This is the 4th generation product under the mini-i series name from Matrix Audio continuing the classic design and superb build quality. The new Mini-i 3 uses a two-color aluminum shell in silent black and space gray with a 3.3-inch LCD screen and a brand new user interface. The Mini-i 3 provides improved user experience and stunning good looks.
Matrix introduces streaming functionality into the Mini-i series audio DACs, so you can easily enjoy a huge selection of music sources. You can playback bit-perfect music streams through the Mini-i 3 over a LAN, or push music to Mini-i 3 from an iPhone, iPad, or any MAC computer on the network using AirPlay.
Roon finds the links between your music collection and the millions of tracks available on Internet, so you can start with the music you know, then explore and discover new music. The Mini-i 3 act as an endpoint in Roon streaming media system, they transparently discover and connect to Roon without any configuration, and bit-perfect audio is delivered from Roon to Mini-i 3.
The Mini-i 3 features a fully balanced headphone amplifier. This allows the left and right channel signals to pass through a nearly perfect symmetrical amplifier circuit, providing ample headphone output power with low distortion and low noise. The output power of single-ended headphone connection is increased by 50%, and the balanced headphone output is increased by 3 times compared to the previous generation. The addition of a 4.4mm balanced headphone jack makes it easier to connect various popular balanced headphones.
When the Mini-i 3 connected to an LDAC enabled Android device over Bluetooth, up to 24Bit/96kHz high-res audio can be transmitted. The aptX HD technology allows compatible devices to transmit 24Bit/48kHz high-res audio wirelessly over bluetooth. The enclosed antenna system covers the different bands available on the Mini-i 3 for Bluetooth
Like the previous generation, Mini-i 3 also have various digital audio input ports. They are first models with IIS LVDS input port in entry product line, it means Mini-i 3 can get a performance improvement through external audio interface. The USB Type-C connector improves the connection reliability and transmission efficiency of digital audio signal.
The Mini-i 3 have multiple input and output ports witch act as a transportation hub in your audio system. Whether it is a digital audio signal from a TV, set-top box, game console, HTPC, or analog audio equipment such as a vinyl turntable, it can be connected to a digital audio system with the help of Mini-i 3.
We have created an elegant UI for the Mini-i 3, which are the first models to include a 24-bit color LCD display from Matrix Audio. You can view the input channels, streaming methods, device configurations, and additional information on the display clearly and intuitively. Even filter curves and the IIS interface definitions are displayed graphically.
We re-designed every details of mini-i 3, the exterior and the internal structure have been adjusted and verified repeatedly, even a small part on the PCB has been carefully considered. The power supply of mini-i 3 has been greatly improved, both the maxmium power and the noise level are totally beyond its previous generation.
*Mini-i 3 uses high precision active oscillators.
To improve the functionality and performance of the Mini-i 3, we will continue to release new firmware updates adding exciting new features and further refinements to the user experience. Only a few simple steps are needed to keep your product up to date.
*Sampling Rate of PCM 768kHz/ DSD 256 with Roon requires the latest A10301 firmware update. Earlier firmware versions support PCM 384kHz/ DSD 128.
|Mini-i 3||Mini-i Pro 3|
|USB chip||XMOS XU216
MQA max 24Bit/384kHz
|Clock||SiTime Low Phase Noise Clock||Crystek CCHD-950 Ultra
Low Phase Noise
|Line out||RCA and XLR||RCA and XLR|
|Headphone Output||TRS 6.35mm and TRS 4.4mm||TRS 6.35mm and TRS 4.4mm|
|MQA Support||Not Support||Decoder+Renderer|