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Arendal Sound Subwoofers - Owners & Discussion

DodgeTheViper

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A thread for owners of Arendal 1723 Subs, which is currently the Sub 1, Sub 2 & Sub 3.

1723 Series

I've created this new thread as the speculation about this exciting new range will very soon come to an end. So the real pics and real world testing & comments can go in here.

A forum member is very, very soon going to take delivery of a Gloss White Sub 2 :thumbsup:
 
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sjackson

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Congrats! First UK based person on the forums to buy :thumbsup:

I'm hoping to put in my order for a matt black Subwoofer 2 tomorrow. Have to wait another two weeks before they are in stock though.
 

DodgeTheViper

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So there's no confusion, it's not me :)
 

sjackson

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Oh right..... Thought you'd put an order in there
 

DodgeTheViper

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You'll find out who it is when they post on here :)
 

sjackson

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DodgeTheViper

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No, although he may be waiting for one.

The other forum member, who is in the UK, is having his delivered by the end of this week.
 

sjackson

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No, although he may be waiting for one.

The other forum member, who is in the UK, is having his delivered by the end of this week.
Well I hope they post findings in here as I have an itchy trigger finger.....
 

DodgeTheViper

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Rest assured, the comments . . . . and pics, will be in here :)
 

DodgeTheViper

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If there are any free subs available, they'll be heading my way ;)

I'll give you a bonus point for the guess though :)
 

DodgeTheViper

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I wonder if he's getting the Arendal Sub 2 then :)
 

3t3p

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How good are we expecting these subs to be? they sure are interesting with the HDF construction and nice driver size.
Big step up from most other true sealed subs in price bracket? e.g. SVS, BK, XTZ (When plugged)
 

paulst10

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Unfortunately, it isn't me.. yet ;) I nearly ordered a Sub3 last night after a few swift Jack Daniels but decided to wait until I know we're going to be off work Monday & Tuesday just in case no-one was around to take the delivery. Unfortunately we're still none the wiser, but if I do order one later, I'll try not to keep it secret for too long ;)

I did speak to Jan over a few emails and had some questions for him, some may find the answers useful..

I asked how the Sub3 compared to an SVS PC or PB13Ultra..
Subwoofer 3 are comparable to the SVS PC13-Ultra and PB13-Ultra below 20-25Hz however it will outperform these above 30Hz and about double the output above 50Hz. Subwoofer 3 also have the advantage in its Dual Opposing driver configuration which will reduce the cabinet resonance by a lot and the total impulse response is far better.
And also how the Sub3 in sealed mode compared to a Sub2..
Subwoofer 3 in sealed mode will perform better than Subwoofer 2 due to its larger enclosure, and share the same dynamic sound qualities as the Subwoofer 2. Some will also find the Subwoofer 3 better sound wise as it will have better dynamics below 25-30Hz.
And whether the Sub3 was optimized for sealed over ported..
I would say both as we tried to minimise the compromise. However we wanted quality over SPL such as db-drag only, but our products are delivering very high SPLs but also very clean and with a good impulse response.
 

sjackson

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The Sub 3 sounds good but just too big (dimensions) for my room unless I wind up the screen by 6cm which I'm not doing....

Video here if no-one's seen it: Arendal Sound
 

DodgeTheViper

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Unfortunately, it isn't me.. yet ;) I nearly ordered a Sub3 last night after a few swift Jack Daniels
Quite often, this is the best time to order any sparkly new AV gear ;)
 

3t3p

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They look so nice! The dual I love. Hmm this or xxls400...
 

DodgeTheViper

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If I get on the JD it'll be two Sub 3's :rolleyes:
 

sjackson

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3t3p

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Sub 2 glorious!
 

paulst10

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Quite often, this is the best time to order any sparkly new AV gear ;)
If I get on the JD it'll be two Sub 3's :rolleyes:
Certainly helps when it comes to clicking the checkout button ;)

Just been thinking about running a sealed and ported Sub3 with Audyssey, and unless I'm missing something, I think it would be a case of having to run Audyssey everytime you wanted to change from sealed to ported? Which could be an issue..

I watched the Facebook video, they look superb. Be nice to see a longer video with a bit more zooming in on the good bits and maybe include the white subs as well :)
 

DodgeTheViper

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I need to go back and read the blurb to find out if the Sub 3 in sealed mode, is proper sealed.
 

sjackson

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Certainly helps when it comes to clicking the checkout button ;)

Just been thinking about running a sealed and ported Sub3 with Audyssey, and unless I'm missing something, I think it would be a case of having to run Audyssey everytime you wanted to change from sealed to ported? Which could be an issue..

I watched the Facebook video, they look superb. Be nice to see a longer video with a bit more zooming in on the good bits and maybe include the white subs as well :)
Unless you just got one Sub 3 for the minute and a Dirac with the other cash. At least that way you could save/load configurations (not sure if you can do that with the 7702Mk2). That's what I'm thinking of doing anyway - a Sub 2 & Dirac (but I won't be messing with the ported side of things - sealed only)
 

sjackson

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The Sub 2 is sealed, no ported option.
I know.... that's why I said I won't be messing with the ported side of things.... Should have been clearer
 

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