Don't know Def Tech Mythos speakers, so going to those who do for help.
Recently upgraded my AVR to the Anthem MRX 710 and want to step up on my speakers too. Currently have an Energy Take Classic 5.1 setup which is fine (no - GREAT!) for "family" movies and/or "quiet" flics but lack something when it comes to "action" or the "shoot 'em up" type I like. (Not surprising as they only have a 3" woofer with a .75" tweeter.) Anyhow, came across the following speakers: (2) Mythos Ones ($850/pr
), (2) Mythos Twos ($500/pr
) and a Mythos Three ($250.) No sub but I currently have a decent, older Paradigm sub (I am considering replacing it tho', most likely with an SVS SB-2000.) My room is on the small side; the room itself is about 10' x 20' but only half or so will be used for movies & TV (say 10' x 10' - 12' for the HT area, other portion is an "office".) Plan to put the Ones in front, wall mount the Three under the wall mounted TV and mount the Twos on the back wall above and behind the main viewing position.
This brings me to my main points in writing to you and seeking your opinion
(1) Are these decent prices?
(2) how will they mate with my Anthem?
(3) small room - are these more speakers than I need? Specifically the Twos, as they will be "behind" me and not to the side.
(4) Am I right in going w/surround speakers vice bi-pole for this room? Friend has an older pair of Def Tech bi-poles (don't know model #) I can get cheap, also found a used pair of Def Tech Pro Monitor 100 Mk IIs for about $150. Which of the 3 would you suggest as rears/surrounds? I am thinking go for the Twos even tho' the word "overkill" applies. Or go for the Pro Monitors and use the money saved to step up on the sub? How about the Twos as fronts and the Pro Monitors as rears and skip the Ones? and/or get a pair of Gems for the rear? Very open to other ideas/suggestions too.
Money is a factor, but as I plan to go used all around and am not in a hurry, can wait for a good deal. Anyone have a "good" deal for me? (just kidding) I really like the Ones up front but am not set on them either as any money saved can easily go for a bigger/better sub, better wires/cables or maybe even that universal player I've been eyeing, etc., etc. I said I am not in a rush but you know how it goes when "upgraditis" hits.
BTW - audio (music) is handled by Zone 2 of the Anthem w/ a separate power amp
Sorry for the length of this, but wanted to fill you in so you can (hopefully) help me. Warning - you may also see this posting on other forum sites.