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Element i2 Streaming Music Player

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Great sound by your side

Although element i2 is the entry-level model of the element music streamer, it shares a wide range of technologies with other models in the series, which further narrows the differences of specs between it and higher models. Rich usage scenario settings, complete music playback functionalities, and flexible input and output interfaces make element i2 an excellent companion for your entertainment and gaming.

Matrix Audio Element i2 Screen
New UI New impression

The 2nd gen element series music streamer is equipped with a 3.46 inch LCD touch screen. When playing over the network, or playing local music via MA player, rich information of the track is displayed on the screen. The touch screen allows you to perform various operations more conveniently. The newly added playback touch keys make the new generation of element music streamers easier to use.

Richer than rich

If you own a big treasure of digital audio, MA player allows you to easily browse and play music in USB drives or NAS. If you prefer high-res online streaming, TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify and Internet radio will be your huge library of music. Roon Ready, DLNA/UPnP and AirPlay 2 bring you different music streaming experiences.

Matrix Audio Element i2 Local Music Playback
Local Music Playback
Matrix Audio Element i2 Local Network Streaming
Local Network Streaming
Matrix Audio Element i2 Online Streaming
Online Streaming
Matrix Audio Element i2 Internet Radio
Internet Radio

MA Remote APP

You can browse and playback your local music files, online music stream from TIDAL and Qobuz, and even Internet radio stations through the MA Remote App on your iPhone, iPad or Android phones. The device configurations, firmware updates also can be managed by the app.

Full of power Full of details

Matrix Audio added a 4.4 mm balanced headphone jack for the element i2, making it convenient to pair with various headphones. The built-in headphone amplifier has been upgraded to a 4-channel full-balanced architecture. The fully symmetrical circuit design allows the left and right channel signals to pass through a nearly perfectly symmetrical amplification circuitry. Providing plenty of headphone output power at low distortion and noise.

Full of power Full of details

Element X2 has a built-in full-balanced headphone amplifier, which is composed of 8 independent amplification units, every 2 units are connected in parallel, provides higher drive current and output power with a very low distortion and noise, and better control of micro-details to the headphone speaker units. For element X2, there are no hard-to-drive headphones, just plug and play.

Everything In Your Hand

Matrix Audio takes every detail of the product seriously, even the remote control is no exception. The new RM4 remote control has added playback control functions, making it more convenient to switch tracks, play, pause and other operations. With the 2 programmable buttons which can be set to your frequently used functions through the MA Remote App. The material of aluminum and plastic makes the remote control comfortable to the touch.

Matrix Audio Element i2 circut
Enter from a higher point

Despite being the entry-level model of the series, the element i2 is equipped with the same quad-core CPU and digital audio interface chip as the higher models. The powerful processing ability enables the element i2 to process various sampling rates audio files effortlessly. The element i2 is an MQA full decoder, which makes it has a comprehensive playback ability.

Precise timing without deviation

Digital audio is the art of time, a high-precision clock is the basis for accurate playback of digital audio. Matrix Audio added the CCHD-950 ultra-low phase noise femtosecond clock from Crystek to the element i2, which can effectively reduce the jitter generated in the transmission and processing of digital audio signals, making the sound more realistic and the details more accurate. Laying a solid foundation for the good sound of the element i2.

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Matrix Element Comparison
Element i2
NXP i.MX 6Quad 4x Cortex-A9
ES9038 Q2M
Crystek CCHD-950
Storage
1x USB C

MA Player Integrated
MP3 , WMA , WAV , AIF, AIFC, AIFF, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE, ALAC, M4A, DSF, DFF, CUE
Qobuz, Tidal, Spotify
AirPlay 2/DLNA
Roon Ready (in certification)
Full MQA Support
Inputs
2x Coax, 2x Toslink, IIS, USB B
Sample Rate
DoP 11.2MHz / Native 22.4MHz (USB DSD)
Up to 24bit / 768kHz (USB)
Up to 32bit / 768kHz (IIS)
Up to 24bit / 192kHz (Coax/Optical)
Line Out:
2x 3-pin XLR, 2x RCA
1x 4.4mm, 1x 1/4in
Output Level
1/4" 1200mW @33Ω
260mW @ 300Ω
130mW @ 600Ω

4.4mm: 1500mW @33Ω
950mW @ 300Ω
500mW @ 600Ω
Network
Ethernet & Wifi
IR Remote
Linear Power Supply
9.45 x 10.2 x 2.28 inches
5.73 lb
Matrix Element Comparison
Element I
NXP i.MX 6Dual 2x Cortex-A9
ES9028 PRO
High Performance Clock
Storage
2x USB A

MA Player Integrated
MP3, WMA, WAV, AIF, AIFC, AIFF, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE, ALAC, M4A, DSF, DFF
Qobuz, Tidal
AirPlay/DLNA
Roon Ready

Inputs
2x Coax, 2x Toslink, IIS, USB B
Sample Rate
DoP 5.6MHz / Native 11.2MHz (USB DSD)
Up to 24bit / 384kHz (USB)
Up to 32bit / 768kHz (IIS)
Up to 24bit / 192kHz (Coax/Optical)

Line Out:
2x 3-pin XLR, 2x RCA
1x 1/4in
Output Level
1320mW @33Ω
248mW @ 300Ω
124mW @ 600Ω




Network
Ethernet & Wifi
IR Remote
Power Supply - Adapter Plug into 9VDC
9.5 x 8.7 x 2.2 inches
3.3 lb
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Matrix Audio Element i2 ethernet
Follow your way

The element i2 is equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet port to ensure more stable connection when streaming high sampling rate audio files. Make the music data stream in your audio system smoothly.

Matrix Audio Element i2 wifi
Free of cables

Under good wireless network signal coverage, you can choose Wi-Fi connection. The integrated 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi antenna, gives element i2 a tidy and clean appearance and a flexible connection option.

Specifications

Hardware Platform
CPUNXP i.MX 6Quad Cortex-A9
D/A ChipES9038Q2M
Clock SourceCrystek CCHD-950
Digital Input
Coaxial & OpticalPCM 16-24Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
DSD 2.8MHz (DoP)
IIS LVDSPCM 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 (Native)
USB AudioPCM 16-24Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 
352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz
MQA 16-24Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 
352.8kHz, 384kHz MQA or MQA Studio stream
DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz (DoP)
DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz (Native)
HDMI ARCPCM 16-24Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
Line Output
XLRSNR: >-120dB A-weighting
THD+N:<0.00025%@1k, <0.00035%@20Hz-20kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 [email protected]
Crosstalk: >-138dB
Output Level: [email protected]
Output Impedance: 100Ω
RCASNR: >-118dB A-weighting
THD+N:<0.00035%@1k, <0.00050%@20Hz-20kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 [email protected]
Channel Crosstalk: >-130db
Output Level: [email protected]
Output Impedance: 100Ω
Headphone Output
4.4 mm balancedSNR: >-116dB A-weighting
THD+N:<0.0006%@20Hz-20kHz 4VRMS
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 [email protected]
Output Impedance:<22Ω
Output Power: [email protected]Ω, [email protected]Ω, [email protected]Ω, 1%THD
Gain: +16.5dB
6.35mm unbalancedSNR: >-114dB A-weighting
THD+N:<0.0008%@20Hz-20kHz 2VRMS
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 [email protected]
Output Impedance:<11Ω
Output Power: [email protected]Ω, [email protected]Ω, [email protected]Ω, 1%THD
Gain: +16.5dB
Network
LAN10/100/1000 Mbps
WLAN2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
USB
The USB port provides a maximum power of 5V/1A.
The USB port works with 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.
MA player
Controller appMA Remote App
Local Playback
Format Supported: MP3 , WMA , WAV , AIF, AIFC, AIFF, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE, ALAC, M4A, DSF, DFF, CUE
PCM Sampling Rate: PCM 16-24Bit 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 
352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz
MQA 16-24Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 
352.8kHz, 384kHz MQA or MQA Studio stream
DSD Sampling Rate: DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz
Roon Ready**Under certification test
PCM Sampling Rate: PCM 16-24 Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 
352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz
MQA 16-24 Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 
352.8kHz, 384kHz MQA or MQA Studio stream
DSD Sampling Rate: DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz
AirPlay 2The audio specs depend on the service provider
DLNA/UPnPThe audio specs depend on the service provider
TIDAL ConnectThe audio specs depend on the service provider
Spotify ConnectThe audio specs depend on the service provider
vTunerThe audio specs depend on the service provider
Power Specs
Power VoltageAC 100-240V 50/60Hz
Standby Power Consumption<5W
Maximum Power Consumption< 30W
Weight & Size
Weight2.6 kg (5.73 pounds)
SizeWidth: 240 mm (9.45 inches)
Depth: 259 mm (10.20 inches)
Height: 58 mm (2.28 inches)
Accessory
RM4 remote controlx1
Power cablex1
Quick start guidex1
Warranty cardx1

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