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?Stereo+
1961 Subwoofer 1S
Lack for nothing on the low notes
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.
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.
Full 550W real power down to 10Hz with market-leading technology and functions. A new statement. Avalanche 550 IQ.
No more problems connecting AV-Receiver and stereo amplifier at the same time. 550 IQ manages this elegantly.
12.2" High excursion driver
When we add tens of features, we need extensive yet simple and intuitive controls. All displayed on the hi-res LCD display.
Customized resonance-free feet installed.
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.AVPasión
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.Audioholics
It tells me that someone at the company, most likely the owner, just cares a lot about the product.Nemo Propaganda
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.Stereo+
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AVALANCHE 550 IQ AMPLIFIER
“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.
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.
EQ2 26-200Hz (+/-3dB)
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 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.