The McIntosh MA252 Hybrid Vacuum tube/solid state integrated amplifier is on the way, and will to be exciting to have in store. 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 with 4 phono inputs, 1 Moving Magnet, 1 balanced, 2 unbalanced, and you can name them for your own convenience. Or amusement. Either way, a nice feature to have.
The video below lists many of the features while showing the amp from multiple angles and with detailed close-ups.