Power Holdings Inc is an international consumer audio product development and distribution company. We specialize in marketing high end audio components and accessories to music enthusiasts in North America.
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Our brand-new element series has a simplified visual design removing unnecessary elements. It features simple visual lines with a precision CNC anodizing aluminum case.
We spent more than a year incorporating a quad-core ARM processor (Freescale i.MX6) into Matrix products. Then we developed a high-quality audio system based on Linux. The element series is our first product that transforms into a full-featured audio source with built-in music playback for streaming media over your network or files from a local disk.
The element series runs a powerful audio playback system that supports all the popular formats. Simply connect a USB drive or configure a NAS storage device to browse your music library and enjoy up to 768kHz PCM and 22.4MHz DSD.
We have developed an Android app for the element series so users can browse and play their music from any smart device connected to the same local area network (LAN). We will continue to improve our app with updates and also develop a similar app for iOS users in the near future.
Listening to network streaming media has become a normal part of life today. The element series also enables you to play music from your smartphone or other mobile devices via AirPlay & DLNA for convenient wireless streaming.
MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download. The element series include MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. Visit how it works for more information.
The element X is the series flagship model using the industry leading ESS ES9038PRO D/A converter along with the professional grade ultra-low noise LDO ES9311 and the Crystek CCHD-950 femtosecond clock. By combining our years of development and tuning experience with ESS best chip to date we have achieved the full potential of this hardware.
With the rapid development and release of high-quality music formats, the processing requirements are also higher than ever before. The element P is equipped with the brand-new XU216 XMOS processor which can easily handle decoding and unfolding of the highest bit rate MQA format.
We wanted to eliminate the weaknesses of traditional analog potentiometer based volume controls and digital based volume controls. So we designed a hybrid digital volume control for the element X which uses an array of relays along with the built in DAC chips internal digital volume unit. This enabled us to combine the audio quality advantages of an analog volume control along with the precision of a digital volume control.
When using active speakers, there is no need to add a pre-amplifier since the element X has a built-in very high-quality analog pre-amplifier section that is configurable with up to +10 dB of analog gain.
The element X is also a dual-mode headphone amplifier based on the LME49600 and consisting of four independent amplifier units. In balanced mode it can drive a pair of balanced headphones or in single-ended mode, it can drive two single-ended pairs of headphones each having its own independent stereo amplifier.
Our linear power supply is the foundation of our excellent sound quality. We use a customized Noratel toroidal transformer along with Nichicon audio grade capacitors. The element X also has multiple levels of isolation LDO, with a well-designed four-layer PCB to help reproduce the original sound as accurately as possible by removing interference of the separate internal systems.
Different materials have their own resonant frequency. The element X is designed as double-shell structure. The inner shell uses stamp galvanized steel with multi-strip reinforcing ribs to ensure excellent strength and the external shell is made of 4mm aluminum. The combination of the two metals eliminates the fixed resonant frequency of each material and greatly reduces the negative impact that case resonance can have on the sound quality.
Coaxial & Optical
PCM 16-24Bit/44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz DSD 2.8MHz (DoP)
PCM 16-32Bit/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, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz, 22.4MHz, 45MHz (Native)
PCM 16-24Bit/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)
SNR: >-131dB THD+N: <0.00012% @ 1k, <0.00025% @ 20Hz-20kHz Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB @ 120kHz Crosstalk : >-145dB Output level: 4.5VRMS @ 0dB, 15.8VRMS @ +10dB
SNR: >-124dB THD+N: <0.00012% @ 1k, <0.00025% @ 20Hz-20kHz Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB @ 105kHz Crosstalk: >-137db Output level: 2.3VRMS @ 0dB, 8VRMS @ +10dB
XLR4 and Dual XLR3
SNR: >-117dB THD+N: <0.00055% @ 20Hz-20kHz 1VRMS Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05 -3dB @ 50kHz Output Impedance: <1.5Ω Output Power: 1700mw @ 33Ω, 1180mw @ 300Ω, 650mw @ 600Ω, 1%THD Gain: +18dB @ low gain, +28dB @ high gain
SNR: >-112dB THD+N: <0.00055% @ 20Hz-20kHz 1VRMS Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1 -3dB @ 50kHz Output impedance: <1.5Ω Output power: 1150mW @ 33Ω, 308mW @ 300Ω, 152mW @ 600Ω, 1%THD
2.4GHz/5GHz, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standard
MP3, WMA, WAV, AIF, AIFC, AIFF, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE, ALAC, M4A, DSF, DFF
PCM sampling rate
PCM 16/24/32Bit 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz
DSD sampling rate
DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz
USB, Power & Accessories
USB storage device
element X can use the devices which conform to the USB mass storage standard and supports FAT, FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS file formats, but is not guaranteed to be compatible with all storage devices or memory cards.
230V position is fit for AC220V-240V 50/60Hz 115V position is fit for AC100V-120V 50/60Hz
Sleep power consumption
Max power consumption
RM3 remote control Power cable USB cable WiFi antenna x2
340x281x60mm (LxWxH, including protruding parts)
Welcome to Power Holdings Inc! We have been in business since 2008 providing audiophiles with equipment and customer service that we are proud of. Our brands are sold throughout the USA and Canada both online and in retail stores. Please see our list of AUTHORIZED RESELLERS to find a dealer near you. You can also purchase these products on this website. If you have any questions please feel free to CONTACT US.
Enjoy the music, Arthur G H Power IV