03.06.2020 | Reviews & Awards
Reviews & Awards

Son-Vidéo reviews the "dynamic, precise and delicate" MA352 Integrated Amplifier

McIntosh MA352 Integrated Amplifier

The MA352 Integrated Amplifier employs a hybrid design that combines the best of vacuum tube and solid state audio design, resulting in an eye-catching amplifier that enjoys the best of these two opposing audio philosophies all while reproducing music at the highest quality level. It's rated at 200 Watts per channel into 8 Ohm speakers or 320 Watts per channel into 4 Ohm speakers.

French hi-fi retailer and news site Son-Vidéo reviewed the MA352 Integrated Amplifier and found its power was "perfectly controlled and harnessed for the music." When a song called for it, the MA352 expressed it with "authority" but "never overwhelmed the listener."

McIntosh MA352 Integrated Amplifier

When listening to Dominique Fils-Aimé’s "Birds" from Nameless, they were "in awe of the precision and realism of the sound" from the very start of the song. "When we closed our eyes, it was as if the artist and their musicians were in the room with us."

They state 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." They add "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."

"The McIntosh MA352 amplifier impressed us with its overall performance and the way it brings music to life."

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(Excerpts taken from original review by Son-Vidé / January 2020)