(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.