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Matrix Audio Element X2 Music Streamer

Matrix Audio Element X2 Music Streamer
Matrix Audio Element X2 Music StreamerMatrix Audio Element X2 Music StreamerMatrix Audio Element X2 Music StreamerMatrix Audio Element X2 Music StreamerMatrix Audio Element X2 Music StreamerMatrix Audio Element X2 Music Streamer
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  • New UI New impression
  • MA Remote APP
  • All-in-One
  • Femto Clock
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Matrix Audio Element X2 Music Streamer

Includes: FREE Silver Mogwai Analogue XLR Cables

The evolution of elements

The element series music streamer, which represents the new design concept of Matrix Audio, is facing an update after they were announced three years ago. The element X2 will be a new start, it acts as a full-featured stand-alone source device for your audio system, and also brings your existing traditional two-channel system into the world of high-res streaming audio. Simplify your audio system and enjoy the music.

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.

Sweeter and louder

element X2 has built-in a superb pre-amplifier with +10dB analog gain. When the pre-amp is enabled, it can output high-quality audio signals up to 15.8VRMS, combined with Hyper-Control technology, let the entire output range keep ultra-low noise and distortion. It's no need to add an additional pre-amplifier, simply feed to the amplifier to achieve pure sound.

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

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.

Digital and Analog Sources All-in-One

element X2 not only has multiple digital input ports, it also has added analog input ports. Vinyl turntables with phono outputs, CD players or other devices with analog outputs can be connected to your modern digital audio system by element X2. There are high, medium and low input gain options available to adapt to the different output levels of the front-end device.

Early bird of TV Hi-Fi

We have added HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) input port to element X2. When connected to display devices such as TVs and projectors with HDMI ARC functionality, the digital audio from the HDMI signal can be transferred to element X2 for higher quality playback. If the display device supports HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) protocol, the playback on element X2 can be controlled by this display device.

Femto Clock Built-in

Digital audio is the art of time, a high-precision clock is the basis for accurate playback of digital audio. The element X2 has built-in a Crystek CCHD-950 ultra-low phase noise femtosecond clock, 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 element X2.

Asynchronous or synchronous, it's up to you

There are async mode and sync mode available on element X2. In the Async mode, the master clock of the D/A chip comes from the built-in Crystek CCHD-950 femtosecond clock, and the clock from the front-end device will be abandoned. In the Sync mode, the built-in femtosecond clock will be turned off, and the D/A chip depends on the clock of the front-end device completely.

Isolated Design

There are 2 independent power supplies dedicated for the ARM processor and the digital audio processing part of element X2. We put the 2 parts in independent circuit units, and joint them by several optocouplers to achieve complete electrical isolation. The audio circuit part uses an independent linear power supply to present a pure music background to you.

Highway of audio data

The element X2 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.

Follow your way

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 X2 a tidy and clean appearance and a flexible connection option.

Get your pace

The newly added trigger ports allow you no need to turn the amplifier on or off manually, just let the element X2 work as a control center, and enjoy the music with a single touch.

Shipping typically 5-7 days
Hardware Platform
  • CPU: NXP i.MX 6Quad 4x Cortex-A9 @1.2 GHz
  • D/A Chip: ES9038PRO
  • Clock Source: Crystek CCHD-950
Digital Input
Coaxial & Optical
  • PCM 16-24 Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
  • DSD 2.8MHz (DoP)
  • PCM 16-32 Bit /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 Audio
  • 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 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz (DoP)
AUX Input
  • SNR: >-106dB A-weighting
  • THD+N: <0.0025%@1k, <0.0030%@20Hz-20kHz
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.07 -3dB@43kHz
  • Channel Crosstalk: >-102dB
  • Input Level: 2.1VRMS Maximum
Line Output
  • SNR: >-131dB A-weighting
  • THD+N:<0.00012%@1k, <0.00020%@20Hz-20kHz
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@85kHz
  • Crosstalk: >-146dB
  • Output Level: 4.5VRMS@0dB,15.8VRMS@+10dB
  • SNR: >-125dB A-weighting
  • THD+N:<0.00012%@1k, <0.00020%@20Hz-20kHz
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@85kHz
  • Channel Crosstalk: >-137dB
Headphone Output

4.4 mm balanced

  • SNR: >-119dB A-weighting
  • THD+N:<0.00055%@20Hz-20kHz 4VRMS
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@85kHz
  • Output Impedance:<12O
  • Output Power: 2600 mW@33O, 1100 mW@300O, 580 mW@600O, 1%THD
  • Gain: +18dB@Low Gain, +28dB@High Gain
6.35 mm unbalanced
  • SNR: >-116dB A-weighting
  • THD+N:<0.00055%@20Hz-20kHz 2VRMS
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@85kHz
  • Output Impedance:<6O
  • Output Power: 1600mW@33O, 290 mW@300O, 150mW@600O, 1%THD
  • Gain: +18dB@Low Gain, +28dB@High Gain
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • WLAN: 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
  • The USB port provides a maximum power of 5V/1A.
  • The USB port works with 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.
  • Trigger in: DC 6-12V<10mA
  • Trigger out: DC 12V/50mA MAX
MA player
  • Controller app: MA Remote App
Local Playback
Format Supported:
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
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
The audio specs depend on the service provider
  • AirPlay 2
  • TIDAL Connect
  • Spotify Connect
  • vTuner
Power Specs
Power Voltage: AC 100V-120V 50/60Hz / AC 220V-240V 50/60Hz
Standby Power Consumption < 5W
Maximum Power Consumption < 50W
Weight & Size
Weight: 4 kg (8.82 pounds)
Size: Width: 340 mm (13.39 inches), Depth: 259 mm (10.20 inches), Height: 58 mm (2.28 inches)
RM4 remote control
Power cable
Quick start guide
Warranty card

UK Delivery

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  • Royal Mail Special Delivery By 1pm costs between £5.00 - £10.00 on orders to value under £300, dependent on weight.
  • Saturday or Sunday delivery available upon request for supplemental charge.

EU Delivery

  • £25 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Road service (5-7 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £50 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (2-3 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.

USA & Canada Delivery

  • Services based on your order being shipped to the U.S. and Canada are calculated as follows:
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    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.


  • Not all products are available for order into Europe, USA & Canada


  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 12 months to 2 years with some goods coming with 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
  • Goods purchased in UK and EU are covered by the Consumer Contracts Regulations.
Average Rating (1 Review):  
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Astounding piece of kit
21 March 2023  | 

The element x2 streamer is a meticulously designed unit with exceptional sound and fantastic software, I plugged it in to my HDMI source (ARC), connected the network cable and it immediately sprang into action, did a self update to the latest-and-greatest firmware and then immediately got out of my way so I could get down to business.

My Hifiman HE-1000 v2 headphones absolutely shine with the x2, the clarity and soundstage of the combination is absolutely stunning.

The integration with local audio sources and Tidal streaming services worked seamlessly and took me seconds to setup via the Matrix mobile app.

Can't recommend this unit enough, understated but exceptionally qualified piece of kit.

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