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.
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 couldn’t 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.