Reviews and Problems with Definitive Technology Mythos SSA42
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Phil Dattilo, Amazon
2 July 2014
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: 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.
Summary: I bought this soundbar to go with a Definitive Technology Supercube II subwoofer. And I am blown away by the combo. I did not have the space for a full surround set-up in the room these went in and am not disappointed. The soundbar has 5 inputs on the back for speakers so your receiver broadcasts in full surround and the bar gives you the full effect. I am amazed and sometimes find myself looking for the surround speakers in the room. Ha ha.
Summary: Prompt shipping and arrived in perfect condition. One screw began to strip as the back was installed; use a large Phillips. Absolutely excellent sound from the system. Perfect clarity of movie dialogue and full- room music and sound effects. Recommend a sub-woofer for the best experience. And take care with the volume. This can blow you away. If you like it loud- no distortion.