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 Time Domain 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 f 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. We believe that music should be reproduced just as it was created, with nothing added or reduced.
Getting the best performance from your speakers
This speaker sets a new standard for its size and features a lot of the know-how and adjustment options offered by our flagship speaker. It is suitable for many applications: as a standard high quality compact stereo speaker, desktop audio, audio visual/ multichannel and distributed audio.
The type of application will determine the placement to obtain the best performance. If it is being used as quality stereo monitor you will probably need to obtain a suitable stand, unless you are locating the speaker on a cabinet or shelf, we offer a dedicated metal stand 508DMK3 but you may prefer to provide your own stand. If this is the case you need to provide a suitable solid stand that is 65 to 70cm tall, to obtain the best results. Depending on your listening position you will need to fine tune the angle of the speaker, vertical adjustments of -10 to 15 degrees are provided.
Positioning the speaker correctly within your room will offer benefits. For free space use, we would suggest that you start with a distance of some 30cm of free space behind the speaker and then fine-tune the distance until you obtain your preferred balance between the bass output and the depth of stereo image. We would also suggest that you have a minimum distance of 175 to 200cm between the speakers depending on the distance of your seating position.
Despite its compact dimensions this speaker is more than capable of revealing the quality of the accompanying elements in your system. Go for the best source possible whether it be digital or analog. An amplifier of moderate power 15 to 30 watts rms should be sufficient for most rooms, again the quality is of paramount importance.