Maia S3

£539.00

As well as accommodating for modern and future audio technologies, MaiA S3 is also equipped to support traditional hi-fi sources

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Maia S3

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Maia S3

My Audiophile Integrated Amplifier, or MaiA, represents all that is good about modern hi-fi.

It’s compact, powerful, feature-rich, elegant and affordable.

Benefiting from Pro-Ject’s 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 that perfectly complements other S3 products.

Boasting a massive eight inputs, MaiA S3 is designed to accommodate any modern source, including turntables, CD players, network music players 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.

Through its built-in Cirrus Logic CS4344 DAC chip, capable of handling up to 24-bit / 192kHz digital audio files, MaiA S3 easily handles most common digital audio formats.

Additionally, working with aptX HD® technology, MaiA S3 is also capable of streaming high-resolution audio wirelessly when the supplied Bluetooth antenna is connected.

As well as accommodating for modern and future audio technologies, MaiA S3 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 four analogue Line-level inputs, so radios, CD players and Tape decks can also be easily connected.

On top of its extensive list of connection options, MaiA S3 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 to the brand new low-noise circuitry, built-around the dual-mono design principle.

So, when matched with a set of good-quality matching speakers, MaiA S3 will punch well above its diminutive weight.

The system can also be expanded with a subwoofer or a separate power amplifier thanks to the variable pre-amplifier output.

MaiA S3 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 S3 Series’ new all-aluminium casework in a slightly larger size than previous generations, MaiA S3 is a delight – both audibly and visually.

Key Features:

  • Compact integrated amplifier with 2 x 40W output (4Ω)
  • Five analogue inputs, including one MM phono input.
  • Three digital inputs, utilising built-in 24-bit/192kHz DAC
  • New Bluetooth 5.0 input with aptX HD support for playback of files up-to 24-bit/48kHz
  • Analogue volume control with motor-driven potentiometer
  • 6.3mm Jack headphone output for quiet listening
  • Variable output for subwoofer or power-amplifier connection
  • Remote control included
  • Rigid aluminium housing protects against interference
  • Made in Europe

Specifications Maia S3

Specifications Maia S3
Power Output: 2x 23W / 40W at 8 / 4ohms (1% THD)
Frequency response (20Hz – 20kHz): <-0,5dB @4ohm
Channel separation: – 69dB at 10kHz
Signal to noise ratio: 97dB (101dB-‘A’ weighted) @4ohm
THD: < 0.04% at 10W / 4 ohms
Headphone amplifier: 2x 75mW at 32ohm (1%THD)
Headphone output: 6.3mm jack (16 – 600ohms)
Analogue inputs: 3x pair RCA, 1x phono MM (RCA)
Digital inputs: RCA coax, 2 x Toslink, Bluetooth 5.0 (aptX)
DA-converter: Cirrus Logic CS4344 24bit/192kHz
Variable output: 1x pair RCA
Speaker connectors: 4mm Ø banana plugs, spades connectors or naked wire
Power supply: 20V/3A DC;100 – 240V, 50/60Hz
Standby Power consumption: < 0.5 watts
Dimensions WxHxD: 206x55x153 (176mm with sockets)
Battery remote control: 1 x CR2032 / 3V or CR2025 / 3V
Weight: 1070g without power supply
Maia S3 Silver

Brand

Pro-Ject

Pro-Ject was founded in 1991, during the onslaught of the compact disc and CD players, with the mission to offer the best analogue experience for reasonable prices.

In a time where the digital audio media had been on the rise, and vinyl was declared as outdated and dead, Heinz Lichtenegger kept his belief in the simple but best way to enjoy music – turntables

Their aim is to get as many people as possible into the wonderful hobby that is HiFi audio and to deliver a real stereo experience for the lowest cost possible.

The best way to start there is with a proper turntable. They want to give the customers back the right to choose what they need, without overblowing their products with unnecessary features.

At Pro-Ject they strive to create astonishing products with impeccable value.

They only use the best components for the price and manufacture their handmade goods solely in Europe. With an eye for future trends they are always trying to fit the needs of the market.

With an unexpected hit-review of the Pro-Ject 1, the success-story began its first major chapter. With the gaining popularity and interest, more and more international distributors began to make Pro-Ject turntables available in their countries. Today they ship into more than 80 countries world-wide and are happy to share some of their passion with every customer.

With cutting edge technologies and machines, they are able to create visually pleasing products without losing the eye for the finest details.

In Czech Republic, they produce all their turntables from scratch, by hand and in house. From the tiniest screw to the chassis, everything is done by their technicians. A strict four step quality control ensures that everything works as intended.

In Slovakia they manufacture micro sized high end audio components. By shrinking the cabinets to a miniature size, they were able to save costs and offer their customers a true price to performance relation.

 

Additional information

Colour

Black, Silver

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