I would say it depends on the amplifier you will use with them. They are both excellent.
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I've not heard the eclipse, but I have configured my entire system around VR-4 Gen III HSE's. The VR-4's continue to amaze with every upgrade. I can't see myself changing speakers anywhere in the near, or long term for that matter. I will say that, imo, they need some breathing room. Please see my system and feel free to ask questions.
My final vote went to Total Eclipse 2.
Altough I was formerly in love with VR4 Gen3, after meeting te 2 and a 3 day a/b comparison of the two speakers, for me the te 2 was the clear winner in terms of every audiophile parameter (maybe except the overall musicality criteria which is really very subjective...)
After changing at least 10 speakers in the 5000-15000 $ region (wilson , proac model, von schweikert model , zu model, sonus faber, revel, jm lab utopia etc) I believe it is one of the best all around speakers and great value.
Thanks for all the comments.
Another interesting comparison was done at a dealer with one of my friends(who is a well known piano artist and an audiophile).
We made an a/b comparison with super eclipse, vr4 sr, zu definition and wilson sophia.
The amplifiers were airtight 211, source was an accuphase.
We listened to a number of cds including my friends albums as well. He knows how they sound for sure.
The choice was clearly Coincident to our ears. Sophia was the second winner if we had to choose a second.