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 Post subject: McIntosh ma252
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:58 pm 
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Does anyone have or heard this amplifier ? We don’t have a dealer in Winnipeg. Please , I’d really appreciate some opinions since I’m considering buying. Also McIntosh dealers seem to never list prices on McIntosh products.Why?


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 Post subject: Re: McIntosh ma252
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:04 pm 
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McIntosh doesn’t allow online sales (to my knowledge). Why post in the negative feedback?


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 Post subject: Re: McIntosh ma252
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:35 pm 
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I don’t understand.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:47 pm 
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To my knowledge, and someone please correct me if I am wrong, McIntosh does not allow online sales within Canada, therefore dealers are not allowed to post prices online. Certain sales or clearance items maybe exempt of this policy.

There are select online dealers within the US who are only allowed to sell select McIntosh products within the States only. From McIntosh…

https://www.mcintoshlabs.com/dealers/online-dealers

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Select McIntosh products are available to order online from specifically Authorized Online McIntosh Dealers located in the United States, solely to and for delivery to, purchasers living in the United States. Sale or delivery of these products outside the United States will void the manufacturer’s warranty.


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 Post subject: Re: McIntosh ma252
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:54 pm 
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Thanks, I will have to investigate further.


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 Post subject: Re: McIntosh ma252
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:57 pm 
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There are a few authorized online dealers that can be found on the MacIntosh Labs site.
Music Direct is one. May not be able to ship to Canada but gives you some pricing ideas.
For the Op - Advance may still be able to bring them in; they used to be a dealer and still have lines from the same distributer. You can also have it shipped to the depot in Pembina and make the trip to pick it up.


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 Post subject: Re: McIntosh ma252
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:19 pm 
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Good to know, Thanks I’ll have to check with Advance


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 Post subject: Re: McIntosh ma252
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:44 pm 
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Macintosh MA252 was on display at the Montreal audio show.

There's a slightly used one available from a Montreal dealer.http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649425324-macintosh-ma252-integrated-amplifier-trade-in/


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 Post subject: Re: McIntosh ma252
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:18 pm 
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That's one ugly looking amp; why on earth have they put bright green lights underneath the tubes?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:02 pm 
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agree..... it is retro-ugly....


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:32 am 
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At first I had the love , hate it feeling but now I’m thinking my love for the look may be short lived.Maybe keep my Yamaha A-S 2100 ?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:43 am 
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Liptons Audio in Newmarket carry Mac and have that model on display if I'm not mistaken.

Sure looks good in the flesh (off) / I'd just deactivate the green Leds (no doubt). lol

Not that I've ever seen it spelled out, but personally I thought the idea of that unit was gratuitous opulence. Probably sounds like a $1million too ... don't listen to headphones myself.

[edit] Sorry, talking about a smaller headphone amp - never mind


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 Post subject: Re: McIntosh ma252
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:12 am 
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Give Graham a call at Electronic Depot a call,(905 354 2767)he has one of these at his store.Great people to deal with.
The 252 sounds very nice for the price of admission.
Aaron


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:47 am 
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Give Graham a call at Electronic Depot a call,(905 354 2767)he has one of these at his store.Great people to deal with.
The 252 sounds very nice for the price of admission.
Aaron



Yes, I have dealt with Graham as well. Excellent people to deal with and the MA252 sounds very good...personally I have used a tube pre for years and much prefer a tube front end. I am not a huge fan of the retro look either, but it is a very nice sounding piece and priced well. It's a lot cheaper than separates at this level...


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 Post subject: Re: McIntosh ma252
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:14 am 
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Interesting model for Mcintosh.
I wonder how it sounds compared to say their MA5300 SS integrated amp.

I would love to have a Mac.
Since I was young, in my mind, it was like the Holy Grail in that I couldn't afford one.


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