The TORRENT driver is designed to offer a panoramic non-directional distribution of sound with optimal coherence and phase accuracy in all frequencies. It allows perfect off-axis expression with a very smooth high-frequency roll off, allowing it to integrate smoothly and seamlessly with the tweeter.

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At TOTEM, each speaker unit is assembled with great precision, using meticulously selected components. Every speaker model features its own distinct internal wiring, scientifically selected and tested. Music is emotionally rendered with a focus that is at once powerful, moving and delicate.

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Real-time expression.

With out-of-the-box thinking, we’ve managed to engineer with precision a unique driver that is exceptionally quick in absolute terms while always perfectly in-phase, on- and off-axis. From electrical impulse to the actual sound, TORRENT drivers are the smoothest and most edifying transducers created since our world was carried on the back of a turtle. Revolutionary in concept and evolutionary in application, the TORRENT is THE SOUND OF A NEW ERA.

Torrent Technologie

The TORRENT passive driver benefits from acute attention to details. Meticulously machined, it is built with extreme precision to assist bass output while constantly regulating the energy flow and sound resolution. From its thick front outer frame to its hollowed out alloy center cap, it fuses function, form and purpose.

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The TORRENT’s main innovation framework allows the inner voice coil to oscillate perfectly in a positive/negative frictionless environment while interacting as part of the magnetic structure. The result is an extended voice coil throw immersed in a powerful controlled magnetic field that generates pure musical linearity.

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The TORRENT woofer structure is not stamped, molded or cast in any conventional manner, but micro-machined and hand-assembled for structural integrity and precision beyond any known alternative means. From its thick alloy faceplate to its radical magnetic assembly, superior venting and thermal dissipation.

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Exceeding existing limits.

By no means can the TORRENT be considered a standard driver. It is mechanically and electrically engineered to avoid the use of a crossover and yet perform beyond any preset levels. Its chassis and parts are machined with watchmaker’s precision from selected hi-tech alloys. Basically, the chassis provides a totally controlled receptacle as well as a quiet foundation and base for the ancillary advanced parts to achieve their desired cumulative effect. The TORRENT sets the stage for amazing musical performance.

The TORRENT voice coil has multiple layers of square copper wire, eliminating the undesirable air-gap. This tightly integrated copper assembly maximizes magnetic strength and minimizes unwanted micro-vibrations. The TORRENT voice coils are all copper-clad for added stop and go magnetic ability.

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When technology serves music.

The genesis for the TORRENT’s revolutionary magnetic application was our conviction that a driver could be made without using any active or passive crossover parts in the signal path of the woofer section. The TORRENT offers remarkable control and striking accuracy both on- and off-axis while projecting unsurpassed clarity and phase correctness, resulting in a more genuine musical experience.

Most speakers present certain intrinsic limitations, and if matched with the wrong amplifier, can lose speed and phase coherence, resulting in poor musical rendition. TOTEM TORRENT drivers are designed and engineered to avoid such limitations and perform optimally with any good quality amplification system.

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Unwilling to compromise the sleekness and compact size of TOTEM speakers, our objective with the TORRENT driver was to scientifically craft an extreme performance transducer that would deliver articulate and exceptional sound with few if any limitations.

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Sound devotion.

TORRENT technology delivers fantastic speed and surprising bass volume from reduced size drivers. The TOTEM TRIBE III and TRIBE V are powerfully musical. These masterfully designed drivers offer superior clarity, speed and coherence without relying upon any crossover parts, thus avoiding and, in our opinion, eliminating incorrect phase interaction from any listening position.

The 7 inch (178 mm) cone’s operating range is the most extreme and it is therefore reinforced with 3 TORRENT compounds, including borosilicate dampening. Moreover, it features a complete O-ring rear reinforcement for added linearity and edge diffraction attenuation.

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For the TORRENT driver, a lower cradle was machined and fabricated from 3 specific alloys to hold the symmetrically arranged Neodymium magnets. These magnets were given a unique geometrical claw shape to further optimize magnetic efficiency and directionality. This allows the coil and attached woofer cone to transmit and react incredibly fast.

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Built to stand the test of time.

At TOTEM, we wanted to go beyond these established limited notions. The TORRENT’s main innovation framework allowed the inner voice coil to “perfectly” oscillate vertically in a positive versus negative environment while interacting as part of the magnetic structure. The result was an extended voice coil throw immersed in a powerful controlled magnetic field that generates pure linearity.

Custom-coated, machined and designed aluminum terminal plates, precision-machined and polished reflex ports and the fabulous bi-wireable Platinum Signature WBT connectors complement the Element Series to perfection.

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The woofers are made of natural rubber and processed to the thinnest scientifically advanced formulation, allowing TORRENT’s magnets to perform the yeoman’s task of exerting control with minimum interference and resistance. At the assembly line, all these essential parts are fitted with outmost care, using the most advanced adhesives available.

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With an adjustable front-center claw support, branded via the Ebony dust-filled TOTEM logo, the rake of the speaker can be ingeniously adjusted for various electronics and acoustical environments.

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Music like never before.

Most speakers present certain intrinsic limitations, and if matched with the wrong amplifier, can lose speed and phase coherence, resulting in poor musical rendition. TOTEM TORRENT drivers are designed and engineered to avoid such limitations and perform optimally with any good quality amplification system.

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The sound of a New Era