Stereo Integrated Amplifier: The Pro-Ject MaiA DS integrated
amplifier is rated at 40 watts x 2 channel @ 8Ω or
55 watts x 2 channel @ 4Ω.
24-Bit/192kHz DAC: The Pro-Ject MaiA DS utilizes a
24-bit/192kHz Texas Instrument multi-bit delta-sigma DAC (PCM1796) for
exceptional sound quality from the unit's USB-B input, optical & coaxial digital
inputs, and built-in Bluetooth.
Asynchronous USB-B Input: The Pro-Ject integrate amp
provides a USB-B input to connect your Windows PC or Mac computer for playback
of compressed and high-res music files stored on your laptop or desktop. The
unit's USB-B input bypass the inferior DAC in your computer and utilizes the
24-bit/192kHz DAC of the MaiA DS for exceptional sound quality. Asynchronous
technology allows the digital clock inside MaiA DS to control the flow of data
coming from your computer. This method of communication leads to less jitter
(timing errors) for the unit's built-in DAC to deal with which results in
clearer more defined sound. The unit supports PCM (up to 24-bit/192kHz) and DSD
(up to 5.6MHz/1-bit) music files.
Note: Windows PC will require a USB Class 2 driver that is
installed on the included CD-ROM. Mac computers do not require a separate
Built-in Bluetooth w/ aptX: The MaiA DS offers built-in Bluetooth
for wireless music streaming of stored music and music apps on your
Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Windows PC/Phone, Mac computer/laptop,
and more. In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the
MaiA DS offers support aptX for higher quality audio streaming from select
Android devices. aptX audio coding technology provides even better sound quality
with lossless, CD-quality streaming for compatible aptX-compatible smartphones,
like many Android smartphones with OS 4.0+. The MaiA DS can pair with up to 8 Bluetooth devices, but only one can
be used at a time. You'll still continue to use your Bluetooth device to control
music playback and view song/artist information.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Pro-Ject MaiA DS.
Optical & Coaxial Digital Inputs: The Pro-Ject MaiA DS
features two optical (toslink) digital inputs and one coaxial (RCA) digital
input to connect your Blu-ray/DVD player, cable/satellite box, game system, or
TV. These digital inputs will accept 2ch PCM only. The optical digital inputs
support up to 24-bit/96kHz, while the coaxial digital input supports up to
Line-Level Inputs: The MaiA DS includes three sets of stereo
RCA inputs for connection of an analog audio device, like a CD player, AM/FM
tuner, or tape deck.
Phono Input: The Pro-Ject integrated amplifier is equipped
with a Phono input for connection of a turntable with an MM or MC cartridge.
Binding Post Speaker Terminals: The MaiA DS integrated amp
is fitted with two pair of binding post speaker terminals which will accept bare
wire (up to 12AWG), pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and banana plugs (single
Sub Output: The Pro-Ject MaiA DS is fitted with a mono-subwoofer
output for connecting a powered sub.
Headphone Jack: There is a 1/4" headphone jack on the
front-panel for connecting a set of headphones (16-600 ohms).
Fixed & Variable Line-Level Outputs: The Fixed stereo RCA output
can be used to connect a recording device. The Variable stereo RCA output can be
used to connect a power amplifier or active loudspeakers.
Simple Control: The Pro-Ject MaiA DS includes an IR remote
control for wireless operation of the integrated amplifier. Control options
include Power On/Off, Input Select, and Volume Up/Down. These same controls are
also located on the unit's front-panel. You can also download the free Box
Control app from
Apple's App Store or
GooglePlay onto your Bluetooth-paired Apple iOS (5.1.1+) or Android (2.3.3+)
device and control the MaiA DS from your mobile device.
12V Triggers: The Pro-Ject MaiA DS integrated amplifier features a 12V
trigger input and output for remote turn-on. These 12V triggers consist of a
Metal Chassis: The MaiA DS features a metal casing which
effectively protects against interferences. The MaiA DS is available with silver
or black faceplates.
External AC Power Supply: The Pro-Ject MaiA DS operates off
of standard household current using the supplied external AC power supply and
detachable AC power cord.