Matrix Audio X-SABRE 3 Roon Ready MQA Network Streamer
Matrix Audio is a veteran brand behind many successful desktop audio systems. Famous products from them include their latest Mini-I 3/ Mini-I 3 Pro systems as well as their flagship-grade Element X systems. After a long research period of over four years, Matrix Audio has now announced the latest X-SABRE 3 and re-ignited the X-SABRE series.
The X-SABRE 3 is redesigned from the ground up with new chassis, new UI, improved sonic capabilities, bringing to you an all-new generation of music with the X-SABRE 3. It is not just a DAC system anymore, it also serves you as a complete network streaming player. X-SABRE 3 is officially announced.
– Flagship-grade ES9038Pro ESS Sabre DAC chip.
– Crystek CCHD-950 Digital Clock.
– Full MQA decoding.
– High-Resolution LCD Display.
– High-Speed Connectivity.
– Roon Ready.
– Online Streaming Support with Tidal Connect & Spotify Connect.
– Sync & Async Mode.
– Built-in Trigger.
– Fully Isolated Design.
– Supports USB, Coaxial, Optical, IIS, inputs.
– PCM decoding support up to 32-bit/768kHz.
– Native DSD512 support.
– XLR and RCA Line output.
– Dual-Band WiFi(2.4GHz/5GHz).
– LAN Connectivity.
XLR Output Parameters
– SNR: – -134dB.
– THD+N: <0.00010%@1KHz, <0.00025%@20Hz-20kHz.
– Frequency Response:20Hz-20kHz.
– Channel Crosstalk: – -151dB.
– Output Amplitude: 4.8Vrms@0dB.
RCA Output Parameters
– SNR: – -128dB.
– THD+N: <0.00015%@1KHz, <0.00025%@20Hz-20kHz.
– Frequency Response:20Hz-20kHz.
– Channel Crosstalk: – -138dB.
– Output Amplitude: 2.4Vrms@0dB.
230V position for AC 220V-240V 50/60Hz.
225V position for AC100V-120V 50/60Hz.
Standby Power Consumption: <4W.
Maximum Power Consumption: <33W.
Redesigned From The Ground Up
X-Sabre Pro was a highly successful MQA DAC from Matrix Audio. The brand has now redesigned the X-SABRE Pro to reignite the series with the X-SABRE 3. It has received a new chassis, new fully isolated internal circuitry, and a brand new LCD display. It is slightly wider and lower than the OG model while maintaining the same sturdiness. It now also supports network streaming, making the X-SABRE 3 a professional Network streamer with Roon Ready certification.
Powerful Audio Circuitry
X-SABRE 3 features ES9038Pro flagship-grade DAC chip by ESS Sabre Technologies. It offers a splendid performance in decoding high-resolution audio signals. The X-SABRE 3 supports up to PCM 32-Bit/768kHz and DSD up to DSD512 natively. It is supported by a professional Crystek CCHD-950 digital audio clock for proper signal synchronization.
Brand-New LCD Display
Matrix Audio has designed the X-SABRE 3 with a brand-new high-resolution LCD display. It shows crystal clear album arts and different settings on the device.
High-Speed Wireless Connectivity
There are multiple ways to connect the X-SABRE 3 with audio sources. One of them is a high-speed dual-band wireless WiFi connection. It supports a dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz Wifi that provides fast internet connectivity allowing for swift playback on Roon, Tidal, and Spotify.
Individually Isolated Components
To ensure high-quality performance Matrix Audio has designed the power, digital, and analog circuits with complete isolation from each other. This is done to maintain quality performance for each component.
Pricing & Availability
Matrix Audio X-SABRE 3 is available on pre-order now for 2999$. Shipments will officially begin by the end of this month. Book yours today!