The Eclipse TD508 Mk3 speakers continue the precedent established by
their fabulous bigger siblings in the range, but with a compact 8 cm
aperture that improves high-frequency performance while producing tight
low-frequency performance that is remarkable for its size. The Mk3 version
has a wider frequency range than its Mk2 predecessor, with finer resolution,
and more "weight" to the sound.
Eclipse speakers are designed by Fujitsu Ten, a specialist off-shoot of
the Japanese electronics giant, Fujitsu. The "TD" in each speakers model
designation stands for "Time Domain" technology, which represents a fundamental re-engineering of speaker
design, both in terms of form and function, and which is intended to maintain the time and
phase integrity of the source recording and to have no acoustic signature
Fundamental to TD technology is the use of a single, high-precision
driver, housed in a egg-shaped rear-vented enclosure made of rigid material
with the strength and density of marble. The driver is designed to "float"
within the enclosure.
Since their introduction, Eclipse speakers have swept the music industry,
becoming the speakers of choice for many professionals, including musician/record producer Brian Eno,
guitarist John Williams, and composer Michael Nyman.
Price shown is for a pair of speakers. Eclipse TD508 Mk3s can be used on a shelf with the included adjustable
stands (as in photo above), on a wall using
CB1 brackets, or on
optional 508D Mk3 stands. Available in white, silver, or black (select
colour when ordering below).
With an amplifier of at least moderate power, Eclipse speakers present
music with transparency, unprecedented clarity, unaffected by resonances,
colorations or time and phase distortion effects. Magical.
|Input resistance (rating/maximum)
||15 watts/30 watts
||52 Hz to 27 kHz (-10 dB)
|What the reviews said|
||"The system is extremely articulate, stereo is
open and focused over a wide listening area, but most of all the sound
has a tactile quality. Plucked strings, the subtle action noises of a
piano, and the breathing sounds of a singer are reproduced clearly and
cleanly with no overt emphasis and not a hint of brightness." (review
of Mk2 version)