Vince Bruzzese founded Totem Acoustics back in 1987…
An engineer at heart, Bruzzese set out to remedy the poor experiences (both in performance and customer support) he had experienced in the audio systems he had purchased.
His efforts resulted in a unique-looking loudspeaker with beautiful musicality, managing to harness impressive speed and transparency in a compact form factor. This level of immersion typically comes with an overwhelming visual presence, but Totem has managed to slim down cabinet size while keeping big, precise sound. The cabinet itself plays a big part, as its construction (down to the intricate lock mitre attachments and glue used) keeps it incredibly stiff and inert to unwanted vibration. Behind the cabinet, the custom drivers and hand-made crossovers deliver ideal dynamics, timbre and rhythm.
Both Totem’s Signature One and Sky Monitor earned awards in 2018’s Absolute Sounds awards. We are excited to be New York City’s go-to dealers for Totem Tribe Tower loudspeakers, Rainmaker bookshelf speakers, and the rest of the Totem collection.
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We believe quality sound embodies five characteristics…
1. Highest fidelity to the original recorded performance.
2. Harmonious clarity, tonal color and timbre.
3. Accentuated balance between accuracy and warmth.
4. Natural sound staging and phase-perfect ambiance.
5. Precise and detailed renditions.
David started his career in the audio business selling new and used hi-fi at Audio Exchange, a west village haven for music lovers to share stories and listen to good music. While there, David recognized his passion for entrepreneurship. Soon after his start as a salesman, he became the store’s general manager, successfully running the day-to-day operations and increasing the business’s profitability. After a few years leading Audio Exchange, he decided to venture out on his own. What resulted was Stereo Exchange: a store that became a New York institution and a destination for all lovers of good music.
Ann has been side by side with David since Stereo Exchange’s beginning. In fact, it was her initial financial investment that helped Stereo Exchange get off the ground. Since then, she has been an invaluable part of the organization, contributing significantly to branding, human resources, and customer service. Without her acute eye, instinct for good people, and insistence on excellence, Stereo Exchange would not have enjoyed the longevity it has.
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Glenn has applied a wide-ranging appreciation of music from his decades-long career in audio. Handling management and sales in the high end audio industry since 1984, Glenn and David crossed paths many times before Glenn officially joined the Stereo Exchange team in 2016. He is delighted to once again be able to connect clients with the best possible gear, from helping new customers discover the benefits of a good audio system to introducing innovations to legacy clients.
Evan got the audio “bug” at JSG Audio in Binghamton, NY, helping design loudspeakers while attending SUNY Binghamton. He began his official audiophile career at Stereo Exchange in 1986 and thrived here for more than 15 years. In 2002 Evan left to pursue excellence in Custom Installation, including 4 years at Audio Command Systems, the leading integrator in the Northeast. He has now returned, combining his expertise to provide the best sounding and easiest to use systems available.