McIntosh MA252 2 x 100 Watt Hybrid Integrated Amplifier – Free Chord ShawlineX Cable

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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 preamplifier stage uses two 12AX7a and two 12AT7 vacuum tubes housed inside stylish protective cages; the output stage is a direct coupled solid state amplifier that delivers 100 Watts per channel into 8 Ohm speakers or 160 Watts per channel into 4 Ohm speakers. An all analog design, it comes with 2 unbalanced, 1 balanced and 1 Moving Magnet phono input for turntables​. All 4 inputs can be given user-friendly names in order to simplify user control. Bass and treble tone controls help fine tune your music to your personal preferences. A full range subwoofer output is included for use with a powered subwoofer to further enhance low frequencies. The MA252 features our McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™ which are connected to advanced high current output transistors. These transistors eliminate the typical amplifier warm-up time so that the MA252 is in peak operating condition from the moment it’s turned on. A powerful control microprocessor is used for smooth system operation, along with some of the latest audio-grade circuit components that deliver the best possible sound. ​ Thanks to its solid state output, the MA252 is our first product containing vacuum tubes to include our patented Power Guard® technology. Power Guard monitors the output signal for signs of overdriving and makes real time micro adjustments to the input signal to prevent harsh sounding clipping that could potentially damage your speakers. If Power Guard is activated, the 2 vacuum tubes connected to the affected audio channel(s) will flash an amber colour; they will return to their normal green colour when the clipping has stopped. 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 aluminium name badge attached to each side

SPECIFICATIONS

POWER OUTPUT PER CHANNEL 100 Watts into 8 Ohms, 160 Watts into 6 Ohms SPEAKER IMPEDANCE 4, or 8 Ohms RATED POWER BAND 20Hz to 20kHz TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION 0.03% DYNAMIC HEADROOM 1.8dB FREQUENCY RESPONSE +0,-0.5DB 20Hz to 20kHz FREQUENCY RESPONSE, +0, -3DB 10Hz to 100kHz SENSITIVITY PHONO (MOVING MAGNET) 3.0mV SENSITIVITY HIGH LEVEL (BALANCED / UNBALANCED) 0.6V/0.3V SENSITIVITY (POWER AMP) N/A SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO (MOVING MAGNET) 80dB SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO (HIGH LEVEL) 97dB SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO (POWER AMP) N/A INPUT IMPEDANCE (BALANCED / UNBALANCED) 20K/20K DAMPING FACTOR 8 Ohms >200, 4 Ohms > 100 MAXIMUM OUTPUT (BALANCED / UNBALANCED) 8V Unbalanced

CONNECTIVITY

HEADPHONE OUTPUT Yes, High Drive HIGH LEVEL INPUTS UNBALANCED 2 Stereo HIGH LEVEL INPUTS BALANCED 1 Stereo VARIABLE OUTPUTS UNBALANCED 0 Stereo VARIABLE OUTPUTS BALANCED 0 Stereo DIGITAL USB INPUT 0 DIGITAL COAXIAL INPUT 0 DIGITAL OPTICAL INPUT 0 PHONO MOVING MAGNET Yes PHONO MOVING COIL No AM/FM TUNER OPTION No HOME THEATRE PASS THROUGH No

CONTROL

TONE CONTROLS Bass & Treble TONE BYPASS AND INPUT ASSIGN Yes RS232 CONTROL INPUT No POWER CONTROL OUTPUT Yes REAR PANEL DATA PORTS Yes REAR PANEL IR SENSOR INPUT No INPUT LEVEL MATCH Yes

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

DUAL LAYER CHASSIS Yes OUTPUT METERS No TUBE OR SOLID STATE Pre-Amplifier: Vacuum Tube; Power Amplifier: Solid State POWER REQUIREMENT 240V, 50/60Hz, 3.7A STANDBY POWER REQUIREMENT <0.5 Watts OUTPUT AUTOFORMER No

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) 12″ (30.5cm) x 7-5/8″ (19.4cm) x 18″ (45.7cm) WEIGHT 28 lbs (12.7kg) SHIPPING WEIGHT 37 lbs (16.8kg)

Weight
12.7000 kg
Dimensions
N/A
amplifier

Hybrid

availability

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Analogue Inputs

2 Unbalanced, 1 Balanced, 1 Phono

colours

Black

Depth (mm)

457

inputs

AES Digital

Height (mm)

194

high current output

Yes

Model

McIntosh MA252 2 x 100 Watt Hybrid Integrated Amplifier

power output 8 ohm

100 Watts

speaker outputs

2 Channel

type

Integrated Amplifier

Width (mm)

305

xlr inputs

1

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McIntosh manufactures handcrafted high-end home audio equipment for stereo and home theatre.

McIntosh