THIS IS THE LIMITED EDITION UNIT THAT THEY SOLD THROUGH THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN. THIS IS NOT THE STANDARD 500.00 UNIT THAT YOU PURCHASE NOW.
THIS UNIT HAS BEEN HAND SIGNED BY SCOTT MCGOWAN AND IS #43 OUT OF 100.
Mint Condition PS Audio Sprout Kickstarter Limited Edition#43 out of 100 Signed by Scott McGowan.
We have designed a pretty straightforward clear acrylic label with the Sprout Logo, including the PS Audio credentials. The text reads "Congratulations, you backed our successful Kickstarter campaign and are among the first 100 customers to receive this limited edition unit. You are backer #________ out of 100. PS Audio would like to thank you in particular for your generous contribution. This unit has been personally auditioned by Scott McGowan and has been approved for your listening experience. Rock and Roll." Signed, Date. All using this cool gold paint-pen and i think looking very tasteful and subtle. Sound OK? Peter, thanks for the nice words :-)
Sprout is the brainchild of the young passionate audiophile Scott McGowan, the son of PS Audio CEO Paul McGowan. It is a new stereo integrated amplifier that he designed, partly motivated as a way of bringing into the high-end fold a younger generation of music lovers who for the most part are typically viewed as only listening to music in MP3 format on an iPod, iPhone and with headphones.
Another motivation was to make quality modern audio equipment accessible and simple for the average person (of any age)—and without having to take out a mortgage to do so. In one small box—only 6” W x 8” L x 1.75” H and weighing in at only 2.9 lbs—Sprout contains a remarkable array of well thought out high-quality audiophile goodies.
In addition to a well-made internal power supply, it contains a passive EQ moving magnet phono preamplifier, a powerful headphone amp (with a 1/4” jack), a stereo Class D amp at 50 watts per channel (at 4 Ohms, 32 watts at 8 Ohms), an analog preamplifier, a 24/192 fully asynchronous DAC (with XMOS USB input, using a fine Wolfson WM8524 chip), and an analog stepped volume control. It also has a built in Bluetooth receiver that allows wireless streaming to its DAC. And all of this for a retail price of $799.