1723 Bookshelf S THX

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Latest member of the 1723 family

1723 Bookshelf S THX

Based on 26 reviews

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.

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This speaker is for you if

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you seek high-end sound in a small form

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you have smaller room, up to 25m², and closer distance to walls

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you’re pairing it with a subwoofer

For a full-range sound we recommend adding a subwoofer like our 1723 Subwoofer 1S.
For applications without a subwoofer, we recommend stepping up to the vented models like our 1723 Monitor S or 1723 Monitor. If you are looking for more bass extension in a bigger room and you do not want to add a subwoofer, the 1723 Tower S will be the right choice.

Reviews from our customers

  • Excellent

    4.9 out of 5

  • What made my experience great; that the level of customer service was outstanding.

    Garvin Worrell
  • My highest recommendation even for those who can afford much more expensive gear!

    Gladiator
  • …these speakers are of the highest quality build and provide excellent performance…

    Scott McKanna
  • …quality build very impressive and sound for home the best alI have had…

    Tom Witziers
  • Above and beyond! They really stand by their products.

    Sid
  • Heads & shoulders above any other audio buying experience in my 53 years of living!

    John Collier
  • Value is incredible. Sound is huge. Super pleased with purchase.

    Jeffrey Mercado
  • Fast delivery. Best product i have ever tested. Good customer service!

    Håvard D. Jenssen
  • Speakers sound amazing and the build quality is top notch. Couldn’t be happier.

    Talosian
  • Even my wife was like, those speakers are great!

    Richard Lawrence
1723 Bookshelf S THX

HI-END CONNECTIONS

Rhodium-plated copper terminals. The aluminum backplate is precisely recessed for a perfect fit in the HDF cabinet.

1723 Bookshelf S THX

PREMIUM COMPONENTS

High-performance tweeter in an elegant and highly accurate waveguide backed up by our custom 6.5″ driver.

1723 Bookshelf S THX

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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  • 1723 ENCLOSURE TUNING

    Vented vs. Sealed – Whatever floats your boat!

  • 1723 CROSSOVER NETWORK

    Crossover design is a culmination of model, measure, listen, remodel, remeasure, re-listen, all while refining performance in increasingly small steps.

  • 1723 MAGNETIC METAL GRILLS

    We are especially proud of our new exclusive and fully custom made grills. For all Arendal Sound speakers we have made a free flowing, perforated metal grill which does not affect sound quality.

  • 1723S MASSIVE & CLEAN BASS

    The 6.5” woofers in the 1723 S THX series are built upon the same core fundamentals as the the 13.8” subwoofer, but with application specific details changed.

  • 1723 WAVEGUIDE TWEETER

    The heart of all Arendal speakers, our Tweeter utilizes a 28mm synthetic soft dome with custom designed, matching waveguide.

  • 1723 SPEAKER INPUT POSTS

    Chosen for its excellent conductivity, corrosion resistance and hardness; all serve to protect the copper material and music signal carried within.

Technical specifications

  • Design
    Design

    2-way

    Dimensions (H/W/D)

    38.5 x 24.5 x 32 cm
    (15.2 x 9.6 x 12.6 in)

    Weight

    14.5 kg
    (32 lbs)

    Enclosure

    Sealed

    Enclosure material

    High Density Fiberboard (HDF)

  • Sound
    Tweeter

    28mm

    Frequency response
    Sealed 65Hz-20kHz (-6dB)
    Woofer

    6,5″

    Impedance

    4-ohm nominal

    Crossover frequency

    1500Hz

    Sensitivity

    84dB / 2.83v / 1m

  • Other
    Break-in for optimal performance

    50 hours

    Recommended amplifier

    Up to 250W RMS @ 4ohm

    Included

    Manual. Rubber pads. Wall mount.

    Optional accessories

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Frequency

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.

Polar

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.

Impendence

The impedance charts are electrical measurements of the loudspeaker’s resistance vs frequency.

Product Compliance

CE marking is an administrative marking with which the manufacturer or importer affirms its conformity with European health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA).

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RoHS is an abbreviation for “Restriction of (the use of certain) Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic Equipment”. This directive restricts the use of ten hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. It is closely linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods and is part of a legislative initiative to solve the problem of huge amounts of toxic electronic waste.

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Professional reviews

  • I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you don’t have good speakers, you don’t have a good sound system. Period. The speakers you use have a disproportionate impact on how your music sounds.

  • “They can handle some good energy, they’re pretty awesome.”

  • It is absolutely on another level and that’s what Arendal is known for. You can spend twice as much money and not see build quality this good.

  • The Arendal excels in transient attack, speed, neutrality, dynamic response, and versatility across music genres, showcasing impressive resolution and speed compared to the Buchardt S400 MK2, Monitor Audios Gold 100, and KEF LS50 meta.

  • Arendal makes extraordinary speakers and subwoofers, there’s simply no other way to say it.

  • The 5.1 system of Arendal delights with ist outstanding musicality and a highly dynamical ability despite of the compact format.

  • Arendal Sound Bookshelf S is one impressively playful, lively, competent and engaging compact speaker!

  • The 5.1 system of Arendal delights us in our test with outstanding musicality and a highly dynamical ability despite of the compact format.

  • When we start playing some music, I am not surprised that these speakers have some very good all-round characteristics. On the other hand, I am quite surprised of how much I enjoyed classical music on them

  • Incredibly good work down there in the Southern part of Norway – it should not be easy to match the price tag, the great quality feeling and the amazing sound of the Arendal Sound 1723 Bookshelf S THX Ultra