Totem's on Fire
And then . . . in discussing the performance of the speakers with designer Vince Bruzzese, I found out that the speakers playing were not the Metals but the much smaller bookself-type Fires ($6000/pair) that were behind them, against the wall! Bruzzese was not trying to fool anyone; he was just alternating playing the speakers in the front and in the back. I listened some moreto what I then knew were the Firesand continued to be impressed. The bass was certainly helped by the against the wall placement, but then that’s part of the Fire’s design.