McIntosh’s new MA252 is their first hybrid integrated amplifier and combines the best of vacuum tube and solid state technology. The preamp section uses four vacuum tubes housed in protective tube cages, and includes 2 RCA, 1 balanced, and 1 moving magnet phono input. The solid state amplifier section delivers 100 watts per channel, and includes McIntosh’s Sentry Monitor and Power Guard technologies. There’s also a high performance headphone amp on board.
The McIntosh MA252 integrated is in stock now for audition and purchase, sells for $4500, and remarkably is still designed and manufactured in Binghamton, NY. You can get more information here.