PS Audio Sprout100 vs Rega Brio

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

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Common

Product

PS Audio Sprout100
Rega Brio

Model

Sprout100
Brio

Brand

PS Audio
Rega

Reviews

79
20

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

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

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

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

Output Impedance, Ohm

8,4
8, 4

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
12Hz-43KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

100
97

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

1/0
0/0

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

1
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
0

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

2
5

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

0
1

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

280
195

Power consumption standby, W

0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

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

Weight, kg/lbs

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

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  • 5.8PS Audio Sprout100
  • 4.7Rega Brio

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