The Sopra No 1s are a Naim match made in, well, St Etienne, actually. Voiced on Naim electronics, they drop seamlessly into Naim systems at various levels. They certainly Justify power amps of 300 level (and above) and some serious pre-amps / sources. But they also sound great on, say, a NAC-N 272 / NAP 250 DR combo, even the new Unitis Nova and Star.
Unusually, the stands are part of the deal. They are even part of the packaging.
Pictured here in white, the same as our demo pair, they also come in orange, red, black or wood veneer.
“Compact and powerful, Sopra N°1 is a concentration of technological innovation. It features “NIC” magnetic circuit, “TMD” surrounds for the midrange woofer and Infinite Horn Loading (IHL) of the tweeter. It is a true “demonstrator”, corroborating the contribution of the new technologies implemented on Sopra.
First, the very low distortion gives it incredible clarity and very high definition combined with the spectacular spatialisation typical of bookshelf loudspeakers…”