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Old 09-13-2019, 06:22 PM
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Our MA2275 has been a daily driver for more than a decade. No issues.
We have other good amps however the MA2275 gets the most use.
We are using the MCD500 and PS Audio Directstream Jr as sources most of the time.
I think that there is a place in the lineup for the MA352.

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Old 09-13-2019, 06:29 PM
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I totally disagree with this statement and I know there are others that do too. Maybe you didn’t like yours but I loved mine and wish I still had it. I also remember the MA2275 receiving favorable reviews when it came out. I don’t remember which magazine reviewer it was because now it has been several years but I remember that the reviewer ended up keeping the MA2275 for himself.

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The MA2275 is a wonderful piece of audio gear. It's a handsome 75-watt, integrated tube amplifier with enough flexibility to satisfy most audiophiles' demands. After several months of auditioning the MA2275, I continue to be amazed at how good it sounds. I have heard nothing in my listening room that equals its naturalness and purity. If the 75 watts per channel, the bulk, and hefty weight of this integrated amp are not problems, then I would urge any prospective purchaser to audition a unit in their home and hear it for themselves. I doubt they will be disappointed.


http://www.hifi-review.com/153660-mcintosh-ma2275.html
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I totally disagree with this statement and I know there are others that do too. Maybe you didn’t like yours but I loved mine and wish I still had it. I also remember the MA2275 receiving favorable reviews when it came out. I don’t remember which magazine reviewer it was because now it has been several years but I remember that the reviewer ended up keeping the MA2275 for himself.


Anyway, the MA2275 is an amplifier with a perfectly balanced sound, created consciously and with reign over all sound and construction parameters. The choices are choices made by the constructors, and they wanted to create a tube amplifier that would not repeat the mistakes of previous constructions. Yes, we loose a bit of the magic the MC275 had, but we gain something else – splendid bass control, clean midrange and a good definition of the sound as a whole. And the McIntosh touch, that makes the device sound and look good when it is being bought as well as when it is left as a legacy to our sons or grandsons.



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Old 09-21-2019, 07:13 AM
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Has anyone here received one of these yet? Not sure if Mc has started shipping...
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I think its beautiful to look at.
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Well, it's got every single iconic Mc thing in a single product ... chrome chassis, tubes, meters, etc. That's really not my thing but I bet consumers will snap 'em up.
Missing the autoformer outputs, so I would say it is missing the single most iconic McIntosh feature of their solid-state amps/integrated amps.

To my eyes, perhaps too much of a good thing, though I could likely live with. Hopefully, they've cured the hum issue that so many of their MA252 seems to have suffered from. All-in-all, a clever design.
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I recently could listen to it in a McIntosh dedicated session. For sure a great product given its price and other alternatives in this budget range. However, the Autoformer is a great thing what makes a Mc unique, and you clearly hear the lack of it.
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