Utilizing our patented SBESL™ (Self-Biased Electrostatic) technology, Sopranino is a groundbreaking product. As add-on super tweeter Sopranino brings the magic of electrostatic performance to essentially any full-range loudspeaker system, capturing air, texture, focus, and inner detail that you otherwise would not have known were there. Its ability to retrieve ambience and to reproduce music with a true listen-through quality simply must be heard to be believed.
Unlike the conventional approach to electrostatic design, which requires the inconvenience of external bias voltage (and connection to an AC wall socket), Sopranino derives its polarizing voltage in a proprietary manner from the signal itself. This results in ease of use, and more easily brings electrostatic technology, long considered the holy grail for its transparency and resolution, to virtually any high-end system.
Sopranino extends high frequency response to over 40kHz and operates via totally passive connection, with selectable 8k, 10k, or 12kHz crossover points, all of which further contributes to its ease of implementation. Sopranino’s diaphragm is an ultra-thin polyester film membrane which operates by static attraction (as opposed to voice coils and magnets), with a fraction of the mass of conventional drivers. Its near nothing moving mass not only contributes to its frequency extension, but also results in lightning quick transient response for realistic reproduction of a drum’s rim shots, the snap of a plucked guitar string, or a piano’s hammering action--with all of the immediacy of being there.
Sopranino’s patented SBESL™ technology also forms the technical cornerstone for the Mythology M1 Hybrid Electrostatic Mini-Monitor and Dharma D1000 Hybrid Electrostatic Headphone. All three of these products are receiving accolades from every corner of the high-end audio community--for cutting edge electrostatic technology and excellent sound quality.
Remarkably, Sopranino appeals just as much to your eyes as your ears
Sensitivity (1m / 2.83V)
90 dB (with 0 and -3 dB settings)
Crossover frequency (user selectable)
-12 dB / octave
8 – 40 kHz ± 3 dB
Recommended input power to main system
181mm W x 193mm H x 207mm D
90dB with 0/-3dB switch
Recommended input power
6 lb./27 lb.(2.7 Kg / 12.3 Kg)
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The placement right now, where the SHF (Super High Frequency) device is aligned to the throat-end of the compression driver, the HF is seamless...You could hear the added airiness and space around the drum cymbals and high hats. You can tell when you take out the SHF, the “airiness” drops a level.
I also have the Harbeth 40.1 for close listening, placed at the end of my desk about 6 feet away from where I sit. I may purchase another pair of your SHF for that set-up...
Thank you for keeping up with your recommendations. Customer technical support from your company is exemplary.
I received today the two Sopraninos...as they arrived in perfect condition. I connected them to my Quad ESL 63's and - at first hearing - was surprised what they do to my system. Then I took "Nice and Easy" from the Sinatra MFSL-CD: Holy cow! The great man was standing in my living room, a glass of Martini in his hands ...
You have done a very, very good job!...The Enigma Sopranino gives me much pleasure with my Quad ESL 63’s. I think this was the greatest improvement for my system in years.
The tweeters arrived today and are beautifully made and moreover packaged beautifully by people who must care. I have them hooked up sitting atop my main speakers, connected by some 8 ft. cables left over from another time. They look great and seem to blend in perfectly with the main speakers.
But the beauty of it all is in the listening. I probably haven't mentioned to you that I am nearly 80 years old, so time has eroded some of my hearing, particularly in the high frequency domain. Some way, some how the ENIGMAs restore for me much of what nature has taken away. Just a whole world of different sound. Impossible to understand as I'm sure that a hearing test would show that I can't hear anything above 8K, so how do these speakers which crossover at that frequency provide musical content for me to enjoy?
As a physician I would love to know, but frankly I don't care; I just am appreciative for the "transplant" that has filled in so much that I have been missing for so long. Now I will begin to re-listen to old favorites with new anticipation. I have no idea what these tweeters do for "normal" hearing folks, but for me it is a revelation.