PS Audio Sprout Digital Amp – Review

The Sprout is sleek, yet unassuming; hip, yet not ostentatious; slight in stature, yet jam-packed with power. Underneath its wooden hood lay a premium phono pre-amp, a top-notch high-res digital-to-analog converter, and a low-impedance headphone amplifier, all backed by 100-watts of power that PS audio claims is enough to drive any pair of loudspeaker … that’s right, all of speakers, ever.

But this thoroughbred will cost you a few … $800, to be exact. Sure, that seems like a lot for such a little box, but when you consider what this little box can do compared to space-hogging components many times its size, that premium price starts to make some sense.

Editor’s note: We incorrectly identified the black plastic cover on the back of the sprout as an access point for a speaker impedance switch. This cover is actually for the Bluetooth receiver and PS Audio discourages its removal.

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Comments

J.J. Thiret says:

2 different digital sources….   but one is NOT optical… it is USB

Mike Genna says:

I turned off this review after you called the USB an optical input. Also, remotes with record players kind of defeat the purpose.

mistermayonaise says:

and if you really want it,they just changed the price..499 dollars today..hurts,when you paid almost twice that amount.i did not..they say it’s due to the succes they could lower the price….okay..https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sprout-a-compact-all-in-one-stereo-amplifier#/..*Nice to see all the new things that they invent for the next future,even before it’s brought out….but we can’t take all..Indiego..

Alonso VPR says:

Is it possible to use it as a pre amp?

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