PerListen Audio, a new audio company, has announced its intention to develop and bring to market a full line of THX Certified Dominus loudspeakers, bridging the gap between large home theater speakers and those used in movie theaters worldwide. PerListen Audio is the first audio company to include THX Certified Dominus in its product line, both in the U.S. and worldwide.
Dominus is the newest and the largest performance class of THX Certification, meant to bridge the gap between large home theater speakers and those used in commercial movie theaters and exhibits. Home theater owners with rooms up to 184 cubic meters of space and up to a 6-meter viewing distance (or up to 6,500 cubic feet and up to 20 feet, respectively) can fill their entertainment space with the superior audio quality they expect from THX Certified products.
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.”
Specifically, for the THX Dominus testing, these speakers are subjected to 120 dB sound pressure levels where they must keep distortion to a minimum. Dominus speakers must also be sensitive enough to reach the cinematic THX Reference Level with THX Certified Dominus, and certain THX Certified Ultra power amplifiers. The 92 dB sensitivity requirement for THX Certified Dominus loudspeakers is the most sensitive of any THX loudspeaker category.
PerListen Audio debuted THX Certified Dominus technology in its two CES 2021 introductions— the flagship tower speaker, S7t, and D212s subwoofer, and an additional eight models that will be introduced to the North American market in Q2 ’21.
Stephanie is the Senior Managing Editor for Connected Design.