Pro-Ject MaiA - My audiophile integrated AmplifierStereo integrated amplifier with 9 input options
2 ohms drive capability
Dual mono design principle
Inputs: 3x stereo line, 1x phono (RCA), 1x Bluetooth (aptX), 2x dig opt, 1x dig coax,
XMOS asynchronous USB 24bit/192kHz
24bit/192kHz D/A converter
4th generation Bluetooth with aptX capability & antenna
Phono input with MM capability
Volume control with motor driven potentiometer
Variable output for subwoofer or second zone amp
IR remote included
Full metal casing, silver or black faceplate
MaiA: A new generation stereo amplifier with timeless design & future-proof technology!
That is what starters in ambitious home audio have waited for: A small integrated amplifier with ultimate input flexiblity, that avoids compromising the sound quality. MaiA is offering all digital and analogue input options you can dream of combined with an amplifier stage, that delivers outstanding tube-like sound (Flying Mole modules) and a high-class 24bit/192kHz D/A converter stage. Despite its small size, 9 (!) source devices can be connected simultaneously. MaiA is absolutely future-proof:
High-quality phono MM preamp
3 analogue line level inputs
XMOS asynchronous USB 24bit/192kHz input for computer audio
Digital coax input
2 Toslink inputs
Wireless Bluetooth streaming (aptX capable) input with dedicated antenna
But no matter which input you choose, a real musical sound quality with lifelike performance is guaranteed. This stylish amplifier offers low noise and solid output power for audiophile playback in smaller rooms around 25m², when partnered with good-quality speakers from 200,00 to 1000,00. Additionally a subwoofer or another power amplifier can be connected. A headphone 6,3mm connection is also provided. An IR remote makes usage a piece of a cake. The massive metal casing is elegant and effectively protects against interferences. MaiA is available with silver or black faceplates.
Several magazines 04/2016 Overview of positive reviews
Home Theater Review (USA) 11/2015 "If anyone thinks that high-quality audio is a hobby for the rich, think again."
HiFi Pig 03/2015 "True value of money" a one stop shop with a sound quality that just makes you sit back and smile."
HiFi World 02/2015 Combining a DAC, phonostage, decent Class D amplifier and Bluetooth in one small unit for just under £400 is no mean feat and offers excellent value for money.
Audio&Cinema Em Casa 02/2015 "In conclusion MaiA is extremely versatile, capable in reproducing several sources (from traditional to modern) with a no compromise sound, but capable and honest"
AUDIO 01/2015 Sonically, one couldnt reproach any stinginess to the carefully constructed double mono Pro-ject amplifier. Above all, it did not spare information with fine treble. If you like it fresh and differentiated, you should definitely listen to the playful MaiA in the ultra-compact class. In terms of positioning, dynamics and transparency it managed to be just a bit better than the Micromega. In short: A hot tip for those who do not need an amp with a "long engine hood".
Hi-Fi News 11/2014 What proved challenging, then, was defining the overall sound of the MaiA, it's transparency being sufficient to produce a digital hierarchy, but one that wasn't unbending.
Stereo 08/2014 Neat manufacturing and really honest sound is something that also can be done in Europe, when draft is clever and quantity is adequate.
FAQ - Hints for using MaiA
Q: Does the device support Windows 10?
A: The device is fully compatible with Windows 10. It may be necessary to reinstall latest drivers after updating from Windows 7/8/8.1 to Windows 10.
Q: Why does Windows not identify my device correctly?
A: Please ask the manufacturer of your computer for a new driver for the USB controller. If your device is connected to an USB 3.0 controller (blue plug), connect it to an USB 2.0 controller (black plug). Request the latest driver for your Pro-Ject device via online contact form.
Q: Does a driver exist for Mac OSX- or Linux-Systems?
A: You do not need a driver. The driver is already integrated in the operating system.
Q: MaiA will not be recognized by Mac OSX and is not available under Audio. What can I do?
A: Turn off your Computer and press at start alt+cmd+p+r until another starting sound appears. With this command the USB bus will be reset and MaiA will be recognized new.