Arendal Sound 1961 Subwoofer 1S Review
March 10, 2020 § Leave a comment
“Switching between the two EQ modes yields a change in demeanour, although the effect isn’t as pronounced as you might think (in my room, at least). I eventually plumped for the higher output EQ1 for all listening.
What this well-priced woofer won’t do is completely overwhelm you in subsonic mayhem. For larger setups and bass obsessives, the vented Subwoofer 1V model, which claims to hit 16Hz, might be a better fit – as long as its bigger cabinet and €200 price hike can be accommodated.
A more obvious criticism concerns usability. Ideally, the parametric EQ and other features would be accessed via a smartphone app. The sub’s dial/button arrangement is simplistic and intuitive, but making adjustments is long-winded, and the back of the woofer might not always be easily accessible depending on your installation.”