Matrix Audio Mini-i 3 and Mini-i Pro3 DAC
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Looks amazing!
did you compare with some dac?
Zeos likes it better then the Topping A or D90

I compared it to the Monolith 789

The Matrix wins thus :

Timbre
Tonal Richness
Soundstage
Resolution
OLED Screen
Remote Control
Build Quality
User Friendliness
 
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Zeos likes it better then the Topping A or D90

I compared it to the Monolith 789

The Matrix wins thus :

Timbre
Tonal Richness
Soundstage
Resolution
OLED Screen
Remote Control
Build Quality
User Friendliness
Congratulations on your excellent purchase.

I really appreciated your enthusiastic and careful considerations.

Personally, I listen quite little with headphones and surely much more in the audio setup with the loudspeakers, where together with the "Timbric", the "Dynamics" and the "Prat", for me is fundamental the sound-stage able to express depth of the acoustic scene and scenic realism of instruments and vocal interpreters.

Compared with the other DACs and with the RME ADI2 that I have glimpsed in the picture of a previous post of yours, what can you tell me about the parameter of the sound-stage of the Matrix Mini-i 3 Pro?

Thank you in advance for your kind attention.
 
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Congratulations on your excellent purchase.
I really appreciated your enthusiastic and careful considerations.
Personally, I listen quite little with headphones and surely much more in the audio setup with the loudspeakers, where together with the "Timbric", the "Dynamics" and the "Prat", for me is fundamental the sound-stage able to express depth of the acoustic scene and scenic realism of instruments and vocal interpreters.
Compared with the other DACs and with the RME ADI2 that I have glimpsed in the picture of a previous post of yours, what can you tell me about the parameter of the sound-stage of the Matrix Mini-i 3 Pro?
Thank you in advance for your kind attention.
As compared to the soundstage of the :

Headroom Max
Oppo Blu-Ray BDP-83 SE
RME Adi 2 Dac FS
Marantz CD -1
Woo Audio Fireflies (1st version)
Cavalli Tube Hybred (Drop)
FiiO BTR5

Overall, as i compared the sound of those vs the Matrix mini 13, using :

Drop Panda
Senn HD800S
Focal Elex
Master & Dynamic MH40
Montblanc MB01
Senn HD700
HIfiman Sundara
HarmonicDyne Zeus

I discovered that the exceptional SQ of the Matrix has a more saturated harmonic tonal complexity than found regarding any on that List, including the Tube amp(s).
The RME sounds closest to the Matrix, but it can't match it for lush or wide or beautiful.
The Matrix reveals a unique "Class A" lushness = it's tonal presentation that is added warmth, sparkle, and presence.

Specifically Regarding the SStage.......the Matrix produces an effortless presentation that offers a mild 3D experience, so, the Sound stage appears to your ears as wide and deep and lovely.
 
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Is it better than Element line?
I mean Element I or M...
 
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As compared to the soundstage of the :

Headroom Max
Oppo Blu-Ray BDP-83 SE
RME Adi 2 Dac FS
Marantz CD -1
Woo Audio Fireflies (1st version)
Cavalli Tube Hybred (Drop)
FiiO BTR5

Overall, as i compared the sound of those vs the Matrix mini 13, using :

Drop Panda
Senn HD800S
Focal Elex
Master & Dynamic MH40
Montblanc MB01
Senn HD700
HIfiman Sundara
HarmonicDyne Zeus

I discovered that the exceptional SQ of the Matrix has a more saturated harmonic tonal complexity than found regarding any on that List, including the Tube amp(s).
The RME sounds closest to the Matrix, but it can't match it for lush or wide or beautiful.
The Matrix reveals a unique "Class A" lushness = it's tonal presentation that is added warmth, sparkle, and presence.

Specifically Regarding the SStage.......the Matrix produces an effortless presentation that offers a mild 3D experience, so, the Sound stage appears to your ears as wide and deep and lovely.
Thank you for the precise and interesting considerations.
 
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So I just picked this unit up, planning to connect it via wifi from my home office to my Roon Nucleus which is in my main rig in the loungeroom.

Connecting to wifi was very easy. The unit looks great and initial sound impressions are not bad at all (less than one hour in and listening over Bluetooth).

HOWEVER, when I go to set it up in Roon, the Roon console can see it but it is marked as not certified, when I click to Enable it it presents a pop up saying that there is a problem with the device, and that the problem is that it is not certified and that the manufacturer has not yet completed certification for this device and to contact the manufacturer re a status update (which I will do).

1. Why does the unit have a sticker on it that says Roon Ready (it is obviously not Roon Ready????). The picture of the device on the website shows the device on a table and screen states 'Streaming' with 'Roon' as the source, and an image of a Taylor Swift album (no I will not be using the device for Taylor Swift lol). This is either false marketing or suggests that the device can be a Roon endpoint currently.

https://www.matrix-digi.com/en/products/489.html

2. Does anyone know how I can make the Matrix mini i-pro 3 MQA a Roon endpoint currently?

thanks,
Matt
 
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Did some more reading on various sites and currently it is just not Roon certified and cannot be used as an actual roon endpoint, have to push from the phone via airplay. not the same. I believe Matrix are trying very hard to get the device certified though.
 
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Really disappointing that its labeled as Roon ready, but isnt really. I understand that the Roon certification is in the works, but still it should marked very clearly that this is future feature, not marketed as a current feature.

I am interested in this dac/amp because its the only all-in-one wireless Roon endpoint I can find. But until Matrix can confirm that it is Roon certified and can be used as a wireless endpoint, I am going to have to hold off buying it.
 
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So I just picked this unit up, planning to connect it via wifi from my home office to my Roon Nucleus which is in my main rig in the loungeroom.

Connecting to wifi was very easy. The unit looks great and initial sound impressions are not bad at all (less than one hour in and listening over Bluetooth).

HOWEVER, when I go to set it up in Roon, the Roon console can see it but it is marked as not certified, when I click to Enable it it presents a pop up saying that there is a problem with the device, and that the problem is that it is not certified and that the manufacturer has not yet completed certification for this device and to contact the manufacturer re a status update (which I will do).

1. Why does the unit have a sticker on it that says Roon Ready (it is obviously not Roon Ready????). The picture of the device on the website shows the device on a table and screen states 'Streaming' with 'Roon' as the source, and an image of a Taylor Swift album (no I will not be using the device for Taylor Swift lol). This is either false marketing or suggests that the device can be a Roon endpoint currently.

https://www.matrix-digi.com/en/products/489.html

2. Does anyone know how I can make the Matrix mini i-pro 3 MQA a Roon endpoint currently?

thanks,
Matt

Sorry to hear about this Matt.
I only use mine for the Headphones out, and the line imput.

I purchased mine from APOS Audio, and if they dont state the device is not Roon Ready..........well...they should.
Hopefully Roon readiness will be right around the corner.
 
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