Reviews and Problems with Definitive Technology Mythos SSA42
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Not surround sound, just awesome sound
7 March 2013
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.
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 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.
Summary: Bought this soundbar in December 2010. Pared this with a Def Tech Pro Sub 1000 for outstanding performance with my Pioneer Elite TV. Movie effects really come alive with this soundbar and gives a new dimension to my Blu-Ray movies that I have never experienced before, especially compared to TV speakers. Amazing sound - room is 14X19.
Summary: After having buying my first flat screen TV, I needed a speaker system. A friend told me about the Definitive Technology speaker bar and using soundbars for surround audio rather than satellite speakers. I began my ebay bidding, and my friend was spot on about this SSA product. This wall mounted speaker bar above (or below)the TV gives an incredible AV look to my living room decor. A very clean setup without having speakers on the ground or on stands.
Summary: I have tried several sound bars including products by Polk, Yamaha (Sound Projector), and ZVOX. The Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-42 is the best-sounding sound bar by far. It creates a pleasant spatial sound field; very clean and accurate. Dialog is clear (even at low volume levels). The SSA-42 does require a subwoofer, but that is to be expected for a product of this type. After several months of searching, I have found a sound bar that works as advertised.