PS Audio Sprout


Product Description

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.

We are excited to be stocking this new category of stereo integrated amplifier.

Photo credit: PS Audio

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PS Audio Sprout – Product Description

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Unit Weight1.32 Kg
Unit Dimensions15.3cm x 20.4cm x 4.5cm
Shipping Weight2.3 Kg
Shipping Dimensions57cm x 33cm x 15cm

Power requirements

Input PowerModel specific 120VAC, or 230VAC 50 or 60Hz (Australian, 230 VAC sold here)
Power Consumption<10W idle, 125W maximum

Phono Audio Input

ConnectorRCA (X2)
Cartridge typeMoving Magnet
Cartridge Output (5cm/s)2mV to 50mV
Cartridge load impedance47KΩ(100pF)
Equivalent Input Noise<1.6uV
S/N ratio>80dB (@analog output, ref 4VRMS maximum output)

Analog Audio Inputs

Connector3.5mm stereo input
Input level2.0VRMS (+6dBV)
Input impedance10KΩ

Analog Audio Output

Connector3.5mm 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, maximum4.0VRMS (+12dBV) maximum, Full scale digital or vinyl at +12dB over reference (volume at 100%)
Output Impedance220Ω
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

ConnectorRCA (Coax)

USB Input

ConnectorUSB “B” Type
Transfer modeAsynchronous
S/N ratio digital>102dB (@analog output, ref 4VRMS maximum output)


AntennaBuilt in
DACUses Sprout’s built in asynchronous DAC over S/PDIF

Stereo Power Amplifier Output

8Ω loudspeakers connected32 watts per channel, both channels driven
4Ω loudspeakers connected50 watts per channel, both channels driven

Headphone Output Power

16Ω headphones1W (1KHz, 1% THD)
300Ω headphones connected200mW (1KHz, <0.03% THD)

Headphone Output Impedance

From 10Hz to 10kHz<0.3 Ohm