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.
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
We 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.
Everything In Your Hand
We take 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.
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. We 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.
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.
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.
1x I2S LVDS via HDMI
|Outputs||1x Stereo RCA
1x Stereo XLR
1x Balanced Jack 4.4mm headphone output
1x Single-ended Jack 6.35mm headphone output
|CPU||NXP i.MX 6Quad Cortex-A9|
|Supported sampling rates||Coaxial / Optical : PCM up to 24bit 192kHz, DSD DoP64
I2S LVDS : PCM up to 32bit 768kHz, Native DSD up to DSD512, DSD DoP up to DSD256
USB-B : PCM up to 32bit 768kHz, Native DSD up to DSD512, DSD DoP up to DSD256, MQA up to 24bit 384kHz
|SNR||RCA Output : > -118dB A-Weighting
XLR Output : > -120dB A-Weighting
Balanced Jack 4.4mm headphone output : > -116dB A-Weighting
Single-ended Jack 6.35mm headphone output : > -114dB A-Weighting
|THD+N||RCA Output : < 0.00035% @ 1kHz, < 0.00050% @ 20Hz-20kHz
XLR Output : < 0.00025% @ 1kHz, < 0.00035% @ 20Hz-20kHz
Balanced Jack 4.4mm headphone output : < 0.0006% @ 20Hz-20kHz 4Vrms
Single-ended Jack 6.35mm headphone output : < 0.0008% @ 20Hz-20kHz 2Vrms
|Frequency response||RCA Output : 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB @ 80kHz
XLR Output : 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB @ 80kH6
Balanced Jack 4.4mm headphone output : 20Hz-20kHZ ±0.1 -3dB @ 65kHz
Single-ended Jack 6.35mm headphone output : 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB @ 65kHz
|Crosstalk||RCA Output : > -130dB
XLR Output : > -138dB
|Output level||RCA Output : 2Vrms @ 0dB
XLR Output : 4Vrms @ 0dB
|Headphone output impedance||Balanced Jack 4.4mm headphone output : < 22Ω
Single-ended Jack 6.35mm headphone output : < 11Ω
|Headphone output power||Balanced Jack 4.4mm headphone output : 1500mW @ 33Ω, 950mW @ 300Ω, 500mW @ 600Ω, 1% THD
Single-ended Jack 6.35mm headphone output : 1200mW @ 33Ω, 260mW @ 300Ω, 130mW @ 600Ω, 1% THD
|Headphone output gain||+16.5dB|
|Network||LAN : 10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN : 2.4GHz / 5GHz
|Control app||MA Remote|
|Supported file formats||MP3, WMA, WAV, AIF, AIFC, AIFF, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE, ALAC, M4A, DSF, DFF, CUE|
|Supported transmission protocols||AirPlay 2
|Supply voltage||100-240VAC 50/60Hz|
|Consumption||En veille : < 5W
Max : < 30W
|Dimensions||240 x 259 x 58mm|
|Package||Matrix Element I2
1x RM4 Remote control
1x Power cable
M. Venezia (verified owner) –
I have the Matrix element i2, only for a few days. My first impression, ease of use excellent audio quality.