Pro-Ject MaiA DS - My audiophile integrated Amplifier  

Stereo integrated amplifier with 9 inputs & App control  


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• 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.  


SRP: € 799,00  


Available July 2015  


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.  


BluetoothaptX-LOSSLESSUSB - Universal Serial BusXMOS  




MaiA DS - Free App control (built-in Remote Box functionality)  


What makes this amplifier absolutely unique is the built in Box Control system, which allows easy control of this and other IR controlled devices from Pro-Ject via free App. If a mobile device with activated Bluetooth (paired with MaiA DS) control does not need WiFi environment at all. System is working even during Bluetooth music playback.  


Built-in IR emitters

• Controls IR devices  

• No Wi-Fi needed  

• Full control via Bluetooth  

• Android-App is available (Apple will follow)  

• Pre programmed Box Design devices  

• Controls Stream Boxes, MaiA DS, CD player ...  




iOS-compatible MaiA DS on request  


optional Upgrades:  


Power Box MaiA DS  

Design Box Acryl  


MaiA DS - complete hifi system with App control  







Hifi Pig 05/2016: "I was stunned at just how good this little amplifier sounded. Delicious treble performance which was clean and vibrant!"  

Stereo 02/2016: "Versatile connectivity paired with an up-to-date DAC and a rock-solid sound quality...An awesome combination!"  



FAQ - Hints for using MaiA DS  


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 DS 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 DS will be recognized new.  


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