Dual-driver sub dives deep - PERLISTEN® Audio

Dual-driver sub dives deep

"There's enough power and bass extension here to give you concussion, but once your head clears you'll also be impressed by this dynamic sub's precision and accuracy"

Dual-driver sub dives deep

“There’s enough power and bass extension here to give you concussion, but once your head clears you’ll also be impressed by this dynamic sub’s precision and accuracy”

With one woofer hidden away, there’s more to the R212s than meets the eye

A relative newcomer to the home cinema scene, having only arrived in 2021, Perlisten hails from Wisconsin in the US, a big country where some people genuinely consider a subwoofer with a 50in driver to be a ‘viable option’. But assuming your room isn’t the size of Wembley Stadium, can you mine the sonic depths without going to these extremes? The answer, thankfully, is yes.

That brings us to Perlisten’s range of subwoofers, most of which employ dual drivers mounted in a sealed push-pull configuration to help generate that all-important deep bass from a relatively compact cabinet. What’s a push-pull subwoofer? While it might sound like something out of Doctor Dolittle, in reality it’s an approach to sub design based on two drivers that are mechanically opposed. One pushes creating positive excursion while the other pulls, creating negative incursion.

Since the two drivers share the same enclosure they ‘cancel’ each other out, reducing harmonic distortion and improving efficiency. Perlisten sells two ranges of push-pull subs, the high-end D series and the mid range R series. A scan of the specs suggests all these models share many feature and design traits, with the main differences (aside from price) relating to driver type and onboard power.

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