Matrix Audio

Matrix mini-i Pro 3 / mini-i 3 Wireless Bluetooth DAC/Amp

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Many DAC/amps have to be evaluated with a don’t-judge-a-book-by-its-cover approach. If you can get past their rudimentary, boxy enclosures, you can appreciate the brilliant technology within. That couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to Matrix Audio. Since its founding in the mid-aughts, Matrix has released a dozen products of increasing subtlety and elegance. 


The Matrix Mini-i 3/Pro 3 is an all-in-one DAC/Amp that features MQA, Roon Readiness, and a beautiful full-color display. It’s no simple feat to collect so many bells and whistles in an aesthetically stunning chassis, but Matrix has done it. This is a prestige product that’ll elevate your music listening and the aesthetics of whatever room you display it in. 


The Grand Central Station of receivers

You’re a diehard vinylhead today, but who says you won’t fall in love with streaming tomorrow? Tastes change, which means you need a receiver that can handle any listening situation. With more ins and outs than Grand Central Station, the Matrix Mini-3/Pro 3 can handle almost any listening situation. Vinyl through headphones? Check. Game console through speakers? Check. XLR, coaxial, optical, USB, RCA, IIS LVDS, 6.35 SE, and 4.4 balanced headphone jacks? (Wowza.) Check. 


Roon Ready

The Matrix Mini-i 3/Pro 3 is Roon Ready as of January 2021. Roon is a streaming and music management software that connects all the dots of your music system. It takes control of your streaming services, music files, and internet radio, and sends them to the audio outputs in your home. 


Wired(less) For Sound

Why does listening to high-res audio require immobilizing our phones, laptops, and tablets with cables? Shouldn’t our mobiles be mobile? With dual-band WiFi (2.4GHz/5GHz)* and high-res Bluetooth connectivity (24bit/96kHz), the Mini-i 3/Pro 3 will set your mobiles free. 

*Mini-i 3 does not support WiFi connection.


Full-color display

With a 3.3”, 24-bit color LCD display, the Mini-i 3/Pro 3 depicts your library in all its glory. It also displays input channels, streaming methods, device configurations, and digital filter curves. Your music has never looked better. 


MQA-ready* 

Would you die a little if we told you that MP3 files deliver just 10% of original studio recordings? That’s one-tenth of the nuance, depth, and richness that the artist intended for you to hear. MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) files, on the other hand, deliver the full, uncompressed sound of the original master recordings in all their richness. The Mini-i Pro 3 is an MQA full decoder, enabling you to play MQA files and streams without any software decoding. 

*Mini-i 3 does not support MQA files.


Specs

Hardware platform

  • CPU NXP: i.MX 6UL Cortex-A7 @528MHz

  • D/A Chip: ES9038Q2M

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-3 Pro 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

  • RCA

    • SNR: >-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 3 Pro 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 2: PCM 16Bit 44.1kHz

Power

  • Power Voltage: 230V position is fit for AC 220V-240V 50/60Hz, 115V position is fit for AC 100V-120V 50/60Hz

  • Standby Power Consumption: < 2W

  • Maximum Power Consumption: < 20W

Dimensions

  • Dimension: 223×205×48mm L×W×H including protruding parts

  • Weight: 1.7kg


What’s included

  • RM3 remote control

  • Power cable

  • Quick start guide

  • Warranty card




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