Apos Matrix element-X Ensemble
Apos Ensembles are equipment bundles that have been specially curated by our team of audio professionals. Just as an ensemble refers to a group of musicians playing together, each of our ensembles is a coordinated group of equipment that we’ve brought together to form a superior listening experience.
Meet the Matrix Element X Ensemble
The star of the Matrix Element X Ensemble is, of course, the Matrix element X. This DAC/Amp/streamer is an audiophile’s Swiss army knife, tackling nearly any home theater scenario.
Accompanying it is one of three pairs of headphones: the Meze Audio Empyrean Open Back, the Dan Clark Audio Æon 2, or the QUAD ERA-1 Planar Magnetic. The Empyrean dazzles with state-of-the-art comfort, warmth, and incomparably sweet mids. The Æon 2 delivers a spotlit performance with its vast soundstage and micro-detail retrieval. The QUAD ERA-1 captivates with rapid, clarified bass and impeccable transparency.
The Matrix Element X Ensemble Includes
DAC/Amp: Matrix Element X DAC/Amp
Note: For full specs, please visit the individual product pages.
Matrix Element X DAC/Amp
Coaxial & Optical Input: PCM 24Bit/192kHz, DSD 2.8MHz (DoP)
IIS LVDS: PCM 32Bit/768kHz, DSD11.2MHz (DoP), DSD45MHz (Native)
USB Audio Input: PCM 24Bit/768kHz, DSD11.2MHz (DoP), DSD22.4MHz (Native)
SNR: > -131dB
THD+N: <0.00012%@1k, <0.00025%@20Hz-20kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB@120kHz
Crosstalk : >-145dB
XLR Amplitude: 4.5VRMS@0dB ,15.8VRMS@+10dB
Meze Audio Empyrean Open Back Headphone
Driver Type: Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array
Operating Principle: Open
Ear Coupling: Circumaural
Frequency Response: 4 - 110,000 Hz
Impedance: 31.6 Ω
Nominal SPL: 100 dB (1 mW / 1 kHz)
Maximum SPL: > 130 dB
THD: < 0.1%
Dan Clark Audio Æon 2:
Cable: Detachable 2m premium dual-entry cable with 1/4" termination
Impedance: 20 ohms
Frequency Response Range: 10 Hz - 40 kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion: ≤0.2% (1kHz,100dB)
Related Input Power: 100mW
Weight: 420g (without cable)