Kickstarter - PS Audio Launches Kickstarter Campaign For 'Sprout' All-in-one

Integrated amp brings kick-ass music in the home to a new generation

Boulder, CO: June 16, 2014 - PS Audio, manufacturer of fine audio equipment for over 40 years, is proud to announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for 'Sprout', an all-in-one integrated amplifier. The campaign on Kickstarter launched this morning at 8:31 am MST and was funded in less than one hour.

'Sprout' was recently shown in prototype form at the Munich High End show, to overwhelmingly positive response from media, industry and the public. The brainchild of Scott McGowan (PS Audio's Sales Director, and son of Founder Paul McGowan), 'Sprout' is the 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. 'Sprout' can thus 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," said Scott McGowan. "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."

Built to the usual PS Audio standards of quality, utilizing aircraft-grade aluminum, steel and walnut, 'Sprout' will offer PS' legendary concert-hall sound, reliability and customer support to a whole new audience.

"We're excited to be able to bring the experience of great sound to a new generation," said Paul McGowan, Founder and CEO of PS Audio. "The really cool thing 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 a more-immersive experience,too. 'Sprout' is a great product, and we're proud to put the PS Audio name on it."

Backers of the Kickstarter campaign will have the opportunity to sample 'Sprout' for as little as $399 before it begins shipping in Q3 2014 to specialist audio retailers and online resellers, where it will sell for an MSRP of $799.99 The campaign can be seen here, and will run for 30 days.

Sprout Specs
•Dimensions: 6"W x 8"L x 1.75"H
•Inputs: Phono (Moving Magnet), Analog, USB (asynchronous 192/24), Digital Coax (any sample rate and bit depth up to 192kHz 24 bits), Apt X Bluetooth (built in).
•Stereo power Amplifier 8Ω 33W, 4Ω 53W (1KHz, @1% THD)
•THD <0.025% at normal listening levels
•Headphone output 16Ω 500mW, 300Ω 425mW
•S/N Ratio (A-weighted) >90dB
•Retail MSRP $799.99

About PS Audio: Founded by Paul McGowan and Stan Warren in 1973, PS Audio has a long history of offering innovative designs at affordable prices. PS has been an industry-leader in the fields of power-regeneration, phono preamplifiers, DACs and transports. PS Audio's administration, engineering and manufacturing facilities are all located in Boulder, Colorado, and all core products are fully made in the USA.
Paul's Daily Posts:
PS Audio Community:

About Kickstarter: Kickstarter is the world's leading crowdfunding website. Founded in 2009, over 50,000 projects in the fields of art and technology have been launched through the site. The PS Audio 'Sprout' Kickstarter campaign can be seen here, and will run for 30 days.

Featured Product

Octava -4K UHD Video Over LAN Matrix Switch. Video Wall Processor

Octava -4K UHD Video Over LAN Matrix Switch. Video Wall Processor

The Octava PRO DSX is a simple to use, powerful video distribution solution designed to deliver HD video including 4k UHD from multiple sources to multiple displays. The PRO DSX also functions as a Video Wall processor to create n x m video walls. The PRO DSX delivers HD video over standard CATx LAN cables allowing for simple integration in virtually any infrastructure. The PRO DSX was specifically designed for ease of use for residential installations and engineered for scalability to accommodate large video distribution systems such as education, corporate , and hospitality applications. Easy to configure and customize for your video system - Build virtually any size video matrix switch system. The Pro DSX is a scalable platform enabling easy system growth. Simply add PRO DSX TX for each video sources required and a PRO DSX-RX per display. Video Wall Support- The PRO DSX features a built-in video wall processor that enables you to create custom video walls.