For sale are my Totem Tabu Speakers which have been part of my reference tube system for 12 plus years. Many speakers have come and gone in the show downs with the Tabu speakers but now it's finally time for me to get out of this hobby.
These are very musical speakers that sound fantastic with acoustic music, jazz, etc.. May not be your first choice if you listen to heavy metal, etc.. The bass is surprising and the detail is very impressive.
The speakers are in very good condition except on one of the speakers the tweeter is slightly pushed in (shown in pic) which is why I will rate them a 7/10. Does not affect the sound, so it never bothered me.
I have the detachable grills that attach via Velcro as well.
This is a description from the Stereophile article on them.
stand-mounted reflex dynamic loudspeaker. Drive-units: 1.2" (28mm)
silk-dome Dynaudio tweeter, 6" (150mm) cellulose-acrylate–cone Dynaudio
woofer with 3" voice-coil. Crossover frequency: 1.5kHz. Crossover slopes:
quasi–second-order. Frequency response: 37Hz–22kHz, ±3dB. Nominal impedance: 6
ohms. Sensitivity: 85.5dB/W/m (2.83V). Maximum sound-pressure level: 110dB.
Amplifier requirements: 50–200W.
Dimensions: 16.5" (420mm) H by 8.5" (212mm) W by 12"
(305mm) D. Enclosure volume: 16 liters. Weight: 22 lbs (10kg) each.
Finishes: mahogany or black ash.
Price: $2995/pair, May Audio TB 888 loudspeaker stands cost $549/pair
(1997); no longer available (2005). Warranty: 5 years. Approximate number of