McIntosh MHA200 Impressions
Nov 12, 2021 at 9:24 PM Post #558 of 888

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Lovely poisonous light! :) It's the first time I've seen a light like this. Can you see well even when it's not dark?
 
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Lovely poisonous light! :) It's the first time I've seen a light like this. Can you see well even when it's not dark?
It's a very eye catching and cute amp.

IMO the McIntosh signature aesthetic is only topped by Auris' designs such as the Headonia or the Nirvana. Really gorgeous design from both camps though
 
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Yes finally a new review! Can't wait to dig in. Thanks @MRphotography
 
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Thank you! I hope you enjoy it. :)
I enjoyed the review. I like that you refer to individual songs and touch on headphone pairings that many of us have.

I have to agree 100% with you about the verite open sounding incredible with the MHA200. The amp builds on top of the verite's already impressive holographic dimensionality, brings forward and enriches that midrange, smooths out a little of that 8k peak that pops up sometimes, and is judicious about adding extra warmth to a headphone that is already warm.

I tried pairing the Stealth with the 200 and was let down by its bass presentation a bit. Not enough grunt for my tastes, and wasn't as good as from the TT2 balanced or from the Formula S. The Stealth is actually kind of hard to drive properly.
 
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Can someone compare MHA200 vs WA22 (2nd gen)?
Cost the same.
I will see if I can put something together in the future.
I enjoyed the review. I like that you refer to individual songs and touch on headphone pairings that many of us have.

I have to agree 100% with you about the verite open sounding incredible with the MHA200. The amp builds on top of the verite's already impressive holographic dimensionality, brings forward and enriches that midrange, smooths out a little of that 8k peak that pops up sometimes, and is judicious about adding extra warmth to a headphone that is already warm.

I tried pairing the Stealth with the 200 and was let down by its bass presentation a bit. Not enough grunt for my tastes, and wasn't as good as from the TT2 balanced or from the Formula S. The Stealth is actually kind of hard to drive properly.
I prefer the Stealth off the TT2 as well. That is Dan’s home desktop solidstate amp I believe and I bet he voiced the headphones some with that amp and his Hugo2/2go because the stealth sounds better imo paired with the TT2 vs several amps I have listened to them on from a current and a FR perspective too imo. I believe you are right about the current demands too of the Stealth.
 
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