FS: Totem Rainmakers

Ok, bookshelf speaker fans, here's your chance to own a pair of Totem Rainmakers for just $475pr plus shipping/insurance. Those who don't know, Totem is one of the kings of imaging and placing instruments well outside of the speakers actual position. The Rainmakers put out an exceptional amount of honest bass frequencies for their size. I'm the second owner and the they came to me imperfect. I've tried to show the few small dings and smudges to the beautiful mahogany veneer. For jumpers I installed 14gauge speaker wire.

The rainmakers are rated as 4 Ohm, 87.5db, and Totem says a minimum of 30wpc. Like all fine speakers the better quality and higher power the better. Marantz integrated, classic Adcom GFA-535 amp really make the Rainmakers sing. I've included a spec sheet in the photos.

The Rainmakers are not that finicky about placement, just get them out from the walls and on stands, if possible. if your listening space is set for more than one person, point them straight ahead, no toe-in needed.

Selling for two reasons: One, these were going to by a part of a summer home system that fell thru. Secondly, while on vacation I managed to snag a pair of original Totem 1's, and the wife approved ONLY if I sold a pair at home. Not a battle I wanted to lose capital over!

Payment via Paypal, shipping most likely by Fedex. The speakers will be double-boxed (no original box), padded for safe transport. Shipping measurements are: 16x20x24. Weight 30 pounds from zip code 97874.
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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 Nova 150, Adcom GFP-565 GFA-535ii, 545ii, 555ii
Digital: SimAudio HAD230 DAC, iMac 20in/Amarra,
Speakers: Paradigm Performa F75, Magnepan1.6 w/SkiingNinja x-overs, Totem Signature One's & Model 1's, ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands
Analog: Rega RP1 w/Ortofon Super OM40, SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
Cable/Wires: Cardas, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom 3

Comments

  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,391
    Pm coming
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII Upgraded by Rich Brkich Pre
    Butler Audio TBD 2250 Amp
    PS Audio DirectStream DAC and MemoryPlayer Transport
    LSA-1 Statement
    SVS SB4000 & SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

    Backup Gear:
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
  • pglbookpglbook Posts: 1,758
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Pm coming

    That was fast!

  • jflail2jflail2 Posts: 2,886
    Looking at how beautiful they are, that's no surprise. I don't even like bookies and I had to stop and debate if I wanted to take the plunge with these. GLWTS, though I doubt you'll need it.
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,734
    pglbook wrote: »
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Pm coming

    That was fast!

    You know what they say, the early bird...
  • markmarcmarkmarc Posts: 2,280
    I've given kharp1 two hours. First PM received is first up. I think that is fair.
    Review Site_ (((AudioPursuit)))
    Founder/Publisher Affordable$$Audio 2006-13.
    Former Staff Member TONEAudio
    2 Ch. System
    Amplifiers: Parasound Halo P6 pre, Vista Audio i34, Peachtree Nova 150, Adcom GFP-565 GFA-535ii, 545ii, 555ii
    Digital: SimAudio HAD230 DAC, iMac 20in/Amarra,
    Speakers: Paradigm Performa F75, Magnepan1.6 w/SkiingNinja x-overs, Totem Signature One's & Model 1's, ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands
    Analog: Rega RP1 w/Ortofon Super OM40, SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
    Cable/Wires: Cardas, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom 3
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,225
    He might be visiting with his hospitalized dad or taking care of other logistics regarding that. He also works third shift, so give him a chance to follow up.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • markmarcmarkmarc Posts: 2,280
    I PM'd him 90 min. ago. Trying to be fair for all, therefore, I will give him until 5pm PDT. All other interested buyers PM me, after 5pm I will go with first to PM me.
    Review Site_ (((AudioPursuit)))
    Founder/Publisher Affordable$$Audio 2006-13.
    Former Staff Member TONEAudio
    2 Ch. System
    Amplifiers: Parasound Halo P6 pre, Vista Audio i34, Peachtree Nova 150, Adcom GFP-565 GFA-535ii, 545ii, 555ii
    Digital: SimAudio HAD230 DAC, iMac 20in/Amarra,
    Speakers: Paradigm Performa F75, Magnepan1.6 w/SkiingNinja x-overs, Totem Signature One's & Model 1's, ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands
    Analog: Rega RP1 w/Ortofon Super OM40, SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
    Cable/Wires: Cardas, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom 3
  • markmarcmarkmarc Posts: 2,280
    Kharp1 has PM'ed me. I'll update either way.
    Review Site_ (((AudioPursuit)))
    Founder/Publisher Affordable$$Audio 2006-13.
    Former Staff Member TONEAudio
    2 Ch. System
    Amplifiers: Parasound Halo P6 pre, Vista Audio i34, Peachtree Nova 150, Adcom GFP-565 GFA-535ii, 545ii, 555ii
    Digital: SimAudio HAD230 DAC, iMac 20in/Amarra,
    Speakers: Paradigm Performa F75, Magnepan1.6 w/SkiingNinja x-overs, Totem Signature One's & Model 1's, ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands
    Analog: Rega RP1 w/Ortofon Super OM40, SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
    Cable/Wires: Cardas, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom 3
  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 575
    What's the pecking order on these?
  • markmarcmarkmarc Posts: 2,280
    kharp1 (quality guy) and I have come to an agreement, but with all that is going on in his world the sale is still in process. PM me if you want to be next up IF things change, though I expect the sale to be finalized this evening.
    Review Site_ (((AudioPursuit)))
    Founder/Publisher Affordable$$Audio 2006-13.
    Former Staff Member TONEAudio
    2 Ch. System
    Amplifiers: Parasound Halo P6 pre, Vista Audio i34, Peachtree Nova 150, Adcom GFP-565 GFA-535ii, 545ii, 555ii
    Digital: SimAudio HAD230 DAC, iMac 20in/Amarra,
    Speakers: Paradigm Performa F75, Magnepan1.6 w/SkiingNinja x-overs, Totem Signature One's & Model 1's, ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands
    Analog: Rega RP1 w/Ortofon Super OM40, SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
    Cable/Wires: Cardas, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom 3
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,212
    So where does that put me in the line?
  • markmarcmarkmarc Posts: 2,280
    SOLD
    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 Nova 150, Adcom GFP-565 GFA-535ii, 545ii, 555ii
    Digital: SimAudio HAD230 DAC, iMac 20in/Amarra,
    Speakers: Paradigm Performa F75, Magnepan1.6 w/SkiingNinja x-overs, Totem Signature One's & Model 1's, ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands
    Analog: Rega RP1 w/Ortofon Super OM40, SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
    Cable/Wires: Cardas, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom 3
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,012
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator

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  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,135
    Kerry you're going to need something to drive these babies. Might I suggest:
    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/187270/dayens-ecstacy-iii#latest

    I hear the seller is awesome to deal with.

    Obviously kidding. Congrats on some nice looking speakers. I've heard many great things about them, but have never gotten to hear a pair.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,586
    Kerry you will love them. Exactly the same as my pair.
    The imaging is off the charts.
    Congrats.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • markmarcmarkmarc Posts: 2,280
    Don't any of you want to buy a pair of Sennheiser HD800's?
    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 Nova 150, Adcom GFP-565 GFA-535ii, 545ii, 555ii
    Digital: SimAudio HAD230 DAC, iMac 20in/Amarra,
    Speakers: Paradigm Performa F75, Magnepan1.6 w/SkiingNinja x-overs, Totem Signature One's & Model 1's, ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands
    Analog: Rega RP1 w/Ortofon Super OM40, SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
    Cable/Wires: Cardas, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom 3
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,274
    Am I the only one that found this thread kind of off the rails??
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,358
    edited July 31
    The train rocked a bit, but not off the rails at all. :)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
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