MA 252

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  1. barsur

    barsur Active Member

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    I read an article in the latest Hifi News magazine that Mcintosh dispayed in the Tokyo Audio Show an integrated entry level tube/transistor hybrid amp. No blue meters on the unit. In the Magazine you can see a picture, the unit is called MA 252.
    Somebody knows more about this project? Is this a prototype o comes it really to sale?!

    Best regards

    Martin
     
  2. MORTIS

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    Interesting little integrated amp. I'm guessing 25wpc.

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  3. barsur

    barsur Active Member

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    I would guess 50wpc, for that reason 252 :idea:. Looks nice. Thanks for the photos!
    Best regards
    Martin
     
  4. leftside

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    Wonder if it's also a decent headphone amp?
     
  5. JWJW

    JWJW Bun E. Carlos

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    Cool!
    NOT digging the mini tube cages though....
     
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  6. damacman

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    Hmmm ... homely lil' fella.
     
  7. JWJW

    JWJW Bun E. Carlos

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    would love some info on this product!
     
  8. JWJW

    JWJW Bun E. Carlos

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    Ron C.? U out there? Some info?
     
  9. JWJW

    JWJW Bun E. Carlos

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    ......and the silence if deafening. :-(
     
  10. JimBob

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    I suspect Ron doesn't comment on products that are in development.
     
  11. JWJW

    JWJW Bun E. Carlos

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    Any updates on this?
     
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  13. welcomdmat

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    The MA252 just came across my Instagram feed. Things would seem that Mcintosh has unveiled it to the general public.
     
  14. nj pheonix

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    Technically not the first hybrid mcintosh integrated amp.
    That would be the MA230.
    Sort of the opposite.
    SS pre section tube out.
    The British pound conversion works out to about 6000usd.
    A new 9000 is about 10.5k
    I wonder if a used 7000 might come in , in the same price range. I think if I were in that market I'd lean that way:idea:
     
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    160 watts into 4, 100 into 8 ohms, 4 analog inputs including MM phono. Hi-Drive headphone amp, remote control, bass, treble...looks much better in person, sounds better than it looks.

    Ron-C
     
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  16. 62caddy

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    Sorry fellas this one just isn't doing it for me. [​IMG]
     
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    I like the OLED display...:smoke:
     
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  20. welcomdmat

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    wwwwwww -- I've got to say, it checks all of the boxes for me. Phono input, reasonable power output for a variety of speakers, compact, and optioned with plenty of flexibility (for my use).

    I am not seeing how it could work out soon, but I think I'll be watching the MA252 for a few years.
     
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