Enigma Acoustics’ Electrostatic Supertweeter
<p><img class="story_image" src="http://www.stereophile.com/images/060313-Enigma-600.jpg" /></p> Enigma Acoustics of Irvine, CA introduced the Sopranino, “the world’s first electrostatic supertweeter.” Winner of a CEA 2013 Innovations Award, the Sopranino claims a flat response beyond 40kHz and fully passive operation without the need of external bias. I confess that, when I walk into a room to encounter telling me everything I’m supposed to hear, I tend to shut off; I prefer to hear what I hear without being pre-programmed with a set of expectations. Regardless, as I soon discovered, only folks with severe hearing loss would have missed how the sound opened up when the Sopranino was switched in. The company highly recommends them as an addition for Quads.