Key facts

Product:
Totem | rr231
Family:
Totem
Manufacturer:
Brionvega >
Designer:
Mario Bellini >
Order number:
rr231
Architonic ID:
20225668
Country:
Italy
Designed:
1971
Launched:
2021
Manufacturer groups :
Audio devices-Sound systems >
Audio devices-Radios >
Groups:
Audio devices-Sound systems >
Audio devices-Radios >

Product description

Signed in 1971 by the designer Mario Bellini, totem is a famous design work that encompasses the search for primary forms, such as the simple volume of a cube, and which leads to modularity and composability, hiding the functions of a Hi-Fi. From this apparent cube, Bellini brings out a stereo system, speakers included.
Unmissable collector's item, a faithful re-edition of the original project, it is re-proposed today renovated and equipped with the best contemporary technology.

With the stereo system closed it is a smooth cube while once opened the speakers rotate and resemble wings. This product is important for the way it combines sculpture and sound. The act of opening the cube, inserting the disc and playing the music requires the participation of the user and creates a "ritual". Overall, the product is a piece of modern art and transforms a simple shape into something more.

Each speaker is equipped with a 2-and-a-half-way speaker system (one mechanical reflex loading woofer, one mid-woofer and one tweeter). By leaving the speakers in their rotating supports, the distance between them is sufficient to ensure excellent sound quality.
The speakers are removable, so they can also be positioned in other points of the room far from the console and with sufficient sound power to cover medium and large rooms.
What distinguishes it from normal turntables is the way it integrates the speaker system into its design, making the object more of a piece of art than a simple stereo system.

Each totem is a unique piece of craftsmanship, but at its origin there is a very high precision production process. The expert hands of our artisans transform semi-finished products into authentic unique pieces. The sanding of the wooden panels, the assembly of the different components, the application of screen printing are all the processes through which the Italian artisan tradition makes each totem unique.

Wooden handcrafted cabinet, Rests on a cart with forged aluminum wheels, 125+125W audio amplifier with auto-limitation, AM/FM Radio, 2 RCA audio jacks for external sources, 1 RCA audio output for connecting to an external amplification system, 1 RCA audio output for connecting to an external subwoofer, 1 3.5 millimetre preamp audio jack for headphones, Project turntable with Ortofon cartridge

Concept

The iconic totem, signed in 1971 by the designer Mario Bellini, is re-proposed today renovated and equipped with the best contemporary technology.