The sub to Eclipse all others

Eclipse has finally got round to making a ridiculously big woofing partner for its Brian Eno-backed Time Domain speakers.We can’t hide our disappointm

Eclipse has finally got round to making a ridiculously big woofing partner for its Brian Eno-backed Time Domain speakers.

We can’t hide our disappointment that the 725sw isn’t shaped like a giant dinosaur egg in the spirit of the series, but it would apparently need to be three times as big to achieve that shape. That would, frankly, make it the best sub in the world, but nevermind.  

Design aside, we’re unlikely to be disappointed with the rest of its performance. It has a booming 500W output – that’s all bass, remember – and apparently has all the low frequency reproduction that can pick up on the tiniest audio nuances.

Most importantly, this means that it’s the first sub to claim it can accurately reproduce the thundering sounds of timpani and contrabass, which are the predominant instruments in our musical playlists.

The 725sw will cost a not-as-bad-as-we-feared £2500, although if you do make a 7.1 system with some Eclipse TD510s the whole set-up will cost in the region of £10,000. Ah well, we’re just going to buy one on its own and listen to a timpani orchestra.

It’ll be out later this month – check out Eclipse’s site for more specs and some nicely shot photos.