Stereo integrated amplifier with 9 inputs & App control
MaiA DS2: A new generation stereo amplifier with superior sound, App control & future-proof technology!
This small integrated amplifier offers outstanding audio quality and ultimate input flexibility 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 DS2 is one of the most versatile products on the market, it offers analogue phono and line as well as digital inputs such as lossless streaming via aptX BT! Five analogue outputs leave no desire unfulfilled. Control via IR remote or App makes usage a piece of a cake. The sandwich aluminium / metal casing is aesthetically pleasing and protects effectively against interferences. MaiA DS2 is vailable in silver or black with or without side panels in eucalyptus, walnut or rosenut.
MaiA DS2 – 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 BT (paired with MaiA DS2) control does not need WiFi environment at all. System is working even during BT music playback.
Magnetic real wood side panels in walnut, rosenut & eucalyptus are available separately & not included in the scope of delivery.
- Powerful 135 watts per channel (2 ohms drive capability)
- Dual mono design principle
- Built-in phono pre-amplifier with MM & MC capability
- Other inputs: 3x analogue, 5x 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 BT with aptX capability & antenna
- 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 BT
- Free Box Control App controls this + other IR equipment
- Magnetic side panels in eucalyptus, rosenut and walnut available separately
|Power output||2x 135W/ 4 Ohm/ 2x 78W/ 8 Ohm|
|Signal-to-noise ratio||> -85dB|
|Channel separation||> 70dB (@ 10kHz)|
|THD +N||< 0.08% @ 3 Watt|
|Frequency response||20Hz - 20kHz (-0.3dB)|
|Analogue inputs||3 pairs RCA/Cinch (Line)|
|1 Phono MM/MC (RCA)|
|Digital inputs||USB B|
|2 x optical (TOSlink)|
|D/A Converter Chip||2 x TI PCM1796|
|Speaker connectors||4 mm Ø banana plugs|
|Headphone output||6.3mm jack (16 - 600 ohms)|
|Headphone output power||430mW / 33Ohm|
|Analogue Outputs||RCA fix|
|Power supply||38V/5.5A DC;100 - 240V, 50/60Hz|
|Standby power consumption||< 0.5 Watts|
|Dimensions W x H x D||206 x 71 x 194 mm (Alu)|
|240 x 72 x 194 mm (Wood)|
|Weight||1730 g (Alu) without power supply|
|2130 g (Wood) without power supply|
Andrew Robinson recommends great audio in small spaces: MaiA DS2
Now, this is one one the most compact integrated amps on the market today. It is an absolute bargain and in my humble opinion, a little piece of audio jewelry in that it just looks really good and the fact that it sounds even better is just the icing on the cake.
Andrew Robinson pairs the MaiA DS2 with the Polk L800
…it was a Pro-Ject integrated amplifier that just was really capable of driving the difficult load of the L800 that ultimately made them sing and made them sound glorious…
Mint reviews the Maia DS2
Unfortunately, the fact that Pro-Ject builds full-value and high-quality full amplifiers is still often overlooked, which is certainly also due to the extremely compact format and the unspectacular appearance, but the Maia DS2 is a sly old dog behind the front panel.
Saving space has never sounded better!
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.
You do not need a driver. The driver is already integrated in the operating system.
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 DS2 will be recognized new.