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Matrix Audio Element X Streamer and Headphone Amplifier


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Ex VAT: £2,329.17

The flagship model in the Element series, the Element X with pre-amplifier, headphone amp, and DAC provides you so much choice for streaming and playing back your music collection.

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Warranty length Lifetime
Brand Matrix Audio

Tech Specs

- 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, 45MHz (Native)

- USB Audio:
- PCM 16-24Bit /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 (Native)

- Line Output
- XLR:
- SNR: > -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 XLR3:
- SNR: >-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

- Network:
- WLAN: 2.4GHz/5GHz, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standard
- Output Power: 1150mW@33Ω, 308mW@300Ω, 152mW@600Ω, 1%THD

- MA Player
- Format Supported:

- PCM Sampling rate
- PCM 16/24/32Bit 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz

-DSD Sampling rate
-DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz

- Power Voltage
- 230V position is fit for AC220V-240V 50/60Hz 115V position is fit for AC100V-120V 50/60Hz

- Stand-by Power Consumption:<1W
- Sleep Power Consumption: <4W
- Max Power Consumption:<25W

- Dimension: 340×281×60mm (L×W×H, including protruding parts)
- Weight: 4.2kg

Product Description

Matrix Audio Element X Streamer and Headphone Amplifier is the top of the range model in Matrix Audio's Element series. This high resolution music streaming device has multi-functional abilities.

Use this system as a DAC, headphone amplifier or digital streamer with MQA technology and wireless connectivity for reliable and versatile home audio solution. Available in silver only.

Quad-Core ARM Processor

Starting from the core, Matrix products have been meticulously developed to perform to the highest standards. Over a year was spent developing a quad-core ARM processor into their products, as well as creating a high-grade audio system inspired by Linux. This streamer is the first from Matrix to support playback from local files and all popular music streamings services.

MA Player

The MA player is a high-tech audio playback system that lets you connect via a USB drive or NAS storage device to browse and play your digital music library and enjoy the best quality audio up to 768kHz PCM and 22.4MHz DSD.

MA Remote App

Equipped with a Matrix Audio Remote App which is compatible with both android and iOS, the Element X can be controlled with ease. Play back your favourite stored digital audio files over any LAN network, or browse and enjoy high-res streaming audio. It comes with a Virtual Remote control feature that lets you control the settings operations of the Element X through the app.

MQA Decoding and Recoding

Award-winning MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology delivers audio content that sounds exactly like the original master recordings. It is displayed on a hi-res display which indicates when the MQA is at work decoding, which can be played internally from a Roon player.

Pre- Amplifier and Headphone Amplifier

Element X incorporates a top grade analogue pre amplifier that is configurable with up to +10db of analogue gain. It also doubles up as a dual-mode headphone amplifier that consists of 4 separate amplifier units. It can drive one pair of balanced headphones in balanced mode or two pairs of single-end headphones in single-ended mode.


Hyper-Control feature ensures any weaknesses commonly found in traditional analogue based and digital based volume controls are eliminated. It uses a range of relays alongside the in-built DAC's internal digital volume component. It enabled Matrix Audio to combine the benefits of analogue volume control with the precision of digital.

Key Features

- Double-Shell Structure - steel and aluminium to reduce impact of resonance on sound quality
- Latest XU216 XMOS processor USB interface which can handle high bit rate music formats
- USB Storage
- ES9038PRO/ES9311/Femtosecond Clock
- Linear Power Supply with Noratel toroidal transformer and Nichicicon audio grade capacitors
- Multi-level isolation LDO and four-layer PCB for accurate sound reproduction and rejection of interference in internal systems
- Convenient wireless streaming with Airplay and DLNA

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0844 50 403 50

Sales Landline
0121 224 7300/7401

Customer Services Landline
0121 224 7350/7351

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