Definitive Technology just announced three new speaker models. The first is the Mythos XTR® -50 an ultra thin (1.5 deep) on-wall, on-shelf loudspeaker that delivers a level of high performance previously thought impossible in shallow enclosure speakers. The others are home theater-optimized additions to Definitive's innovative Disappearing In-wall series that debuted at CEDIA Expo '08.
TVs less than 2 inches thick are in stores now and more are on their way. Next to these super-slim TVs yesterday's "made for plasma" speakers look thick and out of place. Definitive developed the Mythos XTR-50 to look at-home on a wall or shelf next to an ultra-thin TV. It combines the thin profile of "panel" speakers with the high definition detail, bass, and dynamic range performance of a high quality dynamic speaker.
The secret to the XTR-50's extraordinary performance is Definitive's patent-pending XTDD technology driver. Using state-of-the-art computer modeling and decades of speaker design experience Definitive engineers eliminated every iota of wasted space, optimized every part and maximized the moving surface area of a dynamic driver to shrink it down to a seemingly impossibly compact dimension without giving up ultra-high performance audio fidelity. The XTDD driver has the kind of dynamic punch, wide frequency range and broad dispersion that flat vibrating membrane panel-type speakers simply cannot match.
To extend and deepen the bass response of such a thin speaker the XTDD drivers are pressure-coupled to four dome low-bass radiators. The center-mounted tweeter is the same hyper-definition Pure Aluminum dome tweeter found in the award-winning state-of-the-art Mythos ST SuperTower. The total effect is the kind of clarity, dynamic range and extended response that one would expect from a premium-priced normally-sized speaker.
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"Definitive was the first US speaker brand to develop slim stylish
speakers that complemented plasma and LCD TVs when they were first
hitting the market" said Definitive's Executive VP Dave Peet. "The
Mythos series models were a runaway success and have been widely
imitated. Again we're leading the speaker industry with the Mythos XTR ®
to match the latest generation of TVs."
The Mythos XTR ®-50 comes supplied with a wall mounting bracket that
allows either vertical or horizontal orientation with a total installed
on-wall depth of only 1.6 inches (40mm). Also supplied are a stands for
vertical table-top use and horizontal shelf placement. Whether mounted
on-wall or on shelf, used as Left and Right, Center or Surround channel
speakers the Mythos XTR-50 looks terrific and sounds astonishing.
The Mythos XTR features a hand polished aircraft grade Aluminum
extruded enclosure that measures 27" H x 6" W x 1.5" D (68.6cm x 15.3cm
x 3.8cm), the perfect size for 46? - 55? TVs. The Mythos XTR-50 will
retail for $799 and ship to Definitive dealers in the first quarter of
2010. Two other Mythos XTR speakers are planned for delivery later in