gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]


1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.

Eclipse TD510 Floor Speakers

The TD510 speakers sail right under my radar, alas Gadgetoid’s review coverage of Hi-Fi products hasn’t quite yet reached this premium level. Still, if you’re interested in truly astonishing and woofer-free sound for £1700 then you might be interested in this somewhat lengthy video featuring the TD510s.

The peculiar egg-shaped TD510 speakers are made that way for a reason, the cabinet itself adds absolutely nothing to the sound and the single driver design eliminates time and phase distortion whilst still delivering a broad frequency response of 45Hz to 20 kHz (-10dB).

This, incidentally, makes the TD510 exceptionally compact and stunningly beautiful, although they don’t make quite the statement to non-audiophiles that a pair of stonking great wooden cabinets do.

Friday, January 9th, 2009, News.