PerListen to Unleash Industry's First THX Certified Dominus Speaker Series

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(February 11, 2021) In Latin, the word “Dominus” translates to “master” or “lord,” which makes it particularly applicable to a new audio certification reserved for home theater settings that approach those found in commercial settings. THX Certified Dominus – THX's newest and largest performance classification – was created to address dedicated rooms up to 6,500 cubic feet with viewing distances not exceeding 20 feet, guaranteeing large-room performance for “quieter whispers, bigger booms, and everything in-between…”.

PerListen Audio currently stands as the only audio company publicly committed to bringing a full line of THX Certified Dominus loudspeakers to market. PerListen, which stands for “perceptional listening,” is the brainchild of industry veterans holding 30-plus years of audio design and innovation experience. It debuted its THX Certified Dominus technology at CES 2021, introducing the world to its S7t Flagship Tower and D212s subwoofer. Enthusiasts can expect to see eight more models revealed during Q2 of 2021.

Dominus testing subjects speakers to punishing 120 dB SPL levels, where distortion must be kept to a minimum. It also requires a 92 dB sensitivity when paired with THX Reference Level and Certified Dominus power amplifiers.

“We are thrilled to partner with PerListen, the pioneer in this space, to bring cinematic audio to home theaters. We developed the THX Certified Dominus performance class to fill even the most extensive home theaters with sound. Since we’re THX, these new speakers need to be more than just loud,” said Peter Vasay, general manager and senior vice president, THX home theater division. “During our rigorous testing process, we pay special attention to distortion levels at high volumes. With Dominus, we push this to the extreme to ensure the best output for hearing content as close as possible to the original creation.”

For more information about PerListen Audio, visit www.perlistenaudio.com.
 

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I would LOVE to demo these! : D
 

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Definitely an interesting looking speaker. The THX aspect doesn't do anything for me, as it pertains mostly to movies, which is just not all that critical to me like my music is. I'd still like to hear them some day.
 

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Here's a few more images of these beasts. Not sure how they line up to your eyes, but they look amazing to mine! :yay:


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Definitely an interesting looking speaker. The THX aspect doesn't do anything for me, as it pertains mostly to movies, which is just not all that critical to me like my music is. I'd still like to hear them some day.
What about the THX aspect pertains only to movies? It is several hundred performance metrics done on the speaker to ensure proper directivity, off axis response, frequency response, sensitivity, distortion, impedance, and many other metrics. It seems these tests would ensure the speaker is optimum for music, too.

The speaker is rated 92 dB with 2.83V/1M. Since it is a 4 ohm speaker this is actually 89 db 1W/1M or 92 dB 2W/1M. Generally you compare speakers at 1W/1M. It seems that THX let them "cheat" a little on how they stated the spec.

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What about the THX aspect pertains only to movies?
That's not what I wrote... I said "mostly" ... which is correct. In most cases you see THX tied to movie theaters, not listening rooms. All they talk about in the article is how much better your movie watching experience will be.
 
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