Originally Posted by RiPeti
I was looking into buying a set of Mythos. 6ave.com is doing a Name Your Price sale so I was looking to jump in. Also I know price talk is prohibited so if anyone wants to PM me on what I should be asking for I would really appreciate it.
Which setup would you recommend?
2 Gem XL
Mythos 3 (6ave doesnt seem to sell the Mythos 9 but if its worth getting over the 3 I will buy elsewhere)
Basically I would like to know what the difference is between the ST and STS. I tried looking at ST and STS reviews online and none seem to compare the two's pros and cons. I am trying to avoid having to purchase a subwoofer. The ST seems to be more powerful but the STS seems to be newer technology with the BDSS so I'm not sure which would be better speakers. Are the STS great because of the size and price or are they actually better sounding than their older brother?
I appreciate any responses.
Other than driver and cabinet size, there isn't any difference in the technology between the ST and STS. The STS is essentially a scaled down ST. The ST should be a bit better suited for a large room, and does have about a 1/4 to 1/3 octave greater bass extension. Some have said they believe the ST has greater dynamic range as well.
My ears could not detect much, if any, difference between them in the dealer's showroom. Others have expressed a different opinion, though.
FWIW, I decided on a system much like your second option (with different rears) and have been delighted with it. My room is medium sized, though, so I can't comment on how it would do in a large room.
As for the Three vs the Nine, I would have bought the Nine if it had been released when I got mine, but now that I have a Three, I'm not sure how much difference I would actually hear. In my room, the Three blends as perfectly with the STS's as I could expect a horizontal speaker to blend with vertical ones. Still, I'd probably feel better with the Nine, because I'd know
that the mid/tweeter was identical to the STS.
I'll PM some price info.