Karma-AV is delighted to be adding the Perlisten Audio range of loudspeakers and subwoofers to its product line-up. Founded in 2016 and based in Verona, Wisconsin, Perlisten Audio arrives in the UK with a global pedigree of engineering excellence and innovation. Focussing R&D, marketing, and manufacturing at sites across the US, in Denmark and China with over a century of industry experience and leadership, Perlisten Audio offers music and home cinema enthusiasts a completely proprietary path to greater fidelity and value.
Over five years of advanced modelling, measurement and listening have been dedicated to developing transducers, electronics and software entirely in-house; nothing has been sourced ‘off-the-shelf or contract manufactured outside the company’s production facilities. Precision in production and QC delivers optimum performance and enduring quality from Perlisten’s proprietary technologies, including its Directivity Pattern Control (DPC) array, comprising a waveguided 28mm Beryllium dome tweeter and twin 28mm ‘Textreme’ Poly Carbon mid-range diaphragms, engineered in a single unit to generate exceptionally accurate and natural dispersion and coherence from 1kHz-30kHz.
Perlisten’s DPC is deployed by the brand’s latest Signature ‘S’ range of loudspeakers, which embraces the S7 4-way Tower, a matching S7 Centre model, the 3-way stand-mounting S5 Monitor, a 3-way S4s angled surround/height/LCR design, and a bookshelf version, the S4b. In each model the DPC is complemented by multiple or single 180mm Textreme woofers according to system size. Sitting below the S Series is the Reference ‘R’ Series in similar configurations but deploying a DPC-Array of three 26mm silk domes and twin 165mm HFP pulp woofers, supported by 165mm HFP woofers.
Underpinning these designs is a range of four active subwoofers incorporating proprietary amplification, DSP and App control. The top of the range D215s for instance features twin 380mm carbon fibre woofers in a push-pull configuration, driven by a 3kW Perlisten amplifier, while the compact D12s uses a 300mm carbon fibre driver and 1.5kW amplifier. All subs include 48-bit DSP and 32-bit processing, a 2.4” LCD colour touchscreen display and proprietary App control.
S Series designs are available in high gloss ebony and high gloss black or white (S4s in gloss black/white only), while the R Series models are offered in high gloss black. The D series subs are available in a piano black finish.
Perlisten Audio is the first brand in the world to have received THX Dominus Certification, the newest and the largest performance class of THX Certification, meant to bridge the gap between large home theatre speakers and those used in movie houses worldwide. Suitable for rooms up to 184 cubic metres and up to a 6m viewing distance, THX Certified Dominus speakers are certified to reproduce very high SPLs with low distortion.
Typical retail prices (inc VAT) range from £18,300 pair for the High Gloss Ebony S7t and £8,100 for the flagship D215s subwoofer, to £4,500 pair for the R4b model.