Element Metal V2

Continuous Evolution in Sound Design

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It’s nearly impossible to improve upon revolutionary technology like Torrent or the overall immaculate design of the Metal. Nearly.  But after nearly 10 years of research and development, Totem accomplished the impossible with the Element Metal V2.

Stealth black finish on the aluminum framework of our proprietary Torrent woofers and acoustic isolation are the visible changes. The acoustic improvements are even more dramatic.

The Metal V2 is equipped with the second generation of 7” Torrent woofers, precision-machined  in-house with the exactness of a luxury watch and fine-tuned like a performance engine. Individual magnets positioned cylindrically around the motor structure keep the voice coil continuously immersed within the magnetic field for absolute and instant control of its every reaction.  The design is a controlled ferocity that amazingly requires no crossover, channeling vast dynamic potential into the purest musical experience.

The remarkable tweeter is the equal counterpoint to the powerhouse Torrent. The thick aluminum faceplate and finned aluminum body allows it to stay cool as it matches the torrid pace of the Torrent with clarity and openness at any volume setting.

All this technology is housed in a spectacular cabinet with no parallel surfaces that eradicates distortion-causing interior standing waves.  It is the acoustic and artistic standard to which all others will be measured.  They will all be found wanting, for there is simply nothing like the Element Metal V2.

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Design Highlights

  • Stunning geometric design with no parallel surfaces
  • Available in gleaming, luxurious, multi-coat polyester finishes
  • Variably adjustable front claw and skid plate isolation
  • Matching magnetic grilles
  • Custom designed & machined aluminum terminal back plates

Technical Features

  • 7-inch proprietary Torrent hand assembled drivers with revolutionary magnetic field technology
  • No active or passive crossover in the low frequency path
  • 1” aluminum dome tweeter with 3/8’’ inch thick aluminum faceplate and finned aluminum alloy chamber
  • Annealed Aluminum rear terminal plates and Bi-Wireable Platinum WBT 4 way connectors
  • Industry unique Borosilicate dampening

Specifications

Frequency Response: 26 Hz – 22 kHz
Recommended Power: 50 W – 300 W
Woofer: 2 x 7″ Torrent drivers
Tweeter: 1″ Titanium dome with 3/8″ aluminum faceplate
Impedance: 4 ohms
Sensitivity: 91 dB
Dimensions (w x h x d): 11.7″ x 43.5 x 14.9 / 29.8 x 110.49 x 37.846
Placement from rear wall: As little as 6″, but varies based on electronics and room acoustics
Placement distance apart: As little as 2′, but varies based on electronics and room acoustics
Break-in Time: 200-300 hours
Crossover Frequency: First order crossover on tweeter only
Speaker Terminals: Bi-wireable, Platinum WBT connectors with Annealed aluminum plate
Weight 73.34lb / 33.34kg

Torrent Drivers

Totem’s Exclusive Design

Torrent hand-assembled drivers feature machined precision craftsmanship and revolutionary magnetic technology.  The proprietary magnetic design keeps the voice coil continuously immersed within the magnetic field for absolute and instant control of its every reaction.  These woofers possess such wide and flat response that they remarkably require absolutely no active or passive crossover components.  This radical technology offers an unadulterated flow of information and energy for substantial advantages in clarity, phase correctness, and striking accuracy both on and off axis.

Artisanal Cabinet Construction

Geometric Cabinet Design

Element enclosures are not built with the mass production method of the competition but with the artisanal attention of a master furniture craftsman.  They taper towards the top and to the back, leaving no two sides parallel, thereby avoiding standing waves, minimizing cabinet resonances, and enrich clarity in the vital midrange band.

Connectors

Platinum WBT Bi-Wire / Bi-Amp Connectors and Annealed Aluminum Plate

The ultimate WBT connectors with the highest conductivity are fitted onto an annealed aluminum plate that eliminates any potential resonance.  These are the absolute best connectors which will prevent any signal loss and help get the most out of the entire system.

Sound Isolation

Articulated Claw and Skid Plate

The ultimate in decoupling and honing Totem speakers.  This unique claw can be adjusted to modify the angle of the cabinet for optimal bass loading, phase/space articulation, and fine tuning the relationship between the speaker and environment.  An aluminum plate including two formed feet at the base of the speaker eliminates resonances between the floor and speaker enclosure, perfecting bass response and soundstage dimensions.