Sharing the same engineering DNA as the flagship S7t speaker, Perlisten’s S5t is a chip off the old block for music fans seeking a smaller system but with the fidelity that has catapulted the brand into the top tier in recent years. As Mark Craven reports in the December 23 issue of Hi Fi News magazine: “Perlisten’s S5t is more than a fine runners-up prize for those whose listening room (or budget) can’t accommodate the larger S7t floorstander, as it goes about its business in mostly the same way. Imaging focus, speed, resolution and instrumental detail are all on the menu, and while its bass output isn’t extravagant it still hits hard, with musicality. This is another superb speaker from the fast-expanding US marque.”