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Element i2
Matrix

The Element i2 is an elegant Roon Ready streamer from Matrix Audio, a full-featured and convenient source of your musical enjoyment, from headphones to full-size stereo listening. This streaming DAC features headphone outputs in addition to balanced and unbalanced RCA connections, and has digital inputs that include USB, Ethernet, WiFi, optical, coaxial, and even microSD. It couldn’t be easier to appreciate the capable responsiveness on offer from the Element i2’s powerful onboard processor, especially while using the large capacitive touchscreen prominently displayed on the front of the chassis.

$1,579.95

Free shipping in the USA

COMPATIBILITY
Roon Ready
Tidal connect
Spotify connect
MQA
UPnp
Airplay
WIFI
ETHERNET
Powerful headphone connectivity
The Element i2 offers a dual-mode headphone amplifier, with a fully balanced output paired with the standard 6.35mm headphone jack. Delivering up to 1500mw in balanced mode and 1200mw to single ended connections, the headphone amplification technology in the Element i2 delivers plenty of power with virtually no distortion or noise interference.
Capability and power to spare
While the Element i2 may be the entry-level model of the series, it’s still equipped with the same quad-core CPU and digital audio interface chip as the higher models. This powerful processing capability empowers the Element i2 playback audio formats up to 768kHz PCM and DSD512 while maintaining responsiveness and stability. Much like its high-end compatriots, this streaming DAC is an MQA full decoder, a further enhancement of potential on offer in its sleek chassis.
Convenient control in the palm of your hand
Controlling the Element M2 is a breeze, from both the app and physical remote control. The elegant RM4 remote control offers total playback control, making it convenient to switch tracks, play, and pause your music on the fly. The remote features two programmable buttons, which can be mapped to your favorite functions via the MA Remote App.
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                        | !bold [!1~w240]               |  !bold [!2~w240]               | !bold [!3~w240]                   |!bold [!4~w240]
                         | Mini-i Pro 3                  |  Element I2                    | Element M2                        | Element X2
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  Price                  | !> $1,024.95                  | !> $1,579.95                   |!> $3,099.95                       |!> $4,399.95
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  6.35 mm                | !> SNR: >-116dB               | !> SNR: >-114dB A-weighting    |!> SNR: >-116dB A-weighting        |!> SNR: >-116dB A-weighting
  Headphone Out Specs    | THD+N:<0.0006%@2VRMS          | THD+N:<0.0008%@20Hz-20kHz 2VRMS| THD+N: <0.00055%@20Hz-20kHz 2VRMS | THD+N: <0.00055%@20Hz-20kHz 2VRMS
                         | Output Power:                 | Output Power:                  | Output Power:                     | Output Power: 
                         | [email protected]Ω,                   | [email protected]Ω,                    | [email protected]Ω,                      | [email protected]Ω, 
                         | [email protected]Ω,                   | [email protected]Ω,                    | [email protected]Ω,                      | [email protected]Ω,                
                         | [email protected]Ω, 1%THD             | [email protected]Ω, 1%THD              | [email protected]Ω, 1%THD                | [email protected]Ω, 1%THD
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  4.4mm Balanced         | !> SNR: >[email protected]         | !> SNR:>116dB A-weighting      |!> SNR:>119dB A-weighting          |!> SNR: >-119dB A-weighting  
  Headphone Out Specs    | THD+N:<0.0006%@4VRMS          | THD+N:<0.0006%@20Hz-20kHz 4VRMS| THD+N:<0.00055%@20Hz-20kHz 4VRMS  | THD+N:<0.00055%@20Hz-20kHz 4VRMS
                         | Output Power:                 | Output Power:                  | Output Power:                     | Output Power:
                         | [email protected]Ω,                   | [email protected]Ω,                   | [email protected]Ω,                       | [email protected]Ω,
                         | [email protected]Ω,                   | [email protected]Ω,                   | [email protected]Ω,                      | [email protected]Ω, 
                         | [email protected]Ω, 1%THD             | [email protected]Ω, 1%THD             | [email protected]Ω, 1%THD                 | [email protected]Ω, 1%THD
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  DAC Chip               | !> ES9038Q2M                  |!> ES9038Q2M                    |!> ES9028PRO                       |!> ES9038PRO
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  Analog Input           | !> No                         |!> No                           |!> No                              |!> 1 x RCA
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  Digital Inputs         | !> 1 x Coaxial                |!> 1 x Coaxial                  |!> 1 x Coaxial                     |!> 2 x Coaxial
                         | 1 x Optical                   | 1 x Optical                    | 1 x Optical                       | 2 x Optical
                         | IIS LVDS                      | IIS LVDS                       | IIS LVDS                          | IIS LVDS
                         | USB-C                         | USB-C                          | USB-C                             | USB-C
                         | Wi-Fi                         | Wi-Fi                          | Wi-Fi                             | Wi-Fi
                         | Ethernet                      | Ethernet                       | Ethernet                          | Ethernet
                         | Bluetooth                     | HDMI ARC                       | HDMI ARC                          | HDMI ARC 
                         |                               |                                | USB Type B                        | USB Type B
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  12v Trigger            | !> No                         |!> No                           |!> Yes                             |!> Yes
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  Touchscreen            |!> No                          |!> Yes                          |!> Yes                             |!> Yes           
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  Dimensions (W x H x D) |!> 8.78"x 1.89"x 8.07"        |!> 9.45" x 2.28"x 10.20"        |!> 11.02" x 2.28" x 10.20"          |!> 13.39" x 2.28" x 10.20"
                         | 3lbs.12oz                    | 5lbs.12oz                      |  7lbs 11oz                         | 8lbs 13oz
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                         | !> [@View~ /products/matrix-mini-i-pro-3-dac]|!>                 |!> [@View~ /products/matrix-element-m2-dac]  | !> [@View~ /products/matrix-element-x2-dac]






Useful info
- Product Specifications 
Compatibility   | Roon Ready 
				| Spotify Connect
				| TIDAL and TIDAL Connect
				| Qobuz 
				| MQA 
				| vTuner 
				| DLNA
				| UPnP 
				| AirPlay
				| WiFi 
				| Ethernet 
				| MA Remote App


Audio inputs	| 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF up to 192kHz 
                | 1 x Optical/Toslink S/PDIF up to 192kHz
                | 1 x IIS LVDS up to 768kHz
                | 1 x USB-C up to 768kHz 
				| 1x USB-B up to 768kHz
				| 1x Ethernet LAN port 
				| WiFi 2.4GHz and 5GHz

Audio outputs 	| 1 x 6.35mm headphone output 
				| 1 x 4.4mm balanced headphone output 
				| 1 x pair RCA output
				| 1 x pair balanced XLR output


Dynamic range   | XLR >-120dB A wt
				| RCA >-118dB A wt
				| 6.35mm headphone >-114dB A wt
				| 4.4 headphone  >-116dB A wt

Sample frequencies		| PCM up to 768 kHz / 32-bits 
                        | DoP DSD256  
                        | Native DSD512  

Output impedance 		| 6.35mm headphone <11Ω
				        | 4.4 headphone <22Ω

THD         			| 6.35mm headphone <0.0008% at 2VRMS
				        | 4.4 headphone <0.0006% at 4VRMS

Output power 			| 6.35mm headphone: [email protected]Ω, [email protected]Ω, [email protected]Ω
				        | 4.4 headphone [email protected]Ω, [email protected]Ω, [email protected]Ω

Standby consumption		| <5W

Operating consumption	| <30W

Operating voltage       | AC 100-240V 50/60Hz

Dimensions 		 		| 9.45” (W) x 2.28" (H) x 10.20" (D)

Weight					| 5 lbs 12oz 

- What's in the box	
1 x Element i2
1 x RM4 remote control 
1 x Power cable
1 x Quick start guide
1 x Warranty card
1 x Safety instructions

- Manuals and Downloads
[@DOWNLOAD MANUAL~https://www.matrix-digi.com/pdf/element_i2_Manual_EN.pdf]

- Warranty
The Element i2 is covered by a one-year warranty effective from the date of purchase

Free 1 year of Roon with any Matrix purchase

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