Sopranino

$4,350.00

The Beauty of Soprano is Evident Beyond its Technological Breakthroughs

  • Overview

    Truth in Listening


    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

    Item Name Parameters
    Nominal impedance 4 Ohms
    Sensitivity (1m / 2.83V) 90 dB (with 0 and -3 dB settings)
    Crossover frequency (user selectable) 8/10/12 kHz
    Crossover slope -12 dB / octave
    Frequency response 8 – 40 kHz ± 3 dB
    Recommended input power to main system 50W
    Dimensions 181mm W x 193mm H x 207mm D
    Net weight 2.7 kg
  • Specs

    Item Name Parameters
    Nominal impedance 4 Ohms
    Sensitivity (1m / 2.83V) 90 dB (with 0 and -3 dB settings)
    Crossover frequency (user selectable) 8/10/12 kHz
    Crossover slope -12 dB / octave
    Frequency response 8 – 40 kHz ± 3 dB
    Recommended input power to main system 50W
    Dimensions 181mm W x 193mm H x 207mm D
    Net weight 2.7 kg
  • Reviews

    • Applause!: Part-Time Audiophile

      February 2015

      Link

    • Stereophile: ENIGMAcoustics’ Sopranino Supertweeter Sounds Super

      June 2014

      Link

    • Dagogo.com, A Unique Audiophile Experience

      November 2013

      Link

    • Ultra High-End Audio and Home Theater Review

      November 2013

      Link

    • Italian high-end online audio publication ReMusic.it

      September 2013

      Link

    • The Absolute Sound

      September 2013

      Link

    • 6Moons.com Audio Review

      July 2013

      Link

    • Stereo Times
      The Complete Audiophile Magazine

      June 2013

      Link

    • Hi-Fi+ Magazine, Issue 98

      April 2013

      Link

  • Manuals








    Sopranino

    Dear Audiophile,

    Thank you for choosing ENIGMAcoustics Sopranino, the first SuperTweeter based on electrostatic technology. Sopranino is designed by calibre of industrial design and acoustic engineering with precision hand-crafted component, to complement your loudspeaker system. Before removing from the case and installing, please take time to read these instructions in order to prevent possible damage.

    The Sopranino SuperTweeter is designed to provide the extended high frequency response demanded by modern high resolution music source. Your main loudspeakers still provide the core of the music, but are supplemented by the Sopranino SuperTweeter at extremely high frequencies.

    Musical information contains transient information, beyond the range of human hearing for pure tones. For music to be accurately reproduced, it is essential to accurately preserve this information. Users will find Sopranino can work with a broad range of quality loudspeaker systems. Adjustments are provided with carefully pre-selected crossover frequency and level to enable flexible matching.

    Download