DENVER (PTA) — McIntosh Labs builds on the success of their MA252‘s hybrid design (vacuum tube preamp and solid state power amp) by creating the new MA352 integrated amplifier. This new integrated amplifier will be displayed at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019, and the CEDIA Expo 2019.
Press release enclosed below.
Binghamton, NY – Following the wildly successful and lauded MA252 hybrid integrated amp, McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce its newest hybrid integrated amp: the MA352 Integrated Amplifier.
The new McIntosh MA352 Integrated Amplifier is a hybrid design that combines the finest of vacuum tube and solid-state audio design principles. The result is an eye-catching amplifier that enjoys the best of these two opposing audio philosophies all while reproducing music at the highest quality level.
An all analog design, the MA352 has a vacuum tube preamplifier section that is powered by a pair of 12AX7A and a pair of 12AT7 vacuum tubes. Its output stage is a direct coupled solid-state amplifier that outputs 200 Watts per channel into 8 Ohm speakers or 320 Watts per channel into 4 Ohm speakers – double the MA252’s power output and more than enough to properly drive virtually any set of loudspeakers. Dual scale McIntosh blue Watt meters give an accurate readout of power output for both speaker impedances.
The MA352 has 2 balanced and 3 unbalanced inputs plus 1 Moving Magnet phono input with adjustable loading. It has gold-plated speaker binding posts to help prevent corrosion and ensure a quality signal is sent to the speakers. A stereo preamplifier output is available for connecting a higher-powered amplifier; it can also be used to connect 1 or 2 powered subwoofers for added low frequency performance.
The MA352 is packed with numerous 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.
The unit sits on a stainless-steel chassis polished to a mirror finish; vintage McIntosh-styled die cast aluminum name badges are affixed to each side. Blue output meters, control knobs, an illuminated logo, and a black glass front panel with direct LED backlighting complete the unit. It can be paired with an assortment of CD players, turntables, tuners, media streamers and speakers to complete a home audio system.
The MA352 will be displayed in early September at the 2019 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (in room Homestead 4) and 2019 CEDIA Expo (in booth SR-17).
Pricing and Availability
Orders for the MA352 can now be placed with Authorized McIntosh dealers with shipping expected to begin to the United States in September 2019 and the rest of the world shortly thereafter.
Suggested retail price (VAT, shipping and any customs duties related to current standards of individual countries are excluded): $6,500 USD
Founded in 1949, McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. is known for offering distinguished quality audio products, superior customer service and the ultimate experience in music and film. All McIntosh products are handcrafted at the Binghamton, NY factory by over 150 employees with a passion for music and the McIntosh heritage. McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home entertainment experience for discriminating consumers around the world, with the iconic “McIntosh Blue” Watt Meters globally recognized as a symbol of quality audio. Since its inception, McIntosh has been powering some of the most important moments in music history and pop culture. From President Lyndon Johnson’s inauguration speech to Woodstock to the famous Grateful Dead “Wall of Sound,” McIntosh has not only witnessed history, it has shaped it. With McIntosh, customers have the ability to create their own premium audio experience – and truly live their music. Visit www.mcintoshlabs.com to learn more.