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The Pro-Ject MaiA S2 is a ultra-compact integrated amplifier with incredible input flexibility. It offers all of the 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 DAC.
Despite its small size, 9 source devices can be connected simultaneously:
- High-quality phono MM + high output MC preamp
- 3 analogue line level inputs (2x RCA, 1x 3,5mm jack)
- XMOS asynchronous USB 24bit/192kHz input for computer audio
- Digital coax input (up to 24bit/192kHz)
- 2 Toslink inputs (up to 24bit/96kHz)
- Wireless Bluetooth streaming (aptX capable) input with dedicated antenna
The improved case and board layout result in better shielding of electromagnetic interference, further improving the already excellent audio performance. No matter which input you choose, a real musical sound with lifelike characteristics is guaranteed.
This stylish amplifier offers low noise and solid output power for audiophile playback in smaller rooms around 25m, when partnered with good-quality speakers. Additionally a subwoofer or another power amplifier can be connected. A headphone 6,3mm connection is also provided. The included remote control makes usage a piece of a cake.
Power output: 2x 25W / 38W at 8 / 4 ohms
Signal-to-noise ratio: > 90dB (IEC -D)
Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz (+0dB, -0,5dB) (@8 ohm)
Analogue input: 2 pair RCA + 1 x 3,5mm line, 1 phono MM + high output MC (RCA)
Digital inputs: USB, RCA coax, 2 x Toslink, Bluetooth (aptX)
Speaker connectors: 4mm Ø banana plugs, spades connectors or naked wire
Headphone output: 6,3mm jack
Variable output: 3,5mm jack
Power supply: 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)
Weight: 925g without power supply
In the box
MaiA S2 integrated amplifier
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Why buy from Instant Classic?
Instant Classic is an online record and music system store from Melbourne, Australia.
We offer great upfront deals as well as Australia's first hifi subscription service. Our returns are no-fuss and we're all about treating our customers how we'd like to be treated.
We're available by email, phone, livechat, WhatsApp - whatever your flavour is. We're online during business hours of course, but we aim to get back to you pretty fast at any waking hour. Usually you'll hear back from us very quickly.
If you don't like your purchase for whatever reason within the first 50 days, we'll take it back! None of this 'product must be in brand new condition' nonsense - we want you to be happy. Just make sure it isn't damaged.
Is analogue better?
Vinyl is a cost-effective way to get into proper audio. Some experts argue it it gives a better experience than digital, with a lack of compression and a naturalness that’s hard to replicate.
Digital relies on a computerised interpretation of sound-waves. Turntables and records, however, maintain analogue integrity by translating these sound-waves into physical grooves and vibrations rather than 0s and 1s.
I liken turntables to coffee. They can be terrible or wonderful.
Rightly done, they'll produce a brilliant sound and last you a long time. But the bad ones sound gross and can damage your records.
It's all about materials and construction. A turntable is a mechanical instrument that needs to measure record grooves in a delicate way.
What to *avoid* in a turntable
This product page will run through what makes the Primary E such an ace deck for the money. But what shouldn't be inside a turntable is just as important as what is. Here's a summary of the things to avoid, and we've got more detail here.
Inbuilt speakers. This is baaaaad. They're small and tinny, so you'll be strangling whatever signal does come out of the record. But also the vibrations being inside the chassis create a feedback loop which goes back into your records.
A tonearm that's too short or made out of the wrong materials - this will interfere with the accuracy of what's embedded in the record. Small platters are bad too - they'll eventually warp your records due to the edge overhang.
Stylus and cartridge that put the wrong pressure on your records or are made out of bad materials. These will distort your sound and potentially damage your vinyl.
Cheaper motors that don't spin precisely in time. You'll hear higher or lower pitch in your music.