|Definitive Technology Mythos Eight On-Wall Loudspeakers|
|Home Theater Loudspeakers On-wall Loudspeakers|
|Written by Bryan Southard|
|Monday, 01 January 2007|
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The Mythos speaker has a solid enclosure, which makes it heavy, indeed heavier that most on-wall speakers. When you hang the Mythos Eights, you will want to either have them installed professionally, or pay close attention to insure that they are mounted securely both for safety and for best sound. This should not be too egregious an issue since, in most cases, they will be installed beside a flat display that will need equal care in installation. My advice is to make your dealer earn his install money by doing your installation for you.
The speaker terminals on the back of the Mythos Eights are a pain to access. There is a very small pocket where you need to make a secure connection. By default, you will need to use bare wire, since I had no success with spade lugs. I don’t see this as a big deal in most installations, because you will be using in-wall wiring and not fancy terminated cables.
There are hundreds of options for low-profile on-wall speakers to compliment today’s growing flat display market. In fact, at recent trade shows, this market segment dominates much of the floor, yet many companies are pushing low-quality alternatives. Definitive Technology is a company that has built its reputation on speakers that perform above their price class and the Mythos Eight is no exception. I was repeatedly surprised with how friendly these speakers are. They are easy to drive, meaning that you won’t need a huge receiver or amplifier to run them. They play extremely loud without dynamic compression, which will make your movies powerful and realistic, and they’ll produce a solid soundstage for those serious music enthusiasts in the household. The Mythos Eights are the complete package. They are, in my view, the best value on-wall theater speakers that I have heard. I can easily recommend them to everyone who wants dramatic performance in a small package. Best of all, they won’t break the bank. Perhaps not the least expensive in their class, they are, however, the best.