I just registered and I did so cause I’ve been learning so much from Paul’s daily video.
Now, as for the suggestion!
The current Sprout100 is 599$ and althought that’s a very good for such a device. I’m pretty sure not everyone can afford that, especially the younger generation that are just getting started in their audiophile career. So I think there should a smaller or simpler Sprout; I call it the Sprout Jr.
Remove the phono stage cause almost everyone now have most of their music stored in their PCs or they listen via cloud services. Remove the analog input cause in my opinion for those that are just getting started will rarely have a second amplifier or DAC or they want a sprout cause it’s an All-in-one package (what I mean by that is that it can used for loudspeaker and headphones).
I personally would love to get a Sprout100 and so a couple of my friends! If anything, I would even say that it’s the perfect integrated amp for me especially that it’s Class D cause I live in a really hot country. but 599$ is just too expensive for low budget audiophiles. I think 300$ would a perfect price point.
I undertand it’s not as simple as removing features to make it less expensive and that I’m biased cause I can’t afford it but I’m just providing feedback for PS audio to reach a wider customer base