A ‘HiFi Stereo Amp that transforms the way you listen’.

We receive about 100 promotional emails a week from audiophile companies, many of them using a Kickstarter campaign to get things rolling. I’m not complaining. I love how our business is growing and the ingenuity of designers.

I thought I’d direct our readers to one of the more thoughtful and needed Kickstarter campaigns. As many of these campaigns never see the light of production day, I chose one backed by an audiophile powerhouse, Boulder, CO’s PS Audio. Longtime readers of Audiophilia will know of their work and our admiration for their kit.

Introducing Sprout. An attractive, simply-designed, one-box solution for your home audio needs. As of July 3, 2014, there are 13 days to go in the campaign. Their goal was $36K. They’ve raised $295,255! People want this unit. And, why not? PS Audio makes some of the finest digital equipment audiophiles can buy. They are also very innovative. Search Karl Sigman’s reviews on Audiophilia to read just what is possible at the zenith of digital audiophile technology.

Whether you prefer vinyl, headphones, computer, smartphones via Bluetooth, USB, or any digital device, Sprout’s your man. I’ve already received several emails from readers saying they’ve signed up.

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Sprout Specs

Dimensions: 6″W x 8″L x 1.75″H
Inputs: Phono (Moving Magnet), Analog (3.5mm), USB (asynchronous 192kHz/24-bit), Digital Coax (any sample rate and bit depth up to 192kHz/24-bit), aptX Bluetooth (built in).
Stereo power Amplifier 4Ω 50W (drives any size speakers)
THD <0.025% at normal listening levels
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
Retail $799.99

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Martin Appel 07.04.14 at 6:50 am

What’s new again is what’s old….Way back when TV was going from black and white to color, the stereo receiver was born. All you needed was a pr of speakers and sources. It contained an AM-FM tuner, headphone jack and tape ins and outs for recording on to open reel and later cassette tapes. In other words an all in one box with volume, balance, function knob and mon/stereo switch. Usually several other ins and outs for some future sources.

Welcome back-Maybe the youth market will respond to this new/old approach and help build a new generation of audiophiles. Good luck PS Audio.

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