Arendal 1723 Possible upgrade

BigDan79

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Emotiva XPA-6 Gen3
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Panasonic UB820 4k Player, Apple 4k
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Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
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Paradigm Studio CC-570 v.3
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Paradigm Prestige 25s
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Paradigm Prestige 25s
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SVS Prime Elevation
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2 Paradigm PW-2200 v.2, 1 Rythmik FV18
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LG C1 77" OLED
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I have wanted to upgrade my Paradigm speakers for a few year now and have been seeing a lot of great reviews on the Arendal 1723. Not sure what would be better for my setup the 1723 or the 1723S.

I have a 21’x 21’ room. The main difference is the woofer size. I mainly use my system for movies.

Would is be better to save the money and go with the smaller speaker because most of the bass goes to the sub?

Would it be better to go with the larger speakers and run full range all around and get better directional bass?

I have heard the argument both ways. If you should run your crossover at 80hz it’s probably better to save the money and go with the smaller speakers.

Maybe I am not understanding this fully. Please help me understand how to make the proper decision. I am hoping this next upgrade will be my system for the next 15-20 years so I don’t want to regret my decision.
 

bomt697

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Def Tech bp9060
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Def Tech cs9060
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Def Tech sr9080
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Def Tech sr9040
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Def Tech Di8
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Def Tech bp9060
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HSU VTF-3 MK5 x2
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I have the flag ship 1723 fronts and center channels and they are amazing. Definitely out classed my Def Tech bp/cs 9060s. From what I remember it’s about a $1000 difference (for all 3 speakers) between the 1723s and 1723 lines. Despite having 2 dedicated 15” HSU vtf-3 MK5 subs, I went with the larger 1723 line. They should great on their own (speakers set to large with bass LFE + main in AVR) when listening to music.

I will say that they are freaking heavy as hell. The fronts are 110-112 pounds each and the center is about 60 pounds. These maybe not necessarily be “wife approved” given their size and weight.

Overall I am super happy going with the flagship line. If you have the scratch, it’s highly recommended in my book.
 

BigDan79

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Emotiva XPA-6 Gen3
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Panasonic UB820 4k Player, Apple 4k
Front Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Center Channel Speaker
Paradigm Studio CC-570 v.3
Front Wide Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Surround Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Surround Back Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Front Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Rear Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Subwoofers
2 Paradigm PW-2200 v.2, 1 Rythmik FV18
Video Display Device
LG C1 77" OLED
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MiniDSP
Thanks for the reply. At this point the wife doesn’t care because we have a dedicated room. She just gets mad when I want to change things out all the time.
 

bomt697

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Denon 4700H
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Emotiva 5Ch 250 wpc
Front Speakers
Def Tech bp9060
Center Channel Speaker
Def Tech cs9060
Surround Speakers
Def Tech sr9080
Surround Back Speakers
Def Tech sr9040
Front Height Speakers
Def Tech Di8
Rear Height Speakers
Def Tech bp9060
Subwoofers
HSU VTF-3 MK5 x2
Video Display Device
LG C8 77"
Streaming Equipment
Apple TV 4K
Thanks for the reply. At this point the wife doesn’t care because we have a dedicated room. She just gets mad when I want to change things out all the time.
Dude I am in the same boat with my wife.

Another option to look at is the klipsch rf-7 III and rc-64 speakers. They are also very amazing. Built in dual 10” woofers, super sensitive at 99-100dB, and can be shipped from within the USA (as opposed to Arendal Audio which does come from Norway and DHL sucks with handling products).
But they are a bit more expensive than the 1723 line
 

BigDan79

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My AV System  
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Emotiva XMC-2
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-9 Gen3
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA-6 Gen3
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Panasonic UB820 4k Player, Apple 4k
Front Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Center Channel Speaker
Paradigm Studio CC-570 v.3
Front Wide Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Surround Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Surround Back Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Front Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Rear Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Subwoofers
2 Paradigm PW-2200 v.2, 1 Rythmik FV18
Video Display Device
LG C1 77" OLED
Other Equipment
MiniDSP
Dude I am in the same boat with my wife.

Another option to look at is the klipsch rf-7 III and rc-64 speakers. They are also very amazing. Built in dual 10” woofers, super sensitive at 99-100dB, and can be shipped from within the USA (as opposed to Arendal Audio which does come from Norway and DHL sucks with handling products).
But they are a bit more expensive than the 1723 line
Thanks. The things that have me sold on the Arendal speakers are the reviews and build quality. Also, (I know its a bad reason) its a brand no one has heard of. Very similar to Rythmik. It’s almost like you found a secret :p
 

bomt697

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Denon 4700H
Main Amp
Emotiva 5Ch 250 wpc
Front Speakers
Def Tech bp9060
Center Channel Speaker
Def Tech cs9060
Surround Speakers
Def Tech sr9080
Surround Back Speakers
Def Tech sr9040
Front Height Speakers
Def Tech Di8
Rear Height Speakers
Def Tech bp9060
Subwoofers
HSU VTF-3 MK5 x2
Video Display Device
LG C8 77"
Streaming Equipment
Apple TV 4K
Thanks. The things that have me sold on the Arendal speakers are the reviews and build quality. Also, (I know its a bad reason) its a brand no one has heard of. Very similar to Rythmik. It’s almost like you found a secret :p
I know what you mean. Thought the same way when I saw the review on Audioholics. You’re gonna love the speakers.
 

BigDan79

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My AV System  
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Emotiva XMC-2
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-9 Gen3
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA-6 Gen3
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Panasonic UB820 4k Player, Apple 4k
Front Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Center Channel Speaker
Paradigm Studio CC-570 v.3
Front Wide Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Surround Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Surround Back Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Front Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Rear Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Subwoofers
2 Paradigm PW-2200 v.2, 1 Rythmik FV18
Video Display Device
LG C1 77" OLED
Other Equipment
MiniDSP
I know what you mean. Thought the same way when I saw the review on Audioholics. You’re gonna love the speakers.
Awesome. I think I will do the 1723’s for the fronts and the 1723S for the rear surrounds. Probably just keep my SVS height channels.
 
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