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Live Stream test – PMC Fact.12 – Perlisten S7t – TAD Evolution 2



It was an interesting live stream we held on Sept. 25, 2022. Not only was the music “unlike anything else”; the speakers we had as guests this time were also of a special caliber. Among them, a new – relatively unknown – brand participated: Perlisten. Which had to compete against two heavyweights: PMC and TAD. In short: interesting stuff!

We had a special band in this livestream: the Andalus Ensemle.

  • Sattar Al-Saadi – Percussion, Nay (flute)
  • Saffaa Al-Saadi – Oriental Keyboard, Vocal
  • Shakir Zwaid – Vocal
  • Christine khoury -Qanun
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  • Link 2
  • Left 3

This Arabic music contains a lot of percussion and special tonalities (quarter notes). In short: very different from each other and very suitable for live tests because it is all about rhythm and speed. And that percussion is hard and fast! And that is a real challenge for any speaker. If a speaker is not really fast, it is audible in the attack.

The test set-up

We set up for the three candidates: the PMC Fact. 12 Signature, the TAD Evolution 2 and the Perlisten S7t, we used a large part of our own reference. Namely the Sonnet Pasithea with Mutec reclocker, Metrum Acoustics Ambre ROON endpoint as well as the Isotek Aquarius V5 power conditioner. Which only feeds the source in this case.

The reason: we were able to borrow the Halcro Eclipse stereo as a power amplifier. A beast of a power amplifier: fast, transparent, neutral … AND no filtering needed, because the power supply is already provided with the necessary tweaks to tackle grid-noise and distortion.

Our track list consists of a few tracks:

  • The live recording of the Andalus Ensemble
  • Vieux Farka Touré – Ouaga
  • Ojos de Brujo – Color

We tried to stay a bit in the style of Andalus. 🙂

Type test
  • Brand and model: TAD Evolution 2
  • Build quality: Solid and clean
  • Overall impression: Coherent sound, very nice layering
  • Price: €14250
  • Brand and model: Perlisten S7t
  • Build quality: Very heavy and solid
  • Overall impression: Authority, solid and dynamic
  • Price: €20000
  • Brand and model: PMC Fact. 12 Signature
  • Build quality: Solid, simple
  • Overall impression: Very detailed, fast, precise. Bass can be difficult
  • Price: €18999
  • Winkels met Perlisten

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    9471 GM Zuidlaren, NL

    Winkels met PMC

    Sint-Antoniusstraat 15
    2300 Turnhout, BE
    Joseph Bensstraat 21
    1180 Ukkel, BE
    Bredabaan 1031
    B-2930 Brasschaat, BE
    Pelikaanstraat 126
    2018 Antwerpen, BE