Reviews and Problems with Definitive Technology Mythos SSA42
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Not fooling anyone about surround -- silly connection design -- awesome sound
rustyredcab "rusty", Amazon
9 September 2014
Summary: This sound bar is not going to fool anyone into thinking there are rear speakers, but sound is very good. I'm a sound snob and this replaced an outstanding 5.1 system because a move made rear speakers impossible if I wanted to continue my 33 year marriage -- which I very much do. Adding a small subwoofer from one of my old setups, this works great and looks perfect in the room. We bought a cabinet with a sound bar shelf and it is perfect.
Summary: I suppose you get what you pay for...the voice discrimination on this unit is pretty poor. The surround sound not surprisingly is nonexistent. Mostly I just hear a lot of relatively muffled sounds. I'd care less if the unit cost $250 or so, but it cost just enough for me to be annoyed about it.
Summary: Great sounding speaker bar. Wanted to replace my tower and center speakers. The DT was a great choice. Sounds terrific and the surround sound is solid. Came with comprehensive directions on how to properly configure my receiver. Very satisfied.
Summary: A sound bar is a sound bar, not a 5.1 system placed in the correct locations. moving past that fact, this sound bar is EXCELLENT for music, movies, and regular TV. we watch a lot of sitcoms in the evenings and the issue many times with a 5.1 or 7.1 system is getting the dialog loud and clear. this bar is perfect. for movies, i'm an action junky. yes, i don't get to hear every bullet wizz by my head, but i do hear every bullet.
Summary: I recently moved into a new home. The family room did not support my existing 5.1 speaker configuration. It was going to cost thousands of dollars to have in-wall speakers installed. Rather that do that, I decided to take a chance on a sound bar. I wanted to continue to use my existing Denon 2112ci home theatre receiver. The Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-42 offered everything I was looking for in a sound bar.
Pros: Sleek design. True audio receiver support (front, surround, and center channel speaker support). Sound quality. Sound imaging and effects.
Summary: We purchased this sound bar because the reviews seemed to indicate it produced sound quality close to that of true surround sound for those who didn't have the room for (or want to deal with) installing multiple speakers. This unit was being paired with a LG Plasma TV, which comes equipped with optional audio settings, one of which is "cinema" for movies. As good as this mode is, there are times dialog isn't audible.
Pros: Sleek design.
Cons: Sound wasn't better than that coming from our TV.
Highly recommended, ideal replacement for discrete speakers.
9 October 2012
Summary: If you're like me and already have an AVR but moved to a new home where running wires to 5 speakers isn't practical, this is the speaker for you. It's about the same width as my 42" LCD TV and looks great sitting in front of it. It's low-profile enough that it doesn't block the TV's IR sensor.
Summary: I have a small space and wanted to avoid wires with my usual home theatre set up.i spoke with the rep at Crutchfield and he recommended this for amazing sound and convenience. The surround sound , even with the additional subwoofer I bought, not realistic at all. The bar is VERY heavy and hard to hang. I'm really dissappointed with the quality for the expense.
Pros: Not really any
Cons: Poor surround sound quality even in a small room; bar very heavy and anchors for wall not included.