1961 Subwoofer 1S | Arendal Sound

1961 Subwoofer 1S


Lack for nothing on the low notes

1961 Subwoofer 1S

Based on 28 reviews

Tighter. Sharper. Deeper. And more dynamic. Yes, you can have all your bass in one sleek, sealed, smaller-sized casket. For smooth detailed hi-fi sound, and a low end that lacks for nothing.

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This subwoofer is for you if


your room is up to 25m²


you desire powerful, tight & precise bass down to 19Hz


you’re pairing with our 1961 or 1723 speakers

If you want a more spectacular sound with movie effects and higher SPL capabilities we recommend our 1961 Subwoofer 1V. For better seat-to-seat consistency and more balanced frequency response, you can add a second 1961 Subwoofer 1S. For the ultimate transient response and absolute precision, you can step up to our 1723 Subwoofer 1S.

Reviews from our customers

  • Excellent

    4.9 out of 5

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

    Håvard D. Jenssen
  • My highest recommendation even for those who can afford much more expensive gear!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tom Witziers
1961 Subwoofer 1S

Compact. Yet insane performance.

Market-leading bass with its unique driver design from the 12.2″ woofer. The magnetic grill makes it easy to show off the high driver excursion.

1961 Subwoofer 1S

Smart amplification

Full 550W real power down to 10Hz with market-leading technology and functions. A new statement. Avalanche 550 IQ.

1961 Subwoofer 1S

Extensive connections

No more problems connecting AV-Receiver and stereo amplifier at the same time. 550 IQ manages this elegantly.

1961 Subwoofer 1S

12.2″ High excursion driver

Premium performance.

1961 Subwoofer 1S

Hi-res display

When we add tens of features, we need extensive yet simple and intuitive controls. All displayed on the hi-res LCD display.

1961 Subwoofer 1S

The Puck

Customized resonance-free feet installed.



    “Revolutionary” is rarely used in the audio industry, especially for speakers and subwoofers. The new Avalanche 550 IQ subwoofer amplifier from Arendal Sound is one exception, measured in performance and technology. State of the art amplifier designed and developed from scratch to give performance and features you could only ask for at much higher price levels.

  • 1961 12.2″ WOOFER

    Every part of this driver has been thoroughly engineered, Klippel and FEA analysed and customized to deliver high output, low distortion, accurate bass. Designed to get the typical explosive, hard hitting dynamics, precision control and bass definition required to resolve the finest details of music that Arendal Sound is known for from the 1723 Series.


    We have customized a new slick puck-design mounted with M6 bolts. They create extreme stability against the floor. Branded with the Arendal Sound logo.


    1961 Series comes in high quality paint finish and hand buffed. We offer black and white texture matte finishes. Premium finish you would expect from a premium product. No vinyl.


    We did not cheap out on looks.

Technical specifications

  • Design
    Dimensions (H/W/D)

    41.5 x 31.5 x 41.5 cm
    (16.3 x 12.4 x 16.3 in)

    Dimensions with rubber feet (H/W/D)

    42.7 x 31.5 x 41.5 cm
    (16.8 x 12.4 x 16.3 in)


    20 kg
    (43.9 lbs)



    Enclosure material

    High Density Fiberboard (HDF)

  • Sound
    Frequency response
    EQ1 19Hz-200Hz (+/-3dB)
    EQ2 26Hz-200Hz (+/-3dB)


  • Other
    Break-in for optimal performance

    50 hours




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.

CEA 2010

CEA-2010 is measured at 2m distance, following current guidelines. CEA-2010 measurements should be presented in 1m Peak measurements currently, although many are still using 2m RMS, so we include these as well.

Please note that our vented design is extremely difficult to accurately measure as the port and driver are on different planes. We are suffering some output on CEA-2010 measurements for this reason.

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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FCC mark is a voluntary mark employed on electronic products manufactured or sold in the United States which indicates that the electromagnetic radiation from the device is below the limits specified by the Federal Communications Commission and the manufacturer has followed the requirements of the Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity authorization procedures.

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Professional reviews

  • Great bang for your buck!

  • Every time we test Norwegian products, we are accused of being overly positive, but could it simply be that the products made here are so well thought out and proper that they deserve all the praise they get?

  • 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.

  • Terrific choice for those who don’t wish to sacrifice fidelity even at very high drive levels, so if you like the idea of the subwoofer keeping its composure in all circumstances, the 1961s are well worth consideration. 

  • It tells me that someone at the company, most likely the owner, just cares a lot about the product.

  • Arendal continues to deliver interesting home cinema products, but they play music just as impressively. Even if the speakers in this case are very compact there is still a lot of, and cool sound to hear.

  • The subwoofer has the nice ability to disappear completely from its physical placement and just exist in the room, due to the solidly built box and completely free from distorting sounds.

  • 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”.