If I get the sprout100 and later want to upgrade to stellar gain cell and amplifier, could I use the sprout100 as a streaming device with them?
You certainly could if you like the convenience of Bluetooth. Previously I would have recommended picking up a Chromecast Audio instead, but it has been discontinued so they’re hard to find nowadays.
If you can find a Chromecast Audio, then you can use your Sprout100 in a secondary system, sell it, or give it to a friend or family member
Ok, that’s a good idea. Thanks for the info!
Even before you upgrade…you’re gonna love the Sprout.
Yes, can’t wait! Been holding off ordering because we’re closing on a house next week so was waiting for the move first. It’s funny I think I’m more excited about piecing together a new system than getting a house, lol.
Houses come and go, a Sprout is forever!
Congrats on the new house! Keep us posted on how things go
Thanks will do!
I got the SGCD/M700 before the Sprout100 came out, and still got 2 Sprouts. That’s how great it is. Never letting go of them unless for when my kids get their own house.
I’m in the same boat. Big 5.1 system with 8’ screen, Revel Ultima speakers including Sub30 all around, Bryston process and amps, DSJr, P10 and Nordost snake-oil. Also ASC designed room treatments. I’m likely downsizing to either Kii Three or Dutch & Dutch 8c plus a Roon Nucleus. I wouldn’t say I’m more excited about that than about the new condo, but it keeps me sane.
Nice, sounds like a great set up. I’m such a newb though I understand about half of what you said, lol. I’ll get there eventually.
Finally got my budget system hooked up. Speakers are: Fluance XL7FBK, turntable is a Fluance rt83 with an ortofon 2m red cart and of course a Sprout100. I can’t believe how beautiful this little amp is. Such nice workmanship.
Lookin great! Thanks for sharing. If you have the real estate, try pulling the speakers a little further apart. You’ll get a lot better stereo imaging even if you’re not in the sweet spot.
Nice setup! It’s funny that we consider this a “budget” system when it is better than 99.9% of most peoples music systems.
Exactly, it’s miles above any system I’ve had before yet miles behind the systems I see on here. Either way I’m happy!
That’s what really matters. It’s all about having fun!
Those Fluance speakers are quite interesting, esp in their price range. How is the bass response from the downward firing woofers? Really interesting design.
My set up is in a fairly big room with vaulted ceilings and its great for my taste. Definitely has a lil punch, but I haven’t cranked it too high yet. Waiting for a night that the wife works so I can hear what these can do.
Hi, everyone. I’m also a proud new owner of a sprout100 and looking for a good pair of speaker to match. I’m restricting my options to under $2k. Recently found a good offer on a pair of KEFs R500 or Q950. Do you think the sprout can handle them well?