Matrix Audio Element M Streamer

$1,799.00
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The newest member of the family, element M provides a desktop two-channel stereo simplification solution for mid-range active speaker and headphone users.

New Member of the Family

Element M is the newest member of the element family. It furthers the concise and steady design elements, creating a balance between performance, functionality, and price. Element M provides a desktop two-channel stereo simplification solution for mid-range active speaker and headphone users.

Matrix Audio element M streamer

MA Player

Matrix Audio developed MA player as a powerful audio playback system based on the 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.

MA Remote app

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.

Matrix Audio element M streamer with DLNA and AirPlay technology

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.

Matrix Audio element M streamer with MQA technology

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.

Matrix Audio element M streamer circuit board

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.

Matrix Audio element M streamer circuit board

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 a 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.

Matrix Audio element M streamer deconstructed

element Series Comparison

element X element P element M
D/A chip ES9038 PRO ES9028 PRO ES9028 PRO
Clock Crystek CCHD-950
Ultra Low Phase Noise
Femtosecond Clock
Crystek CCHD-950
Ultra Low Phase Noise
Femtosecond Clock
SiTime Low Phase Noise Clock
Digital Input
Optical ×2 ×2 ×1
Coaxial ×2 ×2 ×1
IIS LVDS ×1 ×1 ×1
USB ×1 ×1 ×1
Line Out RCA, XLR Speaker RCA, XLR
Headphone Output
XLR4 and Dual XLR3 YES NO NO
TRS 6.35mm YES NO YES
NetworkLAN, WLAN
Volume Control Mode Hyper-Control
Relays Array+Digital Volume
MUSES 72320
Resistor Divider Control Mode
Digital Volume
USB Storage DeviceTF Card Slot×1 USB HOST×2
MA PLAYERYES
AirPlay/DLNAYES
Roon ReadyYES
MA REMOTEYES
IR RemoteYES
Dimensions 13.4" x 11.1" x 2.4" (340×281×60mm) 13.4" x 11.1" x 2.4" (340×281×60mm) 10.8" x 11.1" x 2.4" (275×281×60mm)
Net Weight 9.26 lb (4.2kg) 10.36 lb (4.7kg) 8.16 lb (3.7kg)
Price $2,999 USD $2,499 USD $1,799 USD

Press Reviews

Sound Perfection Review
Sound Perfection

by Oscar Stewart
Jul. 2019

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(Size: 1.2 MB)
Matrix Audio element M music streamer User Manual

Digital Inputs

COAXIAL & OPTICAL Output
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, 5.6MHz, 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)

XLR Output

SNR
>-128dB
THD+N
<0.00022%@1k,<0.00025%@20Hz-20kHz
Frequency Response
20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 [email protected]
Channel Crosstalk
>-145dB
Amplitude
[email protected]

RCA Output

SNR
>-125dB
THD+N
<0.00028%@1k,<0.00045%@20Hz-20kHz
Frequency Response
20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 [email protected]
Channel Crosstalk
>-128dB
Amplitude
[email protected]

Single Ended Output:

SNR
>[email protected]
THD+N
<0.0006%@1VRMS
Frequency Response
20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 [email protected]
Output Impedance
<0.6Ω
Output Power
[email protected]Ω,[email protected]Ω,[email protected]Ω,1%THD
Gain
+12dB

General Features

Network
LAN: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
WLAN: 2.4GHz/5GHz, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standard
Supported Formats
MP3, WMA, WAV, AIF, IFC, 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 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
275×281×60mm
(L×W×H, including protruding parts)
Weight
3.7kg

Package Includes

  • element M
  • RM3 remote control
  • Power cable
  • USB cable
  • Wi-Fi antenna x2

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