The Mythos STS SuperTower is a more compact sibling to Definitive's top-of-the-line Mythos ST, and likewise delivers impressive, high-end home theater sound. In fact, Stereophile's Wes Phillips wrote, "It just may be the best loudspeaker I've heard for $3,000/pair" (August 2008 issue). It features a sleek aluminum cabinet and some of Definitive's most advanced components and technologies. But what really sets the Mythos STS apart from typical speakers is the SuperCube® powered subwoofer built right into the cabinet. It allows this speaker to generate startlingly deep bass, for big home theater sound.
High-tech components and design for exceptionally detailed sound
Closeup of the subwoofer.
Closeup of the tweeter and midranges.
Near the top of the cabinet are two 4-1/2" midrange drivers flanking a 1" dome tweeter, all acoustically isolated in their own sub-enclosure to prevent interference from the bass drivers (see cutaway shot in more photos). Each midrange features Definitive's Balanced Dual Surround System (BDSS) technology, which employs rubber surrounds on both the outer and inner edges of each speaker cone, for more stable, precise motion resulting in exceptional clarity. The pure aluminum dome tweeter has a special ceramic coating, so you'll hear loads of sonic detail without the edginess of lesser tweeters.
Powerful bass built right into the cabinet
The lower section of the cabinet holds a 5" x 10" racetrack-shaped woofer reinforced by two bass radiators. This combination creates a total surface area that's actually greater than that of a traditional 12" woofer, but the three-driver approach provides better low-frequency control, speed, and detail. A built-in 300-watt amplifier powers the subwoofer, delivering massive bass that eliminates the need for an external sub. Aside from saving you some floor space, the built-in subwoofer ensures balanced system sound because the bass is already perfectly blended with the mids and the highs. The subwoofer also has an adjustable volume control so you can fine-tune the bass to suit your room or taste.
Each speaker has an aluminum cabinet and a polished granite base.
Gorgeous aircraft-grade aluminum cabinet
Definitive took a step away from the traditional look of boxy floor-standing speakers, and built the Mythos STS's slim, curved cabinet using contemporary design principles. The enclosure is made of black hand-polished aluminum, and rests on a polished granite base to ensure total rigidity and stability. Hooking it up is as simple as running one set of speaker wires from your amplifier or receiver to the speaker.
Build a complete home theater system using perfectly matched Definitive Technology center and surround speakers. The Mythos STS pairs well with Definitive's Mythos Three center channel and Gem surrounds.
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Did you know?
Your new speakers will probably sound better after several weeks of use than they do right out of the box. That's because the material surrounding the woofers will loosen up, allowing the drivers to move more fully. Definitive Technology estimates a break-in period of 24 to 48 hours of playback before the speakers will deliver optimum sound quality. For more information and helpful tips, check out this article from Definitive's website about conditioning your speakers.