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Old 02-11-2018, 07:50 PM
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How good is the stereo headphone output? Have you tested MA252 with good headphones?
I have not. Unfortunately, I do not use headphones.
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My 252 came in today! It will be paired by XR50...unfortunately, the Speakers won't be delivered until Friday!
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Dario,
Wow, very nice! Are you setting up a second system?

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Wow, very nice! Are you setting up a second system?

Terry, yes this will be my second system!
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Glad it has a real Tube pre-amp and not just a fake buffer stage that glows pretty.

Could totally be a contender for the work system once I get my office moved and expanded.

Maybe someone can share, can you run it OK without the cages on the tubes? Looks too much like a Sci-Fi and less like Hi-Fi for my taste.
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Glad it has a real Tube pre-amp and not just a fake buffer stage that glows pretty.

Could totally be a contender for the work system once I get my office moved and expanded.

Maybe someone can share, can you run it OK without the cages on the tubes? Looks too much like a Sci-Fi and less like Hi-Fi for my taste.
You have the option to not put the cages...It's there just for looks!
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You have the option to not put the cages...It's there just for looks!
Might be the kind of thing that grows on you.
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I don’t even have my main system setup yet and I am already considering this for a second setup in a room/office!
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I don’t even have my main system setup yet and I am already considering this for a second setup in a room/office!
Welcome to Hi-Fi. That's part of the reason it's so fun!
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Here's my MA252 with XR50 Speakers!

The pair of mint XR50 speakers I bought have serial numbers of 1001/1002. Is this a collectible item?
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