A brand-new music streamer, MATRIX MINI-I 4
Jul 14, 2023 at 9:13 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 14
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Matrix, as a rich-experienced brand, they're professional on the streamer and audio equipment! They have brought the well-designed element series and X-SABRE series, all of which are aiming at high-end level! And today, they update their mini-i series, and turn their step to the mid-range basket, unveiling mini-i 4! How's it working? Let's keep going!



The mini-i 4 is a brand new music streamer in the mini-i series, which integrated the DAC features and easily pair with your active speakers, it not only have a rich set of digital inputs with excellent digital audio processing capabilities but also supports various network streaming protocols. Combined with a self-developed high-quality digital audio/streaming playback system MA player and the controller app MA Remote App, it easily plays a vast amount of online streaming music, and provides you with an exceptional high-fidelity listening experience.


Upgraded to the latest ES9039Q2M D/A chip from ESS, with carefully tuned audio circuits, high-quality audio components, and optimized circuit layout, it has a very high SNR and extremely low distortion, delivering excellent performance to various types of music.

mini-i 4 features a high-quality USB DAC. It allows you to choose the appropriate USB cable to connect to computers, smartphones, or tablets and supports various audio formats and sampling rate specs up to 768kHz PCM, DSD512 and MQA audio.


The mini-i 4 can easily browse and play massive amounts of high-resolution online audio from TIDAL, Qobuz, HIGHRESAUDIO, and SONY Hi-Res Music in the MA Remote App; it supports multiple network streaming protocols, in addition to Roon Ready and AirPlay, and also supports QQ Music via QPlay or NetEase Cloud Music via DLNA, as well as direct push audio streaming through TIDAL and Spotify native clients.


Whether you are looking for enjoyable pop music, soothing classical tracks, vibrant music or language programs, simply connect the mini-i 4 to the internet and open the vTuner and Radio Paradise broadcasting services in the MA Remote App to meet your diverse needs.

With a 3.46-inch LCD touch screen, making operations easier. The high-resolution display enriches the metadata of the playing tracks and device status, providing a convenient human-computer interaction.


mini-i 4 has added an HDMI ARC input port, which allows the audio signal from the TV or projector to be transmitted to mini-i 4. You can enjoy clearer and more realistic audio while watching videos. The sampling rates are supported up to PCM 24 bit/192kHz. The power on/off, volume and playback linkage between mini-i 4 and the display device can be controlled through CEC, which brings a new TV Hi-Fi experience to you.

mini-i 4 has one set of RCA analog input which offers three input gain levels. It allows you to adjust the input gain based on the front-end device and your preferences. Whether you want to connect traditional analog audio devices or enjoy modern high-res digital music, mini-i 4 will provide you with excellent audio performance and convenient operation.


mini-i 4 is equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet connection to ensure stability and sufficient transmission speed when playing high-resolution audio files on the network, letting the audio files stream to your audio system smoothly. Get ready for a feast of music!


If users are looking for a mid-level streamer with multiple formats supported, stop to check this superior device! As usual, any questions, suggestions, and comments are welcome, feel free to contact us, live chat with our cs team, or email us directly at support@shenzhenaudio.com, as well easy to find us on social accounts.
 
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Jul 17, 2023 at 12:08 PM Post #3 of 14
Deezer?
 
Jul 17, 2023 at 12:57 PM Post #6 of 14
I saw this the other day and looks like a perfect little streamer with a display. I saw that there was also a Pro version with headphone outs, but both single/balanced outs had high impedance on them :frowning2:
 
Jul 17, 2023 at 10:39 PM Post #8 of 14
@shenzhenaudio I'm in the market for a streamer and only need Ethernet in and digital out. Given that, the Element S seems ideal. However, I don't understand why it costs more than double the Mini-i-4 even though it has no DAC. Can you explain the difference please?
The 2 models are in different series, they can't compare directly. The mini-i series is the entry level of Matrix Audio, but the element series is high end level in Matrix Audio product lines. In addition, the element S includes a high quality audio interface in it, this part equals to an X-SPDIF3. Thanks for your inquiry.
 
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Jul 17, 2023 at 11:09 PM Post #9 of 14
Hi, am definitely interested in this AIO streamer dac. Unfortunately too expensive and not enough money at the moment. Is this a balanced dac ? I also like the look.
Yes, true balanced.
 
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Jul 18, 2023 at 6:14 AM Post #11 of 14
ShenzhenAudio https://twitter.com/shenzhenaudio Stay updated on ShenzhenAudio at their sponsor profile on Head-Fi.
 
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Jul 18, 2023 at 7:04 AM Post #12 of 14

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