Totem Acoustic Bison Monitor
The Totem Acoustic Bison Monitor is a high-performance monitor loudspeaker, the smallest in the latest Bison range – it offers outstanding performance borrowing technology and know-how from the amazing Totem Element Fire 2 stand-mount speaker.
The newly developed woofer is the result of four generations of development that provides a greater dynamic capability and when combined with a 43% increase in the cabinet volume versus the SKY Monitor. The “plug and play” monitor is both easy to drive and flexible with regards to placement. Further, the Bison Monitor can resurrect live recording ambience and create great separation of instruments, all the while remaining cohesive sonically. There have also been improvements to bass foundation.
Designed as a replacement and upgrade to the beloved SKY series, the Bison had its work cut out for it. But, with its immersive listening experience and impactful sound, the Bison series has certainly exceeded all expectations.
The first addition to the new Bison speaker line is the Bison Monitor, a true game-changer. Redefining the luxury bookshelf category, the Bison Monitor delivers a sound that defies the expectations associated with such a small volume enclosure.
With its sleek design and cutting-edge features, this speaker is not to be missed.
At the heart of the Bison Monitor is a unique 5-¼” woofer that is equipped with an oversized 3” voice coil wound with flat wire. This advanced technique avoids air gaps in the coil, allowing for an incredibly long throw and an astounding power handling. The woofer, in keeping with Totem’s tradition, is crossed over seamlessly to ensure that every sound detail is perfectly delivered.
The Bison Monitor also features a tweeter designed to Totem’s exacting specifications. This neodymium activated, 1.3” laser-etched, textile, soft dome tweeter extends up to 30kHz and is low enough to contribute to the mid-range band, creating an uncanny charm. Together, the woofer and tweeter deliver an immersive sound that is unmatched in the luxury bookshelf category.
The artisan cabinet design is another highlight of the Bison Monitor. The lock-mitred, monocoque cabinetry features incorporated full cross bracing, making it four times as rigid as V groove assembly. The extra gluing surface area allows for expansion and contraction over many decades without any sonic degradation whatsoever.
With a sensitivity of 87 db, impedance of 8 ohm, and frequency response of 40 Hz to 29.5 kHz ± 3 dB, the Bison Monitor delivers a sound that is crisp, clear, and powerful. With a recommended power of 30 – 150W, these speakers are perfect for any audiophile looking for a high-end listening experience.
Defying All Expectations
The made-in-Canada Bison Monitor redefines the luxury bookshelf speaker category by defying the visual expectations associated with such a small-volume enclosure. Purposefully designed to engage the broadest music lover audience to date, the Monitor Bison marries the signature Totem characteristics of enormous imaging, phase coherence, and remarkable bass response with broad amplifier compatibility and prodigious power handling.
Experience Totem’s never-ending quest for an affordable soul mover of the highest caliber. Regardless of what other audio components you pair this speaker with – whether it’s the KIN AMP, an exotic tube amplifier or a cutting-edge Totem surround system – it will reward you with a superior listening enjoyment.
Totem Acoustic Bison Monitor highlights:
• Custom engineered 5.25 inch drivers
• Custom engineered 1.3 inch tweeters
• Handmade crossovers
• Artisanal cabinet construction
• Available in White Oak, Satin White and Satin Black
• Magnetic Grille
|Design:||Ported 2-Way Monitor Speaker|
|Tweeter:||1.3 in /33 mm Laser Etched Textile Soft Dome|
|Woofer:||5.25 in / 133.35 mm Long throw (3 inch Voice Coil)|
|Frequency Response:||40 Hz to 29.5 kHz ± 3 dB|
|Crossover Frequency:||2.5 kHz (first order)|
|Speaker Terminals:||4 way Bi-Wire-able|
|Break in Time:||70-100 hours|
|Placement (from rear wall):||6in – 3ft/ 152 – 914.4mm|
|Placement (in between):||3ft – 10ft / 914.4 – 3048mm|
|Width:||171mm / 6.732in|
|Height:||333mm / 13.110in|
|Depth:||243mm / 9.567in and 253mm / 9.961in (with Grill Installed)|