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Overview: The Definitive Technology Mythos Nine loudspeaker
offers maximum versatility for your home theater and flat-panel entertainment
system; it can be used as an on-wall Front, Center, or Surround speaker, or as a
shelf-mounted center speaker. The Mythos Nine features a high-gloss
aircraft-grade extruded aluminum enclosure with proprietary damping technologies
to ensure total rigidity and perfectly accurate sound. It also features two
high-definition BDSS 4-1/2 inch drivers pressure-coupled to two 4-1/2 x 8-inch
(racetrack-shaped) planar low-bass radiators, and a 1 inch (25mm) ceramic-coated
pure aluminum dome tweeter with an acoustically contoured faceplate for
excellent high frequency extension, detail and smoothness.
Pressure Coupled Radiator Design: The Mythos Nine contains
two high-definition Balanced Dual Surround System (BDSS) 4-1/2" drivers (patent
pending) that are pressure-coupled to two 4-1/2" x 8" racetrack-shaped planar
low-bass radiators for deep bass extension. The bass roll-off of the Mythos Nine
is smooth and controlled, allowing it to seamlessly blend with a powered
subwoofer, such as Definitive's SuperCubes, for audiophile-grade home theater
power and precision.
BDSS Technology: Definitive Technology's Balanced Double
Surround System (BDSS) driver offers a wide-bandwidth accurate frequency
response, broad dispersion, low distortion, and detail retrieval; so you hear
more the music with greater accuracy and enjoyment. BDSS drivers incorporate the
following design features.
- Balanced Double Surrounds: The speaker's balanced
double surrounds support the cone at two points to provide better mechanical
stability for longer, more linear excursion, and improved damping to
suppress parasitic cone resonance.
- Mineral-Filled Polymer Cone: The loudspeaker features a
deeply drawn mineral-filled polymer cone engineered using sophisticated 3D
modeling techniques for wide range performance.
- Waveguide: The cone's integrated waveguide smoothes
off-axis response for broad, even dispersion and better imaging.
- High Temperature Voice Coil: The driver's high
temperature, oversized, lightweight vented voice coil offers improved power
handling and quick transient response. The voice coil is also lengthened to
increase linearity and lower distortion.
- Magnet Structure: The driver's magnetic system is
optimized by finite element analysis to maximize magnetic flux in the gap
for high efficiency and linear excursion.
- Die-Cast Alloy Basket: The die-cast alloy basket
minimizes ringing and vibration while the open area minimizes back wave
Drivers: The two active 4-1/2" drivers surround a pure
aluminum dome tweeter. The tweeter incorporates a newly designed voice coil,
dome, and surround, as well as an acoustically contoured faceplate for unequaled
high-frequency extension, detail, and smoothness.
Break-In Period: The Mythos Nine 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 Nine enclosure is
hand-polished gloss-black 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 Nine is equipped with a pair of
gold-plated, 5-way binding posts to attach your receiver's speaker wire.
Mounting: The Mythos Nine comes with easy-to-install
mounting hardware that allows you to hang the speaker on the wall below, above,
or beside your flat-panel television in a vertical or horizontal orientation.
Using the included mounting bracket, the Mythos Nine is engineered to be placed
flush with the wall and close to the edge of your television while delivering
realistic sound that is accurate, with lifelike imaging and clarity. The Mythos
Nine also allows direct mounting to a flat-panel TV swing out arm-style
wall-mount so that the speaker angle changes with the TV angle. A supplied
adjustable foot and two self-adhesive rubber feet permit easy shelf mounting
when the speaker is used in the horizontal center-channel format.
Angle Adjustment: The Mythos Nine has a bracket with foot
which screws into the speaker's wall-bracket to stabilize the speaker and allows
you to adjust the vertical angle when the system is placed on a flat horizontal
surface. When you set the speaker down, the speaker will lean back and rest on
this foot. By varying how far you screw in-and-out the foot, you can adjust the
vertical angle of the speaker. It is recommended that you aim the center-speaker
so that it aims directly towards the height of the listeners' ears.