TD307PA speakers; 316SW subwoofer

This isn’t your average computer-speaker setup. The problem with conventional units is that the drivers are coloured by the boxes they sit in – resulting in a ‘warming’ of the output, and possible buzzes, rattles and general loss in quality.

Eclipse TD claims to have solved this problem with its egg-shaped satellite enclosures. The rationale is that because they’re rigid and contain no parallel internal surfaces, standing waves (which cause the boomy quality so common in cheaper, box-shaped speakers) are eliminated. Furthermore, the driver itself
is mounted inside the enclosure on a stand, which prevents any transmission of vibration to the case.

The subwoofer (not pictured) is similarly robust. Eclipse has fitted a double voice-coil on the driver, which it claims delivers a tight, punchy sound without the ground-shakage you get with low-end units, for example.

Starting with the two satellite speakers only, a classical piece sounded clear, concise and warm – indeed, sitting in the right position between the units produced an almost unsettling sense of “where’s the orchestra”? The subwoofer served only to accentuate this, delivering a flabless bottom-end that even Kylie would envy. Rock music, pop, electro and everything
else we could throw at it were similarly rendered
with aplomb – it’s almost as good as being there.

OUR VERDICT

They’re pricey – but if you need perfect fidelity for pro music production or even just listening, snap ’em up.

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