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Matrix Audio X-SABRE 3 DAC/Streamer Official Thread

blodsbror

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I was just wondering two things about it's functionality:

1. Does it support automatic input switching, when audio is played via optical/coax/USB etc ?
2. In regards to Spotify connect - if the volume on the unit is set to a particular level (lets just say 30%), and a spotify stream is started (from a phone for example) where the volume slider is at 100%, will the volume output of the unit override the apps volume ?

I usually prefer seperate streamers, to combined streamers/preamps - to avoid potentially setting volume to 100% by an app. But it really depends on the implementation.
Hegel amplifiers have a great implementation, where the amplifiers volume will always take precedence and override the apps volume, when a stream is started.

Thanks!
 

officialsm

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@MatrixAudio I0m experiencing this issue:
X-Sabre 3 connected through wifi using DNLA streaming service. In a first moment for each song starting there 1-2 seconds of break outage, something like if connection was freezing. After 1-2 seconds of this interrumption become to plays correctly. Tried with ethernet cable without issue.
So i change channel for wifi and increased 5Ghz bandwidth from 40 to 120 Mhz. After that it was more stable but something i was experiencing the same issue.
Previously i was using a Raspberry 4 with Moode Audio without having this issue.

Could be a bug about caching or something else? COuld you help me to investigate and fix?

I made up some video to describe issue. Make attention to first seconds of each songs starting.
Here videos:
 

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Hi, I am a new member to this forum and a new owner of the Matrix X-Sabre 3. So far I am very happy with sound quality but I have found a small glitch. The unit turns itself on at random times. I am very sure that it is fully and correctly off after each listening session but some hours later it on again and NOT PLAYING displayed. I have installed the latest software update. Has anyone else experienced this?
 
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Hi, I am a new member to this forum and a new owner of the Matrix X-Sabre 3. So far I am very happy with sound quality but I have found a small glitch. The unit turns itself on at random times. I am very sure that it is fully and correctly off after each listening session but some hours later it on again and NOT PLAYING displayed. I have installed the latest software update. Has anyone else experienced this?

What streaming service you do use (TIDAL, Spotify, Roon, etc)? Sometimes, streaming services could trigger the X-SABRE 3 to turn ON accidentally. I use mine exclusively with Roon but I remember having a similar issue with Spotify and the X-SABRE 3. If no streaming services are used, then you should contact @MatrixAudio and report the issue.
 

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What streaming service you do use (TIDAL, Spotify, Roon, etc)? Sometimes, streaming services could trigger the X-SABRE 3 to turn ON accidentally. I use mine exclusively with Roon but I remember having a similar issue with Spotify and the X-SABRE 3. If no streaming services are used, then you should contact @MatrixAudio and report the issue.
I use Spotify, thanks for the comment. I suspect that if I initiate Spotify on any one of my devices it could activate the matrix. I will check this out. Thank you
 

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Does anyone have a favorite filter? Also, anyone using x-sabre 3 with a preamp like Topping?
 
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