Overview: The Definitive Technology Mythos Five tower
loudspeaker combines the elegant look of a curved, hand-polished aircraft-grade
aluminum enclosure with state-of-the-art engineering technology that delivers
high-quality sound with a wide dynamic soundstage, pinpoint imaging, and superb
realism. Packed into these thin towers are proprietary damping technologies that
ensure total rigidity, D'Appolito Driver Arrays in narrow polystone baffles
(voice-matched with whole Mythos line for easy mix-and-match system building),
Definitive's exclusive planar technology pressure driven bass radiators to
enhance low frequency response, and sophisticated Linkwitz-Riley Crossover
Networks to more perfectly blend the drivers into a sonically seamless audio
Speaker Array: The Definitive Technology Mythos Five tower
loudspeaker contains a D'Appolito array consisting of two high-definition 3-1/2
inch midrange drivers surrounding a 1-inch dome tweeter housed in a sealed
enclosure. The Mythos Five also features two 3-1/2 inch high-definition bass
drivers that are pressure-coupled to two 3-1/2 inch planar low-bass radiators
for greater bass extension. The loudspeaker's active drivers feature die cast
Aluminum baskets, mono-polymer cones, and finite element analysis optimized
magnet structures for clear low distortion life-like sound. The tower
loudspeaker utilizes a 1-inch pure aluminum dome tweeter with an acoustically
contoured faceplate for excellent high frequency extension, detail, and
smoothness. The bass roll-off of the Mythos Five is smooth and controlled,
allowing it to seamlessly blend with a powered subwoofer, such as Definitive's
SuperCubes, for audiophile-grade home theater performance.
Linkwitz-Riley Crossover Network: The sophisticated
Linkwitz-Riley crossover network design used in the Mythos Five tower
loudspeakers equalize the drivers for linear phase and frequency response
to more perfectly blend the drivers into a sonically seamless audio environment.
Break-In Period: The Mythos Five 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 Five 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 Five is equipped with a pair of
gold-plated, 5-way binding posts to attach your receiver's speaker wire.
Tempered-Glass Base: The Mythos Five tower loudspeakers feature a tempered glass base that include carpet spikes
and rubber feet for stability on any type of floor surface.
Applications: The Definitive Technology Mythos Five can be used as a
front main or rear/side surround speaker.
- Front: When used as front left and right speakers, the Mythos
tower loudspeakers can be placed right next to your flat-panel TV with
excellent results or may be separated by a distance greater the width of the
TV. The speakers may be angled in toward the listening position or left
parallel with each other.
- Surround: When used as rear or side surround speaker, the Mythos
tower loudspeakers may be located on the side or behind the listeners. When
used on the sides, take care never to locate the speakers forward of the
listeners. If the speakers are placed on the rear wall, it is suggested that
they be positioned fairly wide apart if possible.
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