Perlisten Audio speakers make UK debut through Karma-AV

posted on Thursday, 20th January 2022 by Steve May

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High-end Hi-Fi brand Perlisten Audio is now available in the UK, via distributor Karma-AV.
Based in Verona, Wisconsin, the brand boasts R&D, marketing, and manufacturing sites across the US, in Denmark and China, offering a range of loudspeakers for Hi-Fi and home cinema use.

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.

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Proprietary Perlisten technologies include 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 natural dispersion described as ‘exceptionally accurate,’ from1kHz-30kHz.

Perlisten’s DPC is employed in the brand’s Signature ‘S’ range of loudspeakers, which comprise 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 in the Perlisten range 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.

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Karma-AV is also bringing in four active subwoofers, incorporating proprietary amplification, DSP and App control. The range-topping D215 features twin 380mm carbon fibre woofers in a push-pull configuration, driven by a 3kW 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-inch 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.

The High Gloss Ebony S7t sells for £18,300 pair, the flagship D215s subwoofer is £8,100, and the R4b model £4,500 pair.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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