|Break-in Time:||100 – 150 hours|
|Placement from rear wall:||1' - 6' / 30.48 - 182.88 cm|
|Placement distance apart:||4' - 12' / 121.92 - 365.76 cm|
|Mass Loading:||2 - 15 lb / 0.9 - 6.8 kg in each cabinet|
|Frequency Response:||<33 Hz - 20 kHz ± 3 dB (in room)|
|Impedance:||8 ohms (6.4 minimum)|
|Recommended Power:||50 - 200 W|
|Crossover Frequency:||2.5 kHz compensated, 2nd order|
|Woofer:||6.5" / 16.51 cm, 3" / 7.62 cm voice coil|
|Tweeter:||1" / 2.54 cm aluminum dome, chambered|
|Max SPL's:||In average size listening room (12' x 20' / 4 x 6 m)
110 dB peak from pair at 7' / 2 m
|Dimensions (w x h x d):||7.7" x 34.3" x 10.6" / 19.558 x 87.122 x 26.924 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.