In Barn for Review: Perlisten S5t Tower Speakers

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
Driver compliment DCP-Array:
28mm(3) Beryllium
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
Piano White