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1961 Subwoofer 1V


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1961 Subwoofer 1V

Based on 11 reviews

If you like it boomy, this beast will get you shaking your booty. Vast. Vented. And with a very, very nice blast. Optimally damped for ultra low distortion and extremely dynamic and natural deep bass.

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This subwoofer is for you if


You want spectacular bass with very high SPL capabilities, and low distortion


you like to hear the deepest bass down to 16Hz


you have a bigger room up to 35m²

For a smaller alternative with a more precise sound have a look at our 1961 Subwoofer 1S.
Or for even higher demands in SPL, we recommend the 1723 Subwoofer 1V or our ultimate subwoofer the 1723 Subwoofer 2V

Reviews from our customers

  • Excellent

    4.9 out of 5

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

    Håvard D. Jenssen
  • …these speakers are of the highest quality build and provide excellent performance…

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tom Witziers
  • Above and beyond! They really stand by their products.

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

    Garvin Worrell
1961 Subwoofer 1V


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

1961 Subwoofer 1V


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

1961 Subwoofer 1V


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

1961 Subwoofer 1V


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



    “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)

    54.5 x 39 x 50 cm
    (21.5 x 15.4 x 19.7 in)

    Dimensions with rubber feet (H/W/D)

    55.7 x 39 x 50 cm
    (22 x 15.4 x 19.7 in)


    36.1 kg
    (79.6 lbs)



    Enclosure material

    High Density Fiberboard (HDF)

  • Sound
    Frequency response
    EQ1 16Hz-200Hz (+/-3dB)
    EQ2 20Hz-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

  • It’s all here in these 1961 speakers. Music, movies, games… Any good mix is reproduced in all its glory. The system is nothing short of astonishing.

  • “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…”

  • 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. 

  • The sound is the best in the test and on top of it the cabinet’s shape is designed so that this large subwoofer does not take up much space.

  • 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.

  • The new Arendal Sound 1961 Subwoofer 1V delivers a tight, mighty bass with an impressive power handling within this price range.

  • The new Arendal Sound 1961 subwoofers deliver a tight, mighty and highest-quality bass with an impressive power handling within this price range.

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

  • The robust and bulky subwoofer is capable of producing wall-shaking sound pressure and good sound quality.