The Matrix Element X2 Pure builds on the excellent architecture of the X2, shedding its headphone amplifier stage to enhance its digital-to-analog conversion section with the latest and greatest chips from ESS. This model is part of the brand's line of network players, functioning as a complete standalone source device for your audio system and bringing your traditional HiFi system into the world of high-resolution streaming.
An elegant and intuitive graphic interface
The Element X2 Pure is equipped with a 3.46" LCD touch screen. When playing from the network or locally with the MA player, a lot of information about the track is displayed. In addition, the touch control allows easy and intuitive navigation through the various menus of the device.
Many possible sources
With the Element X2 Pure, you can enjoy your music in many ways. Whether your files are stored on a device on your local network (computer, NAS...), on a USB storage device or on your smartphone, they are accessible from the Element X2 Pure. The streamer also supports DLNA and AirPlay2 streaming protocols as well as Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect, allowing you to send your music to the X2 Pure directly from a smartphone, for example.
Many music streaming services are also accessible from the network player, such as Spotify, Tidal or Qobuz, but also to a wide range of web radios thanks to vTuner.
MA Remote App
With the free MA Remote mobile app you can browse your local music files, access your favorite streaming services and web radios, and control playback remotely, right from your smartphone. Firmware updates for the Element X2 can also be managed through the app.
In digital audio, it's all about timing. A high-precision clock is therefore the basis for accurate playback. Here, the Element X2 Pure uses a Crystek CCHD-950 ultra-low phase noise femtosecond oscillator. This provides effective and significant jitter reduction for a more realistic and detailed sound.
Asynchronous or synchronous
The Element X2 Pure can operate in either synchronous or asynchronous mode, depending on your choice. In asynchronous mode, the master clock of the DAC chip comes from the Crystek CCHD-950 integrated clock, the clock signal of the source device not being used. In synchronous mode, on the other hand, the Crystek CCHD-950 oscillator is deactivated and the clock signal is recovered from the source device.
The X2 Pure incorporates two independent power supplies to provide separate power to the ARM processor and the digital audio signal processing circuitry. These independent circuits are linked by optocouplers for complete isolation. The audio circuitry also uses an independent linear power supply to provide crystal clear playback.