Matrix Audio X-Sabre Pro DAC

Matrix Audio X-Sabre Pro DAC
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£1,999.00
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Matrix Audio X-Sabre High Resolution Audio DAC

MQA Full Decoder

Matrix Audio, in partnership with MQA Ltd., has created the MQA-supported X-SABRE Pro audio DAC to let you experience the abundant music details in the artists' recording room. X-SABRE Pro is an MQA-enabled DAC which can fully decode the original MQA files without any assistance from third party software (MQA Core Decode).

Powerful Hardware Platform

X-SABRE PRO (MQA) used the ES9038PRO advanced 8-channel D/A chip, and its inner DSP unit and analog circuit have the high performance and better user experience. The new generation XMOS XU216 USB asynchronous transfer interface and new AK4118 S/PDIF receiver chip, with powerful computing performance and multi-channel processing performance, make X-SABRE Pro (MQA) has excellent digital audio conversion capability.

IIS Port

X-SABRE Pro (MQA) is equipped with the most complete input ports of this series, in addition to optical, coaxial, AES/EBU, USB ports, we even added a IIS·LVDS input via a HDMI connector to differential transmit IIS signal, maximize the transmission performance of the IIS port, to make the data from the short-distance transmission between the chips into high-speed interconnection between the devices, get rid of the USB transmission or S/PDIF transmission re-encoding, and let the original digital audio stream directly into the D/A chip..

Shipping typically 2-3 days

Asynchronous or synchronous

X-SABRE Pro (MQA) has the clock configuration circuit unit, can choose to use ES9038PRO synchronous clock source or external ultra-Low phase noise clock source, cooperate with software control to free convert ES9038PRO work mode between synchronous or asynchronous, and greatly improved the playability.

Ultra-Low Phase Noise Oscillator

Digital audio is the art of time, high-precision clock is to ensure the basis of digital audio playback, X-SABRE Pro build-in three hi-res audio dedicated Crystek ultra-low phase noise oscillators, the phase noise as low as -169 dBc/Hz. Two for sample rate of 44.1kHz, 48kHz, and their multiples, and one for ES9038PRO reference clock, you can hear the accurate sound!

Ultra-low Noise LDO

ES9311Q dedicated ultra low noise LDO, with two groups clean power supply as low as 1μVrms noise, respectively provide to the left and right channels analog circuit of ES9038PRO to ensure excellent SNR performance, in additional, X-SABRE Pro also has up to 10 groups of low-noise LDO power supply for each circuit unit.

Multiple Filters Pre-installed

X-SABRE PRO (MQA) pre-installed 7 kinds of PCM digital filter options. You can choose different filters to adjust timbre conveniently. During the MQA decoding progress, X-SABRE Pro can automatically load the MQA audio dedicated filter.

Built-in Pre-AMP

The line output of X-SABRE Pro can be configured with a +18dB digital gain. It's not necessary to add an additional pre-amplifier for low-gain active speakers. X-SABRE Pro also can work with power amplifier more conveniently and flexibly.

Touch & Remote

X-SABRE PRO(MQA) inlaid a piece of black tempered glass in its front panel, and the central round LCD can directly show the input signal channel, digital audio format, sample rate, volume, etc. Without using the remote control, you can operate it by touch the 9 hidden touch-key in the LCD on the front panel.

Components & Workmanship

X-SABRE Pro (MQA) continued the new chapter for Matrix competitive DAC with its accurate sound field performance, amazing dynamic range, more extensive applicability, more convenient operation, more gorgeous appearance and more consummate skill.

Technical

Digital Input

AES:
PCM 16-24Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
DSD DSD64 (DoP/dCS)

COAXIAL:
PCM 16-24Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
DSD DSD64 (DoP/dCS)

OPTICAL:
PCM 16-24Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
DSD DSD64 (DoP/dCS)

IIS LVDS
PCM 16-32Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz
DSD DSD64/128/256 (DoP/dCS) DSD64/128/256/512/1024(Native DSD)
NOTE: Please see the X-SABRE Pro (MQA) user manual for the IIS LVDS definition.

USB:
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 Studio or MQA stream
DSD DSD64/128/256 (DoP/dCS) DSD64/128/256/512 (ASIO Native)
NOTE: Due to the technical specifications of MQA technology, the input bit depth of X-SABRE Pro (MQA) is limited in 24Bit currently.

System Support:
Windows7/8/8.1/10 systems need to install the supplied drivers.
Mac OS X10.6.4 and above version without installing drivers.
Most Android devices can be connected via OTG cable.
The iOS devices can be used via the Apple Camera Connection Kit

Analog Output

XLR

SNR
> -134dB 20Hz-20kHz A-Weighting

THD+N:
<0.00012% at 1kHz A-Weighting
<0.00015% at 20Hz-20kHz A-Weighting

Frequency Response:
20Hz-20kHz (+0.01dB/-0.02dB)

Crosstalk:
> -151dB @1kHz

Output Level:
4.5Vrms Fixed at 0 dBFS DAC MODE
0-4.5Vrms Adjustable at 0 dBFS PRE MODE

RCA

SNR:
>-129dB 20Hz-20kHz A-Weighting

THD+N:
<0.00018% at 1kHz A-Weighting
<0.00030% at 20Hz-20kHz A-Weighting

Frequency Response:
20Hz-20kHz (+0.01dB/-0.02dB)

Crosstalk:
>-143dB @1kHz

Output Level:
2.25Vrms Fixed at 0 dBFS DAC MODE
0-2.25Vrms Adjustable at 0 dBFS PRE MODE

Power

Power Voltage:
230V position is fit for AC220V-240V 50/60Hz
115V position is fit for AC100V-120V 50/60Hz

Power Consumption:
<10W

Others:
Dimension: 300×218×45mm(L×W×H, including the protruding part)
Weight: 3.7KG

Accessory:
RM2 Remote Control × 1
Power Cord × 1
USB Cable × 1

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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.
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