Ready, set, spin!
It's got it all! Whether you are a vinyl junkie, a Bluetooth bandit, or you just want to be able to hear your TV through a nice set of speakers, the Essential Ensemble is a compact hi-fi system that can deliver all of the goods.
Turntable: Essential III
The Pro-Ject Essential III is the perfect solution for the budding audiophile, with precision-crafted materials and simple, elegant design that looks as lovely as they sound. Building on the award-winning Essential II, the new Essential III features a more refined bearing and an improved MDF body to give you smooth playback and a lively, balanced sound.
Amplifier: MaiA S2
MAIA stands for "My adorable integrated amplifer" - well, it doesn't but it IS a cute sized amplifier. Don't be fooled though, this compact design does not mean you are missing out on features or quality.
Inside you will find a high-quality moving coil phono stage, 3 analogue inputs, USB, Digital Coax, Optical inputs and it even has Bluetooth!
Check out the matching CD Box S2 as an optional extra too!
Speakers: Speaker Box 5
A stylish addition to any living space, you can't beat the classic lines of the Pro-Ject Speaker Box 5. Utilizing a 2-way monitor speaker design, the slick look is maintained because the bass reflex system is on back side.
The result? Tight and clear bass, minimalist looks and outstanding performance for their size.
What's in the box?
The most remarkable aspect of the MaiA S2 was its sound. It was a revelation to hear what 25Wpc was able to do with the variety of speakers I drove with it. The MaiA S2 sounded way better than I thought it could -- it punched way above its class. Don’t make the mistake I almost did and laugh it off when you see how tiny it is: This is a seriously high-fidelity integrated-DAC. If you’re in the market for a starter or desktop audio system, or a system for a smaller room, I highly recommend that you give the MaiA S2 a listen.Read More