Matrix Audio Element M

Roon Ready
Quobuz
Tidal
MQA

Introduction

Element M is a new member of element family and has a balance between performance, functionality, providing a desktop two-channel stereo solution for mid-range active speaker and headphone users.
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MA Player

The element P runs a powerful audio playback system that supports all the popular formats. Simply connect a USB drive or configure a NAS storage device to browse your music library and enjoy up to 768kHz PCM and 22.4MHz DSD.
MA Player

MA Remote App

MA Remote is a companion app for Matrix element X. It is available on iPhone, iPad and Android phones. With MA Remote, you can play music from the music library in Matrix streamers, manage storage devices, access your streaming service, and adjust hardware configurations. The virtual remote control in MA Remote duplicates all the functions of the infrared remote control and has several more convenient functions.
MA Remote App

Airplay and 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.
Airplay

MQA Decoding & Rendering

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) 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 include MQA technology, which enables you to playback MQA audio files and streams.
MQA Decoding and Rendering

ESS Sabre

element M is positioned as the mid-range of the entire series and is also Matrix Audio’s most cost-effective product. They use the ES9028PRO advanced D/A solution and a SiTime low phase noise clock, which when combined with their development experience with ESS chips, to maximises potential performance.
ESS Sabre

High Quality Headphone AMP

Matrix Audio developed a new low-impedance headphone amplifier consisting of discrete components for element M. This headphone amp has a bipolar input stage that effectively rejects common-mode distortion. The output stage is set in a high quiescent current state, providing an intriguing mellow sound performance.
High Quality headphone AMP

Multiple Control Methods

The RM3 infrared remote control is standard for element series products. Five different kinds of address code are provided to avoid interference with other audio devices. MA Remote also has 'Virtual Remote Control' feature, so you can use all the controls of the unit through the app.
Multiple Control Methods

Double Shell Structure

Different materials have their own resonant frequency. The element M is designed as double-shell structure. The inner shell uses stamp galvanized steel with multi-strip reinforcing ribs to ensure excellent strength and the external shell is made of 4mm aluminium. 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.
Double Shell Structure
Price £1,700

Available in Silver


Specifications

Inputs
  • 2x Coaxial S/PDIF
  • 2x Optical Toslink
  • 2x USB-A
  • 1x I2S HDMI LVDS
  • 1x USB-B
  • 1x Micro SD slot
  • 1x Ethernet RJ45
  • WiFi
Output
  • Speaker terminals
  • Supported sampling rate: Coaxial, Optical : PCM up to 24bit 192kHz/DoP DSD64
  • I2S HDMI LVDS: PCM up to 32bit 768kHz/Native DSD up to DSD1024/DoP DSD256
  • USB: PCM up to 24bit 768kHz / Native DSD up to DSD512 / DoP DSD256
  • SNR: (speaker output) > -121dB
  • THD+N: (speaker output) < 0.008% @ 1W (8Ω, 1k)
  • Frequency response (speaker output): 20Hz-20kHz ±0.25 -3dB @ 85kHz
  • Output impedance (speaker output): < 25mΩ
  • Ouput power (speaker output) (THD+N = 1%): 230W @ 4Ω, 110W @ Ω
  • Gain (speaker output): +40dB
Connectivity
  • LAN: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
  • WLAN: ,2.4GHz/5GHz, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Supported file formats
  • MP3, WMA, WAV, AIF, AIFC, AIFF, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE, ALAC, M4A, DSF, DFF
General
  • Voltage supply: AC220-240V 50/60Hz, AC100-120V 50/60Hz
  • Dimensions: 340 x 281 x 60mm
  • Weight: 4.7kg

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