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Old 12-04-2014, 04:05 PM   #1201
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I just noticed that the model 1 and mani-2 signature disapeared from their website. Anyone know if they are discontinued?
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Odd, I have no idea why
I think something is cooking here, Something will replace both speakers I have a feeling and wil be priced in between, I heard for a log time Totem would stop production of the Mani-2 since it's hard to drive but Model One, Maybe a Model 2 to replace with a larger driver

The Mani 2 has a dual driver mounted magnet to Magnet.
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:42 PM   #1202
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I don't see the Lynks on the website either.
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Old 12-06-2014, 08:21 PM   #1203
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I don't see the Lynks on the website either.
Something definitely cooking at Totem's, I'll try to get some infos
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Old 12-11-2014, 02:15 AM   #1204
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Something definitely cooking at Totem's, I'll try to get some infos
Any info?
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Old 12-11-2014, 02:21 AM   #1205
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Any info?
No not yet I will got my dealer Friday, they should know something.
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:26 AM   #1206
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No not yet I will got my dealer Friday, they should know something.
And?
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:39 AM   #1207
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Winner is...
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:58 AM   #1208
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Winner is...
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:58 AM   #1209
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Ok John stay tune now I am responding
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:08 AM   #1210
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As you guys all know every good thing has to come to an end one day, it is one of those days today. After nearly 30 years in production the Model One is gone

No Totem is not dead but as you all understand know Totem is indeed in the process of Discontinuing all models with Dynaudio drivers, Model One will still be around for maybe another year and will still be able to order but Totem will have to keep drivers for Replacement parts.

As many of you know Dynaudio has decided a while back to stop selling their Technologies to any other manufacturer as a result they agreed to supply Totem for several years with older gen drivers for continuity and also because Totem was not producing Dynaudio clones.

I do not know what the agreement was but what I know is now Dynaudio cannot continue to supply Totem with the old drivers as they are moving forward and I am sure Vince already had a plan and was probably working on something already to replace at least the Model One as the Mani-2 was probably no longer in the Totem plans, this fella was so hard to drive anyways.

There is a chance they might just go and use Hi-Vi Drivers to create some new speakers in that family.
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As you guys all know every good thing has to come to an end one day, it is one of those days today. After nearly 30 years in production the Model One is gone

No Totem is not dead but as you all understand know Totem is indeed in the process of Discontinuing all models with Dynaudio drivers, Model One will still be around for maybe another year and will still be able to order but Totem will have to keep drivers for Replacement parts.

As many of you know Dynaudio has decided a while back to stop selling their Technologies to any other manufacturer as a result they agreed to supply Totem for several years with older gen drivers for continuity and also because Totem was not producing Dynaudio clones.

I do not know what the agreement was but what I know is now Dynaudio cannot continue to supply Totem with the old drivers as they are moving forward and I am sure Vince already had a plan and was probably working on something already to replace at least the Model One as the Mani-2 was probably no longer in the Totem plans, this fella was so hard to drive anyways.

There is a chance they might just go and use Hi-Vi Drivers to create some new speakers in that family.
That sucks.
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:42 AM   #1212
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That sucks.
Keep in Mind your Forest have Hi-Vi Drivers and are perfectly matched I phase and tone with the M1S At least very close tonally.

I do believe they will try to use Hi-Vi drivers to recreate something similar as they do with the Forest and with the same great attention to detail Totem has been known for.
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Keep in Mind your Forest have Hi-Vi Drivers and are perfectly matched I phase and tone with the M1S At least very close tonally.

I do believe they will try to use Hi-Vi drivers to recreate something similar as they do with the Forest and with the same great attention to detail Totem has been known for.
Any info on why the Lynks are being offed?
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:12 PM   #1214
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Any info on why the Lynks are being offed?
nope not the Lynks I do not know
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As you guys all know every good thing has to come to an end one day, it is one of those days today. After nearly 30 years in production the Model One is gone

No Totem is not dead but as you all understand know Totem is indeed in the process of Discontinuing all models with Dynaudio drivers, Model One will still be around for maybe another year and will still be able to order but Totem will have to keep drivers for Replacement parts.

As many of you know Dynaudio has decided a while back to stop selling their Technologies to any other manufacturer as a result they agreed to supply Totem for several years with older gen drivers for continuity and also because Totem was not producing Dynaudio clones.

I do not know what the agreement was but what I know is now Dynaudio cannot continue to supply Totem with the old drivers as they are moving forward and I am sure Vince already had a plan and was probably working on something already to replace at least the Model One as the Mani-2 was probably no longer in the Totem plans, this fella was so hard to drive anyways.

There is a chance they might just go and use Hi-Vi Drivers to create some new speakers in that family.
My guess would be that dynaudio no longer uses any version of that driver in any product line they have. So to keep making it would cost other manufacturers more money. I'd also guess that Vince has dynaudio make some changes for him at time of manufacture. And who knows, perhaps this was a decision of the new Dynaudio owner. (Yep Wilfred is getting old and decided to sell)
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My guess would be that dynaudio no longer uses any version of that driver in any product line they have. So to keep making it would cost other manufacturers more money. I'd also guess that Vince has dynaudio make some changes for him at time of manufacture. And who knows, perhaps this was a decision of the new Dynaudio owner. (Yep Wilfred is getting old and decided to sell)
Well I do believe any changes that had to be made on the drivers were performed by Totem but anyhow, this was inevitable at some point. You may be very well right with the new ownership. That makes perfect sense actually.

Vince will come up with something new for sure but it might take a couple of years but seriously even if they are no longer on the website the speaker remain available for a year for sure, they still have stocks.
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I get the sense that Vince isn't sure about the direction he wants to take his designs and company. It's a rather unsettling situation.

Do you know if his Element line has achieved any success?
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I get the sense that Vince isn't sure about the direction he wants to take his designs and company. It's a rather unsettling situation.

Do you know if his Element line has achieved any success?
He knows the Philosophy they want, The element was intended to a different buyer always using the Totem philosophy, it may be difficult to understand but it is what it is.

The Element are successful but don't get me wrong the cheapest Monitor is $4200.

The real brain behind Totem marketing wise is Lucy Lentini.
Here I think we can see an Element prototype of a smaller floor standing speaker using smaller Torrent drivers in black on the right side

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