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Definitive Technology Mythos SSA50

Single speaker surround solution - 5 channels from one superb sp Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Definitive Technology Mythos SSA50

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Overall 8
8.0

Almost great..

AVgrayb12, Amazon
15 February 2014
  • Summary: Definitive is a highly regarded manufacturer of speakers, including the SSA-50. Build and audio quality are exceptional. However, this product loses a star due to the incredible stupid design of the speaker mounting bracket which must be used for table and wall mount. The speaker wires can not be installed with the bracket attached, since the black terminals are completely covered. This requires attaching the speaker wires to the speaker first then attaching the bracket.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome, with the right receiver

Shane O. Laake "camera nerd", Amazon
9 December 2013
  • Summary: This is a speaker that can act as five, but like most speakers, it'll need an amplifier or receiver. The good news is that most modern 5.1 receivers will not only power this speaker, but also bring all of the niceties that a full blown AVR offer, such as a plethora of HDMI inputs, room correction, etc... In short stuff not offered by most all in one sound bars. Here you have a handsome and sleek speaker, that despite it's relative age, still looks sharp in any decor.
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Overall 8
8.0

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.
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Overall 10
10

cool sounbar

Igor Demidov, Amazon
10 July 2013
  • Summary: I have tried “Atlantic technology 7.1” sound bar but it looked underpowered for me. Then I bought SSA50 and I can tell you it rocks. I think for most cases you even don't need a sub for it.
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Overall 10
10

Skeptic Converted

Robert W. Lennox "SoxFan", Amazon
28 January 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 Installed in Cabinet

GeneM, Crutchfield
23 May 2012
  • Summary: Looks good, sounds okay. I bought this unit because it is a perfect fit inside my gloss black Sony Style TV stand and matches the finish so well that you do not even notice that it is there. I looks like it is a part of the stand (I did have to devise a mounting method). It is powered by a Denon 1912 receiver which also feeds an older 90W, eight -inch cone subwoofer. This unit is located in a central common area in the house where appearance was a big factor.
  • Pros: Looks very nice in my installation. A+ for aesthetics. Sounds in mid-range are clear and distinct.
  • Cons: Sound is not nearly as full as almost any half-way decent tower speakers. Surround sound effects are minimal. Sound bars in general are a significant compromise if you are looking for home theater type surround sound.
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Overall 10
10

Mythos on a Denon AVR1912

Josh, Crutchfield
4 May 2012
  • Summary: I have installed the SSA5-50 in our family room, 16ft wide by 22ft wide, and it sounds wonderful. Clear and crisp sound on the five channel configuration from the Denon AVR-1912; 90-watt per channel discrete amplifier. I typically run the bar at about -35 to -40 db depending in the source and is more than enough to fill the room. Bass is significantly lacking as expected, but is complimented very nicely with the pro-sub 800.
  • Pros: Compact size, power handling capability, quality construction, brand power.
  • Cons: Lack of room for installation at binding post, weight is significant, depth may cause issues for some.
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Overall 8
8.0

Engineering Nightmare

Jim, Crutchfield
1 August 2011
  • Summary: Someday someone at Def Tech will have to explain the engineering nightmare they've created with their stupid mounting bracket for this speaker. I didn't question the brand, quality of speaker, or price. I wanted it and I bought it. I was prepared for the nightmare as I had done my due diligence reading others opinions about the bracket. When I finally was ready to install it, on a shelf not wall, i took the bracket out to my garage and chopped it up with my recip saw.
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Overall 10
10

simply outstanding

Rajin Cajun "Tool freak", Amazon
21 July 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Far Exceeded Expectations

Adriel Brunson, Amazon
19 April 2011
  • 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.
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