The new Perlisten S5t Tower Speakers are the little brother of my 2021 Favorite Speaker of the Year, the Perlisten S7t.
The S5t Towers are smaller than the S7t and employ fewer drivers to deliver a reported 24 – 32kHz (-10dB) frequency response.
As you’d expect, the Perlisten S5t include the company’s proprietary DPC-Array (Directivity Pattern Control) for Mid/High frequencies with a 28mm Beryllium dome tweeter sitting in between dual 28mm TPCD (thin poly carbonate diaphragm) ultra-lightweight mid-range drivers.
A pair of 7″ checkerboard patterned Textreme TPCD woofers sit over and under the DPC-Array, with the drivers and Array mounted to a curvaceous High Density Fiberboard front baffle.
Around back you’ll find dual binding posts for bi-wiring/bi-amping mounted to a mirror finished shiny brass plate.
Spikes are included for the lovely footers and I have to share that everything about the Perlisten speakers—from top to bottom to packaging—is first rate.
The review pair came dressed in the Special Edition High Gloss Ebony finish so with eyes satisfied, I look forward to hearing what my ears think.
Perlisten S5t Tower Speakers
Price: $13,990/pair in High Gloss Black/White | $15,990/pair in Special Edition High Gloss Ebony and Natural Black Cherry
Company Website: Perlisten
US Distributor Website: Fidelity Imports
|Enclosure alignment||3-way bass reflex / acoustic suspension|
28mm(2) Textreme TPCDWoofers:
180mm(2) Textreme TPCD
|Sensitivity||89.5dB / 2.83v / 1.0m|
|Impedance||4Ω nominal / 3.0Ω min|
|Response Linearity||80 – 20kHz +/-1.5dB window|
|Frequency Response (-10dB)||Bass reflex: 24 – 32kHz
Acoustic suspension: 36 – 32kHz
|Typical In Room bass extension||Bass reflex: 20Hz
Acoustic suspension: 23Hz
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||1119 x 240 x 400mm
44.1 x 9.5 x 15.8”
|Weight||43.2 kg (95.1 lbs.)|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||100 – 300W RMS|
|SPL capability @1m (100-20kHz)||114.3dB peak
114.0dB peak <3% – 2nd, 3rd Harmonics
|Certification||THX Dominus, THX Ultra|
|Available finishes||Piano Black