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July 27, 2018

McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amplification

‘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.

 

The all analogue input stage features 2 unbalanced and 1 balanced high level auxiliary inputs and there is also a phono input for turntables.

 

 Rear panel of the MA252. Note the subwoofer output socket, an unusual but welcome feature
Rear panel of the MA252. Note the subwoofer output socket, an unusual but welcome feature

Unusual, but welcomed by audiophiles with a penchant for deep extended bass, the MA252 also feature a subwoofer output for connection to an external active subwoofer. This is useful if you own a compact stand mount speaker but desire the sort of bass extension that only large floorstanding speakers can deliver.

 

The MA252 measures 12″ x 75/8″ x 18″, weighs 12.7kg and retails for RM21,000.00.

 

For further details contact:

Audio Perfectionist Sdn Bhd

Tel 03-79542818

Kenny Lim 012 2103810