Premium quality HDF cabinets
Even for our 1961 series we opted with HDF (High Density Fiberboards) cabinets over conventional MDF (Medium Density Fiberboards). The reason being a much stiffer cabinet which improves dynamics and sound quality, as well as being easier to machine more precisely compared to MDF, to retain Arendal Sound’s high level of craftmanship.
All 1961 products are using HDF thicknesses ranging from 15 to 50mm throughout the designs, with critical areas like baffles being the thickest.
Premium fi nish – No vinyl-wrap
Just like for our 1723 series, the 1961 series also come in high quality multiple-layer paint finishes. We offer a very nice PU paint that has a little more texture than the 1723 series satin matte paint, which makes them blend seamlessly into any interior. Forget about annoying reflections from these products in your home cinema setup!
We offer Black and White matte paint for 1961 series subwoofers and speakers. We use multilayer paint, consisting of primers and polyurethane paint, hand-finished. The finish is what you would expect from premium products. No vinyl.
Not your average zip cord. All 1961 products are equipped with multi-strand wire, perfectly braided together. These were not done for looks but chosen to produce the most consistent impedance and electrical current carrying capabilities possible. The result is very low insertion loss without the problems of “skin effect” caused by larger diameter wires. This ensures minimal colorations and no sound degradation.
For our 1961 series speakers and subwoofers we did not cheap out on looks. We felt using typical pin inserts in the cabinet and grills, as most manufacturers will in the price range, just did not feel right. We custom designed and tooled our own grills in ABS plastic material including neodymium magnets in both the cabinets and grills, with a protective rubber surface to avoid scratches.
The grills are perforated and free-flowing, wrapped with a thin fabric cloth, ensuring they do not affect sound quality. And get that right Arendal Sound look to them.
There is something enjoyable about the nice “thud” when you let the grills seat, be it on one of the speakers or a subwoofer. You can rest assured that the sub-surface neodymium magnet will hold the grills tight in place to avoid any rattling sound during playback.