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ECLIPSE home audio speakers
"TD510MK2" and "TD508MK3" won Good Design Award 2012

October. 1, 2012

TD508MK3 (left), TD510MK2 (right)

"TD508MK3" (left), "TD510MK2" (right)

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED (Head office: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, President & Representative Director: Takashi Shigematsu, Capital: \5.3 billion) announces that "TD510MK2" and "TD508MK3", our core models of home audio speaker "ECLIPSE TD series" remodeled this year, have won the Good Design Award 2012 from Japan Institute of Design Promotion.
In the past, previous models "TD510", "TD508II" and other flagship/compact models of "ECLIPSE TD series" have also received the Good Design Award. Throughout the series, the balance of acoustic technology and modeling has been evaluated continually.
On October 19 to 21, 2012, these awarded two models will be exhibited at "Audio・Home Theater Exhibition 2012" to be held in Akihabara.

The "ECLIPSE TD series" consists of home audio speakers based on "time domain theory(*1)" aiming to accurately reproduce the air movement when the sound is transmitted.
The accumulated acoustic technology is utilized for developing in-vehicle sound system.
Audio enthusiasts, international top artists and recording engineers have highly praised the accurate and natural sound without listener fatigue. The speakers have earned numerous awards in evaluations by audio magazines. Further, our commitment to the manufacturing pursuing the quality such as sound quality and design is accepted by conventional Hi-Fi audio users. Restaurants proposing the space for filling the senses including hearing as well as sight also adopt the speakers for BGM.

Outline of awarded products

Product name ECLIPSE home audio speakers "TD510MK2", "TD508MK3"
Product outline/features Home audio speakers, which have continued to pursue the accurate sound reproduction based on "time domain theory" for the past ten years, have earned numerous awards in UK, France and Japan. Many worldwide audio engineers and musicians use them regularly.
1. "Clarity" that reproduces even subtle sounds recorded in the original audio source such as a vocalist’s breathing
2. "Space Reproduction" with which reproduces the sound field as it is recoded, as if sound seems to be emitted from the spatial environment
3. "Speed" that accurately reproduces "the rise and fall of sound", one of the most important aspects for artists

[Suggested retail price (incl. tax)]
"TD510MK2" : \99,750 (single speaker),
"TD508MK3" : \49,350 (single speaker)
They went on sale in February 2012.
Evaluation comment by judges Thoroughgoing design improvement suitable for modern sound environment while taking over the design philosophy of egg-shaped speaker enclosure, which the company has been owned since 2001, deserves praise.
The characteristic shape already recognized as brand identity is utilized by engineers and musicians around the world, and it is becoming essential for sound creation, which leads to reliability. In addition, we hope Fujitsu Ten will continue to esteem the fact that the product is based on the contribution of its design.

Reference URL on the Good Design Award Web site: http://www.g-mark.org/award/describe/38683

*1  Audio theory proposed by Hiroyuki Yoshii, President of TIMEDOMAIN Corporation.


FUJITSU TEN LIMITED(Headquarters/Kobe, Hyogo prefecture, Japan; Capital/5.3 billion yen), established in 1972 with investment from FUJITSU LIMITED, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, and DENSO CORPORATION, is a leading manufacturer of automotive electronic equipment. It is a globally-recognized manufacturer of car navigation and audio systems, ECU for engine and airbag control, and mobile communication equipment. Consolidated sales totaled 249 billion yen(US$3.11 billion) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012.
FUJITSU TEN is involved in the development of systems that use sensor technologies such as cameras and millimeter wave radar to detect obstacles near automobiles. It is expanding its business globally by fulfilling orders for genuine products for Toyota and other automobile manufactures both domestically and overseas.
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