Sprout100 + ELAC Speakers

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Sprout100 + ELAC Speakers

The perfect music system for any home. Sprout, PS Audio's killer integrated teamed up with a pair of Germany's ELAC loudspeakers and Emotiva cables. Everything you need. Bring this hand selected affordable package into your home today. Sets up in just minutes.

Sprout100 + ELAC Speakers

The perfect music system for any home. Sprout, PS Audio's killer integrated teamed up with a pair of Germany's ELAC loudspeakers and Emotiva cables. Everything you need. Bring this hand selected affordable package into your home today. Sets up in just minutes.

The Sprout100 Elac package brings audiophile sound without the audiophile complications. Sprout100 is an overachiever—a single piece of audio gear offering a wealth of connectivity and great sound in a chassis the size of a hardcover novel. However you like to listen—streaming, LPs, CDs, or digital audio from your computer or game console—Sprout100 is designed to handle it. To match with Sprout100, we hand-selected Elac’s B6.2 speakers. Matching the ethos of Sprout100, the B6.2s are also overachievers, performing far beyond what their price tag might convey. The pair together truly sings, letting you explore your music like you never have before. Don’t worry, we included speaker cables too; you’ll be up and running in 10 minutes or less.

$999

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Design

Sprout100 is a simple, elegant source of music for those who want quality sound without the hassles that come with it. Appealing to the eye and ear, solid and reassuring to the touch, Sprout’s user interface is human, providing visual and audible feedback to the user and connecting her to the music. Sprout features a phono preamplifier for vinyl, a Bluetooth receiver for music streamed from smartphones, a high-quality hi-res DAC to handle anything stored on a computer, enough power for any speaker, and a headphone amp that drives even the toughest loads.

Application

The Sprout100 ELAC speaker package is a complete system with everything you need to play music. Connect Sprout100 to the ELAC B6.2 speakers with the supplied Eomtiva speaker cables, and room filling high-performance audio fills the room. This is the perfect sysem for small living rooms, family rooms, or bedrooms. Stream through your mobile device directly to Sprout100 or connect your computer, or turntable for some of the best sound possible.

Technology

Overview
Sprout100
ELAC B6.2 speakers
The Sprout100 ELAC System is a curated, simple source of music for those who want quality sound without the hassles that come with it. Appealing to the eye and ear, solid and reassuring to the touch, the system features a pair of the German designed ELAC B6.2 bookshelf speakers, a full range 2-way bass reflex speaker powered by Sprout100, offering plenty of power for room filling sound. Sprout100 features a phono preamplifier for vinyl, a Bluetooth receiver for music streamed from smartphones, a high-quality hi-res DAC to handle anything stored on a computer, enough power for any speaker, and a headphone amp that drives even the toughest loads.
Equipped with bleeding-edge ICEpower amplifier technology, the Sprout100 offers 100 watts per channel, perfectly matched to the ELAC B6.2 speakers. The Sprout100 also features a built-in subwoofer output for those wishing to augment the ELACs. With one of the finest headphone amplifiers made, the Sprout100 honors and respects the music. To ensure the best possible vinyl reproduction, we designed a JFET input stage, to lower noise and increase headroom, and a passive high-frequency RIAA circuit, for extended and nuanced high-frequency response. An optical input allows you to incorporate a TV or other modern digital device with your new system. Bluetooth offers versatility, convenience, and one-touch access to a world of content.
Germany's ELAC is one of that country's best known high-performance speaker manufacturers, and their newest bookshelf, the B6.2, exemplifies their devotion to great sound. Designed by Andrew Jones, the B6.2s cover the frequency range from 45Hz with it's 6.5" aramid fiber woofer and all the way up to 35kHz with its 1" cloth domed 1" tweeter. The sound Specialists at PS Audio he hand picked the B6.2 to perfectly match Sprout100, then coupled it with a greatr pair of speakers cables from Emotiva. This is a great second or even primary system for those who love music.

Specifications

Physical

Unit Weight 2.9 lbs [1.3 kg]
Unit Dimensions Width 6.2″, Height 1.9″, Depth 8.2″ (chassis only, not including knobs) or 9.2” (including connectors and knobs)
Shipping Weight 5lbs [2.2 kg]
Shipping Dimensions Width 10.5″, Height 5″, Depth 14″

Power requirements

Voltage Options 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz, Auto-Detect
Power Consumption 280W Maximum
Mains Power Input IEC C14

Phono Audio Input

Connector 1 Stereo Pair, Phono RCA
Cartridge type Moving Magnet
Cartridge Output 3mV-10mV (5mV recommended)
Cartridge Loading 47KΩ (100pF)
EQ Type RIAA
Gain +40dB
S/N ratio >84dB A-weighted (analog output)

Analog Audio Inputs

Connector 1 Stereo Pair, Line Level RCA
Maximum Input level 2.1VRMS (+6.44dBV)
Input impedance 10KΩ

Analog Audio Output

Connector 1 Stereo Pair, Line Level RCA
Output level, maximum 3.0VRMS (+9.5dBV)
Output Max Gain (using Analog Inputs) 8.45dB
S/N ratio >105dB (3VRMS ref)
THD (Analog) <0.01% (1VRMS, 1KHz)

S/PDIF Digital Input

Connector Optical (Toslink)
Format PCM (96KHz max), 24 bits

USB Input

Connector USB “B” Type
Format PCM (384KHz max), 24 bits, DSD64 (DoP), DSD128 (DoP)
Transfer mode Asynchronous

Bluetooth

Antenna Built in
DAC Uses Sprout’s built in asynchronous DAC over S/PDIF (ESS Sabre 9016 DAC)

Stereo Power Amplifier Output

8Ω loudspeakers connected 50 watts per channel, both channels driven
4Ω loudspeakers connected 100 watts per channel, both channels driven
THD (Speaker Output) <0.01% (1W, 1KHz into 4Ω)
Frequency Response +/- 1dB (1VRMS out, 20Hz – 20Khz into 4-8Ω)
Signal to Noise >100dB at max power into 4Ω

Headphone Output

32Ω headphones connected 500mW
300Ω headphones connected 125mW
THD <0.01% (1KHz, 50mW into 32 Ω)
Signal to Noise >105dB at max power into 300Ω

Reviews

INDUSTRY
AWARDS
...the Sprout100 / ELAC Debut 2.0 system is in every respect a winner. While you won’t get everything, where would you put it (thanks, Steven Wright), what you will get is a hifi capable of mating you to your music in meaningful ways. I also find the Sprout to be one heck of a nice looking piece of kit, better looking in fact than the endless parade of black metal box w/silver faceplate clones. Sprout has character, and wood! What more can you ask?
Based on my experience, if you decide to buy the PS Audio Sprout100 and the ELAC Debut 2.0 speakers, I can safely extrapolate from that...
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Twittering Machines

Michael Lavorgna

The detail and depth are just striking. It’s still the channel separation and imaging that is grabbing me hardest...I’ve never had this disc startle me. I turned around because one of the voices came from behind me. This is two channel that I’m listening to. The Sprout has opened up the soundstage so wide that it played a ventriloquist act. I’ve never had a piece of gear do that in this room. The second track sounds like a drum circle in the room.

This isn’t about specs and numbers, this purely about the presentation of music, and this is happening in front of me in breathtaking fashion…
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The Shoestring Audiophile

Michael Laurance

I had some reservations about the original Sprout due to its always-on loudness curve and lower-than-I-usually-need power output capabilities. The new Sprout100 eliminates both of those concerns. Not only does it sound amazingly good, but it has enough of the right inputs and outputs to put together a first-rate, borderline drop-dead kick-ass desktop or even room-based audio system.

The bottom-line question, of course, is whether or not the PS Audio Sprout100 is a good value.

In that regard, I say yes. Hell, yes.
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Home Theater Review

Steven Stone

A Sprout, you say? Indeed, I’m speaking of PS Audio’s gateway drug into high-end audio, the venerable Sprout integrated amplifier/DAC/phono preamp. It seems that receipt of a Sprout has become something of a coming of age moment in my family. My daughter got the first generation sample I reviewed when she was a junior in college, having moved out of the dorms and into a place of her own with a bunch of other collegiate ladies.

…Ultimately, as with the original Sprout, I had to conclude that one of the best attributes of the Sprout 100 is that it serves to bring generations of people...
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Parttime Audiophile

John Richardson

I pulled out about $6,000 worth of amp and preamp and stuck the $599 Sprout between a pair of Legacy Classic speakers on the output side and about $12,000 worth of MC cartridge, tonearm, turntable, phono cable and phono stage on the input side of the Sprout using the analog input. Not a fair test at all. I was setting up the Sprout to fail. It was surprising easy to listen to. Very non-fatiguing. Not grainy or crappy at all. This $600 unit held its own.

This is the new vintage integrated amp. And with Bluetooth and all those other features this could be the entry level integrated that you...
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Record Collector

Jim Kaplan

The Sprout100 ticks all the boxes and then some. It poses a headscratcher of a question itself: What does it not do for $599? And as you can see from the specs listed below, "not much" is the answer. How one judges PS Audio’s latest incarnation is a matter of perspective, so I’m going to look at it as the core of 3 systems: starter, office, and travel. Normally, specifications find themselves at the end of a piece, but the Sprout100 is nothing short of extraordinary for the price.
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Dagogo

David Blumenstein

I began this review by stating that PS Audio was once considered the poor man’s budget audiophile gear, and the PS Audio Sprout100 continues that tradition without reservation. Providing a large soundstage with excellent dynamics, a great tonal balance and musicality sufficient to tame the occasionally edgy SABRE DAC chip, while able to drive anything from the most sensitive of IEMs to reference quality planar magnetics, the Sprout100 has earned a place as one of my three favorite DAC/Headphone Amplifiers under $1,000, and is only bested by the Modwright/Oppo DAC, as an ESS based DAC.

The...
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Headphone Guru

Gary Allen Barker

...to see how the Sprout100 can handle these very serious speakers that cost $15K per pair, with a frequency response down to 29 Hz. We jumped right to it and played Bela Fleck’s classic cut Flight of the Cosmic Hippo. The Sprout100 drove them well, displaying more depth, more bass, more presence and shaking my couch. Of course they did not yield the sound quality that the Celesta shows off with when paired with my 700 W per channel reference mono blocks, and peripheral reference equipment—but confirming that a $599 Sprout100 can drive these speakers was a revelation.

At the mere price of...
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Audiophilia

Karl Sigman

I watched a few episodes of Handmaid's Tale Season 2 on Hulu with the Sprout 100 and the LS50s, and the sound was so good I didn't miss a center channel speaker (in part because I was sitting equidistant from the left and right speakers). Stereo imaging was broad and sharply focused in ways you'll never hear from a sound bar.

So yes, the PS Audio Sprout 100 is an overachiever, just pair it with a good set of speakers and you'll be good to go.
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C/NET

Steve Guttenberg

PS Audio knows the importance of maintaining tonal integrity and placing musicality above all else. No matter how smartly engineered, elegant, or expensive a piece of gear is…it’s fruitless if it ignores these key ingredients. These qualities are what makes something captivating and keeps you in your seat.

It’s obvious a lot of thought, passion, and heart went into the design of the Sprout100. It has been beautifully voiced by some hardcore music lovers. At only $599 (which is cheaper than my USB cable) I consider the Sprout100 to be one of the best-kept secrets in audio. One of those rare...
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Audio Bacon

Jay Luong

2019 Recommended Component Award from Stereophile

2019 Sprout100 Golden Ear Award from The Absolute Sound

2019 Sprout100 Exceptional Value Award from Tone Audio

2018 Sprout100 Product of 2018 from Audio Bacon

Sprout100 Writers’ Choice Award from Positive Feedback

Sprout100 Brutus Award 2018 From Positive Feedback

Sprout100 Best of 2018 Award from Home Theater Review

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