|Warranty length||5 Years|
|Product Award||What HiFi Award 5 Stars|
Frequency response: 38 - 32,000Hz
Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms
Recommended amp power: 60 Watts
Sensitivity: 88 dB
Crossover Frequency: 3.2kHz
HF: 28mm neodymium magnet dome
MF/LF: 2 x 127mm paper cone
Power handling: 15 - 120W
Dimensions (WHD): 269.6 x 959 x 287mm
Weight: 12.1 Kg
Eclipse Three is a near 1 metre tall ported cabinet floorstanding speaker with over 26 litres in volume. It is equipped with the latest Eclipse 28 mm soft dome HF driver and twin 5” mid/bass drivers for truly class leading bass dynamics.
It delivers all you love and feel from music in Tannoy’s most affordable high fidelity loudspeaker series to date. By distilling technologies and expertise, refining engineering and manufacturing processes and offering a stylish, black oak finish, Eclipse redefines performance for budget loudspeakers.
Starting with Tannoy’s proven heavyweight fibreboard cabinet design, the Eclipse series is internally braced to minimise cabinet colouration and deliver tighter, more tuneful bass. The cabinets are rear ported to assist deep bass reproduction and keep the front baffle’s clean lines.
A dedicated plinth is provided on both floorstanding models providing stability and ensuring fast and taut low frequency performance. This is further enhanced with adjustable floor spikes for precise levelling of the speaker cabinet without damage to carpets.
Eclipse drivers are a whole new design from Tannoy. The range mates a 28 mm (1.10”) coated silk dome tweeter with new high efficiency Eclipse mid/bass drivers for seamless integration and an incredibly dynamic sound throughout the audio band.
The LF drivers have been developed with a light, stiff multi-fibre cone with nitrile rubber surround for superb transient attack and bass punch. High efficiency neodymium magnets on the HF drivers extend frequency response to 32 kHz, for smooth and detailed treble.
Eclipse crossovers draw on the design and component choices of Tannoy’s more affluent models, including the use of low loss laminated core inductors for exceptional musical detailing. Tannoy’s unique DMT (Differential Materials Technology) compound is used to damp micro vibrations on the polypropylene capacitors, further enhancing Eclipse’s musicality and communication.
The floorstanding Eclipse Three benefits from a D’Appolito driver configuration. Placing the tweeter centrally between the two bass/mid drivers smooths dispersion through the crossover region, delivering a highly articulate performance on or off axis. Again drawing on Tannoy’s high end loudspeaker designs, Eclipse drivers are mounted using Tannoy’s DMT and use eight bolts on the mid/bass drivers to ensure optimal cabinet to driver integration.
Backing up the class-leading sound-staging with real world dynamic scale, the Eclipse Three is tremendously efficient at 90dB/Watt and boasts 240 Watt peak power handling. The larger cabinet and twin mid/bass driver configuration deliver outstanding low frequency response, with bass reproduction down to an earth-shaking 38 Hz lower than many manufacturers’ budget subwoofers!
There are five models in the Eclipse range. Eclipse One is an ideal bookshelf size loudspeaker and can be stand mounted for peak performance. For use either as an ultra-compact stereo bookshelf speaker or for rear effects in a home theatre set up, there’s the very cute but surprisingly powerful Eclipse Mini. The Eclipse Two is a smaller floorstanding model using the same driver array as the Eclipse One, adding deeper bass extension and improved power handling.
Using a twin bass driver array in a larger cabinet, the mighty Eclipse Three is the flagship floorstanding model and combines exceptional music imaging with deep and tuneful bass. Acoustically matched to the rest of the range, the Eclipse Centre completes the line-up for a home cinema system.
Finished in dark yet cool satin black oak and equipped with robust gold-plated speaker terminals, Eclipse leaves other budget loudspeakers in the shade.
'Great budget floorstanders have been a rarity of late. These Tannoys are the most talented we’ve heard in years. For: Agile and articulate presentation, Expressive midrange, Good detail and dynamics, Good build and finish. Against: Need a bit of space to breathe.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine April 2016)
'Once properly run-in – we leave them running over a weekend – these speakers turn in a fine performance. They’re agile, articulate and well... just fun. Listen to Prince’s 1999 and it’s obvious that the Eclipses have no problem when it comes to having a good time. There’s plenty of snap to the rhythm track, a good dose of attack and enough refinement at the top-end to prevent things turning overly harsh.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine April 2016)
'We’re pleased by the Tannoy’s ability to organise detail too, and their refusal to get messy when things take a turn for the complex. They hold onto instrumental strands firmly and keep things composed even as volume levels rise.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine April 2016)
'...they’re enjoyable and informative while being easy to set-up and partner. These things count for a lot at these price levels. As far as budget floorstanders go these are the best we’ve heard in recent years. Well done Tannoy.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine April 2016)
'Best floorstander under £500.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine 2016)