First, the very low distortion gives it incredible clarity and very high definition combined with the spectacular spatialization typical of bookshelf loudspeakers...
Beyond this attractive first impression, what's astonishing is the texture and smoothness of its sound. It provides a solid, 'fleshy' sound with full and articulated bass. Precious is by no means artificial, nor is the limited to the treble. The overall coherence and harmonic richness gives the listener a surprising understanding of the music.
MASTERING THE CABINET AND CHOICE OF MATERIALS
Made in France Sopra’s cabinet was designed in our cabinet-making facility in Bourbon-Lancy (Burgundy, France) using the same manufacturing process as for Utopia The 69mm sandwich-machined front panel uses the same principle as ‘Gamma Structure’ to provide inertia and damping. Its density gives it the inertia necessary to provide a stable mechanical reference for optimal definition. The inside of the cabinet has no parallel side panels, and small Helmholtz resonators have been added to the lower section to prevent vertical standing waves. We chose glass as the material for the base of the loudspeaker to provide floor coupling, using spikes, which enabled the fastest propagation time possible, thus eliminating all halo effects in the bass.
The main theme of Sopra is deliberately uncluttered, though it still offers connoisseurs the opportunity to enjoy all the small details. The grille with an incremental meshing motif protects the Beryllium tweeter and gives it a strong identity. This motif is repeated for sealing the curved back panel of the middle section. The terminal board, the thumb nuts and the adjustable spikes have all been specially designed for Sopra, as have the few visible screws, all of which were manufactured by watchmaking experts.
- 2way bass-reflex bookshelf loudspeaker
- Speaker drivers
- 61/2" (16.5cm) "W" bass mid-range with "TMD" suspension, "NIC" motor
- 11/16" (27mm) "IHL" Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
- Frequency response (+/- 3dB)
- 45Hz - 40kHz
- Low frequency point - 6dB
- Sensitivity (2.83 V/1 m)
- Nominal impedance
- 8 Ohms
- Minimum impedance
- 3.9 Ohms
- Crossover frequency
- 2 200Hz
- Recommended amplifier power
- 25 - 150W
- Dimensions (HxWxD)
- 16 47⁄64 x 10 63⁄64 x 15 19⁄32"
- (425 x 279 x 396mm)
- 41.89 lbs (19kg)
- (stand: 40.78 lbs (18.5kg))