Seems like folks love this Sprout in their office or for a secondary system… or it led them to wanting an even more involved set-up.
Today, I ventured out into town… and we have one good home audio store. I went in and the salesman showed me a several hundred thousand dollar McIntosh System with speakers that match… It cost as much as my house, my car and my college loans from Yale University.
After we negotiated my budget, he showed me the Rega Brio with some Magnepan LRS speakers. These speakers were around $700. The next most affordable pair they had started at around $2100…
In any case, the Brio and Magnepan’s sound so much better than what I currently have.
I wasn’t interested in buying from this store because it is a bit out of my budget. I could probably afford the Brio and Magnepan set up, but the Magnepans are a bit too large and the Brio would require me to spend more money to get a streamer… All of their other combinations brought me into the $3500+ range…
Despite this, I did get extremely excited about the prospect of upgrading my current system.
The Sprout checks off so many boxes for me, but again, if I paired it with some really good speakers under $700, will it reproduce the euphoria I experienced with the BRIO and Magnepans?
The room I am in is approximately 10 feet wide and 25 feet long. Ceiling is 8 1/2 feet. Older house with very solid walls.
I am not looking to shake the house, but I do want very detailed and rich sound at higher volumes.