PS Audio Sprout

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In an attempt to bring the world of incredible audio quality to the younger generation, Scott McGowan, the son of PS Audio CEO Paul McGowan, has designed a new product category starting with the PS Audio Sprout.  Sprout is a truly modern DAC with a fully integrated Class D 50 watts per channel amplifier.  Coupled with Phono inputs, USB Audio input at 192/24, Analog input, Wireless Bluetooth and a quality headphone amplifier it provides an incredible feature set within a surprisingly small footprint at an incredible price point.  It has never been so easy to hear any digital or analogue source as it was meant to be heard.  Sprout is constructed of stainless steel, extruded aluminium, and walnut, its build quality is world class.   With an incredible sound-stage and dynamics unheard of in this price range it truly needs to be heard to be believed.


Unit Weight 1.32 Kg
Unit Dimensions 15.3cm x 20.4cm x 4.5cm
Shipping Weight 2.3 Kg
Shipping Dimensions 57cm x 33cm x 15cm

Power requirements

Input Power Model specific 120VAC, or 230VAC 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption <10W idle, 125W maximum

Phono Audio Input

Connector RCA (X2)
Cartridge type Moving Magnet
Cartridge Output (5cm/s) 2mV to 50mV
Cartridge load impedance 47K?(100pF)
Equivalent Input Noise <1.6uV
S/N ratio >80dB (@analog output, ref 4VRMS maximum output)

Analog Audio Inputs

Connector 3.5mm stereo input
Input level 2.0VRMS (+6dBV)
Input impedance 10K?

Analog Audio Output

Connector 3.5mm stereo connector can be used for subwoofer or amplifier feeds
Output level, nominal
(@ rated cartridge input)
1.0V (0dBV) with 5mV cartridge at reference level (volume at 100%)
Output level, maximum 4.0VRMS (+12dBV) maximum, Full scale digital or vinyl at +12dB over reference (volume at 100%)
Output Impedance 220?
S/N ratio >94dB (@analog output, ref 4VRMS maximum output)
THD (power amp) <0.03% (1W 50Hz-10KHz)
< 0.1% at rated power, 1KHz, 120VAC mains

S/PDIF Digital Input

Connector RCA (Coax)
Impedance 75?
Format PCM

USB Input

Connector USB “B” Type
Format PCM
Transfer mode Asynchronous
S/N ratio digital >102dB (@analog output, ref 4VRMS maximum output)


Antenna Built in
DAC Uses Sprout’s built in asynchronous DAC over S/PDIF

Stereo Power Amplifier Output

8? loudspeakers connected 32 watts per channel, both channels driven
4? loudspeakers connected 50 watts per channel, both channels driven

Headphone Output Power

16? headphones 1W (1KHz, 1% THD)
300? headphones connected 200mW (1KHz, <0.03% THD)

Headphone Output Impedance

From 10Hz to 10kHz <0.3 Ohm