Reviews and Problems with Definitive Technology Mythos SSA50
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Wiring Is a Real Pain
PV PEACOCK, Amazon
30 September 2013
Summary: I love the sound of this soundbar, but have to warn anyone interested in buying one about the wiring. Whether you are mounting the speaker on a wall or setting it on a shelf, you will need to use the mounting bracket. The bracket has a cutout for speaker wire that is much smaller than the actual area where the speaker wire posts are located. As a result, you cannot use banana plugs at all.
Summary: I was very skeptical that a single speaker could replace the 5 I have been listening to for years, however this speaker does the job. Take care and plan where the cables will go. A short run back to your source will allow smaller cables. Be sure to tin the cable ends before attaching to the binding posts.
Pros: -sound is good, with a true 5.1source, the soundbar mimics 5.1well. I often hear sound behind me, and dont even think about it becasue it sounds so natural -the price is ok-999 online. definitely worth the price since the sound is so good. i have had a
Cons: -the cnet review mentions that connecting from the receiver is difficult. That is an understatement. Very tedious. very tight space to run 5 sets of wires thru. -unless i missed something when i mounted the soundbar, it is impossible to mount it flu
Summary: I bought this sound bar to hook up to a Yamaha RXA 1000 with a Mythos subwoofer. the total and that was about $2500. Worth every cent. I don't agree with any of the statements about simulated surround sound made by manufacturers. You simply can't get surround sound with all the speakers up front.
Summary: I was a professional musician for 10 years, an audio engineer, studio owner and producer for many more years. I've listened to so many speakers in all kinds of rooms that it's hard to surprise me. But this speaker blew me away. My home entertainment center is in a room that has a wall with sliding glass doors close on the left and a large open area on the right. It's a sound system nightmare.
Great speaker, after you take it apart and fix it.
Timothy P. Allen, Amazon
26 February 2011
Summary: Plugged in all 5 wires to my receiver, sat back, and watched the receiver shut off. Turned it on and it said Check SP wires. After fumbling with the wires for hours, I isolated the rt surround as the bad speaker. Opened up the Mythos, found all the wires were sort of smashed and squished at the back of the speaker cabinet. The rt surround wires were actually broken open and shorted. Cut out the bad parts and spliced them together. Now it works fine.
Summary: If you don't want to run cables and physically place the speakers in different places , this Speaker is for U . What it gives you is 5 speaker system in One Single Speaker Bar. It is not only the one speaker . It is the Sound Quality coming out of the Speaker Bar . Its Amazing Technology and Audio Quality is Superb . Don't get fooled by the size of the Speaker Bar when compared to 5 physical Speaker . This bar gives you a GOOD Quality Audio output .
Summary: We finally upgraded our TV to a nice 63" HD plasma TV. I wanted good sound to go with it. This speaker came highly recommended by our local independently owned audio/video store. The sound quality is quite nice and I don't have to have speakers all over my living room. It doesn't mimic true surround sound but it's still pretty impressive. It's a little pricey but it was worth it to me. It is heavier than I would have expected.