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Definitive Technology Mythos SSA50 5 Channel Surround Speaker
Product ID: MythosSSA-50
Manufacturer: Definitive Technology
Product UPC Code: : 93207058219
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA50 5 Channel Surround Speaker
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Five discrete channels from one superb speaker sized to match 50-inch and larger TVs
  • The perfect surround audio solution when you are unable or unwilling to wire and place rear channel speakers in your room
  • Enjoy enveloping surround sound from a single elegant enclosure
  • Definitive's best technology drivers and tweeters for audiophile-grade sound quality
  • Wall or shelf mounts with supplied hardware
  • 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 Solo Surround Array SSA-50 loudspeaker. The SSA-50 incorporates Spatial Array™, 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 an SSA-50 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. 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 Spatial Array technology does not depend on bouncing sound off walls, it works in virtually any room and set-up configuration. The SSA-50 uses Spatial Array technology on the front left and right speakers as well as the surround channels, so that you get big three-dimensional imaging from both stereo and multi-channel 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 SSA-50 truly distinguishes itself. The front Left, Right and Center channel drivers utilize Definitive's exclusive and patent-pending Balanced Dual



    A Sweeter Tweeter
    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. 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.

    Superior Definitive Aluminum Enclosure
    Like the entire Mythos Series, the SSA models are fabricated from aircraft-grade extruded aluminum styled to perfectly match today's flat panel plasma and LCD TVs. Choose either gloss Black or brushed Aluminum finishes that have been hand-polished to a beautiful pearlescent sheen. The SSAs 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.



    A Component Approach
    SSAs are true component loudspeakers and must be used with a 5.1 or 7.1 channel receiver. Some one or two speaker surround solutions are self contained systems with source (DVD player) and amplifiers built in. That may be convenient but that approach severely limit sound quality, functionality, upgradability and connectivity to other components. Component systems give you the best flexibility, performance and allow the greatest degree of audio/video system integration and freedom from obsolescence. Self contained systems have limited digital inputs, limited video switching, low power, no HD radio, no satellite radio, limited features and a host of other limitations. With the SSA approach, you will be able to use the electronics that best meet your unique needs and still provide the benefits of single speaker surround. We designed the SSA-50 for quality-conscious people who want the flexibility and performance of a component system but cannot or are unwilling to accommodate discrete rear channel speakers.
    Driver Complement
    Tweeter

    Quantity 3
    Diameter 1" (2.54cm)
    Type Pure Aluminum Dome
    Array Coincident with BDSS Midrange Drivers
    Mid / Woofer

    Quantity 3
    Diameter 4 1/2" (11.43cm)
    Type BDSS Midrange Driver
    Tweeter/Mid Array

    Type Solo Surround Array
    Full Range

    Quantity 2
    Diameter 4 1/2" (11.43cm)
    Type BDSS Midrange Driver
    Surrounds

    Quantity 4
    Diameter 3 1/4" (8.26cm)
    Type High Definition Bass/Midrange Driver
    Electrical

    Audio Inputs
    Speaker Level Binding Posts (5 Pair)
    Maximum Sensitivity

    1 watt @ 1 Meter 90 dB
    Total Frequency Response

    Overall 50 Hz - 30 kHz
    Nominal Impedance

    Compatible with 8 ohm
    Crossover

    A/V Receiver Crossover Setting Small (100 Hz)
    Power Handling 20 - 200 watts per channel
    Installation

    Placement
    Horizontal Orientation On Wall or On Shelf
    Product Weight

    Out of Box 34 lbs
    Dimensions

    Cabinet Dimensions
    Height 5 3/8" (13.65cm)
    Width 46 1/4" (117.48cm)
    Depth 4 1/8" (10.48cm)
    Depth with Bracket 4 3/8" (11.11cm)
    Cabinet Type

    Speaker Enclosure Aircraft Grade Extruded Aluminum
    Shipping

    Accessories
    Included Accessories Steel Wall Bracket; Horizontal Level Adapter (2); Horizontal Leveler Foot (2); Bumpers (2); Wall Mounting Template
    Carton Size

    Height 10" (25.40cm)
    Width 50" (127.00cm)
    Depth 7 1/2" (19.05cm)
    Shipping Weight

    One per Carton 37 lbs
    Warranty

    Drivers and Cabinet
    Parts and Labor 5
     
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