Nth Degree Audio

Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier

$1,869.00
  • Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier
  • Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier
  • Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier
  • Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier
  • Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier
  • Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier
  • Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier
  • Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier
  • Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier
  • Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier
  • Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier
  • Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier
  • Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier
  • Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier
  • Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier

Nth Degree Audio

Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier

$1,869.00
You are looking at an ex-display Matrix Audio element M streamer/DAC/headphone amplifier


The element m is in excellent condition and in full working order. There is one tiny mark on the top of one of the sides (please see picture 6); this is only really noticeable close-up under bright LED lighting. Other than that, on very close inspection you may notice an imperfection, but nothing that we can see.

Ships worldwide in double-box with remote control, 2 x Wi-Fi aerials, USB cable and mains cable (U.K. mains cable will only be included if the buyer lives in the U.K.)


Worldwide courier shipping on this product.



European Union customers:

Please note that, in line with other worldwide customers (due to Brexit), you will now have to pay your local V.A.T. and, possibly, Customs Duties upon import of this product.





element m



New member of the family

The Element M is a new member of element family, it continues the design language of concise and steady. We look for a balance between performance, functionality and price on element M, hoping to provide a desktop two-channel stereo simplification solution for mid-range active speaker and headphone users.

We developed MA player which is a powerful audio playback system based on Freescale quad-core ARM computing platform. It supports all the popular audio 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.

We have developed an Android app for element series products, you can browse and play music from any mobile device connected to the same local area network (LAN). We will continue to improve our app and integrate popular streaming service in the app.


Features


AirPlay & 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.


MQA Decoding and 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 play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. Visit How it works for more information.


ESS Sabre

element M is positioned as the mid-range of the entire series and is also the most cost-effective product. We use ES9028PRO advanced D/A solution and SiTime low phase noise clock, combine with our development experience with ESS chips, to maximize its potential performance.


High Quality Headphone AMP

We 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, giving you an intriguing mellow sound performance.


Multiple Control Methods

The RM3 infrared remote control is standard for element series products, we provide 5 different kinds of address code to avoid interference with other audio devices. On the other hand, MA Remote has 'Virtual Remote Control' feature, you can proceed all the setting operations of the unit through the app.


Double-shell Structure

Different materials have their own resonant frequency. The element X 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 aluminum. 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.


Technical Specifications


Digital Input

COAXIAL & OPTICAL:
PCM 16-24Bit /44.1kHz、48kHz、88.2kHz、96kHz、176.4kHz、192kHz
DSD 2.8MHz (DoP)

IS 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、5.6MHz、11.2MHz、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: >-128dB
THD+N: <0.00022%@1k,<0.00025%@20Hz-20kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@150kHz
Channel Crosstalk: >-145dB
Amplitude: 4.0VRMS@0dB

RCA:
SNR: >-125dB
THD+N: <0.00028%@1k,<0.00045%@20Hz-20kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@120kHz
Channel Crosstalk: >-128dB
Amplitude: 2.0VRMS@0dB

Headphone Output

Single Ended:
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

Network

LAN:
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX

WLAN:
2.4GHz/5GHz, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standard

MA player

Format Supported:
MP3 、WMA 、WAV 、AIF、AIFC、AIFF、AAC、FLAC、OGG、APE、ALAC、M4A、DSF、DFF

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

USB Storage Device:
element M can use 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 or memory cards.

Power

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

Others

Dimension: 275×281×60mm (L×W×H, including protruding parts)
Weight: 3.7kg

Accessories:
RM3 remote control
Power cable
USB cable
Wi-Fi antenna x2







The element m operates on 100-120V/220-240V Due to this, the element m can be used worldwide (with the possible exception of rural Japan) straight out of the box.

If you live in the U.K., the  U.K. mains cable will be included; if you live outside the U.K., you will need to buy a suitable IEC mains cable from the country you live in.






Shipping


U.K.: Shipping will be by DPD (next working day service)

European Union: Shipping will be by DPD (2 to 6 working day service, dependent on destination country)

North America: Shipping will be by FedEx Priority or DHL (1 to 3 working day service)

Oceania and Far East: Shipping will be by TNT, DHL, UPS or FedEx (3 to 6 working day service, dependent on destination country)



All shipping services fully tracked and insured.





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