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Matrix Mini I DAC/Amp

Matrix Mini I DAC/Amp

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To squeeze the most sound quality out of your tunes, you need a proper DAC to convert those digital files into analog signals. At the same time, you want to keep your desk as clutter free as possible and avoid diving any further into debt. Giving you a high quality DAC and headphone amplifier in one compact unit, the Matrix Mini I DAC/Amp maximizes your audio experience at a minimal cost.

Matrix Mini I DAC/Amp

Killer Components

Arriving with a full arsenal of possibilities from the get-go, the Mini I features four input options- USB, AES/EBU, optical, and coaxial- and two output options- unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR. No matter which set-up you choose, the two internal AD1955 DAC chips convert your audio into the highest possible quality and sample rate. As for the amplification side of the equation, two operational amps (OP275 and OPA2134) drive your speakers and a dedicated headphone amp drives headphones with up to 300 Ohms of impedance. For even further versatility, the Mini I can also be used as only a pre-amp or a DAC by switching modes.

Matrix Mini I DAC/Amp
Matrix Mini I DAC/Amp

Drive a Mini

To ensure all that sweet sound stays safe and undistorted, the Matrix Mini I includes a shielded toroidal transformer, an EMI filter, and a multi-stage stabilized power supply. Reading your settings off the digital LCD display, you can easily adjust the volume, turn the power on or off, or switch between inputs via the analog knob. Bringing new clarity, energy, and depth to your digital music experience, the Matrix Mini I DAC/Amp takes up little desk space while radically widening your headspace.

Matrix Mini I DAC/Amp
Matrix Mini I DAC/Amp


  • Matrix Audio
  • 2 x AD1955 D/A DAC chip
  • Operational amps: OP275 and OPA2134
  • Internal headphone amp to drive headphones with up to 300 Ohms impedance
  • Pre-amp mode and DAC mode selectable
  • XMOS asynchronous USB 2.0 interface
  • EMI filter isolates EMI from AC input
  • Shielded toroidal transformer with dual voltage input range
  • Digital LCD display
  • Digital step volume controller that covers -90 to 0 dB
  • THD+N: 0.0008% at 1 KHz
  • Frequency response: 20 - 20 KHz
  • SNR: 110 dB unweighted
  • Cross talk: -123 dB @ 1 KHz
  • Headphone output impedance: 12 Ohms
  • Inputs: USB, AES/EBU, optical, coaxial
  • Optical supported sample rates: 16 - 24 Bit, 48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz
  • Coaxial supported sample rates: 16 - 24 Bit, 48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz
  • AES/EBU supported sample rates: 16 - 24 Bit, 48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz
  • USB supported sample rates: 24 Bit, 48/88.2/96/176.4/192/352.8/384 kHz
  • Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1, Mac OS X10.6.4
  • Both balanced and unbalanced output
  • Outputs: RCA, XLR
  • RCA output level: 2 Vrms at 0 dBFS
  • XLR output level: 4 Vrms at 0 dBFS
  • Multi-stage stabilized voltage power supply
  • Power voltage: 115 or 230 V settings
  • 115 V position for AC 100 - 120 V, 50/60 Hz
  • 230 V position for AC 220 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: < 15 W
  • Fuse specification: 5 x 20 mm AC250 V / 1 A
  • 2.87 lbs (1.3 kg)
  • 6.61 x 7.87 x 1.81 in (168 x 200 x 46 mm)


  • USB cable
  • Power cable
  • Driver and manual disk


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is May 18, 2016 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.