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  • Maestro-50
  • Maestro-50 with an Apple TV
  • Maestro-50 with an Apple AirPort Express
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  • Rear of the Maestro-50 with an Apple TV
  • Maestro-50 with volume control in
  • Maestro-50 with volume control out
  • Example of room with AirPort Express playing music from your Apple iPhone / iPad via the Maestro-50
  • Rear of Maestro-50
  • Front of the Maestro-50
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£229.00
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Product Description

Maestro-50

The Maestro-50, is an example of a True Digital Amplifier that delivers amazing quality sound from any digitally connected device - at an affordable price.  Created from a single billet of aerospace grade aluminium, precisely cut, and then hand finished, the Maestro-50 not only delivers amazing, powerful sound - it looks beautiful too.

  • Low profile chassis – 42mm tall
  • 50W of True Digital Amplification
  • Two digital inputs
  • Sub-woofer out
  • Very accurate digital reproduction
  • Very power efficient (>94%)
  • Cut from a solid aluminium billet, to exacting standards
  • Neat push in / pop out volume control

The product was designed with two key aspects in mind, simplicity and versatility. We have developed a unit that can take any digital audio input (via coaxial or optical cable) and turn it into a unique audio experience:

Windows PC | MAC PC | PlayStation 3| Boxee | WD TV Live | Apple TV | Apple Airport Express | Netgear NeoTV | AVA Media ZARA Premium | eg. any device with a digital audio output

As long as you have a pair of old speakers anything can be your source of music.

Please note - Maestro-50 does not include any Apple devices with the purchase as seen on some of the product pictures, these are for illustrative purposes only.

Specifications

  Dimensions   177 (w) x 117 (d) x 42(h) mm.                           Output Power                             
  Material   6082 Aluminium.     8 ohm, 0dBFS        20W
  Colour   Brushed satin black.     4 ohm, 0dBFS     50W 
  Bit Resolution   24/96 on both digital inputs.     Distortion (THD+N)    
  Power Input   110/240VAC 50/60Hz     8 ohm, 1W    < 0.4%
  Idle Power    < 1W     4 ohm, 1W    < 0.8%
  Acoustics   0dBA @ 1M     8 ohm, 10W    < 0.6%
  Remote Control    No     4 ohm, 1W    < 0.5%
  Nett Weight   2.8Kg     4 ohm, 10W    < 010%
  Options   No     4 ohm, 20W    < 0.25%

  Connections

  - Universal (110-240VAC 50-60Hz) mains power input (IEC connector)
  - S/PDIF TOSLINK input
  - S/PDIF COAX input
  - Subwoofer output (line level) - Phono/RCA
  - L & R speaker outputs (50W per channel into typical 4 ohm speakers) - via 4mm banana sockets
    (screw terminal banana plugs included)  

  Features

  - Patented 2.1 digital amplifier with accurate and powerful sound processing (50W per channel).
  - Automatic power on from sleep mode .
  - ProAudio 'pop out, push in' volume control.
  - Small, low profile understated enclosure with a brushed black finish.

  Included - Maestro-50M True Digital Amplifier - Power Cord - 2x Red and 2x black screw on 4mm speaker plugs - User guide.

The Maestro-50 is designed to ensure you enjoy your music either from network music players (ie Apple AirPlay devices), or direct connection to digital players (ie PS3) etc.

As demonstrated below you can utilize products like an Apple TV or an Apple AirPort Express to stream the music from your iTunes library or an AirPlay-enabled app, via your iPhone or iPad. The Maestro-50 takes the digital audio stream and, using a patented technology, converts this stream to sound powered through your old or new speakers. The sound is amazingly clear - it's a True Digital Amplifier - and with 50W per channel, you can to fill your room with every detail. Enjoy music as the artist intended, with the Maestro-50. For the technically minded - please review the 'Technology' page

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The Maestro-50 comes with a full money back guarantee.  Should you find that the Maestro-50 does not satisfy, you can return it within 10 days of receipt (subject to our Terms and Conditions of sale).  We are so confident on the lifespan of the Maestro-50, we are supplying it with a 60 month (5 years) manufacturers warranty.

 

Q. What does it really sound like?
A. Every person is different, and everyone will hear sounds differently.  Therefore there is no 'perfect' sound system.  However, what we can tell you is that the sound output of the Maestro Amplifiers is 'True'.  There are no filters (except for the sub), or software systems trying to make the sound better, or any other 'magic' trying to make a particular 'characteristic sound' - which you may not wish to hear.  With the Maestro Amplifier what goes in, comes out - and it's exactly the same. That means the finest of detail is delivered to the speakers, that does not mean your speakers can process it, but it is available if they can.  Test users have described the music from the Maestro Amplifier as 'wider' and 'deeper' - and more immersive, some say 'around me' as opposed to 'in front'.  Each user will hear things differently - but the music will always be 'True'. One thing is for sure, you will hear what the artist recorded. 

Q. Can I use the True Digital Amplifier with my PS3?
A. Yes, you can use any player, that has a digital output.  A digital output comes in 3 formats:

   

TOSLINK (Optical S/PDIF) - as you may find on an Apple TV (above) - or a DLNA TV
Mini TOSLINK (Optical S/PDIF) - as you may find on a Apple AirPort Express (above) or 'thin DLNA TV' - look for the 'red light' in the hole.
COAXIAL (cable S/PDIF) - as you may find on a HiFi (above) player (CD).

Q. What is a True Digital Amplifier?
A. Check out this page

Q. How does a True Digital Amplifier work?
A. Check out this page 

Q. Can I play my music, using AirPlay in many rooms (with an AirPlay device and Maestro-5) at the same time, in sync?
A. Yes, but it depends on the control software.  iTunes on a PC or Mac can play to numerous 'rooms' but the Music Player on iPhone or iPad can only play to one room at a time 

Q. Why are there 2 connectors for each speaker?
A. Each speaker has a positive and negative terminal, and you must take care to wire each speaker correctly, or the speakers can become 'out of phase'.

Q. What is the SUB output?
A. The SUB output is a line level signal, and connects to any powered Sub Woofer.  It is filtered to approx 80Hz internally.  The unit works perfectly well without a Sub Woofer, but if you are connecting small shelf speakers, adding a Sub Woofer will give you the deep notes that a small speaker may be unable to deliver fully.

Q. Can I connect my headphone lead to the amplifier?
A. No, the amplifier only processes digital inputs, your headphone cable is analog. 

Q. Why the pop out volume control?
A. Normally your app will control the music volume, but from time to time you may wish to control the volume on the unit, or limit the maximum level for that room. We don't want you to have a distraction from the minimalist design, so once you've set your volume, just push the volume control back in. 

 

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  1. Thank you - reviewers. Message from Admin 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Feb 2013

    Thank you for all of your reviews. We have been honoured that all of our users have been more than satisfied, or 'blown away' by the Maestro-50.

    We welcome your feedback and the trending in your reviews has been consistent, and we don't want them to become boring to our readers.

    We will continue to post your reviews, if they will be helpful to our readers.

    Again, many thanks.


  2. Amazing Sound 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jan 2013

    Just amazing sound. I've listened to it for a couple of weeks now and the sound is so pure an alive. Buildquality of the unit is fantastic.
    If you bring out the same amp with twice the power I would buy it without hesitation !


  3. service and product both first class 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jan 2013

    who are these AVA people, madness. I've got a tiny Maestro amplifier, that sounds better than my current ******** DAC/AMP - and this is madness, my current boxes set me back over £5000.
    come on I've been ripped off, havent i




  4. thank you 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jan 2013

    My New amplifier is joyous. Thank you


  5. pure and smooth 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jan 2013

    who said digital was to harsh. this little box is pure majik!

    thanks


  6. Impressive stuff 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jan 2013

    Very impressed. I did not expect this - excellent value, amazing quality 4/5 - next time I'd prefer to buy from a local dealer (US).


  7. Very good value 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jan 2013

    My first expectations were that this amp would OK, how far wrong I was, the amp is extraordinary. I have paid 10x this price for sounds not as good. Every instrument can be heard, clearly - amazed. 4/5 as I would have preferred higher power output, but otherwise near perfect.


  8. Brilliant 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jan 2013

    Amazed how good the sound is. Many thanks


  9. Not only cute, sounds incredible.. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jan 2013

    I wanted to write a review to tell you how genuinely impressed we are with our Maestro. My husband and I have both been blown away with the quality of the sound. My husband has a Denon system that we play films through but I always complain that there is too much bass and it is too noisy. With the Maestro, we can have the sound up really loud and it is crystal clear. Playing music through it, we are hearing instruments we have never noticed before!

    I also love the way it is so small and discreet - another issue I have with my husband's sound system - very big and ugly !

    What a fantastic product !


  10. Breathtaking 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jan 2013

    Received my Maestro-50 a couple of days before Christmas so I decided to connect it up straight away... safe to say it was breathtaking from the word go! Totally puts to shame some of the overpriced amplifiers on the market.

    As you would expect at this time of year I played a variety of music to suit my guests and we experienced nothing but joy using this little amplifier. The feedback from family and friends was unanimous and although it was my new toy they all agreed that it is the best sound we have experienced from my Majik 140's!

    P.S - Love the fact you guys do everything in Manchester, makes me proud to be British! :)


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