Describe your Totem Arro System

Greetings folks,
Recently picked up a new pair of Totem Arro floorstanders (along with Totem DreamCatcher center and surrounds, and totem Storm sub).

For those of you Audiogoners who have a pair of Arros, what else is in your system? Electronics, speaker cables, IC's? Using them just for 2-channel listening, or also within a HT system?

Thanks in advance.
Ag insider logo xs@2xheadshrinker2
Hi Headshrinker2,
I have had the pleasure of owning the Arros for almost 10 years. Throughout these 10 years my accompanying electronics have remained somewhat the same as well with the exception of the source components. My current system consists of:

Oppo 980H Universal player tweaked with a Asylum Crump Power Cord, Cone footers and some dampening of the top chassis plate

connected via Venhaus DIY Cotton insulated 99.99% pure silver interconnects with Eichmann Silver Bullet plugs to

a Bryston B-60 integrated amp in conjunction with a Bryston 2B-LP in bi-amp configuration which is then connected to the Arros via Sonocable Stradivarious I a high specification teflon insulated cryo treated silver clad copper speaker cables. See my system under Budget Minded systems using "Sonocable" as the search word for additional details and photos.
Thanks for the reply. What sized room is this system in? What kind of music do you primarily listen to? Is this your main or secondary system? Did bi-amping them make a significant difference? Have you tried other integrated amps with the Arros over the years?
The room the system is in is approximately 10'x20' but the system is located at one end of the room (it is a "great room" with living room/dining area/kitchen all in one space).

I listen mostly to jazz, new age/world, rock and pop. I listen to music only on this system and watch movies in a separate home theatre system elsewhere in my house.

The bi-amping really opens up the sound adding more weight/bass and dynamics which in turn sounds more lifelike. The Bryston combo is a very highly resolving and musical package. As such, I feel no need to change my current setup and have not tried other amps with my Arros.

However, I have heard my friends' set of Arros driven by a YBA Integre DT and it sounded fine with a greater emphasis on the midrange fullness and richness which is not to my tastes.

He has long since moved on from the Arros though.