Downscaled version of the 1723 Monitor
Based on 26 reviews
The 1723 Monitor S is a downscaled version of the 1723 Monitor. It features a completely custom built 2-way lineup of mid-bass drivers and a waveguide tweeter you cannot find anywhere else. The materials, quality, drivers and crossover components are just the same as you would expect from any of the 1723 speakers. The only difference is smaller enclosure with 6.5” drivers in 1723 Monitor S, instead of the 8” in the 1723 Monitor. 1723 Monitor S was developed for smaller spaces and provide the perfect sonic partner to the matching 1723 Center S. The sheer performance, level of detail and dynamics delivered by Monitor S is unheard of in this price category. Expect the Monitor S to be compared to much higher priced speakers on the market.
4.9 out of 5
Heads & shoulders above any other audio buying experience in my 53 years of living!
Value is incredible. Sound is huge. Super pleased with purchase.
Fast delivery. Best product i have ever tested. Good customer service!
…these speakers are of the highest quality build and provide excellent performance…
Speakers sound amazing and the build quality is top notch. Couldn’t be happier.
…quality build very impressive and sound for home the best alI have had…
Even my wife was like, those speakers are great!
My highest recommendation even for those who can afford much more expensive gear!
Above and beyond! They really stand by their products.
What made my experience great; that the level of customer service was outstanding.
Rhodium-plated copper terminals. The aluminum backplate is precisely recessed for a perfect fit in the HDF cabinet.
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.
1723 Monitor THX along with 1723 Surround THX makes an incredible world-class performance together. Same Hi-End waveguide-tweeter combination, 6.5″ woofers, and overall quality components.
Vented vs. Sealed – Whatever floats your boat!
Crossover design is a culmination of model, measure, listen, remodel, remeasure, re-listen, all while refining performance in increasingly small steps.
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.
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.
The heart of all Arendal speakers, our Tweeter utilizes a 28mm synthetic soft dome with custom designed, matching waveguide.
Chosen for its excellent conductivity, corrosion resistance and hardness; all serve to protect the copper material and music signal carried within.
56.9H x 24.5W x 32D cm
Sealed / Vented
High Density Fiberboard (HDF)
2 x 6.5″
88.7dB / 2.83v / 1m
2 x 1.5″
Up to 300W RMS @ 4ohm
Manual. Rubber pads. Port plugs.
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.
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).
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.
“These speakers are end game for me. I don’t plan on upgrading for the next 20 years.”
In light of these strong characteristics, it’s no surprise that the Arendal 1723 S series has been rightfully recognized as an AVS Top Choice for 2023.
“This speaker competes favorably with other premium options and in my personal opinion, flat out beat many of the well-known popular box companies on the market and provide a listening experience that is top-notch and end-game at a reasonable price.”
In terms of sound, I don’t even know how to describe it: It’s awesome, it’s fun!
“Looking for speakers that are good for both music and movies? Put these on your shortlist”
“You can’t find speakers that sound this good or built this well for the money.”
“Offering a powerful performance from easy to accommodate cabinets, Arendal Sound’s THX Ultra-certified multichannel package brings Hollywood to your home theatre. Design and build quality are exceptional for the price.
Arendal 1723 Monitor S speaker systems are designed primarily for home theater systems, even highlighting THX certification.
“the 11.1 channel setup is by far the best sounding system I´ve owned…” “the amount of chest vibrating bass was crazy…”
The performance that the Arendal system provided in our environment and in our laboratory is not trivial and does not fall into the category of speakers below 2,000 euros.
you want a high-end standmount speaker for Stereo and Home Cinema
your room is up to 30m² with a listening distance over 2.5m
you will pair it with subwoofer