Eclipse TD307MK3 - Its First New Speaker in Seven Years

Posted on 22nd April, 2022

Eclipse TD307MK3 - Its First New Speaker in Seven Years

Eclipse's new compact TD307MKIII boasts a dozen key improvements.

Following the announcement of the flagship TD712zMK2's retirement, Eclipse has revealed the TD307MK3, its first new model in seven years.

Eclipse TD307MK3

Touted as “a compact full-range speaker for the modern music lover”, the TD307MK3 replaces the TD307MK2. Apparently, it results from several years of research, development and refinement at Eclipse's factory in Kobe, Japan. Furthermore, we are told that the 2kg speaker boasts “the same technologies as Eclipse's upmarket models at a fraction of the price”. 

The 135 × 212 × 184mm (WxHxD) TD307MK3 employs a new high-performance 6.5 cm full-range fibreglass drive unit - marking the first time fibreglass has been used in the TD307 series - and benefits from twelve key improvements that promise to help deliver its full potential.

Eclipse TD307MK3

Eclipse says that the fibreglass cone is capable of greater speed, lower vibration, greater dynamics and a lower noise floor. Meanwhile, vibration has been reduced by a claimed 50% over its predecessor and Eclipse's engineers have, says the company, achieved an 80% increase in linearity.

Eclipse TD307MK3

The new but unmistakably Eclipse ovoid cabinet claims greater volume. This should be an improved environment for the new driver as it is said to move more air. The expanded internal dimensions also makes way for a larger 'repulsive' neodymium main and sub-magnet system that we're told provides greater power for the new driver. While being more efficient, this new magnet system also helps to deliver a wider frequency response, especially where bass is concerned. Eclipse quotes an impressive 80 Hz–25 kHz (-10db) frequency range with 80 dB/Wm sensitivity.

Additionally, an improved terminal arrangement accepts both bare wire and banana-terminated speaker cables, plus a new cable-routing design to accommodate larger cables while making things tidier looking.

Eclipse TD307MK3

Of course, the TD307MK3 is also fitted out with Eclipse's established proprietary technologies, including the diffusion stay (where the driver is internally mounted onto a vibration-eliminating five-pillar stay) and the mass anchor, which provides solid support for the cone's high-speed movements.

Eclipse TD307MK3

The TD307MK3 is also a versatile speaker system thanks to a clever integrated mounting bracket with angle adjustment to enable wall- or ceiling-mounting for a range of A/V applications, including custom installations. Furthermore, the integrated angle adjustment provides -25 to 30 degrees of movement when placed horizontally or 0 to 90 degrees when used on a wall or ceiling.

The Eclipse TD307MK3 is available now in black or white, priced at around US$390 each or US$780 per pair.

Visit Eclipse for more information

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    Jay Garrett

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