Totem Acoustics Tribe Aic In-Ceiling Speaker - TRIBE AIC

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Tribe AIC was conceived to prevail over placement challenges and deliver a transcendental listening experience. The angled baffle directs the sound towards the listening area so regardless of location, the performance is involving, intimate and embodies the Totem experience.

TRIBE AIC is thoroughly equipped with interrelated proprietary Totem technology. Shockingly powerful, lighting fast bass is presented by Neodymium Actuated Enriched MHEX woofers.  They are complimented by MAC passive radiators that tune the cabinet’s bass ability to perfection. Oversized Silk Dome tweeters emit a fluid and impeccably airy presence.

This level of engineering allows TRIBE AIC to present perfect sound staging and phase correctness for an emotion-filled musicality.

The TRIBE AIC possesses exceptionally functional integration elements, so installers appreciate them as much as listeners. Discover Tribe Architectural, the ultimate combination of architectural and acoustic engineering.

Optional Accessories

Pre-construction kits facilitate installation before drywall has been installed.

Design Highlights

  • Angled baffle permits placement tight to walls while directing sound to the listening area
  • Robust steel buttressed framework handles the toughest installations
  • Screw cutouts in the framework for flush-to-stud installations where clamps cannot deploy
  • Dozens of magnets securely grip the grill preventing resonance and gaps
  • Rear-wire management channels

Technical Features

  • Integrated wood back box ensures reliable and superior performance
  • 1 1/8” proprietary Oversized Silk Dome
  • Twin 4”/10.16cm Neodymium Actuated Enriched MHEX woofers in oversized die-cast basket
  • Twin 5” Metal Amalgamation Compound high excursion passive radiators help create deep bass from a sealed enclosure
  • High-torque angled wall clamps for an even structural tension

Integrated Wood Back Box

Consistency, protection, and sound isolation

Integrated back boxes ensure optimum performance regardless of the wall cavity size or content.  Wherever they are installed, they react as if the wall was custom made for them.  Metal, plastic,  or aluminum enclosures have inherent distortion issues that wood does not.  Back boxes also provide substantial sound isolation and protect against materials in the wall that can damage the drivers.

Enormous Dispersion

Sound everywhere you want it

TRIBE Architectural diffuse sound in an enormously wide, expansive manner comparable to a flood light and illuminate a room with Totem’s holographic sound. Most others function like a focused, narrow spotlight, creating small acoustic “hot spots”.  The dispersion is almost twice that of competitive speakers, so it takes fewer Totem speakers to thoroughly fill a room, and listeners enjoy the same sound whether seated or standing.

Neodymium Actuated Enriched MHEX woofers

Unique driver for an exceptional series

Multiple layers of phenolic honeycomb and woven synthetics are extremely rigid, have sensational transient capabilities, and a pure, flat response in the critical 100Hz to 2.5kHz range. These cones are enriched with a proprietary copolymer that improves strength without adding weight.  An inverted dust cap smooths the higher range for a perfect blend to the tweeter.  Outsized cast frames resonances allow the largest components tot be implemented for improved force and control. The result is tremendous power handling and incredible bass.

Oversized Silk Dome

Effortless brilliance

The 1 1/8” proprietary dome was designed specifically to mate with Neodymium Actuated Enriched MHEX woofers.  It possesses excellent dynamic response, high stability, and can be crossover extremely low for improved dispersion. It is particularly effective in the D’Appolito arrangement of all Tribe models.  A remarkable low resonant frequency and Ferro fluid of high liquidity create an effortless brilliance.

Metal Amalgamation Passive Radiators

Tuned to perfection

5” passive radiators are made of a proprietary compound of metals chosen for their strength to weight ratios.  They are unyieldingly rigid yet perfectly weighted, so bass is both forceful and musical.  These passives function in tandem with the MHEX drivers to tune the sealed enclosure to perfection with size defying bass output.


Bi-Wire / Bi Amp Gold Plated Banana Plugs 

Two sets of high conductivity gold plated connectors efficiently capture the incoming signal for superior speaker performance and allow traditional, bi-wire, or even bi-amplification options. They accommodate a variety of connection options such as bare wire, banana plugs, and spades.

Design: Full back-boxed, high-performance loudspeaker
Frequency Response: 47 Hz – 30 kHz ± 3 dB
Recommended Power: 30 – 140 W
Woofer: Twin 4”/10.16 Neodymium Actuated, Enriched MHEX woofers with High Excursion Surrounds in Outsized Cast Baskets
Passive Radiators: Dual 5″ Metal Amalgamation Compound
Tweeter: Huge 1 1/8”/29mm Soft Dome
Impedance: 6 ohms
Sensitivity: 90 dB
Dimensions: (W x H x D): 14.09″ x 14.09″ x 6 1/8″ / 358 x 358 x 155 mm
Cutout: 13.38 x 13.38 / 340 x 340mm
Grill Type: Magnetic, Paintable, virtually bezel-less white metal
Accessories: Pre-Construction Brackets