1723 – Bookshelf2019-03-11T14:09:27+01:00

The 1723 family is growing! Now with Bookshelf S as the smallest and latest member. Featuring a completely custom built 2-way lineup of mid-bass driver and a waveguide tweeter you cannot find anywhere else. The materials, quality, drivers and crossover components are the same premium level as you would only expect from any of the 1723 family members. Bigger is not always better.

1723 Bookshelf S was developed for even smaller spaces, or to offer great soundstage from a small speaker. Due to the exact same components and sound philosophies, the Bookshelf S can be perfectly matched to any of the 1723 speakers. Small and compact, yet incredibly powerful, dynamic and detailed with a big soundstage. Only the best experience for music and movies as you would expect from the Arendal Sound 1723 series.

Soundstage & Imaging

Huge soundstage. The 1723 Bookshelf S was designed with intent on offering a big soundstage with extremely accurate imaging. Due to its smaller size, the Bookshelf S lacks in total output compared to it’s bigger brothers, but claims back its own position with offering a wide, deep and involving soundstage. Match this speaker up with an Arendal Sound Subwoofer and you have a setup that will breathe new life to your music collection.

“Arendal Sound Bookshelf S is an impressively good sounding, lifelike, competent and engaging compact speaker.”
Håvard Holmedal, Stereo+

All our 1723 speakers are Certified by the very strict testing protocols of THX Ultra where each speaker must pass a set of 400 measurements. The THX Certification does not mean it is a dedicated home speaker, but rather a guarantee of tight consistency within well-established acoustic parameters. THX Certification is as much about music, as for movies.

The engineers at THX Labs utilize a proprietary scientific testing methodology to ensure the highest audio fidelity possible. All 1723 speakers passed the THX Ultra Certification without any change to the products, meaning our standards already exceed THX Ultra level out of the box!






Design 2-way
Tweeter 28mm
Woofer 6.5″
Enclosure Sealed
Enclosure material High Density Fiberboard (HDF)
Xover freq. 1500Hz
Sensitivity 84dB/2.83v/1m
Freq. response
Sealed 65-20kHz (-6dB)
Impedance 4-ohm nominal
Included Manual. Rubber pads.
Dimensions 38.5H x 24.5W x 32D cm
Weight 14.5 kg
Break-in for optimal performance 50 hours
Recommended amplifier Up to 250W RMS @ 4ohm


Dynamics are king.


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.


The heart of all Arendal speakers, our Tweeter utilizes a 28mm synthetic soft dome with custom designed, matching waveguide.


The 6.5” and 8” woofers in the 1723 series are built upon the same core fundamentals as the the 13.8” subwoofer, but with application specific details changed.


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Ich bin der Erste!!

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March 11, 2019

Gestern habe ich nun nach längerem warten meine Bookshelf S in Empfang nehmen können.
Die Optik, Haptick, Qualität und Verarbeitung ist auch bei dem kleinsten Lautsprecher von Arendal auf Oberklasse Niveau.
Lackierung, Spaltmaße und Oberfläche sind Top Verarbeitet.
Ich musste aufgrund von Umzug und damit einhergehenden Platz Mangel meine geliebten 1723 Monitor Front und Center abgeben (sind in wirklich gute Hände gekommen) und musste auf einen kleineres System umsteigen und genau zu dieser Zeit brachte Arendal den Bookshelf S raus.
Die Größe passt wirklich wunderbar und trotz der geringeren abmasse zum Monitor ist der Bookshelf S trotzdem ein stolzes Gerät und keineswegs klein.
Zum Ton kann und möchte ich noch nichts sagen, da ich auch schon bei den Monitor wirklich erst nach einiger Zeit was sagen konnte aufgrund der Tatsache das die Lautsprecher schon ihre gewisse einspielzeit benötigen
Beim Monitor war es deutlich zu merken das nach etlichen Stunden erst das volle Potential an Ton da war
Und trotzdem hier schonmal ein Riesen Lob an Arendal für diesen genialen Lautsprecher der den Monitor in nichts nachsteht

Henry J.

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All loudspeaker measurements are made in anechoic chamber, measured at 2.83v/1m. The subwoofers are measured at ground plane to get realistic frequency response, measured at 2.83v/1m.


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