Relatively new to the forum but have been an admirer of PS Audio for years and a proud owner of a vintage PS IIIa and PSLCC. I’m getting back into audio and am finding my 30+ year old gear is needing more care and attention than I’m really able to give. That and the WAF for my vintage stuff is pretty low. My re-entry will certainly be at the budget audiophile goodness level. The Sprout has me really intrigued, after-all if it carries the PS Audio name, so it has to be good, right? Anyhow – I currently have a pair of ELAC Uni-fi UB5’s and am considering the Sprout. I primarily listen to Jazz, Indie and Classic Rock via Vinyl, CD, or 96/24 DVD-A on my Denon 3910. I have a small room and my PSIII/LCC connected to a 60wx2 Hafler amp is more than enough umph and sounds pretty good to these old ears. So can anyone give their impressions of the Sprout with the ELACs UB5’s? I want a nice bottom-end without being bloated, airy and spacious rendering of complex and layered mid-range instruments and voice and a nice highs without it being fatiguing or brittle. Just want to bring out the absolute best I can with the ELACs.
Note: I’m also considering a NAD C326BEE and continuing to use my PS IIIa phono pre-amp for vinyl. I’m old-school and from the bigger-is-better generation, so I’m really having a tough time wrapping my mind around the diminutive Sprout. Where are they hiding the paint can sized toroidal transformer and the soda can sized caps?? If anyone wants to chime in, I’m all ears.