Not quite "Doorway" but I see that PSAudio has rebooted the "Sprout"

John Frum

Junior Member
#2
I was gung-f'n-ho on the Sprout when the original Kickstarter launched: the concept, the marketing, the appearance, the feature set - everything.

But while I was saving up for one, Stereophile published those jaw-dropping measurements showing a 7 db 70 Hz boost and steep 50 Hz highpass. While I acknowledge that this may compliment some small speakers, the design choice makes Sprout useless to me. Sprout II evidently continues with this bold "voicing".
 

Celt

Peanut Head
#3
I wonder if they addressed the humped up mid-bass the earlier version had.

Oh...nevermind...John just addressed that. Forgettaboutit...could have been nice...
 

Thermionics

Post Whore In Training
#4
I wonder if they addressed the humped up mid-bass the earlier version had.

Oh...nevermind...John just addressed that. Forgettaboutit...could have been nice...
Too bad you can't have a defeat switch (or hell, even a jumper on the circuit board that can be set at the factory). :(

-D
 

John Frum

Junior Member
#9
Similar look, but completely redesigned.

In even more ways than before, Sprout begs comparison with the TEAC AI-301DA. Same B&O amp module now, similar feature set. Sprout100 has onboard phono and pre-outs. AI-301DA has additional line and digital coaxial inputs, and can be had ~$300 cheaper.
 
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