New Totem Acoustic Kin Architectural Line Features 5 Models

The newly announced Kin series of architectural speakers from Totem Acoustic include the IC81, IC61, IC82, IC62 and the dual-tweeter stereo IC62ST single enclosure loudspeaker.


Montreal-based Totem Acoustic has announced its new Kin Architectural series of built-in loudspeakers. 

Totem says the line features five models — the IC61, the IC81, the IC62, the IC82 and the dual-tweeter, single-stereo enclosure IC62ST loudspeaker. 

The Canadian audio manufacturer points out the Kin Architectural series provides integrators with solutions to meet every application ranging from indoor to outdoor, and everything in between through the availability of a complete selection of support accessories. 

Totem says the products have been engineered to disperse sound at an angle of 75 degrees. The Kin speakers serve up Totem's signature performance characteristics, which include phase linearity, full-range response capabilities and wide dispersion output to allow the speakers to fill large listening spaces, the company explains. 

Features Include Low Volume Intelligibility Switch, Acoustic Back Cans  

Both the IC61 and IC81 architectural products incorporate polypropylene woofers that reside in stamped baskets. The IC61 also inclues a 3/4-inch soft-dome tweeter, while the 1-inch ceramic-coated aluminum dome tweeter. 

The IC62, IC82 and the IC62ST speakers utilize Totem's MHEX Phenolic Honeycomb Woven Hybrid woofers that are set in cast baskets, and 1-inch ceramic-coated aluminum dome tweeters. 

All five speakers also include Totem's proprietary Low Volume Intelligibility Switch. When activated, the switch “fine tunes” the output of the speakers at low listening levels to improve the clarity of vocals and the richness of the speakers' bass response, according to Totem. 

The speaker company supports the Kin Architectural line with its optional ABC6, ABC6ST and ABC8 Acoustic Back Cans, which are said to protect the speakers' internal components from dirt, and dust, as well as minimize sound leakage into adjacent rooms. 

Other installation accessories for the Kin products include color-coded preconstruction kits that feature joist brackets, and Totem's Optional Square Grille Kits that facilitate the speakers' integration into environments that include HVAC and lighting fixtures. 

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