McIntosh
MA352 Integrated Amplifier

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MA352 2-Channel Hybrid Integrated Amplifier

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

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Overview

The 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.

“Want valve [vacuum tube] sound with solid state power and reliability? McIntosh have a long history in both fields and bring their expertise to glorious fruition in the audacious MA352 hybrid amplifier, packed with power, glowing valves and the expansive sound they enjoy… The MA352 is an amplifier that we thought was glorious in both appearance and sound.” Named Best Hybrid Amplifier 2020. – Hi-Fi World

“The hybrid McIntosh amplifier is powerful enough to power your favorite speakers, and refined enough to make the experience memorable, no matter what kind of music you play. Highly Recommended.” – Lyd & Bilde

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 – enough power to properly drive virtually any set of loudspeakers. Dual scale blue Watt meters give an accurate readout of power output for both speaker impedances.

“The quality of the sound never falters. The MA352 remains stunningly clear and detailed with loads of power to spare. With the MA352’s impressive 0.03% THD and IMD, you’ll be hard pressed to find any distortion even at window shaking volume.” – Tone Audio

The MA352 has 2 balanced and 3 unbalanced inputs plus 1 Moving Magnet phono input with adjustable loading for connecting a turntable. It has gold-plated speaker binding posts to help prevent corrosion and ensure a quality signal is sent over your speaker cables to your 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.

“There’s a sense of confidence in the amplifier’s effortlessness in terms of its power capabilities and its handling of music, how it functions and its overall execution. It offers a rounded set of features. It’s solidly built and assembled. It looks gloriously attractive. Finally, and most importantly, it plays music to very high standards of dynamic realism, tonal accuracy and sheer listenability.” – SoundStage Australia

The MA352 is packed with numerous McIntosh technologies including:

Our patented Power Guard® technology that monitors the output signal for over driving and makes real time micro adjustments to the input signal to prevent harsh sounding clipping that could potentially damage your speakers
Our fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit Sentry Monitor™ that will disengage the output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal
McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™ which are connected to advanced high current output transistors that minimize thermal equilibrium lag (or warm-up) time
High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
A 5-band analog tone control allows for manual adjustment of your favorite recordings (each band adjustable by ± 12dB)
Home Theater Pass Through lets it be seamlessly integrated into a home theater system
Power Control to send power on/off signals to connected McIntosh components for easy system power up and shutdown
Data Ports to send remote control commands to connected source components
The MA352 “allows you to experience music to the fullest by letting the dynamics and all the energy, as well as the subtleties and slightest nuances, be expressed freely. The width of the soundstage, balance of the frequency ranges, precision of the timbres, impact of the lows and clarity of the highs: the McIntosh MA352 combined all of these qualities with ease, no matter the style of music we listened to.” – Son-Vidéo

The MA352 has “everything it takes to become an instant classic.” – Audio Review

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 your home audio system.

- The 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.
- Features a vacuum tube preamplifier section that is powered by a pair of 12AX7A and a pair of 12AT7 vacuum tubes.
- 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.
- Full of numerous McIntosh technologies including Power Guard®, Sentry Monitor™, McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™, 5-Band analog tone control, Home Theater Pass Through, High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®), and Power Control.
- Sits atop a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis with a classic McIntosh-styled die cast aluminum name badge attached to each side.
ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS
Power Output per Channel:
- 200 Watts into 8 Ohms
- 320 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:1.5dB
Frequency Response +0,-0.5dB:20Hz to 20kHz
Frequency Response, +0, -3dB:10Hz to 100kHz
Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil):N/A
Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet):2.5mV
Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced):0.5V/0.25V
Sensitivity (Power Amp input):N/A
Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil):N/A
Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet):82dB
Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level):93dB
Signal To Noise Ratio (Power Amp input):N/A
Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced):20K/20K
Damping Factor:
- 8 Ohms: >200
- 4 Ohms: >100
Maximum Output (Balanced / Unbalanced):8V Unbalanced

CONNECTIVITY
Balanced Input:2
Unbalanced Input:3
Phono Input Moving Coil:0
Phono Input Moving Magnet:1 (adjustable 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 Output1
Headphone Output:
- 1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
Subwoofer Output:2
AM/FM Tuner option:No
Home Theater PassThru:Yes
Unbalanced Analog Connector Type:Standard
Speaker Binding Post Type:Standard
Service Port:1

DIGITAL AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
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:5-Band
Tone Bypass and Input Assign:Yes
RS232 Control Input:Yes
Power Control Output:1
Rear Panel Data Port:2
Rear Panel IR Sensor Input:Yes
Input Level Match:Yes

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Vacuum Tube or Solid State:
- Preamplifier: Vacuum Tube
- Power Amplifier: Solid State
Output Type:Direct Coupled
Output Meters:Yes
Dual Layer Chassis:Yes
Chassis Finish:Polished stainless steel
McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™:Yes
Power Requirement:120V 50/60Hz, 6.0A
Standby Power Requirement:<0.5 Watts

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Unit Dimensions (W x H x D):
- 17-1/2" (44.5cm) x 9-7/8" (25.1cm) x 17-7/16" (44.3cm)
Unit Weight:66 lbs (29.9 kg)
Shipping Weight:75 lbs (34.0 kg)

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In-stock products typically ship within 48 hours and should be expected to arrive in 3-4 business days. Orders outside of the UAE should be expected to arrive in 5-7 business days.

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If you would like to place a custom order, chat with our specialists for a guided shopping experience. Once your order has been placed, a timeline will be provided depending on your order details.

- Free delivery within the UAE
- Shipping charges will be calculated upon checkout for orders outside of the UAE (Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia & Qatar).
- Taxes and duties are calculated according to the applicable laws of the state or country an item is shipped to and are the customer's responsibility.

For additional information on shipping and our exchange & return policy visit our help center.

Installation charges are applicable and can be paid upon delivery for our clients based in Dubai.

- Installation Charges: AED 350 Per Hour
- Speaker Cables: AED 20 Per Meter
- Trunking: AED 10 Per Meter

For clients based outside of the UAE, please contact our specialists and we will share an estimate based on your requirements.

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The McIntosh audio system is a stereo system that uses two speakers or a multi-channel system using 3 to 12 speakers. Components are the individual units that individually will offer the highest performance and fidelity possible.

Connecting the various components into a complete system of source components, control center, amplifiers, and speakers will deliver the best possible sound.

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Preamplifiers are Control Centers that switch source units, turn volume up and down, and in some cases allow tone shaping or turning bass and treble sounds up or down.

Amplifiers are the ‘Muscle’ of the audio system and amplify the small audio signal from the preamp to a large one that will operate speakers and determine how dynamic the reproduced sound of the system is in one unit.

Integrated amplifiers are single chassis models that combine the function of the preamplifier and power amplifier in one unit.

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Precision McIntosh power meters allow the monitoring of sound level balance and output level between the two stereo, or many multi-channel speaker channels. Meters protect valuable speaker systems from damage as long as more watts than the speakers are designed to handle are not exceeded.

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The McIntosh Output Autoformer is a special transformer that is designed and manufactured in-house by McIntosh. This allows any speaker type to be used with a McIntosh amplifier and have all of the power that the amp is designed to deliver.

All other amplifier designs will not have even power with differing speaker designs. McIntosh amplifiers with the output Autoformer™ will deliver ‘All the Power You Pay For’ regardless of speaker type chosen.

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Power Assurance is a group of patented McIntosh circuit designs that protect the stereo from damage and allow maximum performance and long, trouble free life.

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Quad Differential is the most sophisticated McIntosh amplifier design that allows the impossible combination of the most powerful amplifiers with the very lowest distortion and background noise. Many would say this is the impossible combination; highest power with lowest noise but Quad Balanced make the impossible possible.

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Electromagnetic switching is used in McIntosh preamplifiers and integrated amplifiers to switch the variety of source components connected. Rather than the common mechanical switches that will deteriorate with wear, electromagnetic switches are high tech switching nodes that allow very long, trouble free operation.

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Performance between vacuum tube and solid state (or transistor) gear is almost identical in technical specifications. Many users request vacuum tube units that offer a slightly classical "tube" or "warm" sound to the audio presentation.

Tube and solid state models may be mixed and will all work together in a McIntosh component stereo system. Many now use downloaded music as their main media source. Sound quality will always depend on the quality of the download files and the music system interface. McIntosh offers the most advanced computer USB interface in most of our preamplifiers and integrated amplifiers which will maximize audio performance.

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