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Owner’s Manual
Sopranino
Electrostatic SuperTweeter
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Service
1. Read these instructions.
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2. Heed all warnings.
3. Do not use this apparatus near water, high humid
environment.
4. The product is designed for home audio system only.
5. Clean only with soft, dry cloth.
6. Install the unit on stable support and out of reach of
children.
7. Do not install near any heat sources such as under direct
sunlight, radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
8. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
9. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way,.
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Do not dismantle the unit. There are no user-serviceable
parts inside.
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All service must be performed by qualified personnel
Contents
Technical Specifications ................................................. 10
Warranty Card …………………………………………..……11
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS....................……..1
Service.................................................................................. 1
Introduction......................................................................... 3
Content of Package............................................................ 3
Overview ............................................................................. 4
Back panel ....................................................................……4
Front...................................................................................... 5
Positioning.......................................................................... 6
Connecting.......................................................................... 7
Adjustment and tuning....................................................... 8
Crossing over with main loudspeakers ................................. 8
Matching the main loudspeakers .......................................... 8
Troubleshooting................................................................. 9
Care and Maintenance........................................................ 9
Cleaning and handling………................................................ 9
Warranty............................................................................ 10
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Introduction
the range of human hearing for pure tones. For music to be
accurately reproduced, it is essential to accurately preserve
Dear Audiophile,
this information. Users will find Sopranino can work with a
broad range of quality loudspeaker systems. Adjustments are
Thank you for choosing ENIGMAcoustics Sopranino, the first
provided with carefully pre-selected crossover frequency and
SuperTweeter based on electrostatic technology. Sopranino
level to enable flexible matching.
is designed by calibre of industrial design and acoustic
engineering with precision hand-crafted component, to
Content of Package
complement your loudspeaker system. Before removing from
the case and installing, please take time to read these
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2 x Sopranino SuperTweeter units
instructions in order to prevent possible damage. The
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1 x owner’s manual
Sopranino SuperTweeter is designed to provide the extended
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1 x Wooden package box (always keep for future use)
high frequency response demanded by modern high
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2 x Handling gloves
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
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Overview
Back panel
1. Crossover Frequency:
LOW: Cut off input frequency at lower crossover point
MID: Cut off input frequency at middle crossover point
HIGH: Cut off input frequency at higher crossover point
2. Speaker terminals:
+: Parallel connection to main speakers’ positive (+)
terminal
--:Parallel connection to main speakers’ negative(-)
terminal
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Front View
Left Channel
Right Channel
The left and right channels of Sopranino are fully symmetric
design for aesthetic and user friendly considerations.
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Positioning
To achieve optimal performance:
1. Place speakers on a firm and steady surface.
2. Aim speakers a little toe-in toward the listener by rotating
horizontally
3. A wider angle could have better solid image; while
narrower angle tends to have bigger sound stage
Toe-in angle
Listener
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Connecting
NOTICE: Always turn off the amplifiers and other equipment
when installing or uninstalling the units.
The SuperTweeter should be connected across your main
speakers, positive (red) to positive and negative (black) to
negative. Typical wiring:
A. Typical single-wired installation. The SuperTweeter
is simply connected across your speaker terminals.
B. Bi-wiring installation. The SuperTweeter is
connected across the HF terminals on your
loudspeaker.
For optimum performance, only use high quality audio grade
cable.
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Adjustment and tuning
Matching the main loudspeakers
Crossing over with main loudspeakers
The Sopranino is designed with a nominal sensitivity at
The Sopranino is designed for reproducing very high
86dB/1m/1W. It is a little bit lower than big floor standing
frequency information of music. The Sopranino is equipped
with a carefully designed filter to keep out the unwanted low
frequency signals from entering the units.
The crossover switch is preset to the following crossover
frequency
system and comparable to most bookshelf. After extensive
system verification and considering characteristics of
electrostatic tweeter, we recommended matching your main
system by the concept of spectral energy instead of sensitivity.
If a system demands more high frequency energy, you may
lower the crossover frequency (wider signal bandwidth into
Crossover
Effect
Sopranino). If a system is overloaded with high frequency
LOW
Cut off frequency below 8K Hz
energy, it is advised to raise the crossover frequency
MID
Cut off frequency below 10K Hz
(narrower signal bandwidth into Sopranino).
(Recommended)
HIGH
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Cut off frequency below 12K Hz
Troubleshooting
Care and Maintenance
Components of the highest quality are used in Sopranino.
Problem
Possible
cause
Action
Power on but no
No signal from
Check your
sound
source
amplifier output
This assures years of trouble free operation. However,
precautions should be taken under any circumstances.
and cable
connection
Speaker damaged
Swap speakers to
check if the
problem is caused
by speaker failure.
If yes, contact
local service
Cleaning and Handling
NOTICE: Do not try to disassemble the unit. It is equipped
with the delicate NanoFilm ESL tweeter and firmly attached to
the main housing. It will be damaged if removed from the
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main housing.
Technical Specifications
The cabinet of Sopranino is made from high quality
aerodynamic grade aluminum carefully anodized and
System
Electrostatic supertweeter
brushed for its finish. To clean the cabinet uses a mild
Frequency Response (+/- 3 dB)
8 kHz – 40 kHz
moistened cloth only.
Sensitivity (1m/1W on axis)
86 dB
The stand of Sopranino is made of highest grade white or
Recommended power
50 W
gray glass, though tempered, it needs extra care when
Crossover Frequency
8/10/12 kHz
handling and placement.
Crossover Slope
12db/Oct
Weight (net/shipping)
2.7/10.4 (Kg)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
181 X 193 x 207 (mm)
Warranty
The warranty only covers faults or defects in material and
production. Damage caused as a result of abuse, misuse or
defective associated electronics is not covered by the
warranty. All warranty claims must be accompanied by a copy
of the original purchase warranty in the back of this manual
and are only valid in the country or market of original origin
and distribution, should warranty service be required.
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Serial No:
ENIGMAcoustics
Model:
Warranty Card
Name:
Sales:
Address:
Store Address:
Date of Purchase:
ENIGMAcoustics Inc.
Sopranino
Electrostatic SuperTweeter
ENIGMAcoustics Inc.
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