|Definitive Technology Introduces Four Additional Mythos Speakers Models|
|Home Theater News Floorstanding Loudspeakers News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Tuesday, 06 January 2004|
Now following up on the Mythos One, Two and Three are four additional models which are designed to be merchandised in three new surround packages. Key to these new models is their achievement of the same level of performance but in a more compact size and at a more affordable price.
Mythos Four ($699 ea.) and Five ($499 ea.) are sleek and sexy towers with striking contemporary styling, which combines a polished extruded aircraft-grade aluminum cabinet (available in silver or black) with a tempered glass base. According to Definitive Technology, special care has been taken to assure total rigidity of the cabinet and PolyStone™ baffle, which along with the use of proprietary damping guarantees a totally inert and non-resonant structure. Inside each cabinet is a D’Appolito array of two high-definition Definitive midrange drivers (cast-basket 4.5” in the Four and 3.5” in the Five) surrounding a 1" pure aluminum dome Definitive tweeter. There are also two high-definition midbass/bass drivers coupled to two pressure driven planar low frequency radiators (cast-basket 4.5” in the Four and 3.5” in the Five). Newly designed Linkwitz-Riley crossover networks blend the drivers into a sonically seamless whole. The Mythos Four and Five’s styling is designed to complement flat panel TVs (whether stand, tabletop or wall mounted) as well as stand or cabinet mounted CRT TVs, rear projection TVs and front projection TVs. They are designed to be combined with a Definitive powered subwoofer such as one of Definitive’s new SuperCubes. Mythos Towers can be combined with a Mythos Center Channel along with a Definitive sub and a pair of Mythos on-walls or towers used as rear/side surrounds (or any of the other fine Definitive rear surrounds) to complete a state-of-the-art home theater system. Dimensions are: Mythos Four – 44” H x 5 3/16” W x 5 1/8” D. Mythos Five – 40” H x 4 1/16” W x 4 1/16” D. Freq. Response is: Mythos Four - 35Hz – 30kHz. Mythos Five – 40Hz – 30kHz. Recommended Associated Amplification is: Mythos Four 20 - 225 watts/channel. Mythos Five - 10 - 200 watts/channel. The Mythos Four and five will be available in April 2004.
Mythos Six is a left and right main speaker (it also makes a rear surround). Its shallow depth and thin wall mounting system (included) makes it a compliment for flat panel plasma or LCD TVs. Mythos Six also comes with a tempered glass base for cabinet, tabletop or shelf placement. Its construction is very similar to Mythos Four and Five with a polished extruded aircraft-grade aluminum cabinet (available in silver or black) joined to a PolyStone baffle to create a stiff and inert monocoque structure. Driver complement is two 3.5" bass/midrange drivers in D’Appolito array configuration with a 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter. Flanking the array are two 3.5" pressure driven low frequency radiators. Mythos Six is designed to blend with any Definitive sub and can be used with or without a Mythos Seven Center Channel in Dolby Digital home theater systems. Dimensions are 19 9/16” H x 4 1/16” W x 4” D. Freq. Response is 60Hz – 30kHz. Recommended Associated Amplification is 10 – 175 watts/channel. Suggested retail is $399 each and they will be available April 2004.
Mythos Seven is designed as a high definition center channel to match either Mythos Five or Mythos Six. Dimensions and specifications are the same as Mythos Six, however, the ultra-thin wall mounting system (included) is designed for horizontal placement for center channel use. It also includes an adjustable foot for optimum vertical aiming when placed on a television, a shelf or in a cabinet. In addition, whereas the bottom of the Mythos Six is flat, to allow for tabletop mounting, both the left and right sides of Mythos Seven have a distinctive angled cut. Suggested retail is $399 each. Available April 2004.
Definitive’s new in-wall sub is based on SuperCube derived technology. The subwoofer is of moderate size which can be installed or retrofitted flush into a 4” deep wall in either new or existing construction. The in-wall sub is composed of two parts. The sub itself (IWSub10/10) is a 14 3/16” x 19 5/8” x 3 13/16” non-resonant sealed medite enclosure which has a bezel and grill on the front (20 15/16” x 15 _”) which is very similar to that on Definitive’s Ultimate In-Walls. Inside the box is a high power long-excursion active 10” driver which is coupled to a pressure driven 10” infrasonic radiator. This driver system was developed using SuperCube derived technology which allows us to achieve bass performance from a cabinet enclosure of modest internal volume.
The power amplifier (SubAmp 300) is a separate unit designed for shelf, cabinet or rack placement. It is a high current 300+ watt powerhouse which is designed to drive either one or two IWSub 10/10 modules. It features a volume control, fully adjustable phase control (0° - 180°), fully adjustable low-pass crossover control (40-150Hz), left, right and LFE line level inputs, built-in speaker level high-pass crossover with connections and a signal sensing auto on/off circuit.
The applications for this problem solving in-wall sub are many. It is a solution for a stealth high-performance home theater installation as the main LFE sub (using either 1 or 2 woofer modules). It adds subwoofer punch to the rear and side channels of any home theater. Plus it adds full range sub enhanced performance to every room in a distributed whole house audio system.
The amp and sub will be packaged separately with a projected retail for the two units combined of under $1200. The performance of the sub has a high impact bass response extending from 16Hz – 200Hz. The IWSub 10/10 and SubAmp 300 combination approaches SuperCube levels of performance and will be available late Spring 2004.