“Eclipse TD speakers are very accurate in getting close to the real sound image and the actual positioning of each instrument.
“I first heard these speakers in Mostar, (Bosnia) playing a record that I helped to produce, so I was quite familiar with the music on the record.
“What impressed me more than anything else was how tight the bass was and how absolutely accurate it seemed. There was no hang over of the bass. It seemed very sharp, very short. The bass drum sounded fantastic. In fact I pulled the drummer of the band, who had played in the record I produced, in to listen. He said, ‘I’ve never heard a bass drum sound like that on a recording.
“There is something about the very high speed [response to sound reinforcement] of those speakers. I guess, because they’re small speakers; they move very fast and they damp [finish moving] very quickly as well. That seems to be an important part of the sound.
“The operating principle seems to me to be excellent. It’s a completely new idea as far as I can tell in speaker technology and, having listened to them for a little while, I am extremely impressed by their potential. They are also very accurate in getting close to the real sound image and the actual positioning of each instrument. It is a new principle; a different kind of idea from other speakers and, I suppose, it’s the beginning of a new road towards a new way of listening to sound.
“One thing I like is that they are not in speaker boxes. I am sick of boxes. I also like the fact that this is a beautiful shape and it looks like something from this century, the 21st century, not from the last century and it sounds like something from this century as well.”