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Matrix Audio Mini-i 3

Matrix Audio Mini-i 3
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  • Connect to everything
  • Digital and Analog Sources All-in-One
  • Intuitive Graphical UI
  • The Best Components
  • Continued Development
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Matrix Audio Mini-i 3 / Mini-i Pro 3 version Streaming DAC 

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 and Mini-i Pro 3 use 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 and Mini-i Pro 3 provide an 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. With Roon Ready, you can playback bit-perfect music streams through the Mini-i 3 and Mini-i Pro 3 over a LAN, or push music to Mini-i 3 and Mini-i Pro 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 Pro 3/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 Pro 3/Mini-i 3.

The Mini-i 3 and Mini-i Pro 3 feature 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.

HD Bluetooth & Dual Frequency WiFi

When the Mini-i Pro 3 and 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 dual-band Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections enable the Mini-i Pro 3 to have high-speed and stable network access. The enclosed antenna system covers the different bands available on the Mini-i 3 and Mini-i Pro 3 for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi*. 

Note: Mini-i 3 does not support Wi-Fi connection

MQA Core Decoding and Rendering

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to easily be streamed. The Mini-i Pro 3 is a MQA full decoder, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams without any software decoding, delivering the sound of the original master recording. Visit How MQA Works for more information.

Note: Mini-i 3 does not support Wireless or MQA decoding/rendering

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Connect to everything

Like the previous generation, Mini-i 3/Mini-i Pro 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/Mini-i Pro 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.

Digital and Analog Sources All-in-One

The Mini-i 3 and Mini-i Pro 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 Pro 3/Mini-i 3.

Intuitive Graphical UI

We have created an elegant UI for the Mini-i 3 and Mini-i 3 Pro, 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.

The Best Components

We re-designed every details of mini-i Pro 3 and 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 Pro 3/mini-i 3 has been greatly improved, both the maxmium power and the noise level are totally beyond its previous generation. The mini-i Pro 3 has added the Crystek CCHD-950 femtosecond clock*, which was only available in higher level products in the past.

Note: Mini-i 3 uses high precision active oscillators

Continued Development

To improve the functionality and performance of the Mini-i 3 and Mini-i Pro 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.

Hardware Platform

  • CPU: NXP i.MX 6UL Cortex-A7 @900MHz 
  • D/A Chip: ES9038Q2M 
  • Clock Source: Crystek CCHD-950 (mini-i Pro 3 only) SiTime SiT8103 (mini-i 3 only) 

Digital Input

  • COAXIAL & OPTICAL: PCM 16-24Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz DSD 2.8MHz (DoP) 
  • IIS LVDS: PCM 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, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz, 45MHz (Native) 
  • USB Audio: Type C double-sided support 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 (mini-i Pro 3 only) DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz (DoP) DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz (Native) 

Analog Input RCA 

  • SNR: >-102dB A-weighting 
  • THD+N: <0.0025%@1k, <0.0030%@20Hz-20kHz 
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.2 -3dB@46kHz 
  • Channel Crosstalk: >-97dB 
  • Input Amplitude: 2.0VRMS Maximum 

Line Output XLR

  • SNR: >-123dB A-weighting 
  • THD+N: <0.00027%@1k, <0.00031%@20Hz-20kHz 
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@90kHz 
  • Channel Crosstalk: >-138dB 
  • Output Amplitude: 4.1VRMS@0dB RCASNR: >-121dB A-weighting 
  • THD+N: <0.00045%@1k, <0.00051%@20Hz-20kHz 
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@90kHz 
  • Channel Crosstalk: >-128dB 
  • Output Amplitude: 2.0VRMS@0dB 

Headphone Output

  • TRS 6.35mm SE
  • SNR: >-116dB 
  • THD+N: <0.0006%@2VRMS 
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@64kHz 
  • Output Impedance: <11Ω 
  • Output Power: 1270mW@33Ω, 257mW@300Ω, 133mW@600Ω, 1%THD 
  • Gain: +18dB

4.4mm Balanced

  • SNR: >-117dB@4VRMS 
  • THD+N: <0.0006%@4VRMS 
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB@64kHz 
  • Output Impedance: <22Ω 
  • Output Power: 1900mW@33Ω, 950mW@300Ω, 510mW@600Ω, 1%THD 
  • Gain: +24dB 

Hi-Res Bluetooth

  • Sampling Rate: PCM 16Bit/44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, aptX/aptx HD/AAC/SBC/LDAC 
  • Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth V5.0 
  • Operation Distance: 10-15m 

Network

  • LAN: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX 
  • WLAN: 2.4GHz/5GHz, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Standard (mini-i Pro 3 only) 

MA player Lite

  • Roon Ready: PCM 16-24Bit 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz 
  • AirPlay: 2PCM 16Bit 44.1kHz 

UK Delivery

  • FREE delivery via DPD Local By 12pm on orders to value over £300, including one hour delivery window service 'Predict & Follow My Parcel'.
  • 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 (3-5 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £60 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (1-2 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.

USA & Canada Delivery

  • Services based on your order being shipped to the U.S. and Canada are calculated as follows:
    £100 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL international 'Day Definite' service per parcel.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.

Exceptions

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

WARRANTY

  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 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.
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Very happy with the build and sound quality of the matrix audio mini-I 3 pro. Very flexible unit regarding sources. Also happy with the service and order progress updates I received from Igloo audio. Highly recommended

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