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Sprout

A complete amp for the modern home

Sprouts are available on back order from PS Audio, or immediately available through Amazon

TAS Product of the year! Stereophile Editor’s Choice!

What we’ve invented will change forever the way you listen to music at home, from the lowest quality downloads to the highest quality discs to your best LP’s. If you love music like I do, Sprout will change your life and your relationship to music. Sprout brings the music: pure, sweet, simple and LIVE!

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Available on backorder

$499

Currently back ordered until mid December

Sprout Integrated Amplifier

Product Description

  • TASStereophile Editor’s Choice 2015
  • Stereophile Product of the Year Finalist 2015
  • Stereophile Recommended Component 2015
  • TAS Product of the Year 2015

Sprout is the culmination of PS Audio’s 42 years’ experience building concert quality audio products. We hand selected the best parts of that rich history and put it into a single, simple, easy-to-use personal music system. It’s everything you need. Nothing you don’t. Just add speakers or headphones, and music—so close to live—will fill your whole home. It’s nothing short of magical. Sprout is the link between your music and your speakers. Sprout is the size of a big novel, yet it will fill your living room, bedroom or any room with enormous, live sound. Sprout is designed down to the very atom. Constructed of stainless steel, extruded aluminum, and walnut, this is not audio equipment. It’s audio furniture.

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  • Full featured integrated amplifier
  • 50 watts per channel power amplifier
  • Drives any size loudspeaker
  • Analog preamplifier
  • 192/24 high end fully asynchronous DAC
  • Passive EQ moving magnet phono preamplifier
  • Low output impedance headphone amplifier
  • Coaxial digital input
  • USB input
  • Analog Input
  • Built in Bluetooth receiver uses Sprout’s internal asynchronous DAC
  • True analog stepped volume control
  • Analog input selector for all inputs
  • Headphone output 16Ω 500mW, 300Ω 425mW (drives all headphones)
  • Analog output: variable 3.5mm line, for subwoofer or otherwise
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted) >90dB
  • THD <0.025% at normal listening levels
  • Dimensions: 6″W x 8″L x 1.75″H
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Stereophile

Herb Reichert

With Sprout, I always enjoyed the way I felt when a song ended and the next one began. I took pleasure in how I would go from smiling satisfaction to eager anticipation. Sprout specialized in the beguiling reproduction of every kind of music I sent through its four inputs. Recommended to style-conscious, value-seeking human beings of all ages, genders, and heights. You go, little Sprout!

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Absolute Sound

Julie Mullins

Call it love at first sight. Simply put, I adored this little integrated amp from PS Audio straight out of the box. From its wonderfully compact size—slightly larger than a chunky paperback bestseller—to the look and feel of its smooth wood-paneled top and its (dare I say it?) convenience, it’s a winner. Whether you’re into digital or analog, you’ll discover big sound in a neat little package.

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AudioStream

Michael Lavorgna

For those people looking for a simple one-box solution combining an integrated amp and headphone amp with the ability to play their file-based music, streaming services, and LPs, the little Sprout shouts out loud and clear that it's worth more than a casual listen.

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Sound and Vision

Daniel Kumin

Desktop audio, dorm-room sound system, home-studio reference playback, secondary-room music system: All are target-market segments for the ampDAC. At the end of the day—month, actually, that I spent with these units—the PS Audio Sprout got the nod for “warmth” and “organics” of things like string-tone and bass-guitar “fatness” ...

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Part Time Audiophile

John Richardson

When it’s all said and done, what can I say about the PS Audio Sprout? I mean, that hasn’t already been said. First off, I’ve really come to love this little thing. I knew I’d like it, but I didn’t expect to become so attached to it. And I’m not even a Millennial.

Speaking of Millennials, I’m thinking Sprout would be the perfect gift for each of my kids when they make the final move from the house and really head off on their own.

Distilling it all down, listening to Sprout just plain makes me happy. I think it will make you happy too. So there! Just buy one and don’t look back.

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The Telegraph

Ken Kessler

Financed in part by crowdfunding, the Sprout is a gorgeous device that turns audio minimalism into an objet d’art. It is a low-profile, square footprint component reminiscent of the Mac Mini, with only two controls on the front. It’s as if one of the first of its design criteria was an absolute denial of technofear.

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Home Theater Forum

Dave Upton

With many high-end audio companies forgetting what really matters about this hobby (music), PS Audio’s Sprout is a breath of fresh air. Whether I consider the well-considered use of Kickstarter to fund development and gauge interest, or the truly impressive value this device represents, I can find very few reasons not to suggest this to those who ask for a suggestion. Highly Recommended!

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Stereo Life

Tomasz Karasiński

In one, chic box we get a great amplifier for small speakers which need the kick and the momentum, but we also get a neutral and audiophile headphone amplifier, DAC with wireless connectivity and a phono stage. It has everything music lovers need. For audiophiles it is an noteworthy, highly functional device, which can become the heart of a second hi-fi system. However, the price trumps all the other advantages of Sprout. Excellent value for money, and a really nice amp regardless of the cost.

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Positive Feedback

Steve Lefkowicz

As I see it, this is not a product for hardened veteran audiophiles to look at as a replacement for their separates, tubes and tweaks. It might best be looked at as the ever sought after entry level product, that really gets someone who doesn't have much high end experience a chance at starting off on the right path.

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New Record Day

Ron Bernay

While its easy to get lost in the gear and there are so many high ticket items out there in audioland, its nice to see a respected company like PS Audio offering fantastic products like the Sprout. At $500, its a no brainer. Will it replace a $50,000 reference reference rig? No. But what it will do, is give anyone interested in hifi a chance to hear high quality music from just about any avenue they choose to take. ​Whether its vinyl, analog, digital or streaming, the Sprout certainly has you covered.

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Design Milk

Gregory Hahn

I knew I was starting on the right foot when I found an amplifier seemingly designed specifically for the segment I represented: a design-minded customer who wanted to upgrade to entry-level audiophile components. I knew I wanted something small, yet sufficiently powerful and flexible for a variety of sound sources, whether it be a turntable, a laptop, or streaming wirelessly. When I noted PS Audio’s literature made mention of both Braun’s Dieter Rams and Apple’s Jony Ive as guiding inspiration for their user experience, it was apparent this audiophile company had factored in design prominently into their plans.

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Digital Trends

Caleb Denison

it seems most audio gear manufacturers are woefully out of touch with what normal people want/need. Thankfully, there are a few audio companies that just get it, and PS Audio proves it’s one of them with its latest effort, the Sprout integrated amplifier.

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Headphone Guru

Lee Scoggins

The Sprout has turned out to be one of the most fun and versatile audio components I have ever used. It does just about everything and it introduced me to (finally!) some decent Bluetooth sound.

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Entertainment Today

Brad Auerbach

With an incredibly seductive front panel, your choices are only four (as above). A smooth detent volume knob is the only other front panel control, offering true analog stepped volume. The brushed aluminum case surrounds the vertical faces of the unit. There are no hard edges to the unit, which adds a visual and tactile warmth.

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Part Time Audiophile

Dr. Panagiotis Karavitis

This little Swiss army knife will stream music from your phone, drive your cans and the speakers on your desktop. The Bluetooth connection was lighting fast; it took Scott less than 20 seconds to bridge it to his iPhone. The built-in DAC sounded very nice with Audeze’s LCD 2 headphones; in fact, after a couple of tracks ('Missed the Boat' from Modest Mouse, 'Audiophile Recordings' and Gluck’s 'Dance of the blessed spirits' from Naxos), all I can say is that it will sell like hotcakes."

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The Gadget Guy

David Novak

With the Sprout’s digital converter, really any component run through it sounds incredible, providing huge and engaging audio. The Sprout Amp sort of defies the laws of physics with its output. How does a unit this small produce sound so powerfully?

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HiFi Choice

Andrew Simpson

Along with its uncomplicated aesthetic, what sets the Sprout apart from its contemporaries is how it’s intentionally engineered to be as user friendly as possible. In today’s hi-fi age where intelligent apps and touch screens to access your music are all the rage, it’s refreshing to come across a product as easy to live with and listen to as this. It also manages to have a sensible spread of digital and analogue bases covered.

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The Audiophiliac (C|NET)

Steve Guttenberg

PS Audio is an American high-end audio company with a long track record making innovative products, but the little Sprout feels like a fresh start. The Sprout is a little thing, but the sound is sweet and very easy to listen to.

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Digital Audio Review

John H. Darko

The Sprout is vinyl friendly – a Project Debut Carbon played into its MM phono input. Bluetooth streaming makes it kid and spouse friendly. Reel to reels tapes occasionally ran the line-level input. And despite a humble 33 wpc output (into 8 Ohms) the Sprout made a solid fist of Golden Ear’s Aon 3 standmounts.

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Headphonia

Nathan

From an arm’s length, Sprout’s woody, shiny exterior is handsome. Like one of those woody surf estates, it’s part classic, part upbeat. And it’s got features up the wazzoo.

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Mono Stereo Magazine

Matej Isak

Sprout is the brainchild of Scott McGowan, PS Audio’s Sales Director, and son of Paul McGowan. Designed as the simple but high-quality hub of a home music system, Sprout is a 50 watt/channel integrated amplifier that can play music directly from a turntable, any digital input, and wirelessly from a smartphone.

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Stereo Net

Mark Rushton

Sprout certainly has an impressive feature-set, and if PS Audio's reputable name is even remotely attached to this off-shoot, one could assume it will be of considerable quality.

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Audiophilia

Karl Sigman

I know of no other such device on the market that packs all this high-quality stuff, does so in such a small, portable and light easy-to-use unit, and at such a low price ($799), let alone with such a remarkably low price/performance ratio.

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