Eclipse TD508MK3 Speaker (Single)
the new core model
TD508MK3 features Eclipse's newly developed 8cm fiberglass drive unit to ensure an incredible level of performance way beyond the expectations of a compact monitor speaker. Their waveform reproduction technology ensures you are given the sense of being at the heart of a live performance, listening to the artist breathing and the unique sounds of their individual musical instruments. A new range of adjustment and flexibility, including settings for both ceiling and wall mounting makes TD508MK3 the perfect option for discerning Hi-Fi and home theatre aficionados, or as an ideal sound installation for high value commercial venues. As an additional benefit, TD508MK3 is also a pleasure to look at.
Once, listening to music was all about performance. In fact, the first home audio system made nearly a century ago, were aimed at recreating the live performance experience. But over time this changed. Audio equipment came to focus more on the technicalities of reproducing a wide range of frequencies accurately, rather than recreating the sound and the spirit of the actual performance itself.
ECLIPSE TD, however, recreates pure performance to reveal the very essence of the artists' passion and craft. They believe that music should be reproduced just as it was created, with nothing added or reduced.
Eclipse waveform reproduction technologies achieve the most accurate sound reproduction
custom full range driver
The material for the drive unit has been selected to provide the optimum performance from the cone. It needs to be extremely light with great elasticity, combined with high radial rigidity. It is supported by a highly flexible surround and damping system in a magnetic circuit to provide precise piston movement.
To make the most of the custom driver, it must be driven correctly by the magnet, which is effectively the engine of the speaker. The ECLIPSE TD speakers incorporate a specially designed circuit to ensure a high magnetic flux density, creating a powerful magnet with an optimized voice-coil.
A high mass, conical anchor weight has been placed on the back of the drive-unit magnet. This structure acts as a mass sink, which 'grounds' the drive-unit ensuring the ideal piston movement.
Colouration of sound reproduction will occur if the speaker cone is allowed to cause the speaker enclosure to vibrate. ECLIPSE TD speakers minimize this issue with a sophisticated 'diffusion stay' whereby the drive-unit is held in a floating mechanism so that no residual vibration can be transferred from the unit itself to the enclosure.
eliminating vibrations & acoustic solutions
In order for its floating enclosure to be effective Eclipse have achieved an air-tight seal, whereby the drive-unit is sealed to the enclosure, eliminating the transmission of unwanted vibrations. This requires a permanent bond combined with a flexible coupling.
In the ECLIPSE TD series, the internal standing and diffraction waves generated at the front baffle edges are largely eliminated by adopting a rigid, yet tactile egg-shaped form, in which no two radial surfaces are in the same plane. With TD508MK3, the wider frequency response has been dramatically improved by increasing the internal volume of the cabinet by approximately 37% from TD508II, which also helps to reduce the back pressure on the driver for better impulse response.
8cm full range driver
Because the cone needs to be extremely light, offering greater elasticity whilst still possessing high radial rigidity, fibreglass has been chosen as the ideal material for the drive-unit. It is then connected to the enclosure by a highly flexible, rubber surround incorporating a re-designed damping system. This allows precise, lateral piston movement. The magnetic flux density is approximately 17% greater than in the TD508II, providing more powerful motor system.
TD508MK3 pedestal stand is an 'all-point' contact design, achieved by using three steel legs mounted in the top of the stand arm in combination with a specially machined locking ring. This design eliminates undesirable vibrations, ensures tighter lower frequency performance and allows for angle adjustments, which is an unusual option for high-end speakers. Adjustment of -10 to 30 degrees of the head angle offers a wide range of flexibility in the installation to suit the individual listening environment.
flexible mount - ceiling
TD508MK3 can be mounted on the ceiling with CB1 bracket (sold separately). By changing the speaker arm setting, it will allow step-less speaker angle adjustment in the range of -75 to 10 degrees against the ceiling. The stand arm of TD508MK3 will accept speaker cables of less than 7m diameter for smart installation.
flexible mount - wall
TD508MK3 can be mounted on the wall with CB1 bracket (sold separately). By changing the speaker arm setting, it will allow step-less speaker angle adjustment in the range of 20 to 75 degrees against the wall. The stand arm of TD508MK3 will accept speaker cables of less than 7m diameter for smart installation.
|Speaker Unit||6.5cm Diameter Full-Range, Paper|
|Input Resistance (Rating/Max)||12W/24W|
|Angle Adjustment||On Pedestal:-25°～30° Vertical, 360° Horizontal
On Ceiling and Wall:-25°～90° Vertical, 360° Horizontal
|Maximum Dimensions (mm)||W130×H195×D176|
|Weight (per Speaker)||Approx. 1.5kg|
|Accessories||Grille x 1, Safety Cable x 1|