|Break-in Time:||100 - 150 hours|
|Placement from rear wall:||6" - 3' / 15.24 - 91.4 cm|
|Placement distance apart:||2' - 12' / 60.96 - 365.76 cm|
|Mass Loading:||10 - 20 lb / 4.5 - 9 kg in each cabinet|
|Frequency Response:||40 Hz - 20 kHz ± 3 dB (with proper room positioning)|
|Recommended Power:||20 - 80 W|
|Crossover frequency:||2.4 kHz, 2nd order, Linkwitz-Riley (optimized)|
|Woofer:||4.5" / 11.43 cm sandwich cone double magnet|
|Tweeter:||1 impregnated textile dome
0.75" / 1.9 cm (low resonance freq.)
|Max SPL's:||In average size listening room (12' x 20' / 4 x 6 m)
103 dB peak (12' x 15' / 365.76 x 457.2 cm) from pair at 7' / 2 m
|Dimensions (w x h x d):||5.1" x 33.5" x 7.1" / 13 x 85 x 18 cm|
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.