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Perlisten Signature S5t loudspeakers,

perlisten S5t loudspeakers

representing the pinnacle of Perlisten's extensive research and development, the Signature S5t floorstanding loudspeaker is equally at home producing the subtleties of music as it is the bombastic soundtracks of the biggest blockbuster movies.

The S5t will certainly be stiff competition to many established high-end speaker brands

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Perlisten Signature DPC array,

At the heart of every Perlisten loudspeakers is the DPC array - Directivity Pattern Control, provides controlled dispersion in any type of room, and benefits music and home theatre alike.

The Signature DPC array comprises of a 28mm Beryllium HF unit, and two 28mm Textreme carbon midrange domes, covering all frequencies above 1.1kHz.

This array runs throughout the Signature Series, ensuring consistent sound characteristics regardless of the combination chosen for a multi-channel setup.

As with all Perlisten loudspeakers, the S5t is centred around the DPC array (read more here), comprising of three 28mm domes in a vertical array. The centre Beryllium dome is the HF unit, covering frequencies above 4.4kHz. A carefully formed waveguide controls horizontal dispersion to reduce side wall reflections. The same waveguide restricts vertical dispersion even more so, vastly reducing floor and ceiling reflections.

The vertically flanking 28mm Textreme carbon midrange domes cover between 1.1kHz and 4.4kHz, producing a more responsive midrange that far less coloured by what would conventionally be a larger driver. Their dispersion is also controlled in line with the HF unit.

The DPC array sits between two 6.5" Textreme carbon drivers covering from 1.1kHz downwards. Both bass drivers are ported out at the bottom of the cabinet, making them more rear-wall friendly. This arrangement can provide in-room bass extension down to 20Hz.

This downward firing port can be fully plugged, providing the more controlled performance of a sealed, acoustic suspension cabinet. This results in a more even frequency response across its range, and better transient response.

Used in sealed mode as a bass limited monitor, as you would most likely do in a multi-channel home theatre set up with a subwoofer, the S5t will cover 80Hz-20kHz within a very narrow +/-1.5dB deviation, and produce a massive peak output of 114dB.

All of this tech helps the S5t achieve a THX Ultra rating as an LCR set, capable of effortlessly filling very large rooms with cinema levels of very high sound quality. They achieve THX Dominus status if used as surrounds.

A more detailed spec sheet is available here.

Late 2022, Twittering Machines listed the S5t as one of their top 10 favourite loudspeakers, along with the R7r and S7t models. Read the review below.

Perlisten S5t speakers,
  • 3-way , bi-wireable design

  • sealed acoustic suspension or ported use

  • THX Ultra rated as LCR

  • THX Dominus rated as surrounds

  • DPC treble/midrange array

  • 1x 26mm Beryllium dome HF unit

  • 2x 26mm Textreme carbon dome midrange units

  • 2x 7" Textreme carbon bass drivers

  • 36Hz-32kHz sealed mode

  • 24Hz-32kHz ported mode

  • 80Hz-20kHz at +/-1.5dB (THX)

  • 89.5dB sensitivity

  • 114dB peak output

  • 4ohms nominal impedance (3.0 minimum)

  • 100-300w recommended amplifier power

  • H 1119mm x W 240mm x D 400mm

  • £15,800 / pair in piano black and gloss white finishes

  • £13,600 / pair in cherry natural, black cherry natural, ebony natural, and ebony high gloss special edition wood finishes

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