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Old 02-18-2017, 10:38 AM
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Cool New Mythos ST-L Owner chiming in

First off Hello to all of you. I see that this thread is slower than a lot of others but I just wanted to say I stumbled onto a deal of a lifetime (for me anyway) on a set of Brand new Mythos ST-L's. Basically got them for half of retail as the company I bought them from was switching over to Golden Ear. I was able to get these as well as an 8080-HD for basically half of retail.

A bit of a longer yarn, I was going to be picking up a set of BP-8040's and the 8080-HD but I was a little worried about them (the 8040's) in my room as they were going to be going beside a very large wall unit and I was a little concerned that the reflective sound-field would be cut off some. I also would not be able to have them very far from the back wall at all due to there being a pass way from the front entrance door to the house. If I had them out much at all the right speaker would be in the natural pathway into the house going in that direction. That and I have an almost entirely open main area in my house. The Living room, Dining room, Kitchen, hallways to the other rooms in the house are all in the same volume of space. I was getting a good deal on the 8040's. On my way up just on a whim I asked him to get with his management to see what the deal would be on the ST-L's not really thinking I would be able to get them.

Once I arrived the 8040's were all boxed up but he gave me the price on the ST-L's. Hmmm........................ Ok lets give them a listen. OMG on a 50 watt per channel Marantz amp and a higher end Marantz universal disk player(UD7007) and some Pink Floyd The Wall I was in a quandary. Twice I found myself saying no, no just go ahead and write me up for the 8040's and the 8080-HD. Then it occurred to me that the ST-L's are in aluminum housings, they will most likely last me a lifetime and they sounded stupendous, when was I going to get another deal like this. This was right at the same time I had just told the salesman the second time to just write me up for the 8040's. He said "are you sure" and I flatly said "No I am not, here is my card put the STL's on it. I figured I had a decent center channel and I could make do with it till I got around to getting the 8080-HD. The ST-L's had just been taken out of their boxes so we boxed them back up (Outstandingly packaged by the way double-boxed and 4 enormous densely foamed protectors around the speakers) and I took them home. I have a Yamaha RX-A3020 receiver which I have always liked but was not too sure how well the system would play together.

One of the first things I played was Pink Floyd The Wall (FLAC off of my QNAP server) as I had heard them in the store with the same music. I was quite simply stunned to have this level of sound in my own home. The next thing I played was Norah Jones "Come Away With Me" and the hair stood up on my arms and my neck. A day later I was showing my wife where I wanted to put the center when I get around to getting it and she said "You should just go and get it".

The perfectly clear audio that comes out of these speakers is simply staggering. Listening to FLAC files of the eagles, old Ray Charles (who knew the older tunes could sound so good), I could go on and on, they simply are breathtaking to me. The start of Tequila Sunrise with the guitar is the best I have ever heard it through these speakers it just sounds so real, then the bass kicks in and WOW, not over bearing, simply perfect with the rest of the sounds coming out. Female vocals leave me dumbstruck many times. Crank them up and they just get louder. This is a tower speaker that will find all sorts of things loose in your living area and I am talking at moderate to slightly spirited levels.

The CS8080-HD is quite simply the best center channel speaker I have ever heard with the exception of maybe the Paradigm C5 I heard many years ago. The clarity is phenomenal and so accurate. My old center channel was a Mirage Omni-CC which is really good but I had it on top of a large wall unit which meant it was firing into a 12 foot ceiling and not directly at the listening position.

I have these mated to a Definitive Technologies Super Cube Reference I bought many years ago to fit in a specific area in the condo we were living in at the time. It was never my intention to end up with so many Def-Tech products but I am really glad I did. I am extraordinarily happy to own these and to have been able to get them at the price i did was just really some good luck.



My Mythos ST-L's are the graphite color and I think they are incredibly beautiful. Extremely happy. Just wanted to let you guys know.

If it sounds and looks good, it sounds and looks good!!

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I'm thinking about ST-L now. Any recommendation where I can get these at a good price? I was looking at eBay but still hesitant. Thanks.
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I'm thinking about ST-L now. Any recommendation where I can get these at a good price? I was looking at eBay but still hesitant. Thanks.
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Definitive Technology Mythos Nine mounted center

anybody else have problems with this speaker when you use the mounting bracket where it makes a rattling noise, mainly on scenes with heavy bass...

And has anybody come up with a fix or correct it?

So in case its rattling where the speaker is vibrating on the bracket, I was thinking about adding in some thick mounting tape between the 2 but only have it stick to the mounting bracket. This is so it easy to remove the speaker in the future.
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Definitive Technology Mythos Nine mounted center

anybody else have problems with this speaker when you use the mounting bracket where it makes a rattling noise, mainly on scenes with heavy bass...

And has anybody come up with a fix or correct it?

So in case its rattling where the speaker is vibrating on the bracket, I was thinking about adding in some thick mounting tape between the 2 but only have it stick to the mounting bracket. This is so it easy to remove the speaker in the future.
I've mounted the 8 and 10 but never experienced any vibration at all. Sounds like your bracket doesn't fit tight. They are normally so tight that it is difficult to get the speaker in the bracket. If it goes in the bracket easy, that's your problem. The correct mounting/shoulder screws that go in the speaker cabinet are also key to a good fit.
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Has anyone upgraded front the ST towers to the ST-L towers. If so is there a difference in sound quality and is it worth the money?

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Would anyone here be able to help me?

I'm building a rig primarily for music.

I can either afford:

2 x Mythos STS
or
2 x BP9060-ST


I'm quite partial to bass, and general sound quality. Does anyone know how the STS compares with the 9060?

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Has anyone upgraded front the ST towers to the ST-L towers. If so is there a difference in sound quality and is it worth the money?
I guess no one has done this upgrade or change. I moved forward and took the plunge. ST-L should arrive by this Friday.

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ST-L's arrived today. I just fired them up without going back through the Audyssey setup. First impression was there's not a huge difference between them and the ST's. Then I put on my CD I use for testing speakers. That's when I could hear the difference. Before I go on, if the tracks have strong deep bass remove the grill covers because the ST-L has the same issue as the ST. The grill covers will vibrate. As far as sound quality the ST-L sound more detail and seem to disappear. It was hard to believe only the 2 front speakers were playing. I won't say the powered sub is stronger but it seems more controlled and smooth at high levels which is probably due to 1200 vs 300 watts giving extra headroom. The remote control for the sub's is a nice touch but not necessary to me. Whether or not I would make the move from ST to ST-L if I had it to do again I'll let everyone know in the next several days. A key will be if my wife notices a difference in sound (I won't tell her they are different speakers unless she hears a difference. That way it's unbiased). For now, back to listening and enjoying the sound.

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If anyone is looking for an STS based system I'm selling my STS's, CS-8060HD and SR-8080BP's in the classifieds here.
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Update on Mythos ST-L Super Towers. I like the sound quality. They are smooth and controlled. No listening fatigue. I run two Stand Alone Powered Sub's but have them crossed over for very low freq's so they only do the heavy lifting. While listening to music several pictures hanging on the walls randomly rattled. I figured I'd turn the 2 stand alone subs down. Instead I turned them off. The pictures still rattled but it was from the Subs in the ST-L towers. That caught me by surprise. I went back through the room and fixed every picture so it couldn't rattle. So I have to say I'm pleased with the ST-L with one exception. Def Tech shorted the power cord a lot compared to the ST. I thought about swapping them but can't. The ST cord is 2 prong vs the ST-L is 3 prong. The short cord limits speaker placement unless you have an extension. It also made it so I couldn't hide the power cord. I think because the cord is shorter they reduced the wire gauge (cost cut). I prefer the ST cord.

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Update on Mythos ST-L Super Towers. I like the sound quality. They are smooth and controlled. No listening fatigue. I run two Stand Alone Powered Sub's but have them crossed over for very low freq's so they only do the heavy lifting. While listening to music several pictures hanging on the walls randomly rattled. I figured I'd turn the 2 stand alone subs down. Instead I turned them off. The pictures still rattled but it was from the Subs in the ST-L towers. That caught me by surprise. I went back through the room and fixed every picture so it couldn't rattle. So I have to say I'm pleased with the ST-L with one exception. Def Tech shorted the power cord a lot compared to the ST. I thought about swapping them but can't. The ST cord is 2 prong vs the ST-L is 3 prong. The short cord limits speaker placement unless you have an extension. It also made it so I couldn't hide the power cord. I think because the cord is shorter they reduced the wire gauge (cost cut). I prefer the ST cord.
So I have to ask, is it worth the jump from the old ST in your opinion?
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So I have to ask, is it worth the jump from the old ST in your opinion?
Yes it's worth it if you don't have to pay the full retail price. I went the bajawaverunner route on eBay. It is not worth spending $5000 to move from the ST though.

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Yes it's worth it if you don't have to pay the full retail price. I went the bajawaverunner route on eBay. It is not worth spending $5000 to move from the ST though.
I usually go for the used market also. I use Baja quite a bit. I'm glad you like them and it's good to know there is a noticeable improvement. Thanks and enjoy, oh how about some pics? Lol.
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I usually go for the used market also. I use Baja quite a bit. I'm glad you like them and it's good to know there is a noticeable improvement. Thanks and enjoy, oh how about some pics? Lol.
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That's what I'm talking about! I personally think the mythos are some of the best looking speakers on the market. Love the new basses on the ST-L. Enjoy!
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That's what I'm talking about! I personally think the mythos are some of the best looking speakers on the market. Love the new basses on the ST-L. Enjoy!
It's the best of both worlds. Looks and a great sound.

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Hello everyone,

I need your expertise since this is the ST-L forum, I read somewhere that ST-L is on par with the speakers that cost around $10k or more.
Wonder if that still holds today.

I am in the process of upgrading front speakers and if anyone already a/b ed the following speakers (or any high end towers) against ST-L, can you elaborate ? much appreciated !

- Martin Logan Motion 60XT
- Martin Logan Motion New ESL X
- Sonus Faber Venere S / 3.5
- PSB T3

Thanks in advance !

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