Wes Marshall had a curious idea to try Eclipse’s TD508Mk3 single-driver speakers as desktop speakers. What resulted is an intelligent read of a “what it is” and “what it isn’t” discussion, dispelling myths of single-driver loudspeakers and astutely pointing out who amongst audiophiles and music lovers these special speakers are best suited for:
- If you want an immense and deep soundstage
- If you want to only hear the music and all the nuances of beloved old tracks while having your loudspeakers “disappear”
- If you deploy these speakers in a nearfield environment, e.g. where you are in front of a computer
- If you are one of those bass hounds, Wes recommended a subwoofer to handle “those pesky bass notes” to get around the “inevitable law of physics”.