Totem Acoustic Tribe I Speaker System At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance: Totem Acoustic Tribe I Speaker System


Subwoofer: Storm
Connections: Stereo speaker- and line-level inputs and outputs
Enclosure Type: Passive radiator
Woofer (size in inches, type): 8, cone, 8 inch passive radiator (2)
Power Rating (watts): 300
Crossover Bypass: Yes
Available Finishes: Mahogany, Black Ash, and Gloss Black (Cherry and Maple finishes, $100 extra)
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 12 x 11 x 14
Weight (pounds): 35
Price: $1,000

Speakers: Tribe I, Tribe II
Type: Two-way on-wall
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 1.1, soft dome
Woofer (size, type): 4, cone (2)
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 6
Recommended Amp Power: 30–110 watts
Available Finishes: Black with black grilles or Silver with gray grilles
Dimensions (H x W x D): 26 x 5.9 x 3.75
Weight (pounds): 14 (Tribe I) 18 (Tribe II)
Price: $750/each (Tribe I) $950/each (Tribe II)

Ratings: Totem Acoustic Tribe I Speaker System

Build Quality: 94
• The crossover boards use the sort of parts we see on far more expensive speakers
• Hand crafted

Value: 90
• Higher-end on-wall speakers typically go for a lot more dough
• Sturdy flush-mount wall brackets

Features: 90
• Position either vertically or horizontally
• The Storm's electronics are built to Totem's specs

Performance: 94
• These highly musical speakers kick butt on home theater
• Impressive low-end grunt for an 8-inch sub

Ergonomics: 94
• Seriously svelte speakers are same depth as a flat-screen TV
• Feel free to mix and match the Tribes

Overall Rating: 92
Totem didn't get the memo about making sonically uninspired on-wall speakers—there's an undeniable grace and finesse to the Tribes' sound.

General Information
Tribe I Speaker, $750; Tribe II Speaker, $950; Storm Subwoofer, $1,000
Totem Acoustic
(514) 259-1062

Totem Acoustic
(514) 259-1062