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Totem Acoustic Sttaf

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Dave a AudioPhile, Audio Review
2 October 2012
  • Summary: I've heard all the speakers in the Totem line, many times, and even owned a few of them, and the ones that I haven't owned, I've had on loan from my dealer. So let's just say I know Totem pretty well. The Sttafs are the sweet spot in the Totem line. Walking that fine line between excellent sound, and affordability.
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dlscwby10 a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
7 July 2011
  • Summary: Purchased the Sttaf at BBR on Boxing Day for $1295 (msrp $1895 Canadian). I was happy with the price and I'm happy with their performance. Fantastic sound. I will be looking to hook these up to a new amp in the next year or so but for now I'm using a NAD T751 as 2 channel. I'm looking at Arcam, Atoll, or Naim but need to figure out what is best suited for them. I find most of the reviews spot on.
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nlc9090 a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
11 June 2010
  • Summary: Have paired these Totem Staff with Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated Amplifier. Main source of Music is an IPod played thru the Wadia 170i I Pod Doc and utilizing the Music Hall DAC 25.2 Love the sound staging an imaging of these speakers. Though they do not have the deepest bass i recently purchased a Totem Storm Sub. Now I have the best of both worlds. The imaging and sound staging is still outstanding and now with the Storm Sub I have the bottom octaves cover.
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Bonger a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
3 June 2007
  • Summary: Upgraded to these speakers from the Totem Arros, however after 8 months use, I cannot say these speakers are superior to Arros, just different. Another example of how bigger is not better. Yes, the Sttafs sound bigger and fuller than Arros, however they lose out in absolute quality of sound. Arros have superior imaging, soundstaging and tonality.
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Paul Lemmens a AudioPhile, Audio Review
17 September 2006
  • Summary: I upgraded my audio gear from NAD to Van Medevoort, a high end dutch audio equipment manufacturer. So, the next step was to look for a new pair of speakers. I had Dali serie Blue "Live" for more than 5 years. I first noticed, when auditioning, the big sound difference coming from each type of speaker. JM Lab, Focal, ALR Jordan, Dali, B&W, Kef, Hepta, Epos, Mission, Tannoy you name it, and I heard them.
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audiofan j a AudioPhile, Audio Review
22 March 2006
  • Summary: The Totem Acoustic Sttaf gets my vote for the best quality of build and sound for your hard earned dollar. My first speaker from Totem was their Hawk model and I am convinced it is their best speaker, and the best choice for under $3,000 - period! But....I wanted to get into tube electronics and ended up buying a 40 wpc Primaluna Prologue 2 integrated tube amplifier, which made it necessary to find a speaker that could be driven properly, with proper dynamics and great...
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Shiden Kai a AudioPhile, Audio Review
21 February 2006
  • Summary: This is my first write-up here at the reviews. I cannot think of a better way to break the ice than to briefly summarize my experience and impressions of Totem’s often over-looked achievement, the “Sttaf”. There is no higher accolade I can give the Sttaf than to say that through the plethora of speakers that have come through these doors in these past few years – none other have brought as much listening pleasure as these two divine miniature towers.
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e36m3 a Casual Listener, Audio Review
27 December 2004
  • Summary: when properly placed, these things can sing, with surprising amount of bass extension as well. A pretty good bargain in the used market. I havent experimented with loading the speaker but already am pleased with the sound it creates, in fact now i can spend the time listening to music rather than "listening" to the speakers if you know what i mean.
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Value for money 8
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Response a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
26 October 2002
  • Summary: I recently picked up some Totem speakers and a pair of Staff's was included in the bunch. They were slightly cosmetically damaged in shipping so I decided to hook them up to make sure they were still functioning properly. Well, to make a long story short, I will not be selling these speakers and they will stay here for quite some time. I am ran them off a Jolida JD301 Hybrid at 30 watts per for most of my evaluation.
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Value for money 8
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jsparla a AudioPhile, Audio Review
1 August 2002
  • Summary: I've used the Totem Sttaf speakers in conjunction with a Naim 5 audio-set (CD5, NAIT5, Flatcap II, NAT5) for 7 months now. After a month or so, they reached there optimum performance. I like to listen to vocals, jazz, natural instruments and classical music. They do a great job. The high and mid frequencies are so stunning, the bass frequenties are heared, not feeled. If you like to feel basses as punches in your stomach, this is not your pair of speakers.
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