McIntosh has introduced a second generation hybrid integrated amplifier. Utilising an all-analogue design, the MA352 doubles the output power of its predecessor, the MA252, to 200 watts.
Comprising a valve preamplifier section, powered by a pair of 12AX7A and a pair of 12AT7 tubes, and solid-state amplifier, the new amplifier features dual-scale McIntosh blue watt-meters which offer a readout of power output for speaker impedance.
The MA352 has two balanced and three unbalanced inputs, plus one Moving Magnet phono input for turntables with adjustable loading. A preamplifier output is available for connecting power amplifiers.
The unit sits on a stainless-steel mirror-finish chassis, and has vintage McIntosh-styled die-cast aluminium name badges, blue output meters, control knobs, an illuminated logo and a black glass front panel with direct LED backlighting.
To aid with setup, the MA352 also has a five-band analogue tone controls, Home Theatre Pass Through, Power Control, Data Ports and gold-plated binding posts.
Local pricing and release still to be confirmed.