One of the most compelling speakers in this price range. Especially for the one who wants to mix SPL and finesse.
The dynamics are King, while the fine details are not lost. Arendal has a neutral tone with high resolution in the tweeter range. The waveguide tweeter never sounds harsh, but instead offers presence, energy and finesse. The voice handling is also really nice, with sharpness and openness without being acrid.
I can’t say other than that this is a speaker that suits my personal taste, while being all-round enough to recommend even in test settings.
The undersigned obviously chooses Arendal…
+ Sound and SPL
+ Heavy and great build quality