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Totem Acoustic’s LOON Bookshelf Speakers are Crazy Affordable

At $1,299/pair, the Totem Acoustic LOON is the company’s most affordable bookshelf speaker yet.

Totem Acoustic Loon Bookshelf Speakers in White, Walnut and Black Ash

For nearly four decades, Montreal-based Totem Acoustic has been a leader in developing loudspeakers capable of reproducing a genuinely musical and involving experience.

Entering its 37th year of operation, Totem Acoustic has introduced its most affordable bookshelf loudspeaker. At $1,299/pair the Totem LOON Monitor joins other bookshelf models including the Bison Monitor ($2,250/pair), Signature One ($3,500/pair) and Element Fire V2 ($7,500/pair). In addition LOON can also be used as rear surround speakers with the Bison Series.

Totem Acoustic says its new LOON as its namesake implies, has an entrancing, hypnotic and mystical ability to transmit sound in a fluid and completely engaging manner. Like a Loon, transferring not only sound but a mysterious, sonic energy that endlessly engages… transferring deep emotion, speed and balance within a quasi-full range sound experience.

As Totem Acoustic’s smallest bookshelf speaker, LOON should work best in smaller listening spaces, while carrying on the brand’s award-winning performance set decades ago from the original Model 1 (discontinued).

Totem Acoustic Loon Bookshelf Speakers Walnut
Totem Acoustic LOON

LOON Compared

LOONBison MonitorSignature OneElement Fire V2
MSRP$1,299/pair$2,250/pair$3,500/pair$7,500/pair
Design:Ported 2-way designPorted 2-way designPorted 2-way designPorted 2-way design
Recommended Power: 20-110W30-150W50-200W50-250W
Frequency Response (±3 dB)51 Hz – 26 kHz 40 Hz – 29.5 kHz45 Hz – 22 kHz30 Hz – 22 kHz
Woofer:5.75” woofer with copper clad voice coil5.25″ (13.335 cm) long throw (3 inch Voice Coil)6.5″ (16.51 cm)  3″ (7.62 cm) voice coil7″ Torrent
Tweeter:1” (2.54 cm) laser etched textile soft dome tweeter1.3″ (33 mm) Laser Etched Textile Soft Dome1″ (2.54 cm) aluminum dome, chambered1″ (2.54 cm) Titanium dome with 3/8″ aluminum faceplate
Impedance:8 Ohm8 Ohm8 Ohm8 Ohm
Sensitivity:87 dB87 dB87.5 dB88 dB
Placement from rear wall:6” – 3′6″ – 3′
(15.2 – 91.44 cm)
1′ – 3′
(30.48 – 91.44 cm_
As little as 6″, but varies based on electronics and room acoustics
Placement distance apart:3’ – 8’3′ – 10′
(91.44 – 304.8 cm)
4′ – 12′
(121.92 – 365.76 cm)
As little as 2′, but varies based on electronics and room acoustics
Break-in Time:70-100 hours70-100 hours100-150 hours200-300 hours
Crossover Frequency:2.5kHz (first order)2.5 kHz (first order)2.5 kHz compensated, 2nd orderFirst order crossover on tweeter only
Speaker Terminals:4 way Bi-Wire-able4 way Bi-Wire-ableBi-wireable, Gold WBT connectorsBi-wireable, Platinum WBT connectors with Annealed aluminum plate
Weight: 8.5 lbs29.75 lbs
(13.49 kg)
23.1 lbs
(10.5kg)
32.4 lbs
(14.74kg)
Width:6″6.732″
(171mm)
7.67″
(19.5 cm)
8.81″
(22.38 cm)
Height:10.75”13.110″
(33.3 cm)
13.77″
(35 cm)
16.6″
(42.164 cm)
Depth:8”
(8.375” with grill)
9.567″
(24.3 cm)

9.961″ (with grille)
(25.3 cm)
10.62″
(27 cm)
11.7″
(29.718 cm)
Totem Acoustic Loon Bookshelf Speakers White
Totem Acoustic LOON

In the words of chief designer Vince Bruzzese, “The LOON monitor offers a very uncomplicated placement, virtually a Plug n’ Play loudspeaker that yields great sonics even when listening from over 45 degrees off-axis. Bass is deep and tight, yet not exaggerated, with an excellent impact and decay all from a very small cabinet. Furthermore, there is absolutely no sense of boxiness in the sound and voices never sound congested.”

The LOON is said to produce full bandwidth sound even at low volume, all the while with astonishing imaging. Totem also claims LOON sounds fabulous with all genres of music at any listening volume.

Totem Acoustic Loon Bookshelf Speakers Black Ash
Totem Acoustic LOON

Price & Availability

The Totem Acoustic LOON has an MSRP of $1,299/pair USD and is now shipping in Black Ash, Black Walnut (new) and Satin White.

LOON will be actively displayed during AXPONA, APRIL 12 – 14, 2024 in suite 378 at the Schaumburg Convention Center,  Chicago, IL.

Totem Acoustic Loon Bookshelf Speaker Rear Walnut

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