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Featured Arendal 1723 S THX 5.1 Speaker Package Review & Comments

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Phil Hinton, Apr 10, 2018.


    1. Steve Withers

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      Having got 2 x sub 3s in my setup, I wish I could fit these in....they’re just too big for the spaces I have available.
       
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      Great review of the "smaller" arendals. Did you test them with the LCR backs against a wall? The reason I ask is that I don't have space to leave a gap at the rear and I am wondering if a speaker system that's designed to be sealed like the XTZ Cinema might be better?
       
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      Very nice I'm sure but I wish you would put the price at the top - reading reviews of kit I can't afford should be a choice and not a magical mystery tour ending in disappointment!
       
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      Just got delivered (2 x 1723 Sub 1) from them, and first thing you notice is the build quality. Just superb.
      Sound wise, they go low, and tight, with more than enough power for my room to rattle my windows, and scare the dog...:eek::laugh: Very impressed!!!
      Top customer service and reasonable pricing for what you are getting I think.
      Thanks for the review Steve.....:)
       
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      Great review for the S series speakers
      Having owned the full size 1723 monitors,surrounds and 2x Sub'3s since they were originally released two years ago the 1723S would be tempting to be used as wides along with the Denon X85400 for a 9.2.4 Atmos system
       
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      Did i miss a price in the review ?
       
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      Own a complete set of AS and now building in the last missing key with Atmos and must say I am still amazed how much value you get from these speakers. Having heard home theatre setup wich cost 10-15 times more and still prefer the sound in my room I know the AS has done some great things. Highly appreciated and recommended!

      [​IMG]
       
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      I get my S towers tomorrow
       
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      I have to say I do really like the look of these especially in black - they really look like they mean business :)
       
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      And they certainly deliver as well. Steve has got it absolutely spot on.
       
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      and the price is?


      There's no price listed in the review.
       
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      @Steve Withers

      That’s a great review Steve :smashin:

      While you have inserted the prices under the Specs section in the review. Could you put pricing at the top please.

      Cheers
       
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      Really you are the second person to think that
      prices are stated in the review as

      Monitors S €1,599 a pair with a matte finish or €1,699 for the gloss version.
      Centre €799 for a single speaker in the matte version or €849 for a gloss finish.
      Surrounds €1,599 for a pair with a matte finish or €1,699 for a pair in gloss.
      Sub 1 €899 with a matte finish or €949 for the gloss version.
       
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      Since when do we use Euros in the UK? Besides which, a price is ordinarily posted at the top of a review on the right, just below the top image. The prices given are only relative to individual constituent parts, yet the review appears to be in relation to a 5.1 package someone would buy as a 5.1 package?

      An example of this can be seen here:
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      XTZ Spirit Series 5.1 Speaker Package Review
       
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      Especially with Brexit ;)
       
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      @dante01
      Something to take up with Steve
      but I am sure those who are interested can convert Euro to Sterling and total up with a calculator
      The thread would need to be updated daily to account for exchange rate fluctuations
       
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      Er, think the surrounds are cheaper starting at €1299, not €1599 a pair
       
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      I just copied and pasted the €1599 off the review,€1299 is the proper price perhaps Steve can check and correct
       
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      The combined price for the components reviewed (5.1 speaker package) would be €4,596. This equates to as near as damn it £4,007.

      The package would consist of:
      1723 Subwoofer 1
      2x 1723 Surround S
      2x 1723 Monitor S
      1723 Centre S

      All in matte black. If wanting a Gloss finish then add another £261 to the price.
       
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      ooo I could almost afford that, But then I need to buy an amp too, and ideally an OLED etc etc
       
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      The Arendals are pretty flexible in terms of installation but if you're planning on putting your speakers right up against the wall then you might want to consider the XTZ Cinemas instead.
       
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      I put the prices further down in the body of the review rather than at the top where I normally would because they are priced in Euros, so the actual UK price will obviously fluctuate.
       
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      Yes you did.
       
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      Yes there are, just not at the top.
       
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      The prices of the Arendals are only listed in Euros, which is why I didn't put it at the top.
       
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      My mistake, it's €1,299 or €1,399 depending on the finish. I've changed the prices in the text.
       
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      You really don't need an amp at all to enjoy them. UPS only delivered one of my towers yesterday so i'm just looking at one of them on its own, unconnected. I can't stop smiling. I'm a bit worried what reaction connecting them will have on me

      Here’s a cpl of snaps to show the size against a 60” tv. UPS due shortly with the other one

      So glad I went for gloss white it looks stunning
       

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      Nice
      I have both the Matte black and the Matte white Arendals I imagine the gloss white would be the best look for a contemporary decor
       
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      They look proper awesome in white. I prefer white to black but it wouldn’t work in my room.

      Look bloody great in yours though :thumbsup:
       

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