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.