While most loudspeakers opt for multiple drivers that do different things—tweeters, midrange drivers, and woofers—Fujitsu Ten’s unique-looking Eclipse TD712zMK2 speaker has only one. The goal of this loudspeaker, which retails for $10,600 per pair, is to reproduce soundwaves as accurately as possible. To do this, the TD712zMK2 has only one 12-centimeter full-range driver, which covers the entire audio spectrum (35Hz to 26kHz), thus completely eliminating crossover. No crossover means more accuracy because the audio isn’t being split into separate frequency bands and then remixed, the way it is in multiple-driver loudspeakers.
The TD712zMK2’s unique look and construction also contributes to its clear, transparent sound. The speaker’s single driver is not screwed into the baffle, but is instead mounted on a five-arm “diffusion stay,” which is attached to the pillar the speaker stands on. This design means that the driver is essentially floating inside the chassis, which helps minimize mechanical resonance. The chassis’s shape also ensures that any resonance that does occur is directed down the slope of the egg and away from the listener.