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Matrix Audio X-Sabre 3 High-Resolution Audio DAC - Black - Ex-Demo

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SPEAKER CABLES:

A quantity of 2 means you will receive a pair of speaker cables e.g. for your front left and front right speakers. By entering a quantity of 1, you will get a cable for a single speaker e.g. centre speaker and this option also enables you to vary the length (and termination) of your cable for each speaker.

OTHER CABLES:

A quantity of 1 means you will receive a single cable in the case of aerial, satellite, subwoofer, digital coaxial & optical cables and a pair of cables in the case of 2 rca to 2 rca analogue audio cables.

NON-CABLE PRODUCTS:

A quantity of 1 means you will receive 1 of the specified products.

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With four years of technological expertise and research, Matrix Audio is now ready to announce the X-SABRE 3 and ignite a new generation in the X-SABRE line-up. Housed in a brand-new chassis, with a new user interface and sonic capabilities, the X-SABRE 3 DAC is now transformed to function fully as a network capable streaming host.

Please note: this product is in an as-new condition, opened once for demonstration purposes only.

Matrix Audio X-Sabre 3 High-Resolution Audio DAC - Black - Ex-Demo

 

Please note: this product is in an as-new condition, opened once for demonstration purposes only.

 

Familiar appearance, new experience

With four years of technological expertise and research, Matrix Audio is now ready to announce the X-SABRE 3 and ignite a new generation in the X-SABRE line-up. Housed in a brand-new chassis, with a new user interface and sonic capabilities, the X-SABRE 3 DAC is now transformed to function fully as a network capable streaming host.


The difference in the details

The X-SABRE 3 is not just a remake, but fully redesigned without shortcuts, birthing a brand-new chassis and internal circuitry. The new X-SABRE 3 is 10mm wider and 2mm lower, lending the X-SABRE 3 sleeker, slimmer lines while retaining a sturdy build and look.


Creation based on innovation

We gave the X-SABRE 3 a brand-new high-resolution LCD display, allowing for crystal clear updates on the current operating status of the device. While streaming, album art covers will be displayed, aligning with current technological demands from a user’s perspective. A modern step forward, deserving the title of a new generation in our X-SABRE lineup.


High-speed connectivity

Tucked neatly under a top made from tempered glass is the secret to the capability. A set of 2.4GHz and 5Ghz dual-band Wi-Fi antennas are hidden away from view to retain the elegant lines of the X-SABRE 3. In areas of weak network coverage, a Gigabit Ethernet option is available to maintain stability of connection. High-sampling audio transfers within the local network can count on rock-solid stability for uninterrupted listening.


Local music streaming

Being a Roon Ready certified device means that you connect to Roon without further configuration, and bit-perfect audio is promised from Roon to your X-SABRE 3. With the Roon app, you can now control the playback, output volume and standby. With softwares that support UPnP or DLNA, you can stream with the original sampling rate in the local area network to X-SABRE 3.


Online streaming

X-SABRE 3 is the first of Matrix’s line up to include TIDAL Connect and Spotify Connect. Detection of the X-SABRE 3 as a playback device with your choice of streaming service and enjoy lossless playback seamlessly. Playback and volume can be controlled via the apps. AirPlay is also supported.

 

Sync and Async mode

Switching of the working mode of the D/A chip can be conveniently done through the touch panel of X-SABRE 3. In the Async mode, the master clock of the D/A chip comes from the Crystek CCHD-950 femtosecond clock inside the X-SABRE 3, and the clock from the front-end device will be abandoned; in the Sync mode, the built-in femtosecond clock will be turned off, and the D/A chip depends on the clock of the front-end device completely.


Trigger

The streaming capabilities of the X-SABRE 3 allow more ease of controls via your mobile phone. The standard Trigger port enables you no need to turn on and off the power amplifier manually. When the X-SABRE 3 powered on or entered standby, it will also turn on or off any connected 12V trigger device automatically.


Fully isolated design

As a result of involving network function, faster processing speed and higher clock frequency, it was necessary to place the D/A conversion part and output stage into independent chambers. We isolated the power supply, digital and analog circuitry of X-SABRE 3, and successfully eliminated the noise contamination and source of interference in this flagship of digital audio.

 

"The X-SABRE 3 Pro DAC is an upgrade in every sense of the word from the previous generation DAC. Matrix Audio has put a tremendous amount of effort into improving one of the best DACs on the market and making it even better, more resolute, and packed with the latest features bringing it up to date putting it ahead of the competition. The addition of Tidal and Spotify connect, combined with Roon Ready certification make the X-SABRE 3 the perfect hi-res streaming host to add to your system. The DAC is one of the best sounding on the market - hands down - and will provide a level of detail and clarity few DACs can match." (Read More)

Equipment Review - Moon Audio - December 2021

 

Specification

  • CPU: NXP i.MX 6Quad 4x Cortex-A9 @1.2 GHz
  • D/A Chip: ES9038PRO
  • Clock Source: Crystek CCHD-950

Digital Input

  • Coaxial & Optical:
    • PCM 16-24 Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
    • DSD 2.8 MHz (DoP)
  • IIS LVDS:
    • PCM 16-32 Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz,
    • 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz
    • DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz (DoP)
    • DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz (Native)
  • USB Audio
    • PCM 16-24 Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz,
    • 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz
    • MQA 16-24 Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz,
    • 352.8kHz, 384kHz MQA or MQA Studio stream
    • DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz (DoP)
    • DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz (Native)


Output

  • XLR
    • SNR: >-134 dB
    • THD+N:<0.00010%@1k, <0.00025%@20Hz-20 kHz
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz-20 kHz ±0.05 -3 dB@86 kHz
    • Channel Crosstalk: >-151 dB
    • Output Level: 4.8 VRMS@0dB
  • RCA
    • SNR: >-128 dB
    • THD+N:<0.00015%@1k, <0.00025%@20Hz-20 kHz
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz-20 kHz ±0.05 -3 dB@86 kHz
    • Channel Crosstalk: >-138 dB
    • Output Level: 2.4 VRMS@0dB

Network

  • LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • WLAN 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz

MA Player Lite

  • Roon Ready:
    • PCM 16-24 Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz,
    • 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz
    • MQA 16-24 Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz,
    • 352.8kHz, 384kHz MQA or MQA Studio stream
    • DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz
  • AirPlay 2: The audio specs depend on the service provider
  • DLNA/UPnP: The audio specs depend on the service provider
  • TIDAL Connect: The audio specs depend on the service provider
  • Spotify Connect: The audio specs depend on the service provider

 

  • Weight 3.4 kg (7.49 pounds)
  • Size:
    • Width: 310 mm (12.20 inches)
    • Depth: 218 mm (8.58 inches)
    • Height: 43 mm (1.69 inches)

 

  • Power Voltage:
    • 230V position is fit for AC 220V-240V 50/60Hz
    • 115V position is fit for AC 100V-120V 50/60Hz
  • Standby Power Consumption: < 4W
  • Maximum Power Consumption: < 33W


Accessories:

  • RM3 remote control: x1
  • Power cable: x1
  • Quick start guide: x1
  • Warranty card: x1

 

About Matrix Audio

MATRIX Audio was founded in 2009, this is an audio brand located in the ancient city of Xi'an. MATRIX focus on the development, production and sales of digital Hi-Fi audio products. After more than 10 years of market testing, the MATRIX team has grown into a leading digital audio company. With the professional testers, advanced research facilities and audio analyzers, MATRIX provide high-quality audio DACs, audio amplifiers and other digital audio equipment, have established a good brand image and product reputation among audiophiles in China and around the world.

The name of the brand is derived from the mathematical concept "matrix". Matrix is built by portrait and landscape, they call the brand "matrix" because we are looking for the balance between the 2 dimensions. They examine audio products through listening and see, also incorporate this concept into their design. All of their products should not only have excellent sound performance but also have a great design that can be integrated into the home environment. Harmony is Matrix Audio's goal.

 

 

  • CPU: NXP i.MX 6Quad 4x Cortex-A9 @1.2 GHz
  • D/A Chip: ES9038PRO
  • Clock Source: Crystek CCHD-950

Digital Input

  • Coaxial & Optical:
    • PCM 16-24 Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
    • DSD 2.8 MHz (DoP)
  • IIS LVDS:
    • PCM 16-32 Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz,
    • 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz
    • DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz (DoP)
    • DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz (Native)
  • USB Audio
    • PCM 16-24 Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz,
    • 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz
    • MQA 16-24 Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz,
    • 352.8kHz, 384kHz MQA or MQA Studio stream
    • DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz (DoP)
    • DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz (Native)


Output

  • XLR
    • SNR: >-134 dB
    • THD+N:<0.00010%@1k, <0.00025%@20Hz-20 kHz
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz-20 kHz ±0.05 -3 dB@86 kHz
    • Channel Crosstalk: >-151 dB
    • Output Level: 4.8 VRMS@0dB
  • RCA
    • SNR: >-128 dB
    • THD+N:<0.00015%@1k, <0.00025%@20Hz-20 kHz
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz-20 kHz ±0.05 -3 dB@86 kHz
    • Channel Crosstalk: >-138 dB
    • Output Level: 2.4 VRMS@0dB

Network

  • LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • WLAN 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz

MA Player Lite

  • Roon Ready:
    • PCM 16-24 Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz,
    • 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz
    • MQA 16-24 Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz,
    • 352.8kHz, 384kHz MQA or MQA Studio stream
    • DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz
  • AirPlay 2: The audio specs depend on the service provider
  • DLNA/UPnP: The audio specs depend on the service provider
  • TIDAL Connect: The audio specs depend on the service provider
  • Spotify Connect: The audio specs depend on the service provider

 

  • Weight 3.4 kg (7.49 pounds)
  • Size:
    • Width: 310 mm (12.20 inches)
    • Depth: 218 mm (8.58 inches)
    • Height: 43 mm (1.69 inches)

 

  • Power Voltage:
    • 230V position is fit for AC 220V-240V 50/60Hz
    • 115V position is fit for AC 100V-120V 50/60Hz
  • Standby Power Consumption: < 4W
  • Maximum Power Consumption: < 33W


Accessories:

  • RM3 remote control: x1
  • Power cable: x1
  • Quick start guide: x1
  • Warranty card: x1

 

UK Delivery

 

1. We use Royal Mail 1st Class Services as a Standard Postage Option

Orders received before 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) are usually dispatched the same day by FIRST CLASS post (unless premium postal or timed courier services are selected), subject to stock availability. Over 98% of our orders are usually delivered the next working day including Saturdays.

Standard delivery is usually within 2-3 working days, although 98% of all orders are delivered the next working day including Saturdays . In extreme cases, such as delivery to the Highlands and Islands, this may take 3 days.

All items are fully insured and come with an invoice from Futureshop.co.uk. We use the Royal Mail for delivery of small packages and DPD or Interlink Express for items that weigh over 2KG. Items over 2KG are fully insured and will usually be delivered within 48 hours of placing your order Monday to Friday subject to stock availability. For International orders, we use FedEx Services where customers have selected this option.

Please note, special orders for non-standard cable lengths or custom-made cables may be subject to longer delivery time-scales. This may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

We offer 'Free UK delivery on orders over £99' subject to the following terms & conditions:

  • Applies only to orders with £99 or more of items (including VAT at the UK rate), at FutureShop.co.uk
  • Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK (excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by UK Mail).
  • Applies only to deliveries to addresses within mainland UK and Northern Ireland addresses. Applies only to orders that are to be delivered to a single Mainland UK delivery address.
  • You will not be eligible for free delivery on your order if any items are cancelled or returned for a refund, bringing the total order amount below £99. Where items are returned, the refund due will be the cost of the item less any postage costs.
  • We reserve the right to change or discontinue 'Free delivery on orders over £99 promotion at any time.
  • FREE DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OVER £99 OFFER DOES NOT APPLY TO TRADE CUSTOMERS.

Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD or Interlink Express next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK.

Free Delivery for orders over £99 excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by DPD or Interlink Express.

 

Royal Mail 1st Class Shipping DPD Next Day Delivery

 

2. Special Delivery UK - Guaranteed Next Working Day

We have 99.9% of the UK covered With Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery. We guarantee delivery to most UK addresses by 1pm the next working day. This includes Northern Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey. Some places take longer to deliver to but we still guarantee delivery within three working days by 5.30 PM.

For the Next Day Special Delivery service, orders must be received by futureshop.co.uk by 4.30pm weekdays. Orders after the 4.30pm deadline cannot be guaranteed for same day dispatch.

Please note, Royal Mail Special Delivery for next working day may not be possible where non-standard cable lengths are ordered. If this is the case, the item will be shipped via The Royal Mail Special Delivery service as soon as the cable is custom made.

For orders weighing over 2KG, we reserve the right to ship items using Next Day Pre-Noon Courier Services where Royal Mail Special Delivery option has been selected.

 

Royal Mail Special Next Working Day Delivery

 

3. Channel Islands & Northern Ireland

We accept orders from all Channel Islands including Alderney, Jersey, Guernsey and Sark. Unless you select a premium service, Items weighing under 2KG are delivered using our standard UK delivery option above. For items weighing over 2KG, a surcharge may be applied for all deliveries to the Channel Islands as well as Northern Ireland.

 

European Countries

Deliveries to EU member states are subject to 20% VAT. We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 10 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 3 to 7 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Economy - Item are usually delivered within 48 to 72 hours

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery

 

Worldwide - Excluding UK & Europe

Deliveries outside of the EU are not subject to 20% VAT and so the 20% tax on items is automatically deducted when you login or register.
We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 15 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail - Items are usually delivered within 10-15 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.

Where the actual weight of the package significantly exceeds the shipping cost charged on orders, we may write to you for an additional shipping charge. For larger orders, items may be shipped in multiple packets.

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery

 

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