PS Audio’s Sprout is continuing to be a huge success on Kickstarter! The exciting new integrated amplifier not only surpassed its initial goal of $36,000 within one hour, it has managed to raise $291,102 from 640 backers.
Sprout is described as the link between your music and your speakers. Sprout is the size of a big novel, yet it will fill the user’s living room, bedroom or any room with enormous, live sound. Sprout is designed down to the very atom. Constructed of stainless steel, extruded aluminum, and walnut, this is not audio equipment. It’s audio furniture.
All items that can be connected to Sprout include:
- Any bluetooth enabled device: tablet, phone, or computer
- Turntable to play vinyl records
- TV or gaming console, or even a reel-to-reel tape deck
- Computer through USB (Hi-Rez)
- CD or DVD player over COAX
As previously reported, Sprout was recently shown in prototype form at the Munich High End show, to overwhelmingly positive response from media, industry, and the public. It is a simple but high-quality hub of a home music system, and contains a 50 watt/channel integrated amplifier, a phono preamplifier, 24/96 asynchronous DAC, headphone amp and a Bluetooth receiver. It can play music directly from a turntable, any digital input, and wirelessly from a smartphone.
“Most people of my generation – in their 20′s and 30′s – have grown up with earbuds and cheap plastic home-theater systems, and have no idea how great music at home can sound,” PS Audio’s Scott McGowan explained. “This product is our first step in growing awareness of awesome home audio – so we think Sprout is an appropriate name. We expect big things from this little guy.”
Founder and CEO of PS Audio Paul McGowan added, “We’re excited to be able to bring the experience of great sound to a new generation. The really cool think about Sprout is that it plays music the way people listen today – from their phones, from turntables, from their computers – and it does it simply. Gamers and movie-viewers will have more-immersive experience, too. Sprout is a great product, and we’re proud to put the PS Audio name on it.”
Backers of the project will be able sample Sprout for as little as $399 before it begins shipping in 2014′s third quarter to specialists audio retailers and online resellers, where it will sell for an MSRP of $799.99.
Sprout’s campaign is set to close on July 16th.
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