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Fujitsu Eclipse TD307PAII Speakers and Amplifier

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In stark contrast, you have the baby butt smooth, hefty ellipsoid enclosure of the TD307PAII. By doing away with all sharp elbows and knees enclosures, as well as with kludged crossovers, Fujitsu says it achieves “Authentic Waveform Reproduction.”

No drivers madly vibrating about, no reflected sound psychotically bouncing off enclosure walls, no crazy crossover cops trying to direct insane amounts of musical traffic, just pure, sweet, lucid music. Fujitsu calls its holistic speaker design theory “Impulse response”.  Creationists, this theory is an audible fact.

The Fujitsu Eclipse series speakers all utilize the same distinctive egg-shaped design and single driver configuration. The Eclipse speaker lineup includes, in descending price order, the TD712z, TD510, TD508 II, and TD307 II, with the TD307PAII firmly anchoring the product foundation.

The $850 Eclipse TD307PAII speakers, which come in high gloss silver, black, or white finishes, have industrial strength speaker wire connections on their shiny bottoms.  The relatively small speakers are terrifically versatile.  In addition to glamming up your desk, they can also be fashionably mounted on the wall or ceiling. 

Each 3.5 Lb. speaker offers a wide range of adjustment angles; along with 360-degree rotation so no matter how you mount it you can always achieve an optimal listening position.

The Fujitsu 12-watt/channel amplifier that drives the TD307PAII speakers is very slick, visually and functionally. The glossy pyramid amp features two RCA line input terminals, as well as a minijack line input. 

A small selector switch lets you change inputs so you can have two source components, say your computer and an iPod dock feeding the system. There is also a stereo minijack for connecting the amplifier to a subwoofer.

I initially connected the small Fuji amp to the RCA line outputs of an Oppo 981HD universal DVD player, which can be had on-line for about $230 or so.  The Oppo unit is stupid good for the money, both in its stellar video and audio performance. (http://www.oppodigital.com)

I first listened to some great live recorded jazz, the superbly mastered “Jazz at the Pawnshop” CD. This performance was originally recorded in 1976 at Stampen, Stockholm.  Arne Domnerus, whether he was playing his alto sax or clarinet was, oh, so lyrically sweet. The top end of the Eclipse was accurate, transparent, and truthful. 

Lars Ersand and his vibraphone were also given the full-frontal scrub down. The shiny, delicate power of his Viking vibes came glistening through. Nothing smudged and muddled, as can happen with lesser speakers. There was something to this Impulse stuff after all.

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