In 2013, Pro-Ject released the compact My Audiophile Integrated Amplifier or MaiA. Now, the company has introduced a bigger sibling to MaiA for their DS range of high-quality electronics that acts as a pre-amplifier, integrated amplifier, a DAC, headphone amp and a phono stage – all in one box.
It provides three analogue inputs, three digital inputs, a phono stage, USB streaming and Bluetooth streaming. The 60W per-channel amp module has a Class D output stage while the digital portion has a PCM1796 Delta-Sigma DAC chip with 24bit/192kHz high-resolution audio handling.
In addition, the USB input uses XMOS asynchronous streaming technology and the input can also handle up to DSD256 playback (DoP). The 4th generation Bluetooth input is aptX enabled while the switchable MM/MC phono stage built into the amplifier is based on Pro-Ject’s Phono Box technology.
With the free Box Control Android application, you can gain control of the MaiA DS and any other Infra Red (IR) remote-controlled device in your system. All IR-controlled Box Design products are pre-programmed into the app, so there’s no learning required.
Box Control takes a different approach to other remote systems, only core controls are accessible through the app and each device has its own screen – rather than a myriad of complicated options squashed into one screen. Price is £699 and is available in Black or Silver.
To learn more, click www.henleydesigns.co.uk or call 01235 511166