eclipse td307 mk2a loudspeakers

a different approach to budget loudspeakers

Conventional budget loudspeakers usually consist of poorly braced MDF cabinets, usually adding their own "colour" to the listening experience, not really allowing you to hear what the drivers are supposed to be doing. On top of this, low quality drive units are usually used to stay within budget - the bigger they are, the lesser the quality is likely to be. Quantity usually overshadows quality.

The TD307 Mk2a reverse that. The single 6.5cm driver naturally produces a much faster sound with better texture than equivalently priced speakers, as well as some more expensive ones, as well as reproducing a better spatial representation of the source material. 

There are obviously limitations to such a small driver though. The TD307 Mk2a should be thought of as a satellite speaker, intended for use with an accompanying subwoofer. They will also perform better in smaller rooms, and will be ideal for near field listening.

Where the Eclipse TD307 Mk2a differs to virtually every budget loudspeaker on the market is that the drive unit isn't screwed into the cabinet - in fact, the only physical connection between the driver and the cabinet is a small amount of damping material around the outer edge of the driver gasket so as not to transfer any vibrations from the cabinet to the driver and vice versa, and also to maintain a seal.

To explain this a little further, you could say that the cabinet is suspended around the driver by the "diffusion stay", which is secured to the speaker stand. This creates a "floating" cabinet around the driver. It is to the diffusion stay that the drive unit is held firmly in place via the "mass anchor" - this effectively makes every part of this design a single solid part of the table top stands, except for the cabinet itself.

As you can see from the cutaway detail above, rather than the reflex port being a plastic or cardboard tube glued to the cabinet, the rear port of the TD307 Mk2 is an integral part of the cabinet moulding.

cutaway of the Eclipse TD307 Mk2a loudspeakers,
Eclipse TD307 Mk2a speakers,
Eclipse TD307 Mk2a driver,

The compact TD307 Mk2a speakers have a powerful motor system due to their high magnetic flux density.

The 6.5cm paper cone is extremely lightweight, and along with the highly flexible rubber surround, produces an ability to start and stop that most other speakers can only dream about. This creates far better impact to the leading edge of notes, more accurate sustain and vibrato, better conveyance of texture in bass notes, and more accurate changes in pitch and note bending on strings. This all leads to a far more convincing and lifelike performance. 

They're ideal for desktop use and for satellite speakers in a 5.1 home theatre system.

wall mounted Eclipse TD307 Mk2a speakers,

The table stand also acts as either a wall or ceiling mount, meaning that no extra cost is involved, wherever you want to site them. This still allows the full flexibility of swivelling and angling the speaker to suit any purpose - ideal for directing sound to a listening position or listening area. 

Optional floor stands are available for the TD307 Mk2a speakers for those who either have no shelving or furniture on which to place them.

The stands also give extra flexibility, allowing the listener to experiment with placement in the listening room, or to move them near to a wall or corner when not in use.

Eclipse TD307 Mk2a loudspeakers,

the compact TD307 Mk2a speakers can be heard in Birmingham at the little audio company, along with suitable subwoofers.

 

They are available in Black, White, or Silver, with optional matching floor stands.

£360 / pair

Eclipse TD307 Mk2a speakers,
  • single driver design

  • 6.5cm paper driver

  • no crossover 

  • bass reflex design

  • 100Hz-25kHz (+/-10dB)

  • 80dB sensitivity

  • 8ohms impedance

  • 1.5kg each

  • H195mm x W130mm x D176mm incl stand base

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