Massdrop x PS Audio Sprout II
An integrated amplifier that does it all and does it well, the Sprout II was made in collaboration with PS Audio: a Boulder, Colorado–based company that’s brought us award-winning gear for more than 40 years. It builds on the original Sprout, whose laundry list of accolades includes The Absolute Sound’s “Product of the Year,” Sound & Vision’s “Top Pick,” and Stereophile’s “Editor’s Choice.” The Sprout II retains its predecessor’s all-in-one functionality—active/passive speaker amp, headphone amp, vinyl preamp, subwoofer preamp, and DAC—and adds a number of community-requested updates. There’s double the output power, for one thing, plus improved Bluetooth and a DAC with maximum resolution that decodes DSD128. A defeatable bass boost, universal internal power supply, and remote control round out this versatile revision.
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