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Definitive Mythos Bookshelf GemXL

High performance compact loudspeaker

Features:
The perfect speaker solution when you want big, high definition sound from compact, easy-to-use speakers
Two high-definition 4-1/2 inch high definition mid/bass drivers for life-like clarity and three-dimensional imaging
Angled drivers disperse the sound over a broad area for enveloping and life-like imaging
Hand-polished gloss aircraft-grade extruded aluminum enclosure with proprietary damping technologies to ensure total rigidity and perfectly accurate sound
1 inch (25mm) Pure Aluminum dome tweeter for unequaled high frequency extension, detail and smoothness
Easy wall mounting with integrated keyhole slot or optional articulating brackets
Available individually
Greatness in Compact Form

The Mythos Gem XL is the bigger, beefier big brother of the Mythos Gem. The Gem XLs make the distinctive Mythos look — a gorgeous hand-polished, aircraft grade Aluminum enclosure - available in superbly designed high performance compact loudspeakers. Because they are voice-matched with the complete Mythos Series, they're perfect for use as compact, convenient surround speakers in a system made up of larger Mythos main speakers, or as a complete Gem XL-only compact high performance home theater system when combined with a Mythos Three Center Channel Speaker and a SuperCube subwoofer.

Mythos Gem XL Speakers feature an easy-to-use keyhole slot for simple wall mounting that looks amazing next to your wall mounted flat screen television. You can also use popular articulating wall mount brackets (available separately).

State-of-the-art engineering technology delivers the classic level of Definitive Technology sound quality: wide, dynamic soundstage, pinpoint imaging, and superb realism. Packed into these compact enclosures are proprietary damping technologies that ensure total rigidity, angled mid/bass drivers in PolyStone baffles, and sophisticated Linkwitz-Riley Crossover Networks to more perfectly blend the drivers into a sonically seamless audio environment. Nothing complements your high definition flat screen television with more style, versatility and sheer performance than the beautiful Mythos Series models.

Superior Performance Components
Each Mythos® Gem XL contains two 4-1/2 inch mid/bass drivers that are angled in opposite directions to broaden the midrange dispersion for the kind of diffuse soundfield sought after by home theater fanatics for surround loudspeakers. Use the Mythos Gem XLs for front and surround channel duties and you'll be rewarded with spacious and enveloping surround effects that will make you feel like you're in the cast of the movie. The bass roll-off of the Mythos Gem XL is smooth and controlled, allowing it to seamlessly blend with a powered subwoofer, such as Definitive's SuperCubes, for audiophile-grade home theater power and precision.

The array's 1 inch Pure Aluminum dome tweeter produces extended highs that reveal nuance and shimmer without a trace of edginess.

Rock-Solid Enclosure
Mythos Series enclosures are hand-polished gloss Black aircraft-grade extruded aluminum with proprietary damping technologies that ensure total rigidity. All components are mounted on a resonance-free PolyStone baffle. These rock-solid construction technologies along with state-of-the-art drivers and tweeter serve to deliver classic Definitive Technology sound quality: wide soundstage, pinpoint imaging, high dynamic impact, and superb realism.

Model Code: MYTHOSGEMXL
Retail: R 8 195.00

Definitive Mythos On-wall Nine L/C/R

On-Wall, On-Shelf Loudspeaker

Let perfromance and elegance fill the room
If the look impresses you, just wait until you hear it. The Mythos® Nine is tall, slim and proportioned to complement large flat screen TVs when used as a left/right speaker, or as a center speaker for sets 42" and smaller. The performance owes its power to BDSS™ drivers and racetrack bass radiators that effortlessly outperform other on-wall speakers in its class. When people think of state-of-the-art home theater, the Mythos® Series is what comes to mind.

Technology to Admire
BDSS™ drivers and racetrack planar bass radiators put the Mythos® Nine ahead of the competition in purpose-built performance. Hear and feel high performance audio at its finest.

PolyStone™ Non-Resonant Baffle
The precision blend of materials in the speaker baffle give Mythos® Series speakers yet another advantage in creating an environment free from noise interference.

Versatility is its Virtue
With a wall mount bracket that also adapts to flat panel TV swing arm-style wall mounts, and an adjustable foot that facilitates shelf mounting in horizontal orientation, the Mythos® Nine quickly adapts whenever you decide to change your mind.

Model Code: MYTHOS9
Retail: R 18 690.00

Definitive Mythos On-wall Ten L/C/R

On-wall main and center channel L/C/R loudspeaker

Features:
The perfect speaker solution for 50-inch and larger flat panel TVs
Two high-definition Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) 5-1/4 inch drivers pressure-coupled to two 5 x 8 inch racetrack-shaped planar Low-Bass Radiators for a total bass radiating surface greater than that of a 12 inch woofer
Hand-polished gloss aircraft-grade extruded aluminum enclosure with proprietary damping technologies to ensure total rigidity and perfectly accurate sound
1 inch (25mm) Ceramic—coated Pure Aluminum dome tweeter with an acoustically contoured faceplate for unequaled high frequency extension, detail and smoothness
Wall mounting bracket included
Legendary Mythos® Performance for Large Flat Panel TVs 

The Mythos Ten is the best on-wall model in the critically acclaimed Mythos line of high performance loudspeakers. Mythos Ten is perfectly proportioned to match 50-inch and larger flat panel video displays and is the perfect center channel complement to the astounding Mythos ST SuperTowers® for a truly state-of-the-art home theater system. Through the use of advanced driver and enclosure technologies used in the top-of-the-line award-winning Mythos ST, the Mythos Ten achieves a level of performance never before available in on-wall loudspeakers.

Woofer System
Each Mythos® Ten contains two high-definition Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) 5-1/4 inch drivers (patent pending) that are pressure-coupled to two 5 x 8 inch racetrack-shaped planar Low-Bass Radiators for a total bass radiating surface greater than that of a 12 inch conventional woofer. The result is bass extension and power unheard of in a slim on-wall loudspeaker. The bass roll-off of the Mythos Ten is smooth and controlled, allowing it to seamlessly blend with a powered subwoofer, such as Definitives SuperCubes, for audiophile-grade home theater power and precision.

Midrange Drivers
Each Mythos Ten contains a D'Appolito array consisting of two high-definition 5-1/4 inch drivers surrounding a 1inch dome tweeter housed in an acoustically isolated sealed enclosure. The drivers feature Definitive's patent-pending Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) technology that supports the speaker cone at both the inner and outer edges for longer, more linear excursion, greater clarity and finely textured inner detail. The driver baskets are die cast Aluminum.

Tweeter
The two active 5-1/4" drivers surround a new generation Pure Aluminum dome tweeter, the same used in Definitive's Mythos® ST SuperTowers®. The tweeter's dome is heat-treated to relax the crystal structure and then coated with a ceramic to produce extended highs that reveal nuance and shimmer without a trace of edginess.

Enclosure
Mythos Series enclosures are hand-polished gloss Black aircraft-grade extruded aluminum with proprietary damping technologies that ensure total rigidity. All components are mounted on a resonance-free PolyStone baffle. These rock-solid construction technologies along with state-of-the-art drivers and tweeter serve to deliver classic Definitive Technology sound quality: wide soundstage, pinpoint imaging, high dynamic impact, and superb realism.

Versatility
The Mythos Ten comes with a wall mount bracket that allows direct mounting to a wall and also adapts to flat panel TV swing out arm-style wall mounts so that the speaker angle changes with the TV angle. Supplied adjustable feet permit easy shelf mounting.

Model Code: MYTHOS10
Retail: R 20 690.00

Definitive Mythos On-wall XTR50 Slim

Ultra slim high performance on-wall or on-shelf loudspeaker

INTRODUCING THE REVOLUTIONARY MYTHOS XTR®-50

Features:
Perfect for use with ultra-shallow TVs
Only 1.5 inches (38mm) deep
Wall mount bracket and table stand included
The dynamic punch, wide frequency range and broad dispersion of full size speakers
Aircraft grade extruded Aluminum enclosure
Anodized Aluminum dome XTDD drivers
Pure Aluminum dome tweeter

The Future Has Arrived!
Science fiction films have long featured impossibly thin video screens mounted on walls or floating in air. While the floating-in-air technology might be some time off, super shallow video screens are here now. TVs less than 2 inches thick are in stores now and more are on their way. If you have an ultra-thin TV you're going to want to use ultra shallow speakers.

The Definitive Mythos XTR-50 is the first high performance on-wall speaker whose depth matches that of today's ultra-thin TVs. It is a mere 1.5 inches deep when mounted on a wall, shallower than many ultra-thin TVs when they are wall-mounted with their factory sanctioned mounting hardware. Beyond its utility and clean modern styling the XTR-50 stands out due to its uncompromising sound quality equivalent to full-size speakers. Definitive's engineers have unleashed their awesome creativity and brain power to develop this revolutionary speaker that has the high definition detail and dynamic range performance of large speakers yet is a mere 1.5” deep. No other speaker complements your ultra-slim television with more style, versatility and sheer performance.

The Thinner the TV, the Worse the Sound 
Ultra-shallow TVs are the hottest category in TVs today. People love their space-saving qualities and elegant design. But it comes at a high cost—significantly poorer sound quality. The speakers in these ultra-thin TVs are small and poorly placed (usually on the bottom or on the back of the set) not even facing the listener. The result is sound that is good enough for news broadcasts but far from what is acceptable for sports, movies and action/adventure programming. Imagine the letdown when you return home after seeing Avatar or similar audio/visual blockbuster in a Dolby Digital cinema and turn on your TV to watch a DVD with cheap 2-inch speakers providing the sound!

In order to equal the total high impact sight and sound experience that high definition digital sources are capable of delivering, a great TV deserves a great component audio system. And the only component loudspeakers that can deliver clarity, dynamic impact and life-like realism while matching the slim styling of new generation TVs are the XTR series models.

Revolutionary XTDD Technology Drivers
The secret to the XTR-50's extraordinary performance is Definitive's patented XTDD technology anodized Aluminum dome driver. Using state-of-the-art computer modeling and decades of speaker design experience, Definitive engineers eliminated every iota of wasted space, optimized every part and maximized the moving surface area of a dynamic driver to shrink it down to an impossibly compact dimension without giving up ultra high performance audio fidelity! The XTDD driver has the kind of dynamic punch, wide frequency range and broad dispersion that flat vibrating membrane panel-type speakers simply cannot match.

To extend and deepen the bass response of such an impossibly thin speaker the XTDD drivers are pressure coupled to four anodized Aluminum dome bass radiators. The center-mounted tweeter is the same hyper-definition Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeter found in Definitive's award-winning state-of-the-art Mythos ST SuperTower®. The total effect is the kind of clarity, dynamic range and extended response that one would expect from a premium-priced normally-sized speaker. Your friends and family will be agog with amazement when they hear the huge rich sound that comes out of the wafer-thin XTRs.

Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Enclosure Saves Space and Improves Performance
Another secret to the XTR-50's astounding thin profile and superior performance is its aluminum cabinet. By specially shaping the enclosure and incorporating stiffing ribs and channels, we've made the space-efficient aluminum extrusion ultra-rigid and resonance-free. The magnets of the XTDD drivers protrude through the rear wall of the enclosure to further minimize depth. A thermally conductive gasket seals the enclosure/magnet interface and transfers heat from the driver's rare-earth magnet to the enclosure, making the whole enclosure a giant heat dissipater! And everyone knows that a cool driver is a happy, reliable driver.

Is It Thin Enough?
With TV manufacturers advertising TVs with 1.25 inch and even less than 1-inch depth one might wonder if the XTR-50 is shallow enough to look good next to these impossibly thin TVs. The answer is a resounding YES. First, the advertised depth of a TV is the depth without the hardware necessary to mount the TV on a wall. For example the leading brand of LED TVs is advertised as being 1.2 inches deep. But the wall mount hardware brings the installed depth to 1.75-inches, .25-inches deeper than the XTR-50 installed on-wall. Should TVs get even thinner the XTR-50's design is up to the challenge. The XTR-50 is bow shaped with knife-edge sides. The sides are less than an inch from the wall so even if TVs get shallower; the XTR-50 will be up to the task.

Ultimate Placement Versatility
The XTR-50 comes supplied with everything you need to use place it wherever you want to use it. The XTR-50 can be mounted directly to the wall using the key-hole slots on the back of the enclosure and well-anchored screws. If you choose, the speaker can be wall mounted using the supplied mounting bracket that allows either vertical or horizontal orientation with a total installed on-wall depth of only 40mm. Two adjustable support feet are supplied in cases where you place the XTR-50 on a shelf as a center channel speaker (horizontal orientation). For vertical shelf or table top placement the XTR-50 comes with a beautiful tempered smoked glass base. Whether you're mounting it on wall or on shelf, as Left and Right, Center or Surround channel speakers the Mythos XTR®-50 is ready to look terrific and sound astounding.

This award-winning compact package of innovative brilliance has it all—drop-dead gorgeous styling, ultimate placement versatility and big speaker sound quality.

Model Code: MYTHOSXTR50
Retail: R 15 490.00

Definitive Mythos Rear XTR-20BP Bipolar

When gorgeous hand-polished aircraft-grade aluminum houses the same active drivers and tweeter of bigger speakers within the same series, what you get is a physically smaller speaker that punches above its weight. Mounted or shelved, the state-of-the-art engineering in the XTR-20BP brings dynamic sound, pinpoint imaging and superb realism to life just like its XTR siblings.

Features:
Broad Sound for Enthusiasts
With two XTDD mid/bass drivers angled in opposite directions, the midrange dispersion is broadened to create the kind of diffuse sound stage home theater enthusiasts crave.

Extruded Aluminum Enclosure
Feather lightness meets rock-solid rigidity in the aircraft-grade aluminum, hand-polished gloss black enclosures found on all Mythos® Series speakers.

PolyStone™ Non-Resonant Baffle
The precision blend of materials in the speaker baffle give Mythos® Series speakers yet another advantage in creating an environment free from noise interference.

Better Experiences Built In
Robust sound and wide ranging clarity from such a small speaker is the result of our forward-thinking approach to sound—the kind we engineer into every one of our products.

Model Code: MYTHOSXTR20BP
Retail: R 6 290.00

Definitive Mythos Soundbar SSA42 5.0

Single speaker surround solution - 5 channels from one superb speaker

The Perfectly Simple Surround Solution
If you want all the thrills of five channel surround sound without the need for separate rear speakers, Definitive Technology has the solution: the Solo Surround Array SSA-42 loudspeaker. The SSA-42 incorporates Spatial Array™, a unique patented technology that optimizes the spatial presentation of five channels to create the illusion that you are surrounded by five separate high performance speakers. Enjoying a superb sounding audiophile-grade surround experience has never been more convenient. Simply connect an SSA-42 to any multi-channel receiver and powered subwoofer to enjoy enveloping surround sound without the bother of running long wires and finding places for rear speakers. SSA Surround technology uses subtle but complex directional cues to completely free the sound from the box and convince your ear/brain listening mechanism that you are surrounded by great sounding Definitive loudspeakers. Since Spatial Array technology does not depend on bouncing sound off walls, it works in virtually any room and set-up configuration. The SSA-42 uses Spatial Array technology on the front left and right speakers as well as the surround channels, so that you get big three-dimensional imaging from both stereo and multi-channel sources.

Superior Definitive Technology
First and foremost, a single speaker surround solution needs to have excellent audio fidelity and clarity to deliver a truly satisfying listening experience. It is here that Definitive's SSA-42 truly distinguishes itself. The front Left, Right and Center channel drivers utilize Definitive's exclusive and patent-pending Balanced Dual Surround System (BDSS) technology. Speaker cones usually have one support point at the circumference of the cone (called the surround) but BDSS drivers have two support points or surrounds. This design suppresses cone resonance and promotes a longer, more linear cone motion for higher output, lower distortion and more accurate frequency response. You'll enjoy perfectly natural and lifelike timbre with crystalline clarity on voices, musical instruments and movie sound effects, even at high-volume levels.


A Sweeter Tweeter
Definitive's tweeter is a pure aluminum dome, which has been heat-treated to relax the crystal structure and then coated with a ceramic to produce extended highs that reveal nuance and shimmer without a trace of edginess. In order to keep the enclosure from being longer than popular sized video displays, Definitive engineers positioned the front channel tweeters in front of the drivers. While this is a commonly used space-saving technique, a tweeter placed in front of the driver usually interferes with the driver's sound waves. Using computer and physical modeling, Definitive engineers developed unique tweeter-housing geometry and venting that eliminates interference effects for the kind of audiophile-grade clarity, precision and accuracy that has made Definitive the number one choice of high-end loudspeaker buyers.

Superior Definitive Aluminum Enclosure
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. Choose either gloss Black or brushed Aluminum finishes that have been hand-polished to a beautiful pearlescent sheen. The SSAs can be shelf or wall mounted with supplied hardware. Internal baffles and braces inside the enclosure eliminate interference effects between drivers and channels for true audiophile purity and maximum channel separation.

A Component Approach
SSAs are true component loudspeakers and must be used with a 5.1 or 7.1 channel receiver. Some one or two speaker surround solutions are self contained systems with source (DVD player) and amplifiers built in. That may be convenient but that approach severely limit sound quality, functionality, upgradability and connectivity to other components. Component systems give you the best flexibility, performance and allow the greatest degree of audio/video system integration and freedom from obsolescence. Self contained systems have limited digital inputs, limited video switching, low power, no HD radio, no satellite radio, limited features and a host of other limitations. With the SSA approach, you will be able to use the electronics that best meet your unique needs and still provide the benefits of single speaker surround. We designed the SSA-42 for quality-conscious people who want the flexibility and performance of a component system but cannot or are unwilling to accommodate discrete rear channel speakers.

Features:
Five discrete channels from one superb speaker sized to match 42-inch and larger TVs
The perfect surround audio solution when you are unable or unwilling to wire and place rear channel speakers in your room
Enjoy enveloping surround sound from a single elegant enclosure
Definitive's best technology drivers and tweeters for audiophile-grade sound quality
Wall or shelf mounts with supplied hardware

Model Code: MYTHOSSSA42
Retail: R 18 690.00

Definitive Mythos ST-Loudspeaker (Black)

The Mythos STS SuperTower® combines stunningly beautiful designs and precision fit & finish with jaw-dropping ultra high-end performance. No loudspeaker before them has achieved the balance of beauty and brawn at anywhere near their price. The Mythos STS's magic starts with a sleek and sexy polished black cabinet mounted on a beautiful polished granite base and continue with our most advanced components and technologies. Topping off the ground-breaking design is the incorporation of SuperCube™ powered subwoofers right into the enclosures. With two built-in 300 Watt powered subwoofers you'll enjoy double the bass while saving floor space and enhancing the beauty of your room.

Features:
The Case for Integrated Subwoofers
Besides eliminating the need for a floor space hogging separate subwoofer, integrated subs offer dramatic performance benefits. First is the obvious benefit that you'll have two subwoofers in the room instead of just one for simply more bass output. Most importantly the subwoofers are perfectly integrated with the mid/high section. Audiophiles often spend dozens of hours moving and adjusting their subwoofers' crossover and phasing controls in pursuit of perfect subwoofer to main speaker "blending." With the Mythos STS you won't have to go through that kind of hassle to get audio perfection. Definitive's engineers have perfectly adjusted the crossover and phase between the subwoofer and main speaker sections to achieve seamless blending and life-like sound. All you have to do is set the bass volume to match your room and taste then sit back and enjoy audio perfection.

Rock-Solid Beautiful Enclosure
The Mythos STS styling emanates from a parabolic form, grounded as much in technical appropriateness as visual beauty. With emphasis on a narrow, deep column, the parabolic theme is repeated in the lines of the cap and granite base. There is an unabashed acknowledgement of classic "American Streamline" principles in the STS, communicating motion, direction and clean utility.

The slim, curved shape of the enclosure reduces diffraction contributing to the STS's remarkable imaging that is truly startling in its ability to float utterly lifelike sonic images across a broad and deep soundstage. The granite base combined with the heavy Toroidal transformer mounted on the bottom plate of the enclosure provides a low center of gravity for superior stability. The base incorporates 5 adjustable-height metal feet that may be fitted with either smooth furniture glide tips for wood or ceramic floors or spikes for carpeted floors.

The enclosure is extruded Aluminum with internal ribs for stiffening purposes. Strips of damping material are adhered to the inside of the extrusion to suppress ringing. The baffle is "Polystone" a dense and non-resonant mineral-filled Polymer material that is slightly oversized and is force-fit into the extrusion "mouth" to prevent the Aluminum from ringing. The midrange/tweeter array is isolated from the woofer enclosure by two pieces of MDF. Both woofer and mid/hi enclosures are sealed.

Midrange Drivers
Each Mythos STS contains a D'Appolito array consisting of two high-definition 4-1/2 inch drivers surrounding a 1inch dome tweeter housed in an acoustically isolated sealed enclosure. The drivers feature Definitive's patent-pending Balanced Dual Surround System (BDSS) technology that supports the speaker cone at both the inner and outer edges for longer, more linear excursion, greater clarity and finely textured inner detail. The driver baskets are die cast Aluminum.

Tweeter
The tweeter is a pure aluminum dome, which has been heat-treated to relax the crystal structure and then coated with a ceramic to produce extended highs that reveal nuance and shimmer without a trace of edginess.

Subwoofer System
The subwoofer is built around a 5 x 10 inch racetrack-shaped polymer/carbon composite cone driver powered by a built-in 300-Watt Class D amplifier and pressure-coupled to two 5" x 10" racetrack-shaped planar low-bass radiators for a total bass radiating area greater than a 12" woofer but with far greater control, definition and speed than a single sluggish large woofer. A pair of STSs is like having two 12", 300-Watt powered subwoofers in your room without taking up all the floor space. The result is bass that is deep, powerful and impactful while at the same time having the kind of tight, controlled and accurate response of the finest and costliest audiophile speakers.

Sonic Versatility
The precise accuracy, wide range response and high impact dynamic range of the Mythos STS makes it the perfect choice for systems ranging from audiophile 2-channel music-only to 7.1 channel home theater systems. No matter what genres or music or movies you enjoy a highly accurate loudspeaker like the Mythos STS is your wisest choice.

The Sound Will Amaze You
We could write adjectives all day long in an attempt to describe just how good the Mythos STS sounds and we would fall far short of capturing the experience. If you are a true music lover, you need to hear them for yourself to discover just how lifelike a pair of speakers can sound. You'll hear depth and nuance to your music you have never heard before (unless you own a pair of speakers several times the cost of the STS). You will marvel at the dynamic impact and sheer bass power when watching movies, amazed that all that power is coming from just two small towers without a separate subwoofer. Yes, you will be astonished.

Model Code: MYTHOSSTLpr
Retail: R 103 390.00