|Break in time:||60 - 80 hours|
|Placement from rear wall:||1' - 4' / 304 - 1,219 mm|
|Placement distance apart:||4' - 10' / 1 219 - 3,048 mm|
|Mass Loading:||2,3 - 4,5 kg / 5 - 10 lb
in each cabinet
|Frequency Response:||<39 Hz - 22 kHz ± 3 dB|
|Recommended Power:||20 - 100 W|
|Crossover frequency:||2.5 kHz, 2nd order|
|Woofer:||5.5" / 140 mm long throw|
|Tweeter:||1" / 25 mm textile dome|
|Max SPL's:||In average size listening room
(12' x 20' / 4 m x 6 m)
103 dB peak
(12' x 15' / 3,658 x 4,572 mm)
from pair at 7' / 2 m
|Dimensions (w x h x d):||6.3 x 33.5 x 9.5"
160 x 850 x 242 mm
The speakers require several hours of actual music playing time as a minimal break-in period. During this time, refrain from playing them at very loud levels. You will notice a definite gradual improvement in the cohesiveness of the music reproduction as this occurs.
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Mass Loading: All Totem columns work very well without any type of mass loading. However if stability is an issue or if there is a particular over emphasis in the bass in the room they are used in, then mass loading can be experimented with. Variables such as electronics, wiring and room dynamics play a definite role and therefore the option is there for your experimentation. One may use: clean dry sand,silica sand, dry particulate matter or non-odor kitty litter.
Toe-in: Due to the fact that all Totem speakers have great off-axis dispersion, toe-in is generally not needed. Imaging will therefore be more stable from any point in the room. If the speakers are placed very far apart (over 7 feet) then a slight toe-in may be experimented with. However if room geometry does not permit a straight-ahead aspect they will also perform very well with a slight toe-in.