Totem Acoustic Beak Specifications

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Description: Passive device, machined from aluminum, to control "parasitic resonances" in loudspeakers.
Dimensions: 2" high by 1.5" diameter.
Price: $125/pair.
Manufacturer: Totem Acoustic, 9165 rue Champ d'Eau, Montreal, Quebec H1P 3M3, Canada. Tel: (514) 259-1062. Fax: (514) 259-4968. Web:

Totem Acoustic
9165 rue Champ d'Eau
Montreal, Quebec H1P 3M3
(514) 259-1062

Devil Doc's picture

...never confront a patient's delusions.


Devil Doc's picture


double post

tiberius1023's picture

These seem to only affect the cabinet resonance. It seems that any weight strategically placed on top would have the same effect...don't know if these would be worth $125

zimm25's picture

About 6 months ago I bought a pair of used Totem Forrests and got a pair of beaks with them.  After many weeks of slight tweaks for placement, fill, etc. I added the beaks.  Do they change the sound? Yes.  Subtly. Without question they make the high end of the Forrests shound better to my ears, especially with brighter music (e.g. the climactic part of Adagio for Strings).  For the price that many Stereophile readers pay for equipment to hear very subtle differences (e.g. $3,000 amp versus $5,000 amp), the beaks are very much worth the price.  For the average listener, they're not worth it.  For this audience, I think the review is accurate.  

andy_c's picture

Follow your nose!

You can get the same effect by eating some froot loops.