ECLIPSE, a trailblazer in a new era of speakers
There has been a common statement “A speakers’ sound cannot be evaluated by using just data. As important is how it sounds.” However, most music is recorded as digital data. Isn´t it true that such digital data can be evaluated? We believe that an ideal speaker should reproduce recorded sound in an ‘accurate’ way, and have thoroughly studied what makes it ‘accurate.’
Our goal was ‘Accurate reproduction of waveforms’
Comparing an audio device to a camera lens, the ideal one is transparent, to accurately reproduce the original colours (sound). This ‘transparent lens’ may be translated into ‘impulse response is close to impulse’ as explained in acoustic engineering theory.
Sound waveform = Integration of impulses
An impulse is a minimum unit of sound. Frequency response, which is the conventional measurement in audio, is just a single piece of acoustic information. The impulse response, however, contains almost all information such as phase characteristics and time information as well as frequency response.
Accurate impulse reproduction = Accurate music playback
ECLIPSE barely has such a delay, enabling reproduction of sound that is close to the source. This waveform represents movement of air as well as that of the eardrum. The discussion here helps you to understand how essential the accurate reproduction of waveforms is.