Multimedia Speaker System
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Consisting of a passive and active speaker combination with a remote control unit, the Edifier Luna Eclipse comes with a small multi-language booklet that acts as a User Manual, and various leads. In the case of my review sample, the collection of leads was made up of a two-piece mains power lead with linking switching adapter, a lead with proprietary six-pin connections for joining the two speaker units and an audio lead with 3.5mm jack plugs at each end. The leads (350cm, 300cm and 165cm respectively) are lengthy enough to ensure the positioned of the speakers should not be a problem, I did feel that fitting the six-pin connecting lead was a little fiddly but as you should only need to do it once, it is not really a handicap.
Decked out in a rather bright, eye-catching orange hue, the two speakers are classic examples of Edifier’s desire to opt for unusual shapes. Resembling squashed motorbike helmets, when worn back-to-front (the eye slit is at the rear) have dimensions of 122 x 212 x 222mm (W x H x D). With front mounted finger-carrying hooks for easy repositioning, the speakers, each unit has a solid appearance to match their combined weight of 3.6Kg. I certainly would not want even a single speaker to drop on my foot due to the damage it might cause.
Easily identified by the “L” and “R” markers on the rear of the units, the right speaker is the active member of this system. Located on the rear of this unit are connection sockets for power, AUX input and a link to the passive unit which just has a socket for the connection lead. The active speaker also has touch sensitive controls for power on/off and volume adjustment located on the left side of the speaker. A small light on the front of the active speaker will glow red or blue to indicate whether the current input is via AUX or Bluetooth.
The speaker units have been designed to sit in an upright position. In order to achieve this upright stance, each speaker features a rubber footprint on its base. Providing a steady platform on various surfaces, you can stand each speaker with the open speaker outlet visible at the front of the unit along with the finger hook mentioned earlier.
While you have access to the controls on the active speaker, I found it more convenient (apart from a couple of occasions when I misplaced it) to use the supplied finger shaped battery powered remote control device. A battery is supplied with this device which does duplicates the features found on the active speaker. The remote control did require direct line of sight to be effective in communicating with the active speaker.
When connecting audio sources to the Luna Eclipse speakers you have a choice of methods. You can either use a Bluetooth connection, which was quick and straightforward to set up using various Android devices, or the audio lead using the AUX connection. It was noticeable that the Luna Eclipse system automatically switched to AUX mode if a Bluetooth connection was discontinued. The AUX facility would remain in charge until the appropriate lead was removed and Bluetooth could then re-establish a connection with an audio stream.
The Luna Eclipse speakers come equipped with a ¾ inch silk-domed tweeter and a 3 inch full-range bass driver plus two 3 inch passive base radiators which combine to produce 74 watts RMS. I know I had to quickly adjust the volume level downwards when I first powered up the product due to the audio volume level.
Overall I was happier with the audio output than the appearance of the Luna Eclipse which did not really fit in with my décor. You should be able to pick up this multimedia speaker system for £147.
|Total Power output||15W x 2 + 22W x 2|
|Input sensitivity||600mV ± 50mV|
|Frequency response||50Hz ~ 20 kHz (± 6dB)|
|Tweeter unit||Φ19mm silk dome magnetically shielded, 6Ω|
|Speaker unit||Tweeter/Mid-range: 19mm, 4Ω / 3 inch (82mm) 6Ω|
|Passive driver||3 inch|
|Dimension||122 x 212 x 222mm (W x H x D)|
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