The power amplifiers, on the other hand, work with transistors, and their output power is indicated as 2x 320 watts at 4 ohms in the data sheet, which is twice as much as the predecessor MA 252. McIntosh has completely dispensed with digital audio technology: inputs are available for two balanced XLR and three high-level cinch sources. An MM pickup can also be connected and its impedance adjusted. The USB-B port is for service purposes only. There are outputs for one pair of speakers, one headphone and one subwoofer. Compared to the predecessor, there are 5 new rotary knobs on the stainless steel front: here, the five-band equalizer is adjusted. In the USA, the new McIntosh will be launched in September – in the rest of the world afterwards. In Germany it will be available for close to 8500 Euro.