My Audiophile Integrated Amplifier, or Maia, represents all that is good about modern hi-fi. It’s compact, powerful, feature-rich, elegant and affordable. Building on many years of success in the micro hi-fi realm, it brings a DAC, a phono stage, a wireless receiver, a headphone amplifier and an integrated amplifier all into one compact chassis.
Boasting a massive nine inputs, Maia S2 is designed to accommodate any modern source, including turntables, CD players, network music players, computers and wireless devices. This is what starters with ambitious home audio systems need: A small integrated amplifier with ultimate input flexibility, future-proof technology and a core focus on uncompromising sound quality.
With a high-grade DAC chip capable of handling up to 24-bit / 192kHz digital audio files (Optical inputs are limited to 24-bit / 96kHz), Maia S2 easily handles most common digital audio formats. Additionally, working with aptX® technology in the A2DP pairing profile, Maia S2 is also capable of streaming high-quality audio wirelessly when the supplied Bluetooth antenna is connected.
As well as accommodating for modern and future audio technologies, Maia S2 is also equipped to support traditional hi-fi sources. The built-in Moving Magnet phono stage is based upon Pro-Ject’s iconic Phono Box designs and produces an impressive sound performance. There are also three analogue Line-level inputs – one mini-jack input and two unbalanced RCA pairs – so radios, CD players and Tape decks can also be easily connected.
On top of the extensive list of connection options, MaiA S2 is also designed to put sound quality first. Pro-Ject’s extensive knowledge of premium audio has produced a sound signature that is surprisingly analogue in its feel, thanks – in part – to the low-noise circuitry, featuring the coveted Flying Mole amplifier modules, and an improved layout compared to its predecessor. So when matched with a set of good-quality speakers Maia S2 will punch well above its diminutive weight in smaller listening rooms.
Maia S2 is finished off with a 6.3mm headphone socket, for when using speakers isn’t an option, and control is effortlessly simple, whether using the supplied remote control or the front-mounted buttons. With the S2 Series’ new all-aluminium casework, Maia S2 is a delight – both audibly and visually.
- 2 x 38 watts @ 4Ω
- Dual mono design principle
- Inputs: 3 x stereo line, 1 x phono (RCA), 1 x bluetooth (aptX), 2 x digital optical, 1 x digital coax, 1 x USB
- XMOS asynchronous USB
- DAC: Cirrus Logic CS4344 24bit/192kHz Multi-bit Delta Sigma
- 4th generation Bluetooth with aptX capability & antenna
- Phono MM and high output MC input
- Volume control with motor driven potentiometer
- Headphone output
- Variable output for subwoofer or second zone amp
- IR remote included
- Improved all-aluminium case and board layout improve electromagnetical interference
- Available in Black or Silver
||2 x 25W
38W at 8/4Ω
||20Hz - 20kHz (+0dB, -0.5dB) (at 8Ω)
||2 pair RCA + 1 x 3.5mm line
1 phono MM + high output MC (RCA)
2 x Toslink
||4mm Ø banana plugs
or naked wire
||20V/3A DC, 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz
|Standby Power Consumption:
||< 0.5 watts
|Dimensions (W x H x D):
||206 x 38 x 165 (176mm with sockets)
||925g (without PSU)
||206 x 36 x 200mm
220 x 36 x 220mm (Incl. Sockets)
||1850g (Without PSU)