1961 Center | Arendal Sound

1961 Center

Legacy product

This speaker is for you if


you need the ideal center for the 1961 Tower, Monitor, or Bookshelf


you want a small sealed Center speaker that is easy to integrate, even in TV cabinets


you have a listening distance up to 3.5m

A great step up in terms of overall sound quality is our 1723 Center S. Better dynamics, better detail, wider soundstage, higher SPL capabilities.

Reviews from our customers

  • Excellent

    4.9 out of 5

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

    Scott McKanna
  • Above and beyond! They really stand by their products.

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

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

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

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

    Håvard D. Jenssen
  • Value is incredible. Sound is huge. Super pleased with purchase.

    Jeffrey Mercado
  • Speakers sound amazing and the build quality is top notch. Couldn’t be happier.

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

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

    Richard Lawrence
1961 Center


Quality sound starts with quality drivers. High-performance tweeter in custom waveguide backed up by 2×5.5″ woofers.

1961 Center


We don’t use cheap pins. All our speakers have magnetic grills with a perfect fit and HDF Premium quality cabinets.

1961 Center

High quality terminals

Connect your speaker wires with sleek terminals in high-quality brushed aluminum.



    We did not cheap out on looks. Cheap plastic pins did not feel right. We custom designed and tooled our own grills including neodymium magnets in both the cabinets and grills, with a protective rubber surface to avoid scratches.

    1961 Tower comes with two-piece grills.


    Quality bass starts with quality drivers. Our 5.5″ woofers are High Performing bass drivers which delivers at Premium level standard. Extreme dynamics is key for effortless and thrilling listening experience. Starting from single driver units to whopping quad drivers on the 1961 Tower!


    28mm soft dome built on the award winning 1723 range, with customized waveguide – the trademark of all our speaker designs. Sleek design covering all screws for Premium looks and feeling.


    1961 is our Entry Level Series yet Premium details and performance. No plastic cups on the 1961 speakers, quality aluminum panels with solid speaker terminals.

Technical specifications

  • Design


    Dimensions (H/W/D)

    16.3 x 42.5 x 15 cm
    (6.4 x 16.7 x 5.9 in)


    7.25 kg
    (15.2 lbs)



    Enclosure material

    High Density Fiberboard (HDF)

  • Sound


    Frequency response
    73Hz-20KHz (+/-3dB)

    2 x 5,5”


    4-ohm nominal

    Crossover frequency



    87dB / 2.83v / 1m

  • Other
    Break-in for optimal performance

    50 hours

    Recommended amplifier

    Up to 250W RMS @ 4ohm


    Grilles. Manual. Rubber pads.

    Optional accessories

    1961 Wall Mount




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.

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 am happy to add the Arendal 1961 Center/Monitor speaker to my recommended list. It is the most perfect MTM speaker I have tested and oozes good engineering and quality execution.

  • “The speakers produce a large sound stage, great dispersion for anyone listening outside of the sweet spot. Speakers filled my room with sound that was full with great detail in the high-end and surprising amount of bass instruments…”

  • Very well designed speakers, with a premium finish that is noticeable right out of the box. They offer a neutral and transparent sound, with magnificent dynamics and perfect integration.

  • “…for some small factor speakers these throw out an amazingly huge detailed sound stage.” “…these are premium built speakers that throw out premium sound.”

  • With the new 1961 series, Arendal now offers the proven technology and thrilling sound of the 1723 models at a remarkably fair price.

  • These are serious speakers built and finished to a high standard. You will never think: “This is a bit cheap”.

  • With 1961, Arendal has a system that not only is considerably cheaper than the 1723 sisters, there are also speakers that fit perfectly in everything from really small to fairly large room

  • It takes little time at all to realise this system is pretty special. It’s a revealing, full-range performance

  • Performance across the range showcases a detailed, energetic but neutral approach, equally suited to dramatic movie mixes and nuanced music. Styling and build quality impress too – it’s a speaker series that outshines its price tag.

  • Real home theater speakers should also be able to satisfy picky ears when playing music. This is demanding, but Arendal delivers masterfully.