PS Audio Sprout100
All New Features, Same Great Story
Sprout represents PS Audio’s vision of a simple, elegant means of playing music at home.
Sprout offers sonic ideals and design principles enjoyed by many thousands of users daily.
Its ease of use should make it appealing and accessible to those who would find most audio gear intimidating; it should also appeal to those who have “been there, done that” and seek a better, simpler way to play music in their home.
It is in this spirit of passion and technological advancement that PS Audio proudly announces our newest, first-tier integrated amplifier: Sprout100
Sprout’s design principles will never change: compact, elegant versatility that brings the content of yesterday to the technology of today. Sprout’s performance and features have been overhauled: more power, more resolution, more romance.
How is Sprout100 different from the original?
To start, Sprout100 offers double the output power, which—apart from providing renewed efficiency, lowered distortion, and greater separation and detail—also serves to galvanise the sonic benefits of extended headroom.
Sprout100 offers a DAC with maximum resolution—one that decodes even 128DSD and 384/24PCM.
They heard you wanted a remote control, an indicator light, a defeatable bass-boost, and an optical input? It’s all there.
Sprout100 also differs from the original by offering a variable subwoofer mono output, full RCA analog in/out connectors, a redesigned world-class RIAA phono-stage, and a newly designed z-feedback low-impedance headphone amplifier. And with Sprout100’s universal internal power supply (100 – 240VAC @ 50/60Hz with auto-detect) you can take your new integrated amplifier abroad for maximum flexibility.
By adapting new high-resolution/low-distortion topologies, a beefy 240-watt power supply, and bleeding-edge ICEpower amplifier technology, Sprout100 offers increased headroom, lower noise floor, and extended and nuanced frequency response. Z-feedback innovations reveal temporal accuracy and increased transient impulse response.
Sonically notable for its lucid spatial detail, acute tonal retrieval, and commanding noise immunity, Sprout100 is even more equipped to drive your loudspeakers and headphones than before.
But many things didn’t change. For example, the size, feel, shape and style are the same. Like its predecessor, Sprout100 is adorned with real walnut and machined aluminum knobs—making each and every Sprout100 unique.
Their attention to detail is the same. Their passion remains true. Their philosophy will never change
- Full featured integrated amplifier
- 100 watts per channel power amplifier
- Drives any size loudspeaker
- Remote Control, brushed aluminum: Volume up/down, Mute on/off, Power on/off
- Preamplifier, RCA analog inputs, precision stepped volume control
- Fully asynchronous DAC supports up to 384/24 PCM or double rate DSD
- Passive EQ moving magnet phono preamplifier
- Low output impedance headphone amplifier
- TOSLINK optical digital input
- USB input
- RCA analog input
- Built-in Bluetooth receiver uses Sprout’s internal asynchronous DAC
- Manual input selector for all inputs
- Headphone output 32Ω: 500mW, 300Ω: 125mW (drives all headphones)
- RCA analog output
- Optional bass boost
- Dedicated subwoofer output, automated internal bass-boost switch
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio 100 dB at max power into 4Ω
- THD <0.01% (1 W, 1 kHz into 4 ohms)
- Indicator light
- Accessories Include: 6ft regional power cord, remote control, 4x banana adaptors, 2x Sprout Decal, Owner’s Manual
- Dimensions: 6.2″W x 8.2″L x 1.9″H
Sprout100 – Specifications
|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″|
|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)|
|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)|
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
|Format||PCM (96KHz max), 24 bits|
|Connector||USB “B” Type|
|Format||PCM (384KHz max), 24 bits, DSD64 (DoP), DSD128 (DoP)|
|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|
|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|