Matrix Audio element P Music Streamer

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element P is your one-stop destination for hi-res music streaming with speaker connections, a streamlined body, and support for every popular format.

Visual Design

Matrix Audio's brand-new element series has a simplified visual design, removing unnecessary elements. It features simple visual lines with a precision CNC anodizing aluminum case.

Matrix Audio element P music streamer

Start From The Core

More than a year went into incorporating a quad-core ARM processor (Freescale i.MX6) into Matrix products. They then developed a high-quality audio system based on Linux. The element series is their first product that transforms into a full-featured audio source with built-in music playback for streaming media over your network or files from a local disk.

MA player

The element series 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.

Matrix Audio Remote App screenshots

MA Remote App

We have developed an Android app for the element series so users can browse and play their music from any smart device connected to the same local area network (LAN). We will continue to improve our app with updates and also develop a similar app for iOS users in the near future.

dlna and Airplay supported

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.

with MQA decoding and rendering

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.

Full Combination in One

Everything you need in one unit, an excellent quality audio source, DAC, and speaker amplifier all-in-one. The high-quality integrated power amplifier was developed for traditional passive speaker users. Just add a pair of passive speakers to the element P and you have a complete stereo Hi-Fi system.

ES9038PRO/ES9311/Femtosecond Clock

The element X is the series flagship model using the industry-leading ESS ES9038PRO D/A converter along with the professional grade ultra-low noise LDO ES9311 and the Crystek CCHD-950 femtosecond clock. By combining our years of development and tuning experience with ESS best chip to date we have achieved the full potential of this hardware.

circuit boards

Brand New USB Interface

With the rapid development and release of high-quality music formats, the processing requirements are also higher than ever before. The element X is equipped with the brand-new XU216 XMOS processor which can easily handle decoding and unfolding of the highest bit rate MQA format.

ICEpower Digital Amplifier Module

We choose the ICEpower 250ASX2 class D amplifier module from Denmark as the core power amplifier in the element P. The rated power output is 230 Watts per channel at 4 Ohms, which can easily drive any speakers from small bookshelf models to small or medium sized floor-standing models.

capacitors and circuits

Linear Pre-amplifier Power Supply

We used a linear power supply on the front-end instead of the ICEpower module’s provided front-end output circuit. This prevents superimposed noise from the module’s power supply from entering the pre-amp section. The linear power supply consists of a customized Noratel toroidal transformer along with Nichicon audio grade capacitors and incorporates a multi-channel linear LDO supplying power to the digital and analog circuitry in the front-end of the element P.

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.

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
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
Roon ReadyYES
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
(Size: 1.3 MB)
Matrix Audio configuration guide for DSD audio
(Size: 2.2 MB)
User Manual for the Matrix Audio elementP music streamer combo


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)

Speaker Output

<0.008%@1W (8Ω, 1k)
Frequency Response
20Hz-20kHz ±0.25 [email protected]
Output Impedance
Output Power
[email protected]Ω, [email protected]Ω (1%THD+N)
WLAN: 2.4GHz/5GHz, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standard
Supported Formats
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 X 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
Sleep Power Consumption
No Play Consumption
340×281×60mm (L×W×H, including protruding parts)
RM3 remote control
Power cable
USB cable
WiFi antenna (x2)

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