In Barn for Review: Totem Tribe Tower Speakers

The Totem Tribe Tower Speakers make Twiggy look wide.

the review pair are finished in Dusk

Outfitted with two 4″ hand-assembled Torrent mid/bass drivers mounted to a 1/2″ thick metal faceplate and a 1.3″ laser etched textile soft dome tweeter per side, Totem says these O-so-slender Towers reach down to 30Hz and up to 30kHz. Those Torrent drivers are left to run free range, with no crossover between the binding posts and drivers.

As you can see, two pairs of speaker binding posts per speaker allow for bi-wiring and bi-amping, as is your wont. Even though the Tribe Towers are rear ported, the company says you can place them as close as a living room friendly 4″ from the rear wall.

The company recommends a minimum of 50 Watts of power to drive their 89dB, 4 Ohm load. The Tribe Towers come finished in your choice of Satin White and Satin Black, and gloss Dusk and Ice (Black and White). In my experience, speakers with very narrow baffles can do a great disappearing act, sonically and visually, so I’m expecting the Tribe Towers to literally vanish, poof!, when music is pumped through ’em.

We shall hear and see. Stay tuned.

Totem Tribe Tower Speakers
Price: $5500 (Satin White and Satin Black), $6000 (Dusk and Ice)


Frequency Response: 30 Hz – 30 kHz
Recommended Power: 50 W – 200 W
Woofer: 2 x 4″ Torrent drivers
Tweeter: 1.3″ / 3.3 cm Laser Etched Textile Soft Dome with 1/2″ thick metal faceplate
Impedance: 4 ohms
Sensitivity: 89dB
Dimensions (w x h x d): 7.01 x 36.81 x 7.87″ /  17.8cm x 93.5 x 20
Placement from rear wall: 4″ / 10.16cms
Placement distance apart: 2′-15’ / 60.1- 457.2
Break-in Time: 100-200 hours
Crossover Frequency: First order crossover on tweeter only
Speaker Terminals: Bi-wireable,  WBT connectors with Annealed aluminum plate on Dusk, Fire and Ice / gold plated bi-wire on satin finishes
Weight 31.02lb / 14.1kg

Company Website: Totem Acoustic