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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