FS: Totem Kin mini-monitors and Kin mini-sub w/boxes

Ok guys, time to part with more goodies. This time its the phenomenal Totem Acoustic Kin 3-piece system in satin white. I can't say enough good things about them. This is truly a mighty-might system. Though small in stature, you still get Totem's incredible imagining. The Kin Sub puts out some truly serious, quality bass making true magic of the satellite/sub concept. As one can see by the DVD case in the photos, the Kin setup is perfect for a small space. The mini-monitors sound terrific on a bookshelf or fireplace mantle, and the sub all but disappears visually with its diminutive footprint. The setup ships in two boxes that I will have the measurements and weight for shipping calculation posted tonight. New, the three pieces go for $1200, I'm selling for $600 plus shipping/insurance.nlhcv35p37l2.jpg
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2 Ch. System
Amplifiers: Parasound Halo P6 pre, Vista Audio i34, Peachtree amp500, Adcom GFP-565 GFA-535ii, 545ii, 555ii
Digital: SimAudio HAD230 DAC, iMac 20in/Amarra,
Speakers: Paradigm Performa F75, Magnepan .7, Totem Model 1's, ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands. Totem Dreamcatcher sub
Analog: Technics SL-J2 w/Pickering 3000D, SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
Cable/Wires: Cardas, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom 3

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  • jflail2
    jflail2 Posts: 2,869
    Potentially interested. What does it take to drive these properly?
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,820
    Well the subwoofer is powered so you're good there. Here are the specs on the speakers, might help you with a pairing.

    Specifications
    Break-in time 50 - 75 hours
    Placement from rear wall 3" - 5' / 7.62 - 152.4 cm
    Placement distance apart 2' - 15' / 60.96 - 457.2 cm
    Frequency Response 90 Hz - 40 kHz ± 3 dB (with proper room positioning)
    With KIN Mini Sub 32 Hz - 40 kHz ± 3 dB
    Impedance 8 ohms
    Sensitivity 88 dB/W/m.
    Maximum sound pressure 105 dB (before dynamic compression)
    Recommended Power 20 - 110 W
    Crossover Frequency 3.2 kHz electrical and mechanical (Only 2 extreme quality parts with no resistors)
    Woofer 4" / 10.16 cm Phenolic Honeycomb in synthetic sandwich
    Tweeter 0.75" / 1.9 cm Soft Dome
    Dimensions (w x h x d) Irregular cabinet design
    Largest DIMS 5" x 8.875" (with supplied feet) x 5.75" / 12.7 x 22.54 x 14.6 cm
    Internal Volume 1.5 l (internal)
    Weight approx. 4.75 lbs / 2.15 kg
    jflail2 wrote: »
    Potentially interested. What does it take to drive these properly?

  • jflail2
    jflail2 Posts: 2,869
    Ken, while an M series would look lovely in the driveway, I can afford neither the payment nor the upkeep so I'll stick to my used Acura.

    Thanks Clipdat. So it looks like i could get by with an older receiver, but would benefit more from a decent 2ch map. Hmmm.

    They'd be going into my girl's living room (who likes to live incredibly spartan), so trying to minimize the amt and size of equipment in there.
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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,246
    marantz nr series would probably work nicely. Half height of a normal receiver, the only other thing you'd need is a source...
    Living Room 2.1: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Dayton SPA-250 amps; Musical Fidelity A308; NAD M51 DAC; Sony UBP-x1000es; Squeezebox Touch with Bolder Power Supply
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology Power Monitor 700 x3; Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350; Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
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    Cambridge Azur 551r; Polk RT25i; ACI Titan Subwoofer
  • markmarc
    markmarc Posts: 2,307
    jflail2 wrote: »
    Potentially interested. What does it take to drive these properly?
    They start sounding really good with SS and class D amps (mini PS Audio Sprout class D at 33wpc was a fine match) at 40wpc, 20wpc with tubes. The boxes measure 14x13x13 12lbs, and 19x13x10 12lbs. Shipping from 97007.
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    Former Staff Member TONEAudio
    2 Ch. System
    Amplifiers: Parasound Halo P6 pre, Vista Audio i34, Peachtree amp500, Adcom GFP-565 GFA-535ii, 545ii, 555ii
    Digital: SimAudio HAD230 DAC, iMac 20in/Amarra,
    Speakers: Paradigm Performa F75, Magnepan .7, Totem Model 1's, ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands. Totem Dreamcatcher sub
    Analog: Technics SL-J2 w/Pickering 3000D, SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
    Cable/Wires: Cardas, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom 3
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,925
    Clipdat wrote: »

    Killin me dude! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,820
    Good call, I was thinking it would have to be something with a subwoofer pre-out RCA, but why not just use the speaker level inputs. Nice.
    DSkip wrote: »
    I'd be more inclined to suggest the Dayens Ampino. This is a perfect application for it given the quality and size of the speakers (good thing!), especially if it's a computer or nearfield setup.

  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,246
    DSkip wrote: »
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    marantz nr series would probably work nicely. Half height of a normal receiver, the only other thing you'd need is a source...

    I'd be more inclined to suggest the Dayens Ampino. This is a perfect application for it given the quality and size of the speakers (good thing!), especially if it's a computer or nearfield setup.

    If it was a person that privileges sq then I am sure u are correct. If it is a person/girlfriend for whom convenience is more important, and wants this to be a dual purpose system, I would still suggest the marantz.

    If of course size and simplicity and not key considerations, then the floodgates open up.
    Living Room 2.1: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Dayton SPA-250 amps; Musical Fidelity A308; NAD M51 DAC; Sony UBP-x1000es; Squeezebox Touch with Bolder Power Supply
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology Power Monitor 700 x3; Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350; Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Polk RT25i; ACI Titan Subwoofer
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,422
    That is a cool setup, nice price too.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amp: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi
  • markmarc
    markmarc Posts: 2,307
    Thanks for all the chatter guys. Just an FYI, if they don’t soon I’ll be posting them elsewhere.
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    2 Ch. System
    Amplifiers: Parasound Halo P6 pre, Vista Audio i34, Peachtree amp500, Adcom GFP-565 GFA-535ii, 545ii, 555ii
    Digital: SimAudio HAD230 DAC, iMac 20in/Amarra,
    Speakers: Paradigm Performa F75, Magnepan .7, Totem Model 1's, ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands. Totem Dreamcatcher sub
    Analog: Technics SL-J2 w/Pickering 3000D, SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
    Cable/Wires: Cardas, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom 3
  • grimmace19
    grimmace19 Posts: 1,430
    Great price on a great setup.

    I have the exact ones and run them on a PS Audio Sprout with great results. Perfect for my office.
  • markmarc
    markmarc Posts: 2,307
    edited March 2018
    Now up for sale on another forum as well.
    Review Site_ (((AudioPursuit)))
    Founder/Publisher Affordable$$Audio 2006-13.
    Former Staff Member TONEAudio
    2 Ch. System
    Amplifiers: Parasound Halo P6 pre, Vista Audio i34, Peachtree amp500, Adcom GFP-565 GFA-535ii, 545ii, 555ii
    Digital: SimAudio HAD230 DAC, iMac 20in/Amarra,
    Speakers: Paradigm Performa F75, Magnepan .7, Totem Model 1's, ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands. Totem Dreamcatcher sub
    Analog: Technics SL-J2 w/Pickering 3000D, SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
    Cable/Wires: Cardas, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom 3