TOITEM ACOUSTICS: Kin Play range comes to UK

Totem Acoustic is making its recent Kin Play range available in the UK. The collection consists of the active Kin Play and Kin Play Mini bookshelf speakers, Kin Play Soundbar and Kin Sub10, which is connected to the rest of the range via the Kin LINK wireless subwoofer receiver.

An active bookshelf speaker measuring 180 x 355 x 235mm (WxHxD), the Kin Play boasts 120W per channel and a wide choice of connections including a switchable phono/line stereo RCA input with built-in phono stage, 3.5mm and optical inputs, subwoofer out and an amplifier bypass input.

The Canadian company says the Kin Play: “offers phase linearity, speed, emotion, off-axis natural presentation and spatial articulation. All the components have been created to work together…

“An important feature for installers is the Kin Play’s amp bypass input. Coupled with auto on/input sensing, this means the speaker plays well with others such as streaming products and more expansive custom installation and automation systems. Bluetooth 4.1 combined with Qualcomm aptX HD technology means support for any type of high-quality streaming is on-board.”

The Kin Play comes with 4m of 16-gauge, 19-strand, Oxygen Free Copper wire terminated with dual banana plugs, a 17-function aluminium remote control and adhesive-backed isolation feet.

The Kin Play Mini offers the same set of features, but in a smaller 162 x 270 x 190mm (WxHxD) cabinet with reduced power output of 70W per channel. Both the Kin Play and Kin Play Mini are available in Satin White or Black finish with colour-matching magnetic grille.

The Kin Play Soundbar is designed to partner TV screens of 55in and up. Measuring 1,200 x 52 x 115mm (WxHxD), connectivity comes in the shape of wireless aptX HD Bluetooth, optical, 3.5mm (Mini Jack) and stereo RCA inputs alongside a subwoofer out.

Company-developed KIN Natural Hybrid woofers and metal alloy tweeters are driven by the Soundbar’s specially created 75W per channel dynamic digital amplifier. Totem claims that it can reach down as low as 60Hz (-3dB), meaning that often a subwoofer will not be required.

Finally, sporting the same colour range, comes the Kin Play Sub 10, equipped with a 10in woven fibreglass low-frequency driver, driven by an over-sized vented magnetic structure designed to deliver impressive dynamic capacity.

It’s powered and controlled by a bespoke 300W amplifier, and in-room presence can be fine-tuned via the Bass EQ offering a pure and linear ‘Natural’ setting or an enhanced ‘High Impact’ setting for something more intense. Measuring 330 x 292 x 345mm (WxHxD), it comes with ultra-low-profile feet and Totem claims its sealed enclosure construction guarantees: “consistent performance regardless of placement”.

Available via UK distributor Redline, the company also offers a Custom Colour Cloth printing service which can deliver a range of different colours for the speaker grilles.

Prices: Kin Play, £1,045; Kin Play Mini, £830; Kin Play Soundbar, £1,245; Kin Play Sub 10, £960. Totem Acoustics' Kin Play series is available to buy now and is being distributed in the UK by Redline.

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