ECLIPSE launches first new speaker in seven years

ECLIPSE has launched a new loudspeaker – the company’s first new model in seven years. The new TD307MK3 is a compact, full-range speaker for the modern music lover, benefitting from the latest ECLIPSE technologies and ready to deliver today’s high-resolution music.

The new TD307MK3 from the Japanese audio brand, which directly replaces its predecessor, the TD307MK2, features a clever integrated mounting bracket with angle adjustment for wall- or ceiling-mounting for a range of A/V applications, including custom installation projects.

At the heart of the new TD307MK3 is a new high-performance 6.5cm full-range fibreglass drive unit upgrade (the first time fibreglass has been used in the TD307 series). The new driver is supported by 12 key improvements, many of which help it deliver its full potential.

A new, larger ‘repulsive’ neodymium main and sub-magnet system have been implemented to provide greater power for the new driver. The magnet system complements the material, helping to deliver a wider frequency response, especially in the bass region: the TD307MK3 has an 80 Hz–25 kHz range.

The new fibreglass cone also benefits from greater speed, lower vibration, greater dynamics and a lower noise floor. Vibration has been reduced by 50 per cent over its predecessor and ECLIPSE’s engineers have achieved an 80 per cent increase in linearity.

The speaker’s ovoid cabinet now has a greater volume to provide an improved environment for the new driver, and further improvements include a new, improved terminal arrangement, that accepts both bare wire and banana-terminated speaker cables, plus a new cable-routing design, with the ability to both accommodate larger cables and obscure them from view (for desktop users).

Commenting on the new model, Masaya Shirai, ECLIPSE’s Sales Executive (outside Japan) said: “There are lots of great loudspeaker systems in the UK, however, there is something unique in what ECLIPSE does in terms of ‘sound space reproduction’. We are proud to launch the TD307MK3 which achieves this just as well as ECLIPSE’s higher-performance models. We hope music lovers will find an opportunity to experience them and ‘see’ artists perform in front of them, instead of just listening to loudspeakers.”