My first Arendal purchase was the Sub 2. In fact, I purchased two of them. So I was now aware of the quality, build and finish that Arendal put into their products. Also the attention to detail separates them from other manufacturers. Having got used to the Sub 2’s I started to look at the 1723 Monitors. I knew the detail and build would not come into question with the Monitors as the Sub 2’s were my guide here. Then there’s the appeal of those 8” drivers giving me the impact aided by the 28mm waveguide tweeter. I just had to try them out. So that’s the physical side to choosing Arendal, but there is another reason or two. The value for money can certainly not be queried. Just try finding something with this spec along with the high quality of finish for this price. Then there’s the customer service. In a word or two, it’s outstanding. The response time to queries is one of the best, if not the best that I’ve come across. Plus you get to speak to the owner of the company, Jan, he and his team are just great to deal with. Honest with their replies to your queries and so full of passion for what they do. You won’t be speaking with a company here, you will be speaking with real passionate people.