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Eclipse TD307PAII PC and iPod speaker system

£399 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Eclipse TD

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

The Eclipse TD307PAII's egg-shaped speaker systems provide stunning sound clarity. But at what cost?

The Eclipse TD307PAII's egg-shaped speaker systems provide stunning sound clarity. But at what cost?

That unique egg-shaped design isn't just for style. It helps the Eclipse TD307PAII produce crystal-clear audio.

We come across many speaker systems, ranging from average to stunning.

Most of the speaker systems that fall into the 'stunning' camp are designed for home entertainment: either as part of a home cinema system, or as an iPod-integrated replacement for your home stereo.

So the Eclipse TD307PAII is a refreshing and welcome change from the norm. This speaker system is clearly high-end in both purpose and execution (not to mention price) and is designed with your PC or Mac firmly in mind.

The Eclipse TD307PAII is, frankly, the best speaker system for your computer we've seen in a long while. For reviews of the latest home-entertainment IT products visit Digital World.

There's a lot of technology going on inside the Eclipse TD307PAII. The speakers themselves are egg-shaped. According to Eclipse, the design produces the strongest case housing and minimises the resonation that affects sound.

The lack of flat surfaces in the case also minimises resonating effect. And the strange curved stand also works to minimise vibrations by driving them out of the Eclipse TD307PAII's speaker and down on to the table.

Inside the shell is housed a singe drive that is decoupled from the enclosure and mounted on a single stand. A heavy anchor sits on the back of the speaker; again to minimise movement.

The overall aim from Eclipse seems to be a driver that produces very little vibration; and what little is produced isn't passed on to the casing - the miniscule amount that is passed to the casing is absorbed and sent down the stand instead of 'warming' or 'colouring' the sound.

The result is a remarkably clear sound system that enables you to pick out individual noises and locate sounds in a seemingly 3D space around your PC. While it's clearly better for noises at the higher end of the spectrum (it's certainly no bass-station) we can't help but remain truly impressed by the sound produced by the Eclipse TD307PAII.

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Eclipse TD307PAII Expert Verdict »

Frequency Response: 10Hz-100kHz (±3dB)
Rated Output: 12W (T,H,D, 1%)
Harmonic Distortion: 0.05% max (at 1kHz,1W output)
Input: Line (stereo) 1, Line (stereo mini) 1
Input Impedance: 10kO
Input Sensitivity: 180mVrms (at 12W output)
Load Impedance: 8O
Cut-off Frequency: 90Hz (-3dB)
Output: Line (stereo mini) 1
Power Consumption: 18W. Speaker
Unit: F6.5cm Full Range
Frequency Response: 100Hz-25kHz (-10dB)
Efficiency/ Sensitivity: 80dB/W-m
Input Resistance (Rating/Max.): 12W/24W
Impedance: 8O
Two speaker cords (3.0m)
One stereo mini-mini cord (1.6m)
One stereo mini-RCA cord (1.6m)
Two security wires
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 9 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 6 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

At £400 for an amplifier and set of two speakers, the Eclipse TD307PAII's are hardly an impulse purchase. However, we are truly impressed by the clarity of audio they produce and feel they will make a fine addition to the desktop of any Mac- or PC-based musician.


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