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Overview: The Definitive Technology Gem XL Satellite
Loudspeaker provides big, high-definition sound as a front or back/side surround
speaker. The Gem XL features two high-definition 4-1/2 inch high definition
mid/bass drivers for life-like clarity and three-dimensional imaging and a
1-inch (25mm) pure aluminum dome tweeter for high frequency extension, detail
and, smoothness. The Gem XL uses angled drivers to disperse the sound over a
broader area. The satellite speaker features a hand-polished gloss
aircraft-grade extruded aluminum enclosure with proprietary damping technologies
to ensure total rigidity and accurate sound. The speaker can be placed on a
table-top or wall-mounted.
Angled Drivers: The Mythos Gem XL contains two 4-1/2 inch
long-throw mid/bass drivers that are angled in opposite directions to broaden
the midrange dispersion. The bass roll-off of the Mythos Gem XL is smooth and
controlled, allowing it to seamlessly blend with a powered subwoofer, such as
Definitive's SuperCubes, for audiophile-grade home theater performance.
Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeter: The Mythos Gem XL is equipped
with a 1-inch ferrofluid-dampened pure aluminum dome tweeter for extended,
Linkwitz-Riley Crossover Network: The Mythos Gem XL uses a
sophisticated Linkwitz-Riley Crossover Network to perfectly blend the drivers
into a sonically seamless audio environment.
Voice Matched: The Mythos Gem XL is voice-matched with the
complete Definitive Technology Mythos Series speaker line-up.
Break-In Period: The Mythos Gem XL will sound good right out
of the box; however, an extended break-in period of 20-40 hours or more of
playing is required to reach full performance capability. The break-in period
allows the suspensions to work in and results in full bass, a more open
midrange, and smoother high frequency reproduction.
Extruded Aluminum Enclosure: The Mythos Gem XL enclosure is
hand-polished gloss back aircraft-grade extruded aluminum with proprietary
damping technologies that ensure total rigidity. All components are mounted on a
resonance-free PolyStone baffle. These construction technologies along with
state-of-the-art drivers and tweeter serve to deliver high quality sound with a
wide soundstage, pinpoint imaging, high dynamic impact, and superb realism.
Binding Posts: The Mythos Gem XL is equipped with a pair of
gold-plated, 5-way binding posts to attach your receiver's speaker wire.
Mounting: The Mythos Gem XL comes with a wall-mount bracket,
so you can easily mount the speaker on the wall (mounting screws not included).
The Mythos Gem XL also features a 1/4"-20 threaded insert for using Definitive
Technology's optional articulating wall-bracket (ProMount 90) to mount the
speaker on the wall. In addition, the Mythos Gem XL can be placed on a
table-top, shelf, or stand.
Applications: The Mythos Gem XL is a versatile speaker which
can be used as a front or rear/side surround speaker.