McINTOSH MC452 A FORMIDABLE SLEEPING GIANT
In their review of the MC452 stereo amplifier, Enjoy The Music likens it to a sleeping giant - formidable when needed but otherwise peacefully biding its time in the background. When awoken, it "threw out a very large, deep and wide soundscape" that enveloped all corners of the room. Song after song it did not falter, stirring emotions "as it revealed subtle nuances of music heard at realistic levels." It handled vinyl recordings "quite naturally and with great enthusiasm." Perhaps the most impressive feature of this amp that does "did nothing wrong and so much right?" Its "combination of a proper balance of detail and spaciousness that [gives] the MC452 its natural sound."
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(By Anthony Nicosia / www.enjoythemusic.com / August 2012)