The Soprano Speaker Kit by Jeff Bagby
A small driver, two-way kit using the fine drivers from SB Acoustics. Looking for a step up from the Overnight Sensations? This is a great choice.
This kit came about at the request of Jeff’s brother who needed a small set of speakers. Jeff had used SB drivers in the past with great results and found the little 4″ units to be no exception. Read the build in the pdf link below this page. This is a 4-ohm system.
With the chosen crossover point, a relatively simple crossover circuit accomplishes many things at the same time. You get smooth on-axis summation, excellent phase tracking between the drivers, and excellent
control of the diffraction effects, all with a crossover with relatively low cost and parts count.
How Do They Sound?
“The little Sopranos is another one of those speakers that came together to not only meet but exceed my expectations. I designed them for a certain level of flexibility in placement based on my brother’s application, and that goal was a tremendous success, as these speakers are well balanced whether sitting on a stand away from the walls to sitting on a desktop. Sure, the sound is different in both positions, but there are no serious deficiencies either way and you quickly adjust to their balance in either position – especially if you are using a subwoofer when you have them sitting on stands”.
When you order the Soprano kit, here is what you get:
A Bare Bones kit includes:
- 2 x SB26TCN, Neo tweeters
- 2 x SB12NRX25, Mid Woofers
- 2 x Crossover parts with MDL / NPE caps and specified Inductors. Tweeter caps are great for the money, but upgrades are available.
- Build Plans
The full kit includes everything else you need except the cabinet:
- 2 x Choice of Input Terminals
- 2 x Port tubes
- 2 x Twisted Pair Hook up wire
- Internal Damping Materials
- All mounting screws. Upgrades Available.
- Build plans
As always, substitutions of terminals, capacitors, etc. are welcome. If you have a favorite cap brand or like other terminals, we are happy to price the kit accordingly.
Not good at soldering? choose the “assembled crossover” option and we’ll build and test them for you.
Look for the complementing Subwoofer shortly.