Has anybody put serious hours on the new Sprout yet that can chime in on whether a good burn-in period is needed before it really starts to shine?
My Sprout100 arrived today and it sounds a bit lifeless compared to the Brio-R that it’s replacing. I got it for the smaller footprint since I’m using it at my computer and the Brio was taking up too much desk space.
The mids and highs sound compressed and mushed together. And the tight punchy bass that I was used to isn’t there at all. The lows are muddy now. To be fair, I got the Brio as a demo so it had already been broken in and it’s possible that it had already matured into it’s sound by the time I got it.
I’m using it with KEF LS50’s, REL T9i sub, and Schiit Gungnir Multibit DAC. For the A/B testing between amps I had the subwoofer turned off so it wouldn’t affect the comparison.
Overall, it’s a great little package. Fingers crossed that it’ll come to life with age.