I have had my Sprout 100 since last July. It has far exceeded my expectations every time I’ve played it, except for one minor issue.
Since first power up (and every power up since), there is a noticeable “crackling” sound in the left speaker. Past that moment, it’s just an amazing amp. Knowing PS Audio’s reputation, I’m pretty sure the startup “feature” is not by design.
My questions are
- Has this happened to other users?
- Is this potentially indicative of a larger problem that needs to be investigated?
Thanks for any knowledge that can be shed on the subject!