McIntosh MA252 hybrid integrated amplifier
Hybrid design: vacuum tube preamp and solid state power amp
The MA252 Integrated Amplifier is the first hybrid integrated amplifier from McIntosh.
Taking retro design cues from the legendary McIntosh MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier,
the MA252 combines the best of vacuum tube and solid state circuit design
to create an amplifier that’s both visually and sonically stunning.
"The McIntosh MA252 offers an alluring combination of tube romanticism and solid-state resolution and authority...
The ability to connect the listener to the music makes this tube-solid state integrated a special component by any standard.
I could happily listen to the MA252 for a long, long time." - PartTimeAudiophile
"The McIntosh MA252 is not only a time machine that allows you to travel 30 or 50 years ago [when listening to classic albums],
but it also takes you to the future: you spend from morning to afternoon
or from evening to night with it in what seems like an instant.
It sonically fills 25 square meters [270 square feet], does its job and disappears from the room."
Presented with HIFI Live Magazine High Quality Award. - HIFI Live Magazine
Other McIntosh technologies found in the MA252 include Sentry Monitor™,
High Drive headphone amplifier and gold-plated speaker binding posts.
Input selection, bass, treble, tone bypass, balance
and input offset levels can be adjusted using the front panel knobs
or the included remote control;
all settings and input selection will be shown on the OLED display.
The entire unit sits atop a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis
with a classic McIntosh-styled die cast aluminum name badge attached to each side.
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MA252 hybrid integrated amplifier