Matrix Mini-i Pro 3 Wireless Bluetooth DAC/Amp
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 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-i 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? Check.
The Matrix Mini-i 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 Pro 3 will set your mobile devices free.
With a 3.3”, 24-bit color LCD display, the Mini-i Pro 3 depicts your library in all its full-color glory. It also displays input channels, streaming methods, device configurations, and digital filter curves. Your music has never looked better.
The Mini-i Pro 3 is an MQA full decoder, enabling you to play MQA files and streams without any software decoding.
- 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
- Matrix Mini-i Pro 3