McIntosh MA252 2-Channel Hybrid Integrated Amplifier

₹ 539,900.00

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The feature-packed McIntosh MA252 2-Channel Hybrid Integrated Amplifier is now available on Ooberpad. The MA252 Integrated Amplifier is the first hybrid integrated amplifier from McIntosh. Taking retro design cues from the trailblazer McIntosh MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier, the MA252 synergizes the best of vacuum tube and solid state circuit design to create an amplifier that’s both visually and sonically stunning. Attributable to its solid state output, the MA252 is McIntosh's first product containing vacuum tubes to include the patented Power Guard® technology. Power Guard monitors the output signal for signs of over driving and makes real time micro adjustments to the input signal to circumvent 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 color; they will return to their normal green color when the clipping has stopped. 

Warranty

3-year manufacturer's warranty

Key Features:

  • Hybrid design: vacuum tube preamp and solid state power amp
  • 100 Watts into 8 Ohms
  • 160 Watts into 4 Ohms
  • 5-band tone control

Benefits of McIntosh MA252 2-Channel Hybrid Integrated Amplifier:

Exceptional accuracy and clarity
Exceptional accuracy and clarity

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.

McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks
McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks

The MA252 features the 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.

    Varied McIntosh features
    Varied McIntosh features

    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 aluminum name badge attached to each side.

    Where to buy?
    Buy the McIntosh MA252 2-Channel Hybrid Integrated Amplifier online at the best price in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and all across India. Enjoy expert, prompt and courteous customer service from the Ooberpad team. We will help you choose better and give you all the support you need to take the right buying decision in India.

    Technical Specifications of McIntosh MA252 2-Channel Hybrid Integrated Amplifier:

    Brand & Model # McIntosh MA252
    Power Output per Channel
    100 Watts into 8 Ohms
    160 Watts into 4 Ohms
    Number of Channels
    2
    Speaker Impedance
    4 or 8 Ohms
    Rated Power Band
    20Hz to 20kHz
    Total Harmonic Distortion 0.03%
    Dynamic Headroom
    1.8dB
    Frequency Response Frequency Response +0,-0.5dB
    20Hz to 20kHz
    Frequency Response, +0, -3dB
    10Hz to 100kHz
    Sensitivity Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil)
    N/A
    Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet)
    3.0mV
    Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced)
    0.6V/0.3V
    Sensitivity (Power Amp input)
    N/A
    Signal to Noise Ratio Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil)
    N/A
    Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet)
    80dB
    Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level)
    97dB
    Signal To Noise Ratio (Power Amp input)
    N/A
    Input Impedance 20K/20K
    Damping Factor 8 Ohms: >200
    4 Ohms: >100
    Maximum Output (Balanced / Unbalanced) 8V Unbalanced
    Connectivity 
    • Balanced Input: 1
    • Unbalanced Input: 2
    • Phono Input Moving Coil: 0
    • Phono Input Moving Magnet: 1 (fixed loading)
    • Upgradeable Digital Audio Module: No
    • Digital Coaxial Input: 0
    • Digital Optical Input: 0
    • Digital MCT (DIN) Input: 0
    • Digital USB Input: 0
    • HDMI (ARC) Input: 0
    • Balanced Variable Output: 0
    • Unbalanced Fixed Output: 0
    • Unbalanced Variable Output: 0
    • Headphone Output: 1/4" High Drive
    • Subwoofer Output: 1 (mono)
    • AM/FM Tuner option: No
    • Home Theater PassThru: No
    • Unbalanced Analog Connector Type: Standard
    • Speaker Binding Post Type: Standard
    • Service Port: 0
    Digital Audio Specification
    • Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type: N/A
    • Digital Coaxial Input Sample Rate: N/A
    • Digital Optical Input Sample Rate: N/A
    • Digital MCT (DIN) Input Sample Rate: N/A
    • Digital USB Input Sample Rate: N/A
    Control
    • Tone Controls: Bass and Treble
    • Tone Bypass and Input Assign: Yes
    • RS232 Control Input: No
    • Power Control Output: 1
    • Rear Panel Data Port: 1
    • Rear Panel IR Sensor Input: No
    • Input Level Match: Yes
    General Specifications
    • Vacuum Tube or Solid State:
      Preamplifier: Vacuum Tube
      Power Amplifier: Solid State
    • Output Type: Direct Coupled
    • Output Meters: No
    • Dual Layer Chassis: Yes
    • Chassis Finish: Polished stainless steel
    • McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™: Yes
    • Power Requirement: 120V 50/60Hz, 3.7A
    • Standby Power Requirement: <0.5 Watts
    Weight & Dimensions
    • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D): 12" (30.5cm) x 7-5/8" (19.4cm) x 16-1/2" (41.9cm)
    • Unit Weight: 28 lbs (12.7 kg)

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