Reviews and Problems with Definitive Technology Mythos ST
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Good... But I thought They would be better!
22 June 2013
Summary: Well I purchased these because of the reviews and I also loved the SuperCube. When I read that both towers had 1 supercube in it... I couldn't wait. First disapointment was they were made in china. I thought they were made in the USA but, it was only designed here. I had set everything up and had it for about 2 months letting it break in. The subs do play nicely but you have to sit infront of them. They do not rattle the house as I thought they would.
Summary: Heading into ABT for the first time with a friend to look around I was amazed by the store. I went thinking I had already made up my mind about which new speakers I was buying. WRONG. Once I auditioned the DEF TECH Mytho ST my plans changed within in seconds. Such a different type of speaker. The powered low end really makes for an unreal warm sound. The best part is that you can adjust that to keep it more flat as well for your purists out there.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Summary: Superb sound across all frequencies. I am driving these with a Yamaha AS 1000 integrated amp (90 watts/cannel@8ohms)and I don't use more tan 30% of the volume...they are especially efficient given their incporporation of a 300watt amp for the subwoofer in each unit. I have had other high end speakers (Martin Logan electrostats, Thiel floor standing units) and these compare favorably...they're excellent.
Summary: Basically it comes down to value. For the money, these are incredibly clear and powerful speakers. You cannot find a better value. What makes the biggest difference with my music is listening to "FLAC" (HD high quality music) such as Metallica or ITunes AAC from Mariah Carey and Adel. These speakers hit all ranges. YOU MUST have a great receiver to properly power these bad boys.
Summary: As I'm writing this, I'm enjoying my Mythos STS's in stereo playing Norah Jones. The vocal clarity is superb, bass firm and solid and the musical instruments imaging sharp. My source is Cayin CDT 17A and amp Cayin A88T. It is amazing how these two slim pillars are able to reproduce sounds that are so engaging. I'm planning to get the ST as the main speaker and move this STS as surround speakers. Is there anyone out there who has compared ST with STS?
Summary: 6/23/2012 Update: I recently purchased a used pair of Paradigm Studio 100 v3 speakers for $1200 total. As a point of comparison, I would rate the Paradigms as noticably better than the Def Tech for listening to music, but would rate the Def tech speakers as better for home theater. The Def Techs are also superior in terms of decor. They are gorgeous. Just wanted to provide the update in case someone is primarily buying speakers for music.
Summary: I have the ST towers set up in my family room/quasi home theater along with the Mtyhos 10 and Gem XL's. They are hooked up to a Rotel RMB-1075 amp and an Integra 9.8a processor. Upon receiving I immediately hooked these speakers up in place of my existing speakers. While I noticed a difference right out of the box, over the past month they're breaking in beautifully. In fact I've noticed the sound stage opening up more with the bass getting deeper and deeper.
Pros: Attractive Design, Deep Bass, Easy To Set Up, Excellent highs, Great Sound Quality
Summary: let me just start by saying wow these speakers are magical with a huge soundstage that go beyond the speakers the micro and macro dynamics are superb,with great imaging,detail,dynamics this speaker has it all to get this level of sound you would have to spend a lot more than their bargan price.
Summary: These are very good speakers. I use them just for 2 channel music. I have had them for a few months, and have put them through the paces with good and bad tunes. I might not be an audiophile, but I have some very good stuff I have assembled over the years. Most snobs would never give these a listen due to the name of a mass producer on them. That is too bad as mass produced things greatly reduce the cost and either there is quality in the product or there is not.