Totem Limited Edition One Bookshelf Speakers
- Product Name: Limited Edition One
- Manufacturer: Totem
- Review Date: January 09, 2008 04:07
- MSRP: $3595/pair
- First Impression: Mildly Interesting
Totem debuted their Limited Edition One bookshelf speaker system at their Venetian demo suite. With only 2000 units being produced and retailing for $3595/pair they are certainly targeted for the audiophile that demands an exclusive speaker system. The speakers sport a high excursion Dynaudio 5 ½” midbass driver and a 1” chambered aluminum dome tweeter from SEAS. They are rear ported and bi-ampable with moderate efficiency and 4 ohm rated. Their relatively smallish footprint (12.5” x 6.5” x 9”) and light weight (9lbs) makes them easy to place into a listening space without hindering the room décor.
Totem recommends an unusually long (150-200) hours of break in for them to achieve their best performance. Doing some math would require the average listener about 3 months based on 15 hours of listening per week to reach sonic nirvana. While I think this is a bit of a stretch I certainly found them to sound quite pleasing from a first listen at the show and I am confident they would be similarly good right out of the box. Their demo room was a bit crammed and I though the speakers were placed too closely together relative to the listening position to reach their true potential. Regardless these speakers had a very fluidic sound characteristic with detailed and airy highs while conveying the intimacy that only a top quality bookshelf speaker can deliver.
For more information visit: http://www.totemacoustics.com
Do you get the feeling these guys are just showing off for it's own sake?
Sony just released their first 11" OLED at $1800
Toshiba isn't going to release any at all based on manufacturing costs
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Samsung didn't talk price (heck, they didn't have a price tag on a single item in their booth) but many times these tech showcases are just stuff they are exploring.
So what kind of price differential are we talking about here? Did Samsung actually have an MSRP for the 31" model? If mass production were to indeed start in 2010 of mid to large sized models, what price point is Samsung shooting for and what was the maximum size they were touting?