New McIntosh MHA200 Headphone amp
Mar 9, 2021 at 7:31 PM Post #196 of 547
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They sold Audio Research a few months back. You are correct in saying it is no longer owned by Fine Sounds (an Italian investor group). The McIntosh Group is lead by Charlie Randall, one of McIntosh’s engineers for about 34 years. It is American owned and operated. Mr Randall has been leading the company for many years. Be happy because Charlie is awesome and listens to people’s ideas as he decides what goes to market and what doesn’t. The McIntosh Group owns Sonus Faber, Sumiko and Rotel actively and although they haven’t done anything with it they also own Wadia. .... just for an accurate update
 
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They sold Audio Research a few months back. You are correct in saying it is no longer owned by Fine Sounds (an Italian investor group). The McIntosh Group is lead by Charlie Randall, one of McIntosh’s engineers for about 34 years. It is American owned and operated. Mr Randall has been leading the company for many years. Be happy because Charlie is awesome and listens to people’s ideas as he decides what goes to market and what doesn’t. The McIntosh Group owns Sonus Faber, Sumiko and Rotel actively and although they haven’t done anything with it they also own Wadia. .... just for an accurate update
Didn't know they sold Audio Research...IMHO the best high end gear in the world. Also didn’t know they owned Rotel... great value gear. I haven’t kept up, but in the back of my mind I always worried that McIntosh had sold out... their product line seems overly broad, and sometimes (only sometimes) seems to appeal to the “more money than brains” crowd. I still want to buy an MHA 200, but I don’t know that I trust them enough to buy without seeing a few reviews...
 
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Didn't know they sold Audio Research...IMHO the best high end gear in the world. Also didn’t know they owned Rotel... great value gear. I haven’t kept up, but in the back of my mind I always worried that McIntosh had sold out... their product line seems overly broad, and sometimes (only sometimes) seems to appeal to the “more money than brains” crowd. I still want to buy an MHA 200, but I don’t know that I trust them enough to buy without seeing a few reviews...
I’m an old dog. I’ve been around McIntosh since Frank McIntosh owned it. It’s current tech and build quality are definitely top drawer. I leave the value up to the consumer to decide with their personal tastes. I own both and we sell both ARC and McIntosh. I’m a fan of both.
 
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Really excited about this one. Hopefully will drive the 1266 TC really well.
 
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Assuming most will upgrade from the stock 12AT7 and 12BH7A tubes at some point.

1. Which pair is more likely to lead to sonic improvements if upgraded?

2.Any particularly reliable sites to read about these kinds of tubes?
 
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How is it a hybrid amp?

Yesterday we talk about a software in it, which somehow alters the driving capacity of the amp (how??), now hybrid...

I read once more the first post in this thread. From that it seems to me it is a pure tube amp with autotranfsormers on it’s output.
 
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Oh man, yes you're right and I'm completely mistaken about that. Will edit my previous post
 
Mar 12, 2021 at 1:25 PM Post #204 of 547

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Would be great if this new McIntosh jewel brings us someone that does a comparo in the $2-3k tube amp market, comparint it to the « newer » ones like Auris HA-2SF, the LTA MZ3, Luxman SQ150...
 
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did anyone receive this amplifier yet ? it's been a while since its release
 
Mar 12, 2021 at 4:35 PM Post #206 of 547

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did anyone receive this amplifier yet ? it's been a while since its release
Here is what @TSAVJason said:
Ok, just got the word. McIntosh has been in backorder status on nearly everything since December. Products have been coming in but slowly. They decided to move the MHA200 to next months production run so they can get out of their backorder condition.
So it's not out yet.
 
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Just got head's up that stocks of the MHA200 are now available, at least in Austria/Germany.
 
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Just got head's up that stocks of the MHA200 are now available, at least in Austria/Germany.
Message from Global VP McIntosh:

“That is not accurate. We have not shipped any units to date.”

looks like that heads up is not true.
 
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