Matrix Audio X-Sabre Pro MQA - Audiophile MQA DAC
The X-SABRE Pro (MQA) has been created from the partnership between Matrix Audio and MQA Ltd. This DAC features MQA Core Decode which allows it to entirely decode original MQA files without any assistance from third-party software. An advanced 8-channel ES9038PRO DAC chip with an inner DSP unit and analogue circuit offer high performance and better user experience.
STREAM HIGH-QUALITY AUDIO UP TO DSD1024
Apart from Master Quality Authenticated files, the X-SABRE Pro (MQA) can stream audio up to 32-bit/ 768kHz and DSD1024. A next-gen XMOS XU216 USB asynchronous transfer interface and new AK4118 S/PDIF receiver chip offer a more powerful multi-channel processing and computing performance for superb digital to analogue conversion. Choose between 7 pre-installed PCM digital filters to adjust the timbre. While decoding MQA files, the MQA audio dedicated filter will automatically be loaded.
HIGHLY PRECISE TIMING WITH CRYSTEK OSCILLATORS
The X-SABRE Pro (MQA) has three hi-res audio dedicated Crystek ultra-low phase noise oscillators. While two are meant for the sample rates of 44.1kHz, 48kHz and their multiples, one is for the ES9038PRO reference clock. Thanks to this, the phase noise is as low as -169 dB/Hz. You can pick between the ES9038PRO synchronous clock source or an external ultra-low phase noise clock source, cooperate with software control to free convert ES9038PRO work mode between synchronous or asynchronous, and greatly improved the playability.
LOW NOISE, POWERFUL SOUND
The X-SABRE Pro (MQA)'s line output can be configured with a +18dB digital gain. This makes it really convenient for use with low-gain active speakers and power amplifiers. The ES9311Q dedicated ultra-low noise LDO consists of two groups of clean power supply with noise as low as 1μVrms. This ensures excellent SNR performance. This DAC also has 10 groups of low-noise LDO power supply for each circuit unit.
DESIGNED TO LOOK GORGEOUS
Each component of the X-SABRE Pro (MQA) has been designed by expert craftsmen and audio engineers. The front panel is fitted with Black tempered glass that adds to its striking appearance. The round LCD screen in the centre showcases the input channel signal, sample rate, digital audio format, volume and more. This DAC also features 9 minimal touch keys that offer a seamless user experience while blending in with the panel.
- Matrix Audio X-SABRE Pro (MQA) User Manual (4MB PDF)
- Matrix Audio X-SABRE Pro (MQA) USB Drivers (2.4MB ZIP)