Eclipse has launched first new loudspeaker in seven years, the TD307Mk3 is a compact full-range speaker that has been several years in the making and replaces its predecessor, the TD307Mk2. The new TD307Mk3 features the same technologies as Eclipse’s upmarket models at a fraction of the price (£600 per pair). Highly flexible, the TD307Mk3 can be used for more than just music: an integrated mounting bracket with angle adjustment enables 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 6.5 cm full-range fibreglass drive unit upgrade (the first time fibreglass has been used in the TD307 series). This has a larger ‘repulsive’ neodymium main and sub-magnet system that provides greater power for the new driver. The magnet system not only increases efficiency, but helps to deliver a wider frequency response, especially in the bass region: the TD307Mk3 has an 80 Hz–25 kHz range.
The new fibreglass cone is said to offer 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 ovoid cabinet now has a greater volume which allows the new driver to move a greater volume of air. Further improvements include improved terminals that accept both bare wire and banana-terminated speaker cables, plus a new cable-routing design, with the ability to accommodate larger cables and obscure them from view (for desktop users).
The TD307Mk3 also benefits from Eclipse’s established, time-proven proprietary technologies, including the diffusion stay, where the drive is internally mounted onto a vibration-eliminating five-pillar stay, and the mass anchor, giving a solid support for high-speed cone movements. The integrated angle adjustment provides -25 to 30 degrees of movement when placed horizontally, plus 0 to 90 degrees when used on a wall or ceiling.