XTR-SSA5 Soundbar: The Definitive Technology
Mythos XTR-SSA5 Soundbar provides five discrete channels (Front Left/Right,
Center, Surround Left/Right)
from one ultra-slim loudspeaker. The XTR-SSA5 Soundbar is the perfect audio
solution when you are unable or unwilling to use rear channel speakers in your
home theater setup. The XTR-SSA5 provides dynamic punch, wide frequency range,
and broad dispersion. The Soundbar's ultra-slim design is a perfect match for
today's ultra-thin flat-panel TVs. It comes with a table-top stand and is
Note: For complete surround sound enjoyment, mate the
XTR-SSA5 Soundbar with a Definitive Technology powered subwoofer (such as
735PSUB1KB, sold separately).
Spatial Array: The Definitive Technology Mythos XTR-SSA5
incorporates Spatial Array, a unique patented technology that optimizes the
spatial presentation of five-channels to create the illusion that you are
surrounded by five separate high-performance speakers. Spatial Array Surround
technology uses subtle, but complex directional cues to completely free the
sound from the speaker enclosure and convince your ear/brain listening mechanism
that you are surrounded multiple speakers. Since Spatial Array technology does
not depend on bouncing sound off walls, it works in virtually any room and
set-up configuration. The XTR-SSA5 uses Spatial Array technology on the front
left and right speakers as well as the surround channels, so that you get big
three-dimensional imaging from both stereo and multi-channel sources.
Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeters: The XTR-SSA5 Soundbar's three 1"
hyper-definition aluminum dome tweeters are the same tweeters found in
Definitive's award-winning state-of-the-art Mythos ST SuperTower. The pure
aluminum dome tweeters provide clarity, dynamic range, and extended
XTDD Technology Drivers: The Definitive Technology Mythos
XTR-SSA5 Soundbar utilizes ten 3.5" Definitive XTDD technology anodized
Aluminum dome drivers for extraordinary performance. Using state-of-the-art
computer modeling and decades of speaker design experience, Definitive engineers
eliminated every inch of wasted space, optimized every part, and maximized the
moving surface area of a dynamic driver to shrink it down to a very compact
dimension without giving up ultra high performance audio fidelity. The XTDD
drivers provide dynamic punch, a wide frequency range, and broad dispersion that
flat vibrating membrane panel-type speakers simply cannot match.
Ultra-Thin Aluminum Enclosure: The Definitive Technology
Mythos XTR-SSA5 Soundbar features an ultra-thin aircraft-grade aluminum cabinet
that fits today's flat-panel televisions perfectly. By specially shaping the
enclosure and incorporating stiffing ribs and channels, Definitive made the
space-efficient extruded aluminum enclosure ultra-rigid and resonance-free. The
magnets of the XTDD drivers protrude through the rear wall of the enclosure to
further minimize depth. A thermally conductive gasket seals the enclosure/magnet
interface and transfers heat from the driver's rare-earth magnet to the
enclosure, making the whole enclosure a giant heat dissipater.
Magnetic Grille: The Mythos XTR-SSA5 Soundbar features a
black cloth magnetic grille which easily attaches and detaches from the speaker.
Speaker Terminals: The Mythos XTR-SSA5 is equipped with a
plug-in C-clamp speaker terminal to attach your receiver's speaker wire (up to
Color-Coded: The speaker terminals are color-coded and labeled (+/-)
to distinguish between Front Left/Right, Center, and Surround Left/Right speaker channels.
Placement: The Mythos XTR-SSA5 is designed for horizontal
use only. The Soundbar can be positioned below, above, or in front of your
flat-panel television. The XTR-SSA5 matches perfectly with 46" to 65" flat-panel televisions.
Table-Top Mount: For shelf-mounting in front of or below the TV, the XTR-SSA5 comes with two
different sets of adjustable feet. For shelf-mounting in front of or below the TV, the XTR-SSA5 comes with clever
adjustable feet that can raise the speaker over the TV's protruding shelf stand.
It can also be placed on a shelf below the TV and angled up towards your ears
via the supplied shelf supports
- Adjustable Height Feet: Use these adjustable feet when placing
the Soundbar on the same shelf as the TV. They allow you to raise the
speaker over the TV's pedestal base.
- Adjustable-Angled Feet: Use these adjustable supports when
placing the Soundbar on a shelf below your flat-panel TV. They allow you to
angle the speaker up towards ear level.
Note: The adjustable feet attach to the Soundbar speaker using the
supplied hardware (1/4"-20 x 12mm screws).
Wall-Mount: The Definitive Technology XTR-SSA5 can be
mounted to the wall, above or below your flat-panel television. The Soundbar
includes a wall-mount bracket and hardware, along with dual keyhole slots.
- Wall-Mount Bracket: The Mythos XTR-SSA5 comes with a wall mount bracket that
allows direct mounting to a wall (wall-mount screws not supplied). The
wall-mount bracket attaches to the Soundbar speaker using the supplied
hardware (1/4"-20 x 12mm screws).
- Dual Keyhole Slots: The XTR-SSA5 Soundbar also features dual
rear-panel keyhole slots which allow you to easily hang the speaker on the
wall without any bracket by simply using two screws (not supplied). The two
keyhole slots are spaced 34.75" apart.