Pro-Ject MaiA Integrated Amplifier
Future-Proof Pro-Ject MaiA (My Audio Integrated Amplifier) Offers Incredible Flexibility, Tube-Like Sound, Phonostage, and Headphone Output
Connect Nine Sources, Enjoy 24-Bit/192kHz Playback, and Hear Bluetooth aptX: Pro-Ject MaiA Integrated Amplifier Does It AllLike an Olympian gymnast, Pro-Ject MaiA (My Audio Integrated Amplifier) is the new champion of flexibility. Such is this ultra-compact unit's input connectivity. Bluetooth with aptX? Check. Phonostage? Check. Headphone output? Yep. Able to accommodate up to nine sources--and even furnished with an audiophile-grade 24-bit/192kHz DAC and XMOS asynchronous 24-bit/192kHz USB DAC--MaiA outputs tube-like sound thanks to its Flying Mole modules and low-noise performance. You even get a remote. MaiA has it all.
Loaded With Connectivity and High-Quality Features
A small integrated amplifier with ultimate input flexibility that avoids compromising the sound quality, MaiA offers all the digital and analogue input options you could ever want, along with an amplifier stage that delivers outstanding tube-like sound (Flying Mole modules) and a high-class 24-bit/192kHz D/A converter stage. Despite its small size, MaiA allows you to connect nine source devices can be connected simultaneously. No matter which input you choose, real musical sound quality with lifelike performance is guaranteed.
Future-Proof Design Built With Sound in Mind
This stylish amplifier offers low noise and solid output power for audiophile playback in smaller rooms. For larger spaces, a subwoofer or another power amplifier can be connected. A headphone connection, IR remote, and massive metal casing round out this excellent future-proof design.
My opening statement to this review asked whether size isn’t everything and if big things come in small packages, so do these statements apply to the Pro-JectMaiA amplifier? The answer has to be a resounding “yes” by anyone’s standards and even now I am still astonished at how much performance can be crammed into such a small box
HIFI Pig - Overall: 9.4/10
Recommended for: Any music system where high
power demands are not a primary requirement.
Will interface with just about anything that churns
out music – in whatever format, analogue or digital.
Housed in a minimalist stylish metal casing, the Pro-Ject MaiA is a compact integrated amplifier boasting up to 9 source devices. This audiophile amplifier has been carefully thought through and designed to be future proof with its inclusion of two optical inputs, Coaxial and a USB input along with 3 standard analogue line-level inputs and a phono (MM) preamp input for your turntable too. Not only does the MaiA give you all these connectivity options at a great price it also includes wireless streaming via Bluetooth aptX® technology, allowing you to stream music directly from your phone or Bluetooth capable device!
The MaiA delivers a no compromise audiophile grade play back with an outstanding tube like sound whether from your speakers or through your headphones plugged straight into the amps headphone input. That’s not all from the MaiA it also includes a high class 24bit/192kHz D/A converter built in!
The amplifier can be controlled with the supplied IR remote, or via the simple and minimal front-facing controls.The Pro-Ject MaiA is available with a silver or black faceplate.
An integrated amplifier, that is also very successful acting as converter,headphone amp, phono amp and bluetooth receiver. Brilliant! - Stereo Magazine
In conclusion, the integrated Pro-Ject MaiA amplifier is a compact device offering an attractive collection of digital and analog inputs of an impressive performance. Its power, albeit limited, is none the less capable of obtaining great sound levels with a good fantastic, balanced and dynamic quality of sound. A commendable device at a very reasonable price. - Qobuz
There is no doubt that Pro-Ject has done an excellent job here. Just in terms of equipment bomb Maia justify the price, and when it also is an extremely competent promoter of music, it becomes a very interesting product. - - - Audiophile
2 x 30 watts @ 4 ohms
2 ohm drive capability
Dual mono design principle
XMOS asynchronous USB 24bit/192kHz
24bit/192kHz D/A Converter
4th generation Bluetooth with aptX® capability & antenna
Motor drive potentiometer
variable output for subwoofer or second zone amp
IR remote included
2 different face-plate colours, black or silver
2 x 30W @ 4Ω (Both Channels Driven)
2 x 25W @ 8Ω (Both Channels Driven)
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (+0dB, -0.5dB)
THD: > -90dB (IEC-D)
Inputs: 3 x Line
1 x Phono (MM)
1 x Coaxial
2 x Optical
1 x Bluetooth (aptX®)
RIAA- EQ Curve Accuracy: 20Hz - 20kHz / Max. 0.5dB
Input Impedance: 20kohms
Speaker Connections: 4mm Banana Plugs, Spades Connectors or Naked Wire
Headphone Output: 6.3mm Jack
Variable Output: 3.5mm Jack
Power Supply: 20V / 3A DC
Power Consumption: <1W In Standy
Dimensions (W x H x D): 206 x 36 x 200mm (220mm W/Sockets)
Weight: 1850g (Without PSU)
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