May 2019 – Totem Acoustic has introduced the V2 Element Series Metal and Fire loudspeakers; The result of dramatic advancements to their legendary 7″ Torrent bass driver. After living with the immensely successful Tribe Tower for the past 18 months, Totem has applied many of the principles learned from the evolution of their 4″ Torrent driver to the 7″ version found in both the Fire and Metal models.
The Element Metal V2 has substantially more mid-bass, deep bass extension, bass control, speed and precision as a result of a smoother midrange frequency response and an even better integration with the tweeter section; There is a full 5Hz improvement in bottom end frequency response. The V2 versions of both Metal and Fire now utilize a different crossover in the tweeter section, as well as a different internal bass tuning design.
The soundstage of the Metal V2 has even more depth than its predecessor by a ratio of almost 2:1, due to the aforementioned Torrent 7″ driver refinement process that lasted 5 years. Imaging is much more expansive and three dimensional like than before, extending further beyond the physical location of each speaker. Now speaker placement is such only the bass extension will change when the cabinet is moved.
The Element Fire V2, when compared to its predecessor, is easier to drive and positioning is more flexible. Now it is the most life-like, full-range sounding 2-way bookshelf monitor design that will effortlessly exceed the performance of many similarly priced and more expensive floorstander loudspeakers.
This monitor can even be used for mastering recordings as a result of its incredible accuracy across its entire frequency response spectrum, combined with colossal clarity and speed; The V2 version of the Fire simply draws you into the music.
Vince Bruzzese, Totem’s chief designer says “Now the Element Metal V2 can justifiably hold its head proud amongst the most expensive loudspeakers on the planet and the Element Fire V2 is the finest monitor anywhere. Ultimately, we have two models of loudspeakers with an even better level transparency, a more effortless performance than previously thought, and the ability to never get overwhelmed by the scale of the music”. Listening to them will transport you into the recording space as if you were an active participant, as opposed to being just a spectator.
Element v2 Significant Design Features
- The driver facade is now a black anodized finish as opposed to the previous silver anodized aluminum. As well, the “Skid Plate” located at the bottom rear of the Element Metal V2 is now a black anodized finish.
- Externally visible changes to the 7″ Torrent woofer include a slightly larger dust cap with additional damping. The driver now has much better mid-range control and bass extension, going down an additional 5Hz, allowing the Element Metal V2 to have a virtually perfect frequency response from 25Hz to over 22KHz.
- Internally, the 7″ Torrent driver magnet system has been increased from 16 to 17 individual magnets, resulting in slightly larger concavity of the magnet cradle; this allows for greater control of the voice coil.
- The 7″ Torrent driver is now a little shorter and more compact, with the result being a smoother midrange frequency and deeper bass response.
The Element Metal V2 and Element Fire V2 are available now with MSRPs of $15,500.00 and $7,000.00 USD, respectively
About Totem Acoustic
Founded in 1987 by Vince Bruzzese, Totem’s mission is to design and manufacture loudspeakers that are capable of reproducing agenuinely musical and involving experience. Entering its 32ndyear of operation, Totem offers products across numerous price rangesfor both the music lover and the home theater enthusiast. Known for their extraordinary performance, expansive imaging, accuratephase coherency and remarkable bass performance that all defy their compact designs, Totem loudspeakers accurately reproducemusic of all genres with a powerful, lifelike and emotionally engaging impact. Discover yours today!