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Def Tech Mythos SSA Surround Speaker Systems

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Mythos SSA Surround Speaker Systems

Mythos SSA Surround Speaker Systems

Summary

  • Product Name: Mythos SSA
  • Manufacturer: Definitive Technology
  • Review Date: January 07, 2008 00:05
  • MSRP: $899-$1099
  • First Impression: Mildly Interesting

SSA-42 SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions: 40" W (101.6 cm) x 4-1/8" D (10.48 cm) x 4-1/8" H (10.5 cm) (speaker only, not including bracket)

Driver Complement:

  • Three 3-1/4" (8.3 cm) BDSS High-output drivers with coincident array 3/4" (20 mm) ferromagnetic fluid damped pure aluminum dome tweeter.
  • Two 3-1/4" (8.3 cm) BDSS High-output full-range drivers.
  • Four 3" (7.6 cm) full-range high-output surround drivers

Frequency Response: 60 Hz – 30 kHz
Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
Rec. Assoc. Amplification: 20 – 175 Watts/channel
Sensitivity: 89 dB
Weight: 20 lbs. (4.52 kg)

SSA-50 SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions: 46-1/4" W (117.45 cm) x 41/8" D (10.48 cm) x 53/8" H (13.65 cm) (speaker only, not including bracket)

Driver Complement:

  • Three 4-1/2" (11.4 cm) BDSS High-output drivers with coincident array 1" (25 mm) ferromagnetic fluid damped pure aluminum dome tweeter.
  • Two 4-1/2" (11.4 cm) BDSS High-output full-range drivers.
  • Four 3-1/4" (8.3 cm) full-range high-output surround drivers

Frequency Response: 50 Hz – 30 kHz
Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
Rec. Assoc. Amplification: 20 – 200 Watts/channel
Sensitivity: 90 dB
Weight: 31 lbs. (4.52 kg)

Executive Overview

The all-new Mythos Solo Surround Array (SSA) loudspeakers, the SSA-42 and SSA-50, incorporate a unique patented technology that optimizes the spatial presentation of five channels to create the illusion that the listeners are surrounded by five separate high performance speakers. Like the entire Mythos Series the SSA models are fabricated from aircraft-grade extruded aluminum, styled to perfectly match today’s flat panel plasma and LCD TVs and may be either shelf or wall mounted with the supplied hardware.

In order to deliver the kind of audiophile-grade clarity, precision and accuracy that has made Definitive popular, Definitive developed all-new axially aligned driver/tweeter arrays. The new transducers feature patent-pending technology that minimizes interference between driver and tweeter for more accurate sound. The SSA models connect to any 5-channel surround receiver for true component system performance and flexibility in a format that fits easily into any room without the need for inconvenient rear channel speakers. Consumers who can’t or don’t to want to wire and place rear channel speakers in their rooms can now enjoy all the thrills of surround sound with maximum convenience and style. The SSA-42 is sized to match 30 to 46-inch televisions while the SSA-50 is sized to match 50-inch and larger sets. The SSA-50 also boasts higher power handling and wider dynamic range than the SSA-42. The SSAs are priced at $899 MSRP for the SSA42 and $1099 for the SSA-50. Both models are available in polished black and silver. For more information, please visit www.definitivetech.com.

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