Perlisten Audio, a new audio company founded by an ‘all-star team’ of industry professionals, is making its U.S. debut at the virtual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021, when it debuts two tower speakers, one centre channel, and three subwoofers.

PerListen Audio’s debut includes its flagship tower speaker, S7t, and D212s subwoofer, both of which feature technologies that are unique to the brand.

New PerListen Home Cinema tower and sub woofer speakers

PerListen S7t Tower

The reference S7t tower speaker (SRP: $7,500 each and up, depending upon choice of veneer) serves as an 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, says PerListen, “the missing link between large home A/V speakers and full-size models created for movie theatres 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. PerListen claim that in two-channel systems, the S7t “completes the in-studio experience with a naturally wide soundstage that puts the listener in the 10th row centre seat of an acoustically precise concert hall”.

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.

DPC Waveguide

PerListen’s patent-pending Directivity Pattern Control (DPC) waveguide is centred by three 28mm “beamforming” tweeters 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 share a similar array, benefitting from a timbre matching technique using beryllium and advanced carbon fibre.

They also feature four 7” bass drivers with TeXtreme® carbon fibre cones that are up to 30% lighter than standard carbon fibre while increasing the strength through the stacking of multiple layers.

The PerListen DPC Waveguide

PerListen D212s Subwoofer

As the reference subwoofer in PerListen audio’s debut selection, the D212s (SRP: $5,500 and up, depending upon choice of veneer) is flexible and powerful, with equal emphasis on massive power output and ultra-low distortion low frequency reproduction.

The company employs Advanced FEA (finite element analysis) to reach PerListen Audio’s high level of optimisation requirements to create two 12” woofers with 60mm peak linear excursion. Proprietary carbon fibre drivers produce “extreme” levels of bass without sacrificing total harmonic distortion (THD).

The D212s has flexibility through its array of balanced and unbalanced inputs, a high-performance 3kW amplifier with 32bit ARM four-core processor with 48bit data path DSP, and a push-pull design that cancels second-order harmonics to further reduce distortion. By using PerListen’s app, consumers and installers can fine tune-up eight of the company’s subwoofers.

Like the S7t tower speaker, the D212S is THX Certified Dominus, ensuring a qualified theatre experience in the largest home installations.

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