Engineering & Development | Arendal Sound


How we do things


From the beginning, Arendal Sound products were developed with the mindset to recreate the original sonic event, with the highest level of accuracy. This requires special consideration to balancing several factors:

  • Dynamics
  • Linearity
  • Distortion
  • Power handling
  • Frequency response
  • Polar characteristics

Experience has shown that each of these factors must be addressed for each design to fully achieve its sonic potential. If too much emphasis is placed on one factor, others will be compromised. There are many examples of loudspeaker designs that sound very good at modest levels, but when called upon to reproduce true dynamics the sound quality quickly disappears. Conversely, there are examples of high output speakers that can play quite loud and fill a room but are often characterized by sonic colorations that can range from displeasing to outright offensive – not very musical. The art and science behind Arendal Sound are to achieve all of the seductive nuances that make music so enjoyable and yet maintain composure with very demanding dynamics – this critical, but not easily achievable combination is the key.