MATRIX X-SABRE Pro MQA XSP Master Digital Audio Hifi Music DAC DSD Decorder
Matrix Audio in partnership with MQA Ltd. created the MQA Supported X-SABRE PRO audio DAC to let you experience the abundant music details as the artists' recording room. X-SABRE Pro(MQA) is a MQA full decoder DAC which can fully decode the original MQA files without any assistance from the third party player software (MQA Core Decode).
Powerful Hardware Platform
X-SABRE PRO (MQA) used the ES9038PRO advanced 8-channel D/A chip, and its inner DSP unit and artificial circuit have the high performance and better user experience. The new generation XMOS XU216 USB asynchronous transfer interface and new AK4118 S/PDIF receiver chip, with powerful computing performance and multi-channel processing performance, make X-SABRE Pro (MQA) has excellent digital audio conversion capability.
X-SABRE Pro (MQA) is equipped with the most complete input ports of this series, in addition to optical, coaxial, AES/EBU, USB ports, we even added a IISmiddotLVDS input via a HDMI connector to differential transmit IIS signal, maximize the transmission performance of the IIS port, to make the data from the short-distance transmission between the chips into high-speed interconnection between the devices, get rid of the USB transmission or S/PDIF transmission re-encoding, and let the original digital audio stream directly into the D/A chip.
More Sampling Rate Supported
X-SABRE PRO(MQA) can support the Master Quality Authenticated coding technology developed by UK MQA Limited which can decode the MQA audio stream up to 24 Bit 384kHz. When X-SABRE Pro's display is showing "MQA", it means it is decoding the MQA audio authorized by the artist or publisher (MQA Studio). Meanwhile, X-SABRE Pro also can support DSD512 and PCM audio stream up to 24Bit/768kHz sampling rate.
ASYNCHRONOUS OR SYNCHRONOUS
X-SABRE Pro (MQA) has the clock configuration circuit unit, can choose to use ES9038PRO synchronous clock source or 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.
Ultra-Low Phase Noise Oscillator
Digital audio is the art of time, high-precision clock is to ensure the basis of digital audio playback, X-SABRE Pro build-in three hi-res audio dedicated Crystek ultra-low phase noise oscillators, the phase noise as low as -169 dBc/Hz. Two for sample rate of 44.1kHz, 48kHz, and their multiples, and one for ES9038PRO reference clock, you can hear the accurate sound!
ULTRA-LOW NOISE LDO
ES9311Q dedicated ultra low noise LDO, with two groups clean power supply as low as 1muVrms noise, respectively provide to the left and right channels analog circuit of ES9038PRO to ensure excellent SNR performance, in additional, X-SABRE Pro also has up to 10 groups of low-noise LDO power supply for each circuit unit.
Multiple Filters Preinstalled
X-SABRE PRO (MQA) preinstalled 7 kinds of PCM digital filter options. You can choose different filters to adjust timbre conveniently. During the MQA decoding progress, X-SABRE Pro can automatically load the MQA audio dedicated filter.
The line output of X-SABRE Pro can be configured with a +18dB digital gain. It's not necessary to add an additional pre-amplifier for low-gain active speakers. X-SABRE Pro also can work with power amplifier more conveniently and flexibly.
Touch & Remote
X-SABRE PRO(MQA) inlaid a piece of black tempered glass in its front panel, and the central round LCD can directly show the input signal channel, digital audio format, sample rate, volume, etc. Without using the remote control, you can operate it by touch the 9 hidden touch-key in the LCD on the front panel.
COMPONENTS & WORKMANSHIP
X-SABRE Pro (MQA) continued the new chapter for Matrix competitive DAC with its accurate sound field performance, amazing dynamic range, more extensive applicability, more convenient operation, more gorgeous appearance and more consummate skill.
- PCM 16-24Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
- DSD DSD64 (DoP/dCS)
- PCM 16-24Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
- DSD DSD64 (DoP/dCS)
- PCM 16-24Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
- DSD DSD64 (DoP/dCS)
- IIS（PS AUDIO Standard）
- PCM 16-32Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz
- DSD DSD64/128/256 (DoP/dCS) DSD64/128/256/512/1024(Native DSD)
- NOTE: Please see the X-SABRE Pro (MQA) user manual for the IIS LVDS definition.
- PCM 16-24Bit /44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz
- MQA 16-24Bit /44.1kHz、48kHz、88.2kHz、96kHz、176.4kHz、192kHz、352.8kHz、384kHz MQA Studio or MQA stream
- DSD DSD64/128/256 (DoP/dCS) DSD64/128/256/512 (ASIO Native)
- NOTE: Due to the technical specifications of MQA technology, the input bit depth of X-SABRE Pro (MQA)
- is limited in 24Bit currently.
Windows7/8/8.1/10 systems need to install the supplied drivers.
Mac OS X10.6.4 and above version without installing drivers.
Most Android devices can be connected via OTG cable.
The iOS devices can be used via the Apple Camera Connection Kit.
> -134dB 20Hz-20kHz A-Weighting
<0.00012% at 1kHz A-Weighting
<0.00015% at 20Hz-20kHz A-Weighting
> -151dB @1kHz
4.5Vrms Fixed at 0 dBFS DAC MODE
0-4.5Vrms Adjustable at 0 dBFS PRE MODE
SNR：>-129dB 20Hz-20kHz A-Weighting
<0.00018% at 1kHz A-Weighting
<0.00030% at 20Hz-20kHz A-Weighting
Frequency Response：20Hz-20kHz (+0.01dB/-0.02dB)
2.25Vrms Fixed at 0 dBFS DAC MODE
0-2.25Vrms Adjustable at 0 dBFS PRE MODE
230V position is fit for AC220V-240V 50/60Hz
115V position is fit for AC100V-120V 50/60Hz
Dimension:300times218times45mm（LtimesWtimesH, including the protruding part）
RM2 Remote Controltimes 1
Power Cordtimes 1
USB Cabletimes 1
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
Is this the MQA version?
Yes, this is the MQA version. The standard version was discontinued.
The final shipping cost and estimated delivery timeframe will be available to you during checkout. Currently, we offer 2 International shipping methods. Priority worldwide shipping and a faster Express shipping. The estimated times stated below are not guaranteed. An international package could experience delays.
Option 1. Express by DHL/UPS/Fedex/Aramax/SF etc ( there may be tax need to pay in this way)
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The estimated time of delivery is usually 3-7 Days depending on the country. Includes detailed Tracking and confirmation of delivery.
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If you are unsure whether your location is considered a remote area, we recommend contacting us to confirm.
Option 2. Priority shippingSome areas we could provide priority shipping service, The estimated time of delivery for each country is outlined in the table below. We offer EU*/JP/US/CA priority shipping free if order value is over $100. And most countries are with tax and duty free if we marked it is with all tax and duty paid.
America (with all tax & duty paid)
Europe (with all tax & duty paid)
Oceania (with all tax & duty paid)
Australia: 1-2weeks ,average 10days
South Africa: 1-2weeks, average 7days
Registered Airmail service
We have stopped the normal registered airmail service due to the extremely long delivery times which made us unable to guarantee the delivery of your order before a certain date. Due to these circumstances and lack of tracking information. We've decided to not offer this shipping option. We appreciate your understanding.
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Non condition Returns
We offer a 7-Day Return Policy. You have 7 days to return an item from the date that you received it. (confirmed by Shipping Tracking record). To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in it's original packaging. If it is plastic sealled when you get it , it should remain plastic sealled. Some types of goods such as CIEMs cannot be returned.
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Warranty Reason Returns
If the product doesnt work properly during warranty leadtime and confirmed to be defective , the item could be returned for repair and HiFiGo will afford half freight to ship it back. HiFiGo also will afford the freight to send it back to you after repair.
Wrong Item reason Returns
Pls contact us at very first time if you get the wrong item and dont use the product , keep the package as original as it is and we will cover all the freight and tax back and send you correct one immediately.
We may refund you for following reasons,
1. Returned items due to the policy of returns once we get it.
2. Order cancellation
3. Other reasons.
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We only replace items if they are defective or damaged.
If the item is marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, it cannot be exchanged , refunded or warranty.
How long is the warranty period?
HiFiGo warrants to the original purchaser that the Product(s) shall be free of any defect in material or workmanship for a period of one year for labor and one year for parts from the date of the original order except the brands listed below:
Topping, Matrix, Gustard: 2 years warranty
Fiio music Player: 2 years warranty
Should the Product(s) supplied by HiFiGo prove defective because of improper workmanship or material as reasonably determined by us, HiFiGo agrees, at its option, to either repair or replace the Product free of charge, excluding any shipping or handling charges.This warranty extends only to personal use & does not extend to any product that has been used for commercial use, rental use, or use which is not intended. There are no warranties other than expressly set forth herein.
THE WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING
- Damage due to user negligence, accidents, dis-assembly, waterlog, misuse, abuse, alterations or vandalism.
- Improper or inadequate maintenance.
- Failure to perform required preventive maintenance
- use not following the ‘User Guide’ or any additional safety, use, or warnings included in the product materials.
- Unauthorized modification or commercial use.
- Damage in return transit.
- Unsupervised use by children under 18 years of age.
- Accidents, abuse, misuse, improper installation, problems with electrical power, acts of third parties.
- Products that are altered or repaired by anyone not authorized by HiFiGo
- usage not following instructions accompanying the Product(s)
- failure to perform required preventive maintenance,
- weather conditions, lightning, fire, water, or any acts of nature
- Furthermore, HiFiGo is not liable for incidental or consequential damages of any nature resulting from the use of this product and any liability shall not exceed the purchase price of the product.
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How can I Request a Warranty replacement or repair?
You must email our customer service firstname.lastname@example.org within the applicable warranty period with your order number and your specific inquiries. Please describe your problems that you encountered with as musch detail as you can.
Can I cancel an order?
Once an order is placed, you have less than 24 hours to cancel it if it is not processed yet. Once the order processes and is accepted by our warehouse, you may still request cancellation, however please know that cancellation at that stage is not guaranteed.
Can I return the products that I don’t like and get a refund?You may request to return an item in the condition it was received if you change your mind. Some items may be returned for either money back or exchange subject to the following conditions. Our policy is within 7days after receiving according to the tracking record. If 7 days after receiving have gone , unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
- Any item returned must be complete with all accessories, hardware, manuals or instructions, and in the same "new" condition as when it was when shipped to you. Please send us the photos or videos of it.
- Any item returned incomplete or with physical damage such as scratches etc., excessive signs of use or abuse will not be accepted for return.
- Any item returned will be evaluated upon receipt. Of course, we cannot give refunds on defective merchandise resulting from mishandling, misuse, tampering or improper use.
Can I exchange a product that I ordered?We offer exchange service if the items in following conditions. (*Except Non-refundable & Non-exchangeable items)
- Products must in “Good Condition” with no damaged in any way.
- To exchange a product, the product must be available to purchase on Hifigo.com and its price must be higher or equal to the original order amount.
- The customer will have to pay the difference in price if s/he selects a product of a higher price.
- If you have purchased any items with any discount offered by a joint promotion or other promotional activities but the discount offer has expired at the time of the exchange, the discount shall not be taken into account. Discounts offered by companies other than HiFiGo shall be dealt with per the terms and conditions of the relevant companies.
What’s the process of cancelling, returning or requesting a refund ?Please email our customer service email@example.com with your order number and the reason for the return. Please pack the product carefully.
You must return an item in the same condition as it was received. You must also include, in the same condition as it was received:
- All packaging such as boxes, bags, and tags
- Accessories such as cords and remotes
- Certificates, manuals, and warranty cards
- "Free gifts" or bonus items
- All items included in a bundle
What are the items that can be returned?
We accept the following items for return only if they are retuned in the same condition in which they were received, and the items should include all items that were in the original package.
We do not accept the return of CIEM products. Defective products covered under warranty could be returned for servicing, but NOT for refund. If the returned item is used, damaged, or missing any parts, or is damaged during return shipping because it wasn't packaged correctly, we might provide a partial refund to account for the loss in the item's value.
When do I need to return the items? When is the deadline?
Items can be returned within 7 days of receipt of delivery according to the online shipping tracking record.
Where do I ship the items so that I can get a refund?
If you want to ship back to us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When will I receive my refund?
In most cases, we will issue your refund within six business days after receiving and checking the returned item.
How much will I receive for a refund?
You’ll be refunded the amount you paid minus 30% of the MSRP which shall be deducted as a restocking fee. For example, if the MSRP is $100, we will refund you $70. If the item is returned without its complete original packaging (original box, foam padding etc.), additional 10% packing fee will apply.
Who can I contact, if I have questions about refunds or warranties?
If you have any questions, Please contact us at email@example.com.