Rega Brio vs PS Audio Sprout100

PS Audio Sprout100 vs Rega Brio

PS Audio Sprout100 review

The Sprout100 has almost the same power output as its opponent. 50W vs 58W at 8 Ohms. Connection options are somewhat limited by the miniature size of the Sprout 100, but at the same time there is a phono input (for MM cartridges), a linear stereo input and a stereo output, a monaural output to a subwoofer, a headphone output of 6.3 mm, a digital optical input and USB Type B. Built-in digital The analog converter can work with PCM signal up to 384 kHz / 24 bit and DSD 128. For fans of forced low frequencies, the Bass Boost function is provided. The kit includes a remote control. Acoustic connection is provided only with banana connectors. But the good news is that a set of these all-metal connectors comes complete with an amplifier. PS Audio Sprout100

Rega Brio review

Brio is made in an elegant aluminum case, consisting of massive metal sidewalls (in combination - cooling radiators), which are connected by lower and upper covers. On the front panel of “piano” black plastic there is a power button, a headphone jack, an input switching button and a volume knob. The amplifier is equipped with an input for a vinyl player, four line inputs and an output to the recorder. The built-in RIAA corrector is designed to work with MM type heads; for MC heads, an external matching transformer is needed. Rega Brio

PS Audio Sprout100 pros & cons

Pros

  • Good separation and realistic sounds of each instrument
  • For low volume listening the boost really flashes it all out, so late night listening really draws you in

Cons

  • No adjustable EQ, other than bass boost on/off

Rega Brio pros & cons

Pros

  • Pushes a great deal of volume for such a small unit
  • It gets the job done without the heat. It runs surprisingly cool

Cons

  • Volume control only through remote control

Votes 10 10
Rating 4.2 4.2

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Rega Brio
4.7
PS Audio Sprout100
5.8
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Common

Product

Rega Brio
PS Audio Sprout100

Model

Brio
Sprout100

Brand

Rega
PS Audio

Reviews

23
93

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8, 73/4
100/8, 200/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

58/8, 93/4
50/8, 100/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 4

Frequency response

12Hz-43KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.02
0.01

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

97
100

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS9016 384 KHz/24-bit

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

optional

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

0
1

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
0

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

5
2

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

1
0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

195
280

Power consumption standby, W

0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

13.6 x 3.1 x 8.5/7 x 1.9 x 4.9
15.7 x 4.8 x 20.8/6.2 x 1.9 x 8.2

Weight, kg/lbs

6.1/11.24
1.3/2.9
Rega Brio
PS Audio Sprout100
Rega Brio
PS Audio Sprout100

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.7
  • 5.8
  • 4.7Rega Brio
  • 5.8PS Audio Sprout100

The PS Audio Sprout100 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison - check PS Audio Sprout100 price.