wait…that’s that Christmas song from Jo Stafford that always gets stuck in my head during the holidays….with today’s weather, nothing was rocking outside, brrrr, all the tunes came from inside…
no rockin’ outside today
the tunes were playing today on a surprisingly charming small bookshelf speaker, the Totem Mites. I had them at home to give them a go, they needed a smaller room with a solid back wall that I couldn’t give them at the loft. Boy, was I a happy trooper. Small in size, large in sound, and such a sound they make driven by my trusty Naim UnitiQute. I’ve had them recommended to me by several industry leaders – okay, fellas that really know their stuff – as the go to inexpensive speaker. For me it’s not that they are very affordable, starting at $775 depending on finish, it’s that they just sing. I’ve been subjected to some very unmusical smallish speakers as of late, no, not at the loft, and these were a godsend, something that reminded me of Santa and all that’s good in the world, certainly no insipid little box speaker.
If you’d like to hear these at the loft, I’ll be demoing them in the kitchen!, much to someone’s chagrin, but hey, we audiophiles have to work with what we’re given. I’ve found that with the solid wall behind the kitchen cabinets, the kitchen space can do wonders for smallish speakers, like the Rega RS1′s and Harbeth 3′s,that get a bit overwhelmed in the other rooms. Love these lil guys. You will, too!
oh yes, back to the winter weather….