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NEW 1961 SERIES

1961 - Building bridges Just outside the city of Arendal, there’s an island called Tromøy. Isolated and remote, the island used to be accessible only by boat, and during the heavy Norwegian winter season, you had to walk or ski across the ice. With no road connection to the mainland, delivering goods [...]

2019-10-31T11:42:39+01:00October 24th, 2019|

New 1723 Bookshelf S THX

Arendal, Norway - February 6 2019 - Arendal Sound listen to the needs and demands of the community. There have been many requests from engaging Arendal Sound owners as well as “bystanders”, for a smaller slightly more living room (wife?) friendly speaker. This is Arendal Sounds answer. The Arendal Sound 1723 family is growing! Now [...]

2019-02-06T15:32:14+01:00February 6th, 2019|

1723 SUBWOOFER 2 REVIEW – LYD&BILDE

WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CLEAN AND EFFORTLESS DEEP BASS, WE HAVE HARDLY HEARD IT BETTER THAN THIS “DOOMSDAY MACHINE” FROM ARENDAL. By Audun Hage, Lyd & Bilde LYD & BILDE THOUGHTS POSITIVE You are getting massive, tight and precise deep bass that doesn’t compress, even on the most demanding music and movie sequences. NEGATIVE [...]

2019-10-28T15:08:49+01:00February 27th, 2018|

1723 MONITOR S THX REVIEW – STEREO+

COMPACT, BUT STILL IMPRESSIVE IT IS NOT LONG SINCE I HAD THE FLOORSTANDING VERSION OF THE 1723 S-SERIES AT HOME, AND IN MY OPINION THEY PLAYED SO IMPRESSIVE THAT WE HUNG A MEDAL FOR PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AROUND THEIR NECK. IS MONITOR JUST AS IMPRESSIVE, PUNCHY AND ENGAGING? By Håvard Holmedal, Stereo+. Read the original version [...]

2019-10-28T15:09:07+01:00February 15th, 2018|

1723 5.1 THX SYSTEM REVIEW – AUDIO E CINEMA EM CASA

"BIG SIZED STAR" By Joao Zeferino, Audio E Cinema EM Casa. As Jorge Goncalves suggested to listen to a 5.1 speaker system from Arendal Sound, which had just landed at the dependencies of Audio & Cinema em Casa, I must confess I was somewhat puzzled and I had to “google” it in order to find out [...]

2019-10-28T17:25:52+01:00January 3rd, 2018|

1723 TOWER S THX REVIEW – STEREO+

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - STEREO+ PLAYFUL AND THRILLING By Håvard Holmedal, Stereo+ (Read original review in Norwegian here). It appears that Arendal is in a good trend. The subwoofer still stands very good in the market, and their 1723 series have been installed in many hi-fi systems and home theaters both in Norway and internationally. Now, however, it [...]

2019-10-28T15:09:52+01:00December 23rd, 2017|

1723 TOWER S THX “PRODUCT OF THE YEAR” AWARD – STEREO+

"1723 Tower S THX seems like its made to play loud and powerful, nevertheless it shows itself to be a refined loudspeaker with great detailing, and it’s midbass and heavy deep bass makes it one of really few full-range loudspeakers you can buy for under 30.000,- NOK (3.000 EUR). The loudspeaker plays almost all the [...]

2019-10-28T15:10:21+01:00December 22nd, 2017|

1723 TOWER THX REVIEW – HIFI TEST

TWIN TOWERS HiFi Test Highlight 6/2017 (Original PDF can be downloaded here) “Arendal means nothing to me“. This is what many readers will think when they hear or read the name of this manufacturer. As journalists, we already had a first encounter with this Norwegian brand and were absolutely impressed by everything we could read and hear [...]

2019-10-28T15:10:31+01:00December 18th, 2017|

1723 TOWER THX AWARD – BEST OF HIFI TEST 2018

"The Arendal 1723 Towers from Norway are really full-grown floorstanders with a massive appearance and 50kg live weight. The manufacturer arranged four big woofers on the 50mm-thick baffle for a deep, dynamic sound. A waveguide tweeter with a 28mm soft dome is responsible for a crystal clear treble reproduction. Three bass-reflex openings on the back [...]

2019-10-28T15:12:02+01:00December 18th, 2017|