Posted Thu Aug 29, 2019 at 10:10 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The company's newest premium audio component has been unveiled.
McIntosh has detailed its latest hybrid integrated amplifier, the MA352. The amp is set to start shipping in September for $6,500.
The MA352 uses a hybrid design that blends aspects of vacuum tube and solid-state technology. The unit features a vacuum tube preamplifier section powered by a pair of 12AX7A and a pair of 12AT7 vacuum tubes. Meanwhile, the device's output stage consists of a direct coupled solid-state amplifier rated for 200 Watts per channel with 8 Ohm speakers or 320 Watts per channel with 4 Ohm speakers.
When it comes to connectivity, the amp includes 2 balanced and 3 unbalanced inputs, along with 1 Moving Magnet phono input with adjustable loading, gold-plated speaker binding posts, and a stereo preamplifier output which can also be used to connect powered subwoofers. In addition, the MA352 integrates a variety of McIntosh technologies, including Power Guard, Sentry Monitor, McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks, High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®), 5-band analog tone control (each band adjustable by ± 12dB), Home Theater Pass Through, Power Control, and Data Ports.
Finally, the device boasts several classic McIntosh design flourishes, including a stainless-steel chassis with mirror finish, vintage McIntosh-styled die cast aluminum name badges, blue output meters, control knobs, an illuminated logo, and a black glass front panel with direct LED backlighting.
Here's full rundown of key specs per McIntosh:
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