HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! ARENDAL SOUND BRIDGES THE GAP     "It takes little time at all to realise this system is pretty special. It's a revealing, full-range performance..."   Home Cinema Choice says "Entry-level for Arendal, but by no means a budget setup, the 1961 Series offers well balanced, dynamic and revealing sonics. Buyers won't be [...]

2020-08-27T13:09:22+00:00August 27th, 2020|

1961 SERIES EISA AWARD 2020-2021

BEST PRODUCT - HOME THEATRE SPEAKER SYSTEM 2020-2021 "Arendal Sound’s new entry-level range leverages technology from its flagship 1723 Series, but adds tricks of its own, including the company’s first height channel speaker and a new Avalanche IQ amplifier platform with parametric EQ on its sealed and ported subwoofers. System builders are well catered for [...]

2020-08-17T07:47:15+00:00August 17th, 2020|

1961 5.1 & SUBWOOFER 1S – STEREO+

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! LOTS OF FUN FOR LESS MONEY As soon as there is talk of home theater, the discussion moves quickly in the direction of SPL, dynamics, deep bass and volume. But real home theater speakers should also be able to satisfy picky ears when playing music. This is demanding, but Arendal delivers masterfully. Arendal [...]

2020-07-08T16:49:48+00:00July 8th, 2020|

1723 S THX 5.1 EISA AWARD 2019-2020

BEST PRODUCT - HOME THEATRE SPEAKER SYSTEM 2019-2020 "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 [...]

2020-03-28T19:20:38+00:00February 21st, 2020|


  Norwegians for Hi-Fi and Home Cinema Verdict Arendal 1723 Monitor S speaker systems are designed primarily for home theater systems, even highlighting THX certification. However, with careful placement in the listening area, high-quality music reproduction will also be fully equipped. Without a subwoofer I recommend removing foam from the station. In a smaller listening [...]

2020-02-20T07:33:10+00:00February 20th, 2020|


"the best sounding system I´ve owned...""the 11.1 channel setup is by far the best sounding system I´ve owned...""the amount of chest vibrating bass was crazy...""you end up in a nice perfect bubble sound...""...hugest sound stages I´ve heard thanks in part to those waveguides and soft dome tweeters...""I came form M&K S150 which I´ve had for [...]

2019-11-26T14:16:10+00:00October 29th, 2019|


"A loudspeaker from Norway, a brand in its debut in Italy. The modalities of sales to the public are unusual and must be analyzed carefully. Construction is a lot accurate in detail, even those apparently less significant. The weight is considerable for a volume that should be worth a little more than 35-36 liters. The [...]

2019-12-11T10:13:29+00:00October 11th, 2019|

1723 S THX 5.1 – Home Cinema Choice

Recommended! By Steve Withers. "Dunkirk's explosions hit with a visceral LFE impact. The Subwoofer 1 attacks without overstaying its welcome" Verdict "Not as small as its name suggests, this superbly-built 5.1 system can be driven hard to deliver a dynamic and enjoyable performance." Read the full original review here.

2019-11-15T11:06:46+00:00September 25th, 2019|

1723 S THX 5.1 REVIEW – FWD Home Cinema Magazine

Excellent value! By Jamie Biesemans. Arendal's speakers are well suited for building a dedicated home theater. People looking for a good price-quality ratio should without a doubt consider the Norwegian brand’s offering. You do need to have the room for larger speakers, as even the 'compact' S versions are still quite large. The speakers are a bit too massive [...]

2019-10-28T15:10:40+00:00May 31st, 2019|