McIntosh launches the MA252, its first hybrid Integrated Amplifier


The McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amplifier is the company’s first hybrid integrated amp, combining vacuum tubes with a solid design. The two 12AX7a and 12AT7 vacuum tubes are housed in protective cages, with the solid-state output stage producing up to 160 Watts per channel.

Two unbalanced, a balanced, and an MM phono input are offered and can be renamed for ease of use. The all-analog design also includes bass and treble controls for fine-tuning and a full-range subwoofer output to boost low-frequency response.

The MA252 will cost $3,500 USD.