1961 Tower | Arendal Sound

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1961 Tower

Based on 2 reviews

Don’t be fooled by the size. These babies blow minds delivering more details, dynamics, and sound pressure than others double their scale. Sleek. Sexy. Surprisingly powerful. For lifestyle aesthetics with live sound performance.

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This speaker is for you if


you want high-end sound in a compact size without a subwoofer


your room is up to 25m² with a listening distance up to 3.5m


you seek excellence in Stereo and Surround applications

In a larger room or in surround application we recommend adding a subwoofer like the 1961 Subwoofer 1S or 1V. A smaller alternative is the 1961 Monitor coupled with our 1961 Subwoofer 1S. A great step up in terms of overall sound quality is our 1723 Tower S. Better dynamics, better detail, wider soundstage, higher SPL capabilities.

Reviews from our customers

  • Excellent

    4.9 out of 5

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

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

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

    Håvard D. Jenssen
  • …quality build very impressive and sound for home the best alI have had…

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

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

    John Collier
1961 Tower

Quality drivers

Quality sound starts with quality drivers. High-performance tweeter in custom waveguide backed up by 4×5.5″ woofers.

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Premium SpikesKit

1961 Tower comes with Premium SpikesKit with machined spikes and washers to protect your wooden floor.

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Magnetic grills

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

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High Performing slot port

1961 Tower comes with a massive slot port with high capacity. Tuned to max performance. Connect your speaker wires with sleek terminals in high quality.



    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.


    We took a look at what spikes actually do and then applied straight-forward, uncompromising engineering to deliver an effective, attractive solution that doesn’t cost the earth.


    All 1961 speaker enclosures are designed for optimal sound quality and are based on sealed low-Q designs that provide excellent transient response and dynamics. 1961 Tower also have a high capacity slot port to improve performance and deeper bass.


    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.


    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.

Technical specifications

  • Design


    Dimensions (H/W/D)

    83.75 x 16.3 x 28.5 cm
    (33 x 6.4 x 11.2 in)

    Dimensions with spikes kit (H/W/D)

    87.8 x 16.3 x 28.5 cm
    (34.6 x 6.4 x 11.2 in)


    17.9 kg
    (39.5 lbs)


    Sealed / Vented

    Enclosure material

    High Density Fiberboard (HDF)

  • Sound


    Frequency response
    Sealed 49Hz-20KHz (+/-3dB)
    Vented 39Hz-20KHz (+/-3dB)

    4 x 5,5”


    4-ohm nominal

    Crossover frequency

    120Hz / 1500Hz


    87dB / 2.83v / 1m

  • Other
    Break-in for optimal performance

    50 hours

    Recommended amplifier

    Up to 350W RMS @ 4ohm


    Grilles. Manual. Spikes Kit. Rubber feet. Port plug.




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

  • “You’re sitting on the couch with a big smile on your face and you’re fascinated by how the speaker works.”

  • “These speakers are end game for me. I don’t plan on upgrading for the next 20 years.”

  • 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.

  • “This speaker is one of the most visceral punching bass monsters I have seen.”

  • “The Arendal is a modern beauty which will enhance any room, whether it’s for music or home theater.”

  • “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…”

  • With a crystal-clear, detailed, dynamic, and amazingly deep sound, the slim Norwegians are definitely an exciting proposition – especially at their more than fair price.

  • “My home theater has never sounded this good. Budget-friendly, high-quality, for those who are limited in space.”

  • “As long as your room’s not huge, and you can pair that thing with a good subwoofer, it’s going to sound incredible.”

  • “I am impressed now. Really impressed. To this veteran’s ears and eyes, the Arendal 1961 Towers are truly special, really way above the norm. Over the years, I’ve seen ‘em all and I’ve heard ‘em all. Arendal should be arrested for offering speakers of this quality for $1799/pair.”

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