The ultimate expression of the 5 series

Since we developed the original 512 with our revolutionary Time Domain theory, we have been hard at work refining the series to bring you as close to perfection as possible. TD510ZMK2 is a prime example of this continuous development. It's the first 5 series model to feature an integrated stand and we have incorporated many of the key design elements of our flagship, studio professional TD712zMK2. This includes precise angle adjustment, superior clarity and tight bass responses, similar to the offered by TD712zMK2.

Concept

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.

Our unique Time Domain theory technologies achieve the most accurate sound reproduction

Custom Full Range Driver

The material for the drive unit has been selected to provide the optimum performance from the cone. It needs to be extremely light with great elasticity, combined with high radial rigidity. It is supported by a highly flexible surround and damping system in a magnetic circuit to provide precise piston movement.

Diffusion Stay

Colouration of sound reproduction will occur if the speaker cone is allowed to cause the speaker enclosure to vibrate. ECLIPSE TD speakers minimize this issue with a sophisticated 'diffusion stay' whereby the drive-unit is held in a floating mechanism so that no residual vibration can be transferred from the unit itself to the enclosure.

Magnetic Circuit

To make the most of the custom driver, it must be driven correctly by the magnet, which effectively the engine of the speaker. The ECLIPSE TD speakers incorporate a specially designed circuit to ensure a high magnetic flux density, creating a powerful magnet with an optimized voice-coil.

Eliminating Vibrations & Acoustic Solutions

In order for its floating enclosure to be effective we have achieved an air-tight seal, whereby the drive-unit is sealed to the enclosure, eliminating the transmission of unwanted vibrations. This requires a permanent bond combined with a flexible coupling.

Mass Anchor

A high mass, conical anchor weight has been placed on the back of the drive-unit magnet. This structure acts as a mass sink, which 'grounds' the drive-unit ensuring the ideal piston movement.

Egg-Shaped Form

The internal standing and diffraction waves generated at the front baffle edges are largely eliminated by adopting a rigid yet tactile egg-shaped form, in which no two radial surfaces are in the same plane.

The Perfect Evolution

Egg-Shaped Form

In the ECLIPSE TD series, the internal standing and diffraction waves generated at the front baffle edges are largely eliminated by adopting a rigid, yet tactile egg-shaped form, in which no two radial surfaces are in the same plane. With TD510ZMK2, the wider frequency response has been dramatically improved by increasing the internal volume of the cabinet by approximately 14% from TD510, which also helps to reduce the back pressure on the driver for better impulse response.

10cm Full Range Driver

Because the cone needs to be extremely light, offering greater elasticity whilst still possessing high radial rigidity, fibreglass has been chosen as the ideal material for the drive-unit. It is then connected to the enclosure by a highly flexible, rubber surround incorporating a re-designed damping system. This allows precise, lateral piston movement. The magnetic flux density is approximately 4.5% greater than in the TD510, providing more powerful motor system.

Solid Foundation

TD510ZMK2 and its stand is an 'all-point' contact design, achieved by using three steel legs mounted in the top of the column in combination with a specially machined, locking ring. This design eliminates undesirable vibrations, ensures tighter lower frequency performance and allows for angle adjustments, which is an unusual option for high-end speakers. Adjustment of -10 to 15 degrees of the head angle offers a wide range of flexibility in the installation to suit the individual listening environment.

Well Damped Stand

The forward slanting, streamlined form of the stand prevents the disturbance of the air flow. Constructed from a combination of extruded and die-cast aluminum, offering both high rigidity and extensive internal damping, which eliminates any residual vibrations. The stand is filled with high-density, irregular sized kiln dried sand. It is the combination of these elements in the structure that allows precise reproduction of low frequency waveforms. Functional beauty was born from seeking high-performance.

Spikes

The commitment to reproducing 'accurate sound' extends to include all elements. The TD510ZMK2 die-cast aluminum base incorporates five 20m bullet shaped spikes. This detail, allied to the all-point-contact stand, ensures any residual vibrations from the movement of the drive-unit are isolated from the floor.