1723 Bookshelf S THX
Latest member of the 1723 family
The Bookshelf S as the smallest and latest member of the 1723 family. Featuring a completely custom built 2-way lineup of mid-bass driver and a waveguide tweeter you cannot find anywhere else. The materials, quality, drivers and crossover components are the same premium level as you would only expect from any of the 1723 family members. Bigger is not always better.
Rhodium-plated copper terminals. The aluminum backplate is precisely recessed for a perfect fit in the HDF cabinet.
High-performance tweeter in an elegant and highly accurate waveguide backed up by our custom 6.5″ driver.
THE PREMIUM FEEL
Magnetically fastened steel grills, wrapped in premium cloth for a smooth look. A “thump” and the grill is snapped onto the gorgeous HDF cabinet in premium paint.
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Binden sich hervorragend in ein Surround System mit ein mit einem kraftvollen,klaren und dynamischen Sound!!!👍Nurettin Scholz
Clear and detailed sound. Great build quality. Excellent customer support. Was very well packaged. Highly recommended!Kim Gavlestam
While it sounds amazing, separation and detail are next level and keep surprising me, I can't help but feel the woofer is too small every time I look at the speaker. The 1723S series has the waveguide of their flagship speakers in combination with the smaller woofer, and it looks a little off to me. More so in reality than on the pictures because in reality you only see the woofer rim stick out. Not that this takes away from the amazing craftsmanship and beauty that these are. I wish they made 1723 Bookshelves, but the monitors will have to do.Sean
This is the most detailed bookshelf speaker I’ve ever heard. You cannot beat the sound, performance, value and perfect customer service from my opinion.Kristian Thompson
These speakers are just awesome! I chose these over the Kef R3. No regret at all.Daniel Carpenter
At that price, simply the best!Tore M.
Sehr gute Lautsprecher von hoher Qualität zum moderaten Preis.Harald Mielke
I bought four 1723 Bookshelf S THX for side/back surround duty (along with two 1723 Towers and a 1723 Center) since my room doesn't support on one side the use of the 1723 Surround speakers. I personally prefer direct radiating bookshelf speakers for surrounds anyhow, not to mention bookshelf speakers are more easily placed/positioned for different room situations. These bookshelfs sound much better if sitting at or a little below the tweeter line, thus choose speaker stands with this in mind like I have. If you plan on using them as front speakers, you will need a subwoofer(s) for the low-end bass. The build quality of their 1723/1723S speaker lines are as good if not better than other brands like Revel, KEF, GoldenEar, Focal, Definitive Technology, Monitor Audio, etc,etc, and sound every bit as good if not better as well(yes I know this is subjective in nature).Laurence Chan
Average customer rating
4.80 out of 5
More details and features
All our 1723 speakers are Certified by the very strict testing protocols of THX Ultra where each speaker must pass a set of 400 measurements. The THX Certification does not mean it is a dedicated home speaker, but rather a guarantee of tight consistency within well-established acoustic parameters. THX Certification is as much about music, as for movies.
The engineers at THX Labs utilize a proprietary scientific testing methodology to ensure the highest audio fidelity possible. All 1723 speakers passed the THX Ultra Certification without any change to the products, meaning our standards already exceed THX Ultra level out of the box!
Frequency response does not reflect maximum output but shows its true response in a anechoic chamber. Typically you will see an elevated response in the bass response below 40Hz in room due to room gain, which can add around 6dB pr. octave under 40Hz depending on the size of your room.
The charts display frequency response measured at different angles, the sum of which is referred to as power response. Much scientific research has been undertaken on this subject and a linear power response has proven a substantial impact on the overall sound, because the frequency response is more even in all directions. This means an Arendal Sound speaker will be more tolerant of differences in room shape, size, construction and materials.
The impedance charts are electrical measurements of the loudspeaker’s resistance vs frequency.