“Offering a powerful performance from easy to accommodate cabinets, Arendal Sound’s THX Ultra-certified multichannel package brings Hollywood to your home theatre. The two-way 1723 Monitor S THX standmounts, with 6.5in midbass drivers and waveguided tweeters, showcase a transparent sound, with excellent dispersion and extreme dynamics. This standard of performance is replicated by the centre channel enclosure, while Arendal Sound’s Tri-Axial Surround S THX models produce an expansive rear soundfield. Dramatic, deep bass comes courtesy of the 1723 Subwoofer 2, which maintains a tight grip on deep bass effects via a push-push dual 13.8in driver array and 1kW power plant. Design and build quality are exceptional for the price.”
|Woofer||2 x 13.8″|
|Enclosure material||High Density Fiberboard (HDF)|
|Power cable||2.5 meters|
|Included||Power cable. Manual|
|Dimensions without feet||53H x 42W x 50D cm|
|Dimensions with rubber cones||54.2H x 42W x 50D cm|
|Break-in for optimal performance||50 hours|
Higher density and naturally better damped than MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard), using HDF (High Density Fiberboard) results in a sonically inert cabinet. We use no plastic parts.
Why 13.8”? The 25% larger surface area, when compared to a 12” driver, yields a woofer that requires less excursion and power to achieve the same SPL levels. Subwoofer 2 and Subwoofer 3 are using dual 13.8″ drivers.
MAGNETIC METAL GRILLS
We are especially proud of our new exclusive and fully custom made grills. For all Arendal Sound speakers we have made a free flowing, perforated metal grill which does not affect sound quality.
- Sub 2
I could mention many great things about the 1732 Subwoofer 2. If I should just highlight three of them, I would mention: 1) the sub's wide bass distribution, 2) its high precision, and 3) the design. I use a corner placement - as recommended - but in contrast to previous subwoofers I have owned, I just get such a great and even distribution of the bass. My room is rectangular but with a sloping ceiling and no back end wall (the room is part of a larger space which is more than a 100 m2; also got between 2.15 and 4 metres to the ceiling). The 1723 Sub2 just fills the entire room close to perfection (I have some near-wall placements where the bass get's trapped, but let's be realistic, you will not be able to eliminate those without some significant work on your house, I just want to have a regular living room!). It's very impressive. I also like that the design does not include a front firing unit. For me at least, it just fits better into the room - and thx by the way for making a non-glossy white version! Lastly, the precision. I have had subs that delivered a more deep and "pounding" form of bass, but they always lacked that split second in precision - not to mention dispersion - particularly when the sub had to play the "high" notes, i.e. basically everything from 40Hz and up. This sub just blends perfectly in with my current setup (I have set the crossover to 80Hz even though I have a pair of regular-sized tower speakers - or four actually). It sounds amazing. I only have one 1723 by the way. It is more than enough for me. Oh, and PS, I gotta mention the packaging. See some of the other reviews. Gloves? Nice. This is a quality and very well-priced product. I give it my highest regards! Oh, and PS again, It only took like 30 hours to deliver even though the product was send from Norway to Sweden to Germany and to Denmark.
Excellent and rich bass sound. Very good product for competitive price. Delivery was also very quick, just two days from order.
Deep, punchy but tight and extremely well controlled bass.
I really like the Sub 2. Now I have two of them. The Sub 2 is better than any other subs that I have owned. It goes deeper, plays cleaner and higher than for example Velodyne and Ascendo.