Definitive Technology just announced two new models of Mythos XTR on-wall component loudspeakers for delivery in July 2011: the XTR-SSA3, a three channel L/C/R sound bar, and the XTR-SSA5, an ultra-slim five-channel surround bar. Both models are component loudspeakers designed to be used with a surround receiver and powered subwoofer.
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The XTR-SSA5 (MSRP $999) features Definitive's Spatial Array, a patented technology that reportedly optimizes the spatial presentation of five channels to create the illusion that the listeners are surrounded by five separate speakers. The XTR-SSA3 (MSRP $799) uses Spatial Array technology on the Left and Right channels to widen the soundstage, the company claims.
The XTR-SSA3 and XTR-SSA5 are 1-5/8 (4cm) deep, designed for use next to ultra-slim TVs. All XTR model enclosures are fabricated from hand polished aircraft grade extruded Aluminum.
Both XTR-SSA models come supplied with a wall mount bracket as well as adjustable supports for horizontal shelf placement that allow the speaker to be raised up over protruding TV shelf stands.