Definitive Technology

Definitive Technology Mythos SSA42 Black 3 Way Solo Surround Array speaker

Definitive Technology Mythos
Definitive Technology MythosDefinitive Technology Mythos SSA42Definitive Technology Mythos SSA42 Array speakerDefinitive Technology Mythos SSA42 SpeakerSSA42 Black 3 Way Solo Surround ArrayMythos SSA42 Array Speaker
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Manufacturer :  Definitive Technology
Item Model Number :  VELB
UPC: 93207058240
Product Detail
The Mythos SSA42 is a unique speaker that provides a stunning five-channel surround experience from just one speaker. Simply connect the SSA42 to any multi-channel receiver and powered subwoofer to enjoy enveloping surround sound.
Features :
The perfectly simple surround solution

If you want all the thrills of five-channel surround sound without the need for separate rear speakers, Definitive Technology has the solution: the Mythos Solo Surround Array Series loudspeaker. The SSA models incorporate Spatial Array&trade, 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. Enjoying a superb sounding audiophile-grade surround experience has never been more convenient. Simply connect the SSA42 to any multi-channel receiver and powered subwoofer to enjoy enveloping surround sound without the bother of running long wires and finding places for rear speakers.

Three dimensions from one speaker

SSA surround technology uses subtle but complex directional cues to completely free the sound from the box and convince your ear/brain listening mechanism that you are surrounded by great sounding Definitive loudspeakers. Since the Mythos SSA42 does not depend on bouncing sound off walls, it works in virtually any room and set-up configuration. The SSA42 uses SSA technology on the surround channel speakers and the front left and right speakers as well, so that you get big three-dimensional imaging from both multi-channel and stereo sources.

Superior Definitive technology

First and foremost, a single speaker surround solution needs to have excellent audio fidelity and clarity to deliver a truly satisfying listening experience. It is here that Definitive's SSA42 truly distinguishes itself. The front left, right, and center channel drivers utilize Definitive's exclusive and patent-pending Balanced Dual Surround System (BDSS) technology. Speaker cones usually have one support point at the circumference of the cone (called the surround) but BDSS drivers have two support points or surrounds. This design suppresses cone resonance and promotes a longer, more linear cone motion for higher output, lower distortion and more accurate frequency response. You'll enjoy perfectly natural and lifelike timbre with crystalline clarity on voices, musical instruments, and movie sound effects, even at high volume levels. Definitive's tweeter is a pure aluminum dome, which has been heat-treated to relax the crystal structure and then coated with a ceramic to produce extended highs that reveal nuance and shimmer without a trace of edginess.

Keeping it clean

In order to keep the enclosure from being longer than popular sized video displays, Definitive engineers positioned the front channel tweeters in front of the drivers. While this is a commonly used space-saving technique, a tweeter placed in front of the driver usually interferes with the driver's sound waves. Using computer and physical modeling, Definitive developed tweeter-housing geometry and venting that eliminates interference effects for the kind of audiophile-grade clarity, precision, and accuracy that has made Definitive the number one choice of high-end loudspeaker buyers.

Monocoque aluminum enclosure

Like the entire Mythos Series, the SSA42 is fabricated from aircraft-grade extruded aluminum styled to perfectly match today's flat panel plasma and LCD TVs. The SSA42 can be shelf or wall mounted with supplied hardware. Internal baffles and braces inside the enclosure eliminate interference effects between drivers and channels for true audiophile purity and maximum channel separation.

Two sizes for a perfect fit

The SSA42 is perfectly sized to match video screens up to 47" while the SSA50 fits beautifully with 50" to 65" sets. The SSA50's larger drivers and enclosure allow it to play at higher levels with enhanced dynamic range. It's just what's needed for larger rooms.

Included with purchase

Wall mounting bracket and hardware.


Specifications :
  • 20 - 175 watts/channel recommended amplification power
  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
  • Three 3.25" BDSS high-output drivers with coincident array 0.75" ferro-magnetic fluid damped pure aluminum dome tweeter
  • Four 3" full-range high-output surround drivers with butyl rubber surrounds
  • Two 3.25" BDSS high-output full-range drivers
  • Aircraft-grade extruded aluminum enclosure
  • Wall mounting hardware included
  • Frequency response: 60 Hz - 30 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 89 dB
  • One pair of 5-way binding posts for each channel (left front, right front, center, left surround, right surround)
  • Spatial Array&trade technology
  • Balanced Dual Surround System (BDSS) technology
  • Dimensions: 40" W x 4.13" H x 4.13" D
  • Weight: 20 lbs.

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