Model-1 Signature Center

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The Totem Model-1 Signature Center channel is our top echelon center speaker. The Model-1 Signature Center presents great off-axis dispersion, tremendous resolution and superb integration with other Totem’s models. The Model-1 Signature Center is fully shielded and one of the most compact full-range center channels available, offering the best musical performance of any center channel.

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Design Highlights

  • Compact hi-performance chassis
  • Specially modified proprietary drivers
  • Bass, speed and balanced holographic dynamic presentation
  • Back panel “Signature units” medallion
  • Solid twin-pair WBT gold-plated terminals

Technical Features

  • Multi-layer borosilicate damping
  • Lock mitered cabinet joints
  • Exclusive hard-wired crossover
  • High-quality drivers and wiring

Specifications

Frequency Response: 40 Hz – 20 kHz ± 3 dB
Recommended Power: 30 – 150 W
Woofer: 2 x 5.5″ / 13.97 cm with 3″ / 7.62 cm vented voice coil design
Tweeter: 1″ / 2.54 cm alloy dome (low resonance frequency with double magnet)
Impedance: 4 ohms
Sensitivity: 87 dB
Dimensions (w x h x d): 22.2″ x 6.5″ x 9.3″ / 56.39 x 16.51 x 23.62 cm
Placement from rear wall: 6″ to 5 feet
Placement distance apart: N/A
Break-in Time: 70-100 hours
Crossover Frequency: 2.4 kHz, 2nd order
Speaker Terminals: Bi-Wireable Gold WBT
Weight: 24.55lb / 11.16kg

Customized Drivers

Bespoke Acoustic Engineering

Every single driver is completely unique to Totem and proprietary in design, engineered by Totem and then manufactured to the strictest standards to meet our parameters by the finest raw driver suppliers in the world. In some cases, where the technology is beyond the capabilities of suppliers or is wished to kept secret, Totem can and will build our own drivers. Every driver exhibits phase linearity, speed, emotion, off axis natural presentation, and spatial articulation.

Handmade Crossovers

With Point-to-Point Connections

Totem crossovers don’t require many parts because of the synergy between our customized drivers, but the components are the world’s best. Our crossovers aren’t built on PCB’s because the laminated conductive tracks are weak and inconsistent.  Instead they are secured to a thin piece of fiberboard or insulated polymers and components are mechanically crimped together because it simply sounds better. When we must solder, we choose WBT Silver Solder, the purest in the industry.

Artisanal Cabinet Construction

Master Craftsman Woodwork

Meticulously hand crafted for peak performance that lasts decades. Lock-Miter assembly is an intricate woodworking procedure where edges physically interlock together. The resulting cabinet is up to 5 times stronger than conventional V Groove cabinets. Internal and external veneering resists warping, structurally fortifies, and ensures consistent peak performance. Industry unique Borosilicate damping manages dissipation, keeps the cabinet musically alive, and never deteriorates.  Popular materials like poly fillers eventually decay, dramatically affecting the performance.  Variable Density Fiberboard is denser at the extremities than the interior to reduce repetitive nodes and resonances.

Connectors

WBT Bi-Wire / Bi-Amp

Premium WBT connectors are the preferred choice by all audiophiles.  WBT connectors lets the signal through without interfering or affecting it. Superior connectors like WBT connectors will prevent any signal loss and get the most out of the entire system.