|Founded||Montreal, Canada, 1987|
Totem Acoustic was founded in 1987 by Vince Bruzzese, also the company's chief designer. The totem represents, to the native North American people, an entity that chooses an individual and then guides that person during his or her life. The name was chosen as an ongoing symbolic representation of this mission and vision. The company's mission is "to develop a totally new transducer, a loudspeaker capable of reproducing a truly musical and involving performance".
After two years of research, Totem released its first small-volume box design loudspeaker, the Model One in 1989. This was the company's only model in the early years. In 1992, the Tott, the Rokk, and the Mani-2 were launched.
Totem loudspeakers have been designed to exhibit liveliness and spaciousness of the sound of live music. This is in part attributed to the boro-silicate material (similar to that used on the space shuttle) used to damp the insides of the cabinets, and partly due to the attention paid to the crossover components.
- Arro - floor-standing speaker Six Moons Review September 2004
- Sttaf - floor-standing speaker Positive feedback Review, 2003
- Hawk - floor-standing speaker
- Forest - floor-standing speaker Audiophilia Review April 1999
- Wind - floor-standing speaker AV Mentor Review April 1999 (Greek)
- Mite - miniature bookshelf speaker
- Model 1
- Mani 2 - isobaric bookshelf speaker Stereophile Review, 1996
- Dreamcatcher Monitors Home theater magazine review, February 2002
- Storm - Subwoofer
- Thunder - Subwoofer
- Shaman - floor-standing speaker
- Rainmaker - bookshelf speaker Stereophile Review, November, 2004
- Audiophile Theater: Totem Acoustic Dreamcatcher 5.1, Home theater magazine, February 21, 2002