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Hoping to get the Ascend Acoustics ELX end of this year or early next and will see how they compare with these Perlisten S7t.
Would love to hear your thoughts on that comparison as I am seriously considering both, even though price points are significantly different. I did hear ELXs at their factory (with both tweeters) and loved them, but trying to avoid mega fomo.
 
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Hey All - I want to create a thread for Perlisten owners. The purpose is to discuss all things related to Perlisten speakers, including but not limited to:
  • Optimal placement
  • Proper amplification
  • Other equipment/brands that works well with Perlisten
  • New products from Perlisten
  • Or for those who are interested in Perlisten speakers, you can come here to ask any questions you may have.
Please stay on topic.
I'd like to get some feedback from Perlisten owners, I think these things are amazing and I'm considering a change from my B&W 804 D3 Diamonds. Thoughts about what they bring to the table vs B&W 800 series?
 

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I'd like to get some feedback from Perlisten owners, I think these things are amazing and I'm considering a change from my B&W 804 D3 Diamonds. Thoughts about what they bring to the table vs B&W 800 series?
I would read the original S7t review from audioholics‘ James Larsan.
 

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Woosh look at the measurements on the S7t's.
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Woosh look at the measurements on the S7t's.
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I have S5Ms but sometimes wonder if I should sell them and buy some S7T.

I just cross over quite high as I have 4x 24 inch subs but I do like the look of S7T and the measurements, especially the dispersion map are very nice. Remind me of my S7C.
 

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I have S5Ms but sometimes wonder if I should sell them and buy some S7T.

I just cross over quite high as I have 4x 24 inch subs but I do like the look of S7T and the measurements, especially the dispersion map are very nice. Remind me of my S7C.
Have you tried blending the lows in a little more to have some of the bass range hit your mains? It seems like they are so good at bass some of the lows can and should be shared to give you a better sound? I know the S7T's I would defiantly use some of the bass capabilities and I also have 4 subs but I'm running the 804 D3 B&W's that could be better in the mid/low area.
 

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I have S5Ms but sometimes wonder if I should sell them and buy some S7T.

I just cross over quite high as I have 4x 24 inch subs but I do like the look of S7T and the measurements, especially the dispersion map are very nice. Remind me of my S7C.
Or you could keep you S5Ms and use them as unsurpassed surrounds If you buy the S7Ts. Hardly anyone would have that outstanding combination.
 

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Have you tried blending the lows in a little more to have some of the bass range hit your mains? It seems like they are so good at bass some of the lows can and should be shared to give you a better sound? I know the S7T's I would defiantly use some of the bass capabilities and I also have 4 subs but I'm running the 804 D3 B&W's that could be better in the mid/low area.


The speakers sit in nulls in the room. They don’t have a smooth bass response from 80hz down. Not many speakers do. Four subwoofers Co located together do have a smooth response :)
 

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Or you could keep you S5Ms and use them as unsurpassed surrounds If you buy the S7Ts. Hardly anyone would have that outstanding combination.
It did spring to mind but I can’t afford that!
 

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Or you could keep you S5Ms and use them as unsurpassed surrounds If you buy the S7Ts. Hardly anyone would have that outstanding combination.
I would use them as wide channels or something, they are too good for surrounds, they should be part of the main sound stage somehow I think.
 

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The speakers sit in nulls in the room. They don’t have a smooth bass response from 80hz down. Not many speakers do. Four subwoofers Co located together do have a smooth response :)
Did you try moving them closer to the wall or adjusting distance slightly between the back and the wall? My B&W just 3 to 6 inches of movement closer to the wall produces good mids and bass, getting too close gives you rumble, getting too far I lose some bass. I think most speakers would respond like this but I keep hearing great things about the bass on the Perlistens.
 

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I would use them as wide channels or something, they are too good for surrounds, they should be part of the main sound stage somehow I think.

Wide channels are a more under utilised channel in most mixes than sureounds


Did you try moving them closer to the wall or adjusting distance slightly between the back and the wall? My B&W just 3 to 6 inches of movement closer to the wall produces good mids and bass, getting too close gives you rumble, getting too far I lose some bass. I think most speakers would respond like this but I keep hearing great things about the bass on the Perlistens.
They sound phenomenal. Best speakers I’ve heard and the bass is amazing. I’d be upgrading for the sake of upgrading.

Bass isn’t an issue as I have four 24 inch subwoofers with distortion extremely low. They hardly have to move for most content.
 

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Wide channels are a more under utilised channel in most mixes than sureounds



They sound phenomenal. Best speakers I’ve heard and the bass is amazing. I’d be upgrading for the sake of upgrading.

Bass isn’t an issue as I have four 24 inch subwoofers with distortion extremely low. They hardly have to move for most content.
In terms of wide channels you can decide how much you want to use them in your setup. I have been able to bring out a hugely improved sound stage as long as you can control them through independent channels and preprocessing it's up to you how much you want them to blend in.
 
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In terms of wide channels you can decide how much you want to use them in your setup. I have been able to bring out a hugely improved sound stage as long as you can control them through independent channels and preprocessing it's up to you how much you want them to blend in.
I don’t see this option on my trinnov. I wouldn’t want to go against directors intent by playing with the sound too much!
 

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I don’t see this option on my trinnov. I wouldn’t want to go against directors intent by playing with the sound too much!
If you're rocking a Trinnov you're already getting the best sound you can get so agreed. I thought about a Trinnov, Lyndorf, then ultimately decided on the AVM 90 due to price.
 

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Hi guys wondering if you can help with amp selection as I want to upgrade from my Nuptime AMG Sta amps to a 1 box solution.
S5C rated at 88.9 sens, 4ohm nom 3.2ohm Min, 100-300w RMS
S5M rated at 89.6 sens, 4ohm nom 3ohm min, 50-300w RMS

Considering a 3 channel Purifi 1ET400A, is there any real reason to need more power than these ?
Rated @ 450w @2ohms, 420w @4ohms.
Thanks! Al
 

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That is a great amp and will easily drive your speakers.
 

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Hi guys wondering if you can help with amp selection as I want to upgrade from my Nuptime AMG Sta amps to a 1 box solution.
S5C rated at 88.9 sens, 4ohm nom 3.2ohm Min, 100-300w RMS
S5M rated at 89.6 sens, 4ohm nom 3ohm min, 50-300w RMS

Considering a 3 channel Purifi 1ET400A, is there any real reason to need more power than these ?
Rated @ 450w @2ohms, 420w @4ohms.
Thanks! Al
Emotiva DR3 you won't be disappointed. low noise powerful control the DR series just went on sale yesterday so I think you save 300 bucks. I would easily put this up against a MAC.

Audio Specifications (Three Differential Reference Amplifier Modules):​

Power Output (all three channels driven):
450 watts RMS, per channel, into 8 Ohms, at <0.1% THD.
600 watts RMS, per channel, into 4 Ohms, at <0.1% THD.
 

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Hi again, thanks for your responses, I live down under so I maybe a bit limited in what I can buy here but worst case I will just have to buy OS and pay freight and customs etc.
I guess the reason for my question was I have seen people running their Perlistens with the 1ET7040SA modules and I couldn't understand why they would need so much more power when the 400 series looks like it should be plenty.
I am conscious of somebody doing something stupid with volume control hence why I was heading towards the 400 which would probably still destroy the speakers at full blast, these are my end game speakers and are bloody expensive here so whilst I don't want to skimp on amps I don't want to go nuts either for no gain - 400 series looks like what I'll grab
Cheers peeps
Al
 
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