1723 Surround S THX

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Downscaled version of the 1723 Surround

1723 Surround S THX

Based on 18 reviews

The 1723 Surround S is a downscaled version of the 1723 Surround. The materials, quality, drivers and crossover components are just the same as you would expect. The only difference is smaller enclosure with 6.5” drivers in 1723 Surround S, instead of the 8” in the 1723 Surround. Using the same 6.5” mid-bass driver and waveguide tweeter on the front baffle as used in the other 1723 S models, excellent tonal matching is assured. To deliver an all-enveloping surround field and assist in peerless surround steering, we fitted custom built 4” full-range dipolar drivers to the angled side baffles into our TriAxial speaker. The 4” surround drivers are imported straight from the original 1723 Surrounds, as this driver is optimal for the task, regardless of the main driver size. The sheer performance, level of detail and dynamics delivered by the Surround S is unheard of in this price category. Expect the Surround S to be compared to much higher priced surround speakers on the market.

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This speaker is for you if

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You want a flexible surround speaker to add to your 1723 S and 1723 speakers

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seated close and seeking immersion beyond typical bookshelf speakers

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you want to toggle between TriAxial and 2-Way modes

For installations much higher above the ear level we recommend using our 1723 Height S, that have a natural tilt built-in. If you need more output you can step up the bigger 1723 Surround.
If your surround speakers need to be on stands, we have the 1723 Bookshelf S for that.

Reviews from our customers

  • Excellent

    4.9 out of 5

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

    Håvard D. Jenssen
  • Above and beyond! They really stand by their products.

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

    Tom Witziers
  • My highest recommendation even for those who can afford much more expensive gear!

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

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

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

    Scott McKanna
  • 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
  • Value is incredible. Sound is huge. Super pleased with purchase.

    Jeffrey Mercado
1723 Surround S THX

Heavy speaker. Heavy mounting.

You would want to use the included flush-mount brackets for your 1723 Surround S THX speakers. Premium fit with rubber protection to avoid scratches on the speaker.

1723 Surround S THX

TRI-AXIAL 3D

Surround speakers have never been the same after Tri-Axial designs from Arendal Sound came to market. The best solution of directivity and dipole design creates a big and wide, yet detailed and directive soundstage. It makes a big difference in your system.

1723 Surround S THX

HI-END CONNECTIONS

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

1723 Surround S THX

PREMIUM COMPONENTS

High-performance tweeter in an elegant and highly accurate waveguide backed up by our custom 6.5″ woofer, and dual (2) 4″ side drivers.

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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.

  • 1723 TRI-AXIAL 3D SOUND STAGE

    To deliver an all-enveloping surround field and assist in peerless surround steering, we fitted two (2) 4” custom built dipolar drivers to the angled side baffles into our TriAxial speaker crossed at 200Hz.

Technical specifications

  • Design
    Design

    TriAxial

    Dimensions (H/W/D)

    38.5 x 37.1 x 17.5 cm
    (15.2 x 14.6 x 6.9 in)

    Weight

    13.7 kg
    (30.2 lbs)

    Enclosure

    Sealed

    Enclosure material

    High Density Fiberboard (HDF)

  • Sound
    Tweeter

    28mm

    Frequency response
    59Hz-20kHz (+/-3dB)
    Woofer

    6,5″

    Impedance

    4-ohm nominal

    Crossover frequency

    200Hz / 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

  • “The level of clarity – I was moved to tears almost, listening to some of my classics and favorites.”

  • 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.

  • If you are looking for a fantastic all-round speaker, it’s going to be exceptional for movies, and it is going to be exceptional for music. They’ve just done a really good job of making an exceptional all-rounder here.

  • “You can’t find speakers that sound this good or built this well for the money.”

  • They may be some of the best looking speakers I’ve seen in a while

  • “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.

  • “the 11.1 channel setup is by far the best sounding system I´ve owned…” “the amount of chest vibrating bass was crazy…”

  • Great value for the money Perfect for dedicated rooms

  • Not as small as its name suggests, this superbly-built 5.1 system can be driven hard to deliver a dynamic and enjoyable performance.

  • he build quality and finish is nothing short of excellent for the price, and the speakers are very thoughtfully designed. When it comes to the exterior, the gloss lacquer finish is particularly handsome.