Halcro Eclipse Power amplifiers

Elliot G.

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I am happy to announce that the Halcro Eclipse Power amplifiers, both the Stereo and Mono Blocks will get a US premier at the Pacific Audio Fest this coming July. It has been a trying period with the Covid Pandemic and as many of you are aware Australia was locked down tight. I spoke with the company yesterday and production is underway and we will be able to supply orders in June and thereafter. Bending Wave USA is the distributor for the USA and will be looking for a few good dealers to represent the products as the production allows for this year. Please contact me if you have any questions.
 

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  • Weight, 135 lb or 62 kg
  • Height, 31 in or 79 cm
  • Width, 16 in or 40 cm
  • Depth, 16 in or 40 cm
  • Shipping weight, (one pair including pallet)
  • 400 lb or 180 kg
 

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Out of curiosity. Did Halcro get back in business, or have they been in business this whole time? I had assumed they had gone out of business, because I have not heard anything about them in some time. Also are these new amps, of a new technology, or same as before?

I remember when they first came on the scene in the US, some fifteen years ago. At that time I heard a pair of the DM-58 mono's, I believe, at my local dealer. They were driving some B&W Nautilus 800, or 801 speakers. It was a very good sounding combo at the time.
 

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Out of curiosity. Did Halcro get back in business, or have they been in business this whole time? I had assumed they had gone out of business, because I have not heard anything about them in some time. Also are these new amps, of a new technology, or same as before?

I remember when they first came on the scene in the US, some fifteen years ago. At that time I heard a pair of the DM-58 mono's, I believe, at my local dealer. They were driving some B&W Nautilus 800, or 801 speakers. It was a very good sounding combo at the time.
This video will give a little information into your question. Check it out :) SoundStage Halcro Interview
 
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Elliot G.

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The story is explained on their website. www.halcro.com
Halcro was the brainchild of Bruce Candy, a renowned physicist and inventor. He invented an audio power supply and amplifier topology which all but eliminates distortion. Halcro, which had become a subsidiary of Bruce’s metal detection business, Minelab Electronics, stunned the world with their first amplifier which had distortion measured in parts per billion at full power.
In late 2002 Stereophile’s cover article was on the Halcro's dm58, boldly stating “The Best Amplifier Ever". Numerous awards and ultra-positive reviews soon followed and Halcro grew into one of the world’s most respected hifi brands. Halcro made a series of improvements to the dm58 over the years culminating in the dm88 monoblocks and the dm38 stereo amplifier.
The family was joined by the dm8 and dm10 preamplifiers as well as a foray into home theatre with the stunning MC series of multichannel power amplifiers.
In 2008 Minelab was acquired by Codan, a large military communications company, because of the synergistic fit with their mine detection capability. Codan had no interest in Halcro so the company was retained by the original shareholders and shelved. This was in part due to the fact that what Codan were really buying was Bruce Candy’s genius and Halcro was seen as a distraction for his time.
Halcro briefly licensed their products to be manufactured by Vivid Audio but unfortunately this came to an end with the onset of the Global Financial Crisis. So the Halcro assets were mothballed and left in storage.
 
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The owners of Magenta Audio, a specialist Australian hifi importer, became aware that Halcro was in-tact but lying dormant in a warehouse just on the other side of the city. Longwood Audio was founded by Magenta’s Dr Peter Foster, Mike Kirkham and Halcro’s former lead engineer Lance Hewitt and a deal negotiated to acquire all the assets of Halcro, including the brand, the considerable patent portfolio, stock and tooling.
 
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I ll be hearing the new Halcro s on the latest Vivid designs at a dealer / audio show in Holland in April if all goes well .
I ll report back



 

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I ll be hearing the new Halcro s on the latest Vivid designs at a dealer / audio show in Holland in April if all goes well .
I ll report back



How was the combination with Vivid ? ; what was your feeling about this Halcro new amp version ?
 

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Very good
A very clean dynamic sound .
Halcro s control of speakers/ woofers is excellent.
No smear no overhang , Halcro plays a large part in it

Here is more about the visit in another thread( incl a video)

 
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