01.03.2019 | Reviews & Awards
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Son-Vidéo: The MA252 Integrated Amplifier makes "speakers sing with ease"

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Son-Vidéo, a French hi-fi retailer and news site, tested the MA252 Integrated Amplifier and found it to be an "adaptable, solid and refined" amplifier that can make "speakers sing with ease."

Its strong point is its "ability to make music sound natural, even at low volume." They say it offers a sound signature which is "smooth, energetic, and consistently serene as it breathes life into each detail" of the music. Even on demanding songs from Portugal The Man or Imagine Dragons, "an overall sense of coherence persisted" from the MA252.

Shown: MA252 Integrated Amplifier and MT5 Precision Turntable. All units sold separately.

The MA252 "listening experience is unique, and there isn’t any need to be an avid audiophile to enjoy it. A benchmark model," they continue, "the McIntosh MA252 is an amplifier that will prove hard to replace. It will allow you to find speakers that are the best suited to your tastes, and it will pamper them appropriately. A first-class amplifier."

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(Excerpts taken from original review by Tristan Jacquel / Son-Vidé / April 2018)