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McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amplification

By | July 27th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

‘Mac The Amp’!

by Dick Tan


McIntosh's MA252 features a retro 50s/60s aesthetics
McIntosh’s MA252 features a retro 50s/60s aesthetics

Introduced at the recent KL International AV Show 2018 McIntosh’s MA252 is a retro looking integrated amplifier from the iconic American hi-end audio electronics manufacturer.


The MA252 combines the best of vacuum tube and solid-state circuit design.


In McIntosh’s promotional literature the MA252 is said to offer an alluring combination of tube romanticism and solid-state resolution and authority.


The pre-amplifier stages utilizes two 12A x 7a and two 12AT7 vacuum tubes in a stylish protection cage white the power amp section features a direct coupled solid-state amplifier that is rated to be able to deliver a minimum 100 watts per channel x 2 into a nominal 8 ohms load, increasing to 160 watts when used with a speaker with a lower nominal 4-ohm load.… Read the full article

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A New McIntosh Integrated – The MA252

By | November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , |

Embargo lifted. Another McIntosh amp is ready to hit the streets and this time its a hybrid. The first of its kind for the legendary amp company, actually. Pushing 100 watts into 8 via a solid state output stage, the pre amp section utilizes two 12AX7a and two 12AT7 tubes to create sweet sweet music for the listener.

Its also an integrated. The MA252 has an all analog design that boasts two unbalanced, 1 balanced and a MM photo input with a full range sub out to boot.… Read the full article

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