1723 Monitor

1723 Monitor has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 6 reviews.
  • Featuring the same uncompromising approach we used to create the 1723 Tower, the 1723 Monitor was developed for smaller spaces and provide the perfect sonic partner to the matching 1723 Center. The 1723 Monitor features a completely custom built 2-way lineup of mid-bass drivers and a waveguide tweeter you cannot find anywhere else.

  • Design 2-way
    Tweeter 28 mm
    Woofer 2 x 8"
    Enclosure Sealed / Vented
    Enclosure material High Density Fiberboard (HDF)
    Xover freq. 1500Hz
    Sensitivity 89dB/2.83v/1m
    Freq. response (see chart here)
    Sealed 58-20kHz (+/-3dB)
    2 vents 34-20kHz (+/-3dB)
    Ports 2 x 2"
    Impedance 4-ohms nominal
    Included Manual. Rubber pads. Port plugs.
    Dimensions 63.5H x 27.5W x 40D cm
    Weight 26.7 kg
    Break-in for optimal performance 50 hours
    Recommended amplifier Up to 300W RMS @ 4ohm
    Manual Read our handbook here.
Size Guide

1723 Series Comparison Speakers

Finish
Enclosure
High Density Fiberboard (HDF)
High Density Fiberboard (HDF)
High Density Fiberboard (HDF)
High Density Fiberboard (HDF)
High Density Fiberboard (HDF)
Design Sealed / vented Sealed / vented Sealed / vented Sealed -
Size 115 x 27.5 x 40 (HxWxD) cm 63.5 x 27.5 x 40 (HxWxD) cm 27.5 x 63.5 x 40 (HxWxD) cm 45 x 43.2 x 21.6 (HxWxD) cm 55.6 x 37 x 40 (HxWxD) cm
Weight 50.6 kg 26.7 kg 26.7 kg 17.4 kg 13.9 kg

In stock

Finish
Black Matte
White Matte
Black Gloss
White Gloss

Arendal Sound 1723 Monitor Review - Stereo & Video Magazine
Arendal Sound 5.1 system review, Heimkino
Arendal Sound 1723 5.1 System review, AVForums.com
Arendal Sound 1723 Monitor review, audiophile.no
Arendal Sound 1723 Monitor review, Hifimaailma
Arendal Sound 1723 Surround 5.1 review, Hemmabio
Arendal Sound 1723 5.1 System review, Stereo+
Arendal Sound 1723 Monitor review, Hifi Critic
Arendal Sound 1723 Monitor review, Stereo+
Arendal Sound 1723 Surround 5.1 review, Lyd&Bilde

Highlights

2-way design
2 x 8” woofers
Waveguide tweeter
Class leading dynamic headroom
Sealed/vented enclosure
HDF enclosure - 26.7 kg


Product video

 

Engineering & Development

From the beginning, Arendal Sound products were developed with the mindset to recreate the original sonic event, with the highest level of accuracy. This requires a special consideration to balancing several factors: Dynamics, linearity, distortion, power handling, frequency response and Polar characteristics. Stress testing or accelerated life testing is a hallmark of all Arendal Sound designs. Each new design is required to pass a long list of difficult (if not insane) tests.

Lofty goals require custom parts and special attention to details at each step in the path to product realization. Each driver was specially developed from the ground up, requiring much expensive and special tooling. No off-the-shelf drivers were worthy of satisfying all of our goals. Over 2 years in development, following a painstaking progression from theory to reality - each driver is first modeled using advanced FEA (Finite Element Analysis) techniques to meet mechanical, electromagnetic and acoustic goals.

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Premium Build Quality

Higher density and naturally better damped than MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard), using HDF (High Density Fiberboard) results in a sonically inert cabinet. Internal bracing has been strategically placed to increase overall cabinet strength and limit unwanted panel vibrations that may cause audible colorations.

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. We have then wrapped it with a clean black cloth to tone down the visually hard look, whilst simultaneously damping out any residual vibrations.

We use no plastic parts.

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Waveguide Tweeter

The heart of all Arendal speakers, our Tweeter utilizes a 28mm synthetic soft dome with custom designed, matching waveguide. The soft dome itself is sourced from the high end stable of Dr. Kurt Mueller. It is very light weight, totally pistonic to ultra high frequencies, optimally damped, produced to exceedingly tight tolerances and specifically chosen for its sweet sound character and consistent frequency response. The role of the waveguide is to take an already excellent tweeter and provide refinements to the tweeter’s performance.

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Massive & Clean bass

The two (2) 8” woofers in the Monitor are built upon the same core fundamentals as the the 13.8” subwoofer, but with application specific details changed. The 8” cone does not have the glass fibre reinforcement of the 13.8” as it is already stiff enough and the base material’s inherent self-damping with its proprietary cone treatment is chief quality. An entirely bespoke design, the 8” mid-woofers are optimised to cover a very wide frequency range from 1500Hz, down to the lowest bass notes without a hint of cone resonance.

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Speaker input posts

Not to be forgotten, the connection point of each speaker offers potential pitfalls for installation woes and signal degradations. Each binding post is made from copper (not brass or other lower conductivity metals), then CNC machined into shape. After the machining process is completed, each component is polished to insure burr free, smooth function and clean cosmetics. The final step is Rhodium plating. Chosen for its excellent conductivity, corrosion resistance and hardness; all serve to protect the copper material and music signal carried within.

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Enclosure tuning

All Arendal speakers start with an optimal, low Q sealed box designs. Low frequency performance is accurately damped delivering a tight impulse response - the time the driver takes to stop moving after the signal has passed is very short - and rolls off at the natural sealed box rate of 12dB/octave below the combined box and driver resonant frequency. The Monitor enclosures offer the ability to alternatively be used in a vented alignment. By removing the foam plugs inside the ports, low frequency -3dB point can be extended and given different bass characteristics.

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Crossover network

Crossover design is a culmination of model, measure, listen, remodel, remeasure, re-listen, all the while refining performance in increasingly small steps. This is the single most time consuming task in loudspeaker design, as it is the glue without which, even the best components can be made to sound disjointed and poor. As with the overall design goals for all Arendal Sound products, the crossover must be up to the task to deliver on the promise of hi-fidelity and robust construction, without compromise. All models within the Arendal Sound family share common drive units and this applies equally to the treble to mid-bass crossover designs across the range. 

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Graphs & Data

You want data? Frequency, impedance and polar response charts.

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Warranty

Luckily for you and for us, Arendal Sound products are extremely durable products which have gone through extreme stress tests during development. However failures may happen and if it does, you will always know we are backup you up. Arendal Sound have up to 10 Years warranty (5 for electronics) which cover all costs for you as a customer within the warranty terms.

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Arendal Sound 1723 Handbook

1723 Series Comparison Subwoofers
Finish
Woofer 13.8"
13.8"
2 x 13.8" 2 x 13.8"
Enclosure High Density Fiberboard (HDF)
High Density Fiberboard (HDF)
High Density Fiberboard (HDF) High Density Fiberboard (HDF)
Amplifier Avalanche 500DSP - 500W RMS
Avalanche 500DSP - 500W RMS
Avalanche 1000DSP - 1000W RMS
Avalanche 1000DSP - 1000W RMS
Design Sealed
Sealed / vented
Sealed Sealed / vented
Size
49.2H x 33.5W x 45D cm
63.7H x 45W x 55D cm 54.2H x 42W x 50D cm 71.2H x 50W x 60.9D cm
Weight 24.5 kg 48.1 kg 41.4 kg 60.1 kg