We covered the launch of Perlisten Audio earlier this year and we’ve been waiting with bated breath for their actual availability in the United States and Canada. While certainly not inexpensive, the technology behind this very impressive new loudspeaker company merits some serious attention. The new Perlisten Audio S Series of speakers are now available for sale and there are in-wall/in-ceiling speakers forthcoming at CEDIA 2021.
Originally announced at the virtual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021 in January, the four-way S7t features technologies and a design that are unique to the brand. The Perlisten Audio S Series are augmented by a lineup of 4 audiophile subwoofers that are also now available.
“Five months after making ourselves known in the U.S. we’re thrilled to make available the first selection of reference-quality Perlisten Audio products,” said Dan Roemer, CEO, Perlisten Audio. “The S7t is indicative of the excruciatingly precise attention to detail that is a hallmark of any product bearing the Perlisten Audio name.”
The reference S7t tower speaker (SRP: $8,000/each and up, depending upon the choice of color and/or wood veneer) serves as a prime example of the company’s ground-up approach to speaker design. As the world’s first THX® Certified Dominus speaker, the four-way S7t is the missing link between large home A/V speakers and full-size models created for leading movie theaters across the globe.
With all drivers designed by the company’s US-based engineering team, rooms up to 6,500 cubic feet of space and 20 feet of distance between the screen and main seating area will achieve THX Reference Level sonics — dialog, music, and sound effects immerse the listener in immaculate, distortion-free sonics.
Likewise, in two-channel systems, the S7t completes the in-studio experience with a naturally wide soundstage that puts the listener in the 10th-row center seat of an acoustically precise concert hall.
Epitomizing Perlisten Audio’s commitment to detail, the S7t achieves the goal of total harmonic distortion (THD) rated below .5%at 90dB listening levels, and distortion limits at an extreme 120 dB SPL, music and movie soundtracks are presented as the recording engineers intended.
Perlisten’s patent-pending Directivity Pattern Control (DPC) waveguide is centered by three 28mm “beamforming” tweeter and midranges to accurately control vertical and horizontal dispersion.
A beryllium tweeter with expanded bandwidth to 40kHz and a rear absorption chamber reduce internal reflections to the bare minimum. The company’s S Series models all share same DPC array, benefitting from a timbre matching technique utilizing beryllium and advanced carbon fiber.
Whether configured as bass reflex or acoustic suspension, the S7t will meet the demands of any large-scale listening room. Four 7” bass drivers with TeXtreme® carbon fiber cones that are up to 30% lighter than standard carbon fiber while increasing the strength through the stacking of multiple layers.
Dominus is the newest and the largest performance class of THX Certification, meant to bridge the gap between large home theater speakers and those used in commercial movie theaters and exhibits. Home theater owners with rooms up to 184 cubic meters of space and up to a 6-meter viewing distance (or up to 6500 cubic feet and up to 20 feet, respectively) can fill their listening rooms with the superior audio quality they expect from THX Certified products.
S7c Center Channel Monitor
Complementing the S7t tower is the matching S7c center channel monitor. (SRP: $7,000.) As advanced a model as the S7t, the S7c, like all of the company’s S Series of speakers, features Perlisten Audio’s DPC-Array, controlling mid/high frequencies, in addition to the company’s 28mm Beryllium dome and dual 28mm TPCD ultra-lightweight domes.
The S7c offers extremely wide horizontal dispersion and controlled vertical imaging, which is essential considering center channel monitors are typically placed lower than other speakers. The controlled vertical dispersion reduces the floor reflections that can blur the critical midrange. And, like the S7t, the S7c is a THX® Certified Dominus speaker.
For more information: perlistenaudio.com/products/s7t/