core ARM processor is used as the master core of the MA player and the D/A converting module is using the ES9028PRO 8-channel D/A chip from ESS and XU208 audio interface from XMOS. As an entry model, Matrix Audio keep the IIS LVDS port, which allows the element I to connect to a USB interface with femtosecond clocks.

Internal or External Power Supply

Element I is powered by an external power supply. Audiophiles can upgrade to an external linear power supply according to their requirements and explore the potential of the element I. With that said, the power conditioning section in element I isn’t compromised. Each circuit unit still uses multi-channel low-ripple LDO independently, as the basis of good sound performance.
Price £1,100

Available in Black


Digital Input
  • Coaxial & Optical:
  • 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, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz, 45MHz (Native)
  • USB Audio:
  • PCM 16-24Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, - 352.8kHz, 384kHz
  • DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz (DoP)
  • DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz (Native)
Line Output
  • SSNR: >-127dB
  • THD+N: <0.00025%@1k,<0.00027%@20Hz-20kHz
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@150kHz
  • Channel Crosstalk: >-143dB
  • Amplitude: 4.0VRMS@0dB
  • SNR: >-120dB
  • THD+N: <0.00040%@1k>,<0.00045%@20Hz-20kHz
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@100kHz
  • Channel Crosstalk: >-114dB
  • Amplitude: 2.0VRMS@0dB
Headphone Output
  • 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
  • LAN: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
  • WLAN: 2.4GHz, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n standard
MA player format Supported
  • PCM Sampling Rate:
  • PCM 16/24/32Bit 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz
  • DSD Sampling Rate: DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz

  • Power Voltage: DC12V ≥1.67A
  • Stand-by Power Consumption: <1 W
  • Sleep Power Consumption: <5W
  • Max Power Consumption: <20W
  • Dimensions: 240×220×55mm (L×W×H, including protruding parts)
  • Weight: 1.5kg

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