The brand-new element series products has discarded the unnecessary visual elements in design. It well combined the simple lines with CNC anodizing aluminum body. The conspicuous design feature of element series is an exquisite high-light line throughout the whole body to show a delicate visual effect.
For us, it is an extremely new area, with the efforts and exploration for more than one year, we integrated the quad-core ARM processor (based on Freescale i.MX6) into element series products. Meanwhile, we also developed a high-quality audio system which is based on Linux. Being different from other previous products of Matrix, the element P has the function of playing network streaming media and local audio files, it converts from a DAC into a full-function audio source.
The ARM processor of element series runs a powerful audio playback system, support kinds of general format of audio filies, including 768kHz sampling rate PCM and 22.4MHz DSD audio, play and browse your music library by connecting an external storage device through the USB host port or by an installed NAS storage device.
We have developed Android APP for element series products, users can browse and play the audio files in the storage devices or NAS through MA Remote APP, as long as the devices are under the same local area network (LAN). In order to bring better experience, we will constantly improve the app and develop the APP for iOS users in the near future.
Nowadays, listening music through network streaming media is plunging into the thick of our life. When element series products connected to wireless or wired network, you can push the music from your smart phone or other mobile devices to element series products via AirPlay & DLNA function whenever and wherever possible, to experience the convenience of wireless streaming media.
MQA is high-resolution audio coding technique that has high sampling rate but small enough file size. MQA is a trend for enjoying online high-quality music, it is also a main function on element series products. element series products are MQA full decoders and ready for the coming up high-quality streaming media.
element P is a high-quality integrated power amplifier developed for traditional passive speaker users in element series. You only need to add a pair of passive speakers to setup a stereo Hi-Fi system with excellent quality, from audio source to DAC, to amplifier, all in one unit.
In the brand-new element P, we still accept the industry leading ESS Company's solution, high performance ES9028PRO D/A chip and ultra-low phase noise femtosecond clock CCHD-950 from Crystek as a basic guarantee for high-quality sound, we adopt MUSES72320, a resistor divider's control mode for volume control of analog section , which retained the original sound quality to the maximum extent.
With the rapid development of high-quality music format, user's requirements for the processing capacity of hardware are becoming higher than before. element P equipped with the brand-new XU216 XMOS processor, it is easy for handling even decoding and rendering the high standard MQA format.
We selected ICEpower 250ASX2 class D amplifier module from Denmark as the core power amplifier of element P. The rated power for each sound channel is 230W at 4 Ohms, which can easily collocate with bookshelf speakers and small and medium size floor-standing speakers.
For the power supply part of element P, even the ICEpower module provided the power supply to be applied to front-end circuit, but we did not use it , for the reason that the superimposed noise from module power supply will decrease the processed quality of small signal. Instead, we continued to use a customized Noratel toroidal transformer to coordinate the multi-channel linear LDO to supply the power to front digital and analog circuit. We always from the perspective of sound quality as a design orientation.
Since different materials has its own resonant frequency, element X is designed as double-shell structure. The inner shell used the stamping and bending galvanized sheet with multi-strip reinforcing ribs which has terrific strength, while the external shell is made of 4mm aluminium sheet, the cooperation of the two materials changed the fixed resonant frequency and reduced the negative impact of resonance on sound quality.