Japanese esoteric speaker maker Eclipse has just launched its first new loudspeaker in seven years. The new TD307MK3 is a compact, full-range speaker with some advanced technologies onboard and is a direct replacement for the company’s much-loved TD307MK2.
The design for the new speaker was developed and refined at the Eclipse factory in Kobe, Japan, and features the same technologies that Eclipse uses in its high-end speakers. The TD307MK3 can be used for more than just listening to music as it has an integrated mounting bracket with angle adjustment that enables it to be mounted on a wall or hung from a ceiling for a range of A/V applications, including custom installation projects.
At the heart of the new TD307MK3, there’s a new high-performance 6.5 cm full-range fiberglass drive unit. This is the first time Eclipse has used fiberglass in the TD307 series. The company claims that the new driver has 12 key improvements. For example, there is a new and larger ‘repulsive’ neodymium main and sub-magnet system for greater power. The magnet system not only increases efficiency but complements the material, delivering a wider frequency response, especially in the bass area.
The new fiberglass cone also exhibits greater speed, lower vibration, greater dynamics and a lower noise floor. Eclipse says that vibrations have been reduced by 50% over the previous model and the company’s engineers say they have achieved an 80% increase in linearity.
The unique and instantly recognizable ovoid cabinet now has a greater volume to provide an improved environment for the new driver so that it can move a greater volume of air. Other improvements include a new terminal arrangement that can accept bare wire or banana-plus. There’s also a new cable-routing design that can accommodate larger cables and hide them from view, which will please fussy desktop users.
The TD307MK3 also benefits from Eclipse’s proprietary technologies, including the diffusion stay that is used to internally mount the driver onto a vibration-eliminating five-pillar stay, giving solid support for high-speed cone movements.
Achieving great sound quality for music, movies or TV is possible thanks to an integrated angle adjustment that provides -25 to 30 degrees of movement when placed horizontally, plus there is 0 to 90 degrees of movement when the speaker is wall or ceiling mounted.
Pricing & Availability: The Eclipse TD307MK3 is available now in black or white finishes and is priced at £300 each or £600 per pair.
- Frequency response:80Hz-25kHz (-10dB).
- Efficiency/sensitivity: 80dB/Wm.
- Input resistance (rating/max): 12.5W/25W.
- Impedance: 8Ω.
- Maximum dimensions: 135 × 212 × 184mm (WxHxD).
- Weight (per speaker): 2kg.