The MaiA DS will happily integrate into budget systems, middle ranking systems and not entirely out of place or embarrassed when rubbing shoulders with the esoteric either, so I will say nothing more other than a wholehearted endorsement from me. Pros: The closest I could find to a Swiss Army knife in terms of connectivity and functionality. Sound is considerably better than you would expect from a diminutive little box - Highly Recommended HIFI Pig
• Powerful 55 watts per channel (2 ohms drive capability)
• 2x 80 watts with optional linear supply Power Box MaiA DS
• Dual mono design principle
• Inputs: 3x analogue, 6x digital including USB 2.0
• XMOS asynchronous USB 24bit/192kHz
• DSD capability (DSD64, DSD128; DSD256)
• Superb dual 24bit/192kHz D/A converter PCM1796
• 4th generation Bluetooth with aptX capability & antenna
• Built-in phono pre-amplifier with MM & MC capability
• Volume control with motor driven potentiometer
• Headphone output with dedicated amplifier stage
• Fixed & variable outputs for subwoofer or second zone amp
• IR remote & Built-in App Remote Control via Bluetooth
• Free Box Control App controls this + other IR equipment
• Full metal casing with TPE damping feet
• Silver or black faceplate
MaiA DS: A new generation stereo amplifier with superior sound, App control & future-proof technology!
This small integrated amplifier offers outstanding audio quality and ultimate input flexiblity with all digital and analogue input options you can dream of. Superior tube-like sound and a high-class 24bit/192kHz D/A converter stage are combined in a perfect way
. Despite its small size, 9 (!) source devices can be connected simultaneously. MaiA DS is future-proof and can be upgraded with MaiA Power Box DS for almost double power Power Box MaiA DS acts as „One power supply“ solution and powers up to 5 Pro-Ject products, like CD, Streamer and turntable.
Control via IR remote or App makes usage a piece of a cake. The massive metal casing is elegant and effectively protects against interferences. MaiA DS is available with silver or black faceplates.
MaiA DS - 9 (!) audio inputs can beconnected simultaneously
⇒ Additionally a subwoofer or power amplifier can be connected.
⇒ A dedicated headphone amplifier stage with 6,3mm connection is provided.
We see that people like to control music with an app. The industry offers many streamers where you can control your music content very conveniently. But for your hi-fi amp or CD player or TV, you need again standard remotes or you have to buy a very expensive control system. With our uniqe Box Control IT app it is possible to control standard analogue IR products without the need of a WiFi connection!“
The MaiA DS uses Box Control IT technology as a built-in feature: a new standard for elegant and simple control of your hi-fi system, which does not require a WiFi connection !!!!!
The app allows you to control the unit itself as well as our Stream Boxes, CD Boxes and other IR components like TVs and satellite receivers.
All Pro-Ject Box Design components are pre-programmed. Other IR products can be integrated easily.
To make the app simple to use, you will only see the control screen of the product selected to control. Most prgrammable remotes show you a bunch of controls for products that you will never use. ´Select´ screens are used to specify, which units are within your system and only these will be displayed on your smartphone or tablet.
MaiA DS and the Pro-Ject product family offers the possibility to compose a high-performance, compact audiophile stereo system which is very flexible in its use of sources provides an elegant control via Box Control IT app.
Many companies are offering small and powerful integrated amps, but only Pro-Ject offers the possibility to create individual hifi stereo systems in matching size and colour.
MaiA DS can be upgraded with a separate linear power supply that will almost double the dynamic per-formance power and improves the sound significantly in terms of punch and clarity. Power Box MaiA DS additionally offers convenient power wiring for customers who decide to have multiple Pro-Ject components in a system. Up to five products from the Pro-Ject family, including a turntable (DC-only prod-ucts) can be connected simultaneously.
Pro-Ject Box-Design DS Line Range of Analogue & Digital Components