The McIntosh MA252 Hybrid Vacuum tube/solid state integrated amplifier is in stock at Liptons.

Retro, nearly steampunk, the styling alone would make it worth having up there, glowing on a shelf. But, at the end of the day it’s also a McIntosh, and that will always make it worth having for the best in sound fidelity and optimal performance.

Combining the best of vacuum tube and solid state circuit technologies, theMA252 also features McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™, Power Guard, High Drive headphone amplifier and gold-plated speaker binding posts.

It comes ready for your sources, with 4 audio inputs:  1 Moving Magnet Phono, 1 balanced, 2 unbalanced RCA inputs, and you can name them for your own convenience. Or amusement. Either way, a nice feature to have.

We’ve got it hooked up to some worthy speakers, and early listening sessions have made it obvious that McIntosh has hit it right out of the park on this one!   Smooth, powerful and incredibly detailed deep bass response make this one of the most exciting new products we have seen in a long while.

The video below lists many of the features while showing the amp from multiple angles and with detailed close-ups.

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