Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Edifier e25 Luna Eclipse Awarded iF Design Award 2014







For Immediate Release:

EDIFIER’S e25 LUNA ECLIPSE™ IS THE PROUD RECIPIENT OF THE
2014 iF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD

January 31, 2014 - Vancouver, B.C.

Offering the best in design and audio, Edifier® is proud to announce that it has been awarded with the 2014  iF Design Award for the e25 Luna Eclipse 2.0 Bluetooth speaker system. For over six decades, the iF Design awards have recognized outstanding achievements in design and engineering. The highly acclaimed international reputation of the iF Design awards is, not least, due to the top-class level of the entries. Contestants for this award have been judged by a preeminent panel of 49 experts and renowned designers from all over the world to honor outstanding design and engineering. 

Edifier®, a global designer and manufacturer of award-winning audio systems, introduced its newest 2.0 Bluetooth speaker system – the Luna Eclipse in late 2013.  Boasting 74 watts of power, the Luna Eclipse is a must have for audio enthusiasts seeking exceptional audio quality in a visually striking package. 

Ideal for desktops and various home environments, the Luna Eclipse connects to any
Bluetooth® enabled device including smartphones, tablets and computers for wireless audio playback.  The Luna Eclipse can also connect to devices such as televisions, etc., using the 3.5mm auxiliary cable provided.  

A touch sensitive panel that controls volume, power and track changes is located on the side of Luna Eclipse’s active speaker.  When in Bluetooth mode, the user can use a swiping motion to change tracks or volume.  In addition, an included wireless remote controls volume and power.

To uphold Edifier’s focus on
audio clarity, the Luna Eclipse features the incorporation of Digital Sound Processing (DSP) and Dynamic Range Control (DRC) minimizing the distortion levels even at the highest volumes, producing clear, clean audio output.  Available in Black; Red or White.

Design that takes a stand – the iF design awards 2014 reward the daring

4.615 entries vied for the coveted iF design awards, which were awarded for the 61st time this year. The successful internationalization continued to gain ground in 2014: the jury of 49 experts evaluated designs from 55 countries in total, once again a considerable increase over the previous year. The iF design awards 2014 were awarded in the three competitions iF product design award 2014, iF communication design award 2014 and iF packaging design award 2014. 75 entries stood above the strong international competition and received an iF gold award for their extraordinary design achievement. The award ceremony will take place at the BMW Welt in Munich on 28 February 2014. 

Prof. Fritz Frenkler, jury chairman, was impressed by the consistent high quality of the entries, the passion for innovation and the courage of some manufacturers to pursue their own design approaches: “With products from categories that focused on computers, consumer electronics and mobile phones, the overall tendency goes toward simplifying and slimming down, which unfortunately also leads to uniformity. In doing so, it becomes more difficult to recognize differences in design. Whoever has the courage to step outside of the box gains advantages and is rewarded with visibility.” 

 

Edifier’s e25 Luna Eclipse Bluetooth is currently available for $199.99 USD at www.edifier.us.com/SHOPEDIFIER.

SEE THE VIDEO:  http://youtu.be/WLFhn6tY9XQ

For images or additional information, please contact Edifier Director of Marketing, Kathleen Monahan at
Kathleen@Edifier.us.com  or 206-780-9623, or visit www.Edifier.US.com / www.Edifier.ca.



Edifier has transformed from a small company, formed in 1996 and focused on the domestic Chinese market, into a major international brand with operations expanding across five continents.

Today, Edifier operates a state of the art manufacturing facility in Dongguan, Shenzhen, China’s high tech corridor, creating over 8 million audio units distributed around the world every year. The in-house manufacturing at Edifier includes an expansive list of production including everything from product design to final assembly including R&D, tooling and injection molding, printed circuit board production (PCB), design and assembly, wood cabinet assembly, silkscreen printing, and speaker design and assembly.

Edifier uses environmentally sound practices. While consistently expanding their operations and presence, Edifier makes a conscious effort to keep a small environmental footprint. Prioritizing recycling and utilizing Earth friendly options for water and electricity in the manufacturing plant, Edifier also denies suppliers that lack environmentally friendly production.

Specializing in the design and manufacturing of the electronic industry’s premiere audio speakers, Edifier truly has a “Passion for Sound”.  Edifier supplies an impressive range of speaker models spanning from PC audio, to multimedia and in-home sound systems to personal portable use with superior acoustic technology.

 For more information, visit www.edifier.us.com.

Edifier e25 Luna Eclipse Review from iLounge.com




February 3, 2014

Edifier Luna Eclipse

If Edifier is known for one thing, it’s the unique shapes it comes up with for speakers. Not content with dull boxes, the company has explored all sorts of different designs. Its Mac-friendly Luna Eclipse ($200) is no exception. This handsome set of desktop speakers is unlike anything we’ve seen from other companies in the past, a design that uses its curves to create what’s almost a floating effect. Updated February 3, 2014 with hands-on details.

Inside each of the two speakers, there’s a 19mm tweeter, a 3” full-range driver, and two 3” passive bass radiators. You can connect them to your computer using an aux cable or Bluetooth, but the included power cord is needed either way. In addition to touch-sensitive controls, a remote controls the volume. Very nice looking black, red, and white versions of the speaker are available.

We were generally but not entirely pleased with the results of our hands-on testing of Luna Eclipse. On a positive note, the speakers are Edifier’s nicest-looking designs yet, with distinctive shapes that aren’t quite as alien as some of its earlier designs—the red versions we received could as easily go on the desktop of a Ferrari designer as in a home office. We also liked how seamlessly the Bluetooth wireless streaming feature worked: after pairing, it was extremely easy to toggle between wireless and wired modes using a connected MacBook Pro, and the capacitive controls on the right speaker’s side worked well to control power and volume. Edifier’s remote control also works properly. Sonically, the system’s drivers are highly competitive and arguably outstanding for the price point, capable of producing a nice range of highs, mids, and lows, as well as operating at small room-filling volumes. Although it’s substantially made from plastic, Luna Eclipse compares sonically with desktop speakers such as Bowers & Wilkins’ MM-1 that sell for more than twice the price, in large part because the passive bass radiators provide additional, subwoofer-like low end.

The only small hitch is that the Bluetooth wireless mode doesn’t sound identical to the wired 3.5mm cabled mode. Luna Eclipse sounds best when it’s connected with a wire, losing a bit of treble sharpness, midrange clarity, and bass depth over Bluetooth. It’s not a profound difference, nor is it a huge surprise given the limitations of Bluetooth streaming, but we noticed it—particularly in the highs—immediately after switching from wired to Bluetooth mode. Thankfully, Edifier has kept streaming-related amplifier static levels down and pairing relatively quick, so if you don’t care about pristine audio fidelity, using Luna Eclipse in fully wireless mode is pretty painless. - Jeremy Horwitz

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