Totem Acoustic Forest Signatures

I am putting together a new 2 channel system! I am looking for a new pair of speakers and my budget is around $7000. This thread has to deal only with the Totem Acoustic Forest Signatures!!!!!!  I have always been a fan of Totem Acoustic and love the Totem sound.  I have owned almost all their speakers except for the element series and the Forest Signatures. I have been trying to find reviews on the signatures but can't find anything useful so I am turning to the Audiogon crowd.

Has anyone demoed these or does anyone currently own a pair or owned a pair in the past that can give some useful insight? I don't listen to my music at high volumes and my music mainly consists of R&B from the 50's till now.

The speakers will be hooked up to the following - Hegel H360 integrated 
- Hegel Cdp4a CD player 
- Audioquest Wild Blue Yonder interconnects
- Audioquest Wild Wood speaker cable
- Audioquest Wel Signature power cables
- Shunyata MPC12A power conditioner but looking to upgrade to their new Denali series.
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Thanks for the Intel on the Plinius. And nice system! I have Plinius on my short list of integrated amps to audition if I get the opportunity.


Pulled up King Crimson on Tidal. Excellent selection, thanks. What else ya got?

The Wireworld Eclipse speaker cables are working well with the Signatures. The Audioquest Gibralter’s were bright in comparison. The vocals have more bloom. The placement and soundstage are much more believable.

Listening to Crowded House, Alone Together

I’ve been busy lately...gotta pull some stuff out of the archives to share !  Wireworld’s seem to do it for you...congrats.
Hi, I know you guys have been recommending more power but do you think a Simaudio ACE all-in-one at 50wpc would be OK with the Totem Forests(non signature)? I emailed Totem and they said 50wpc would absolutely suffice if the listening room is not too large, which it isn't. I'm trying to find a all in one type player in the 2k'ish range and it seems to be difficult to find. I had said before that I was going with the NAD M32 but that deal passed me up(was a refurbished unit). This is for a 2 channel system with a connected TV and also needs to have network streaming like Tidal. I was originally looking at the M32 because it has available HDMI slots but I guess i can just hook the TV up to the Simaudio or whatever else is recommended via optical. I know everyone recommends auditions but unless you live in a big city that has exactly what you looking for available and the shop is cool enough to let you audition it, that's not really possible. So for the 2k'ish range, what do you think? 

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Hello bg3584, 

Good to hear from you again. What does your system consist of currently? 
How large is your room?