Pro-Ject have had a very busy 2022 with an expanded range of turntables, phono cartridges, loudspeakers, and electronics. The Debut PRO and X2 B turntables have secured some serious bragging rights offering superb vinyl playback in the $1,000 to $2,000 price range.
On the amplifier side of the ledger, Pro-Ject have been very aggressive introducing new models that support digital streaming including hi-resolution PCM and DSD playback, whilst still offering dedicated CD players and streamers that can be integrated into any type of system.
Another advantage for Pro-Ject is their ability to manufacture almost everything in-house, which allows them to minimize already high shipping costs, and keep production costs lower. Their ability to manufacture very high quality components in rather large quantities is unmatched in the high-end audio category.
Fine Sounds Americas and Pro-Ject USA are proud to announce the
new Pro-Ject MaiA DS3 and Stereo Box S3 BT integrated amplifier and receiver models that are available now.
The MaiA DS3 Stereo Integrated Amplifier is a compact, high-fidelity amplifier and receiver for up to (9) analog and digital audio sources.
Boasting 150 watts of power per channel into 4 ohms, this dual-mono design features a built-in phono stage (MM/MC), DAC, headphone amp, Bluetooth receiver and a wide range of digital and analog for various uses.
The internal DAC supports up to 32-bit/192kHz PCM and DSD256.
The internal phono stage supports both MM/MC carts which is not something you see on every integrated amplifier in 2022; the MM stage offers 40dB of gain (47k ohms) and you get 60dB of gain (100 ohms) with the MC stage.
Bluetooth codec support includes BT 5.0, aptX, aptX HD, and A2DP.
Available in a black or silver aluminum chassis, the design is sleek and rugged. Optional magnetic wooden side panels are available separately in walnut, rosenut and eucalyptus.
The Stereo Box S3 BT is an ultra-compact stereo integrated amplifier and receiver with dual analog inputs and an aptX capable BT 5.0 audio input for connection to Bluetooth devices.
The (2) pair of RCA line inputs and (2) channels of 40 watts into 4 ohms are packaged beautifully in a protective aluminum casing, available in both black and silver.
The unit includes isolated speaker outputs as well as a stereo preamp output for driving a subwoofer or larger amplifier.
Like all Pro-Ject Audio Systems products, the new models are handcrafted in Europe and will be available in the US in limited quantities via select Authorized Pro-Ject Dealers beginning November 2022.
Suggested MSRP as follows:
- MaiA DS3: $1599
- Stereo Box S3 BT: $499