We haven’t compared the Soprano LE to the more commonplace non-LE version because the price differential between standard and LE is relatively slim, meaning there’s almost no point looking at the Soprano right now. Maybe when the 200 LE models are sold, we’ll revisit the Soprano in its standard guise; as it’s possible the great sound of the LE is built on the similarly great sounding foundation of the Soprano itself.
Regardless, the Synthesis Soprano SE is a lovely little amplifier in its own right, and those 200 owners will be getting something truly magical. If your speakers are sensitive souls, they will thank you for letting them work with so refined a Soprano.
Type: hybrid integrated amplifier with built-in phono stage and DAC
Analogue Inputs: 1 Line, 1 Phono MM (47Kohm) 40dB gain
Digital Inputs: 1 S/PDIF coax, 1 S/PDIF optical, 1 USB “B” type Windows/Mac/iOs/Android compatible 24 Bit 192KHz
Valve complement: Matched pair EL84/6BQ5
Power stage config.: Push-Pull Ultra Linear
Power output: 15W RMS into 6Ω Class A
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20KHz–0.5dB
Distortion: 1% @ 1KHz max power (12W)
Signal/Noise ratio: >90dB A weighted
Dimensions: (W×D×H) : 310 × 295 × 150mm
Manufactured by: Synthesis srl
Distributed by: Audiofreaks
Tel: +44(0)208 948 4153