I've now owned these speakers for over a month and figured it's time to give a final review of them now that I got a full understanding of how they work, what they can do and can't. Without further ado.
Ok so I've purchased this home theater speaker package so I could go into another direction. But I'm so into music I can't help but test with music. Now that they are completely broken in , I think they are incredible. They hit with the most thunderous bass when a kick drum or bass guitar player gets busy. They reach down and play the beats and notes correctly. They sound kinda real doing so.
Human voice is pretty hard to reproduce correctly. The ST's have no problems here. I have played every single Female voice I own and I have yet to want more. Male voice is the same way. My recordings sound great and I can't be happier with a theater first speaker playing music.
Sacd is flat out kiler. I can't get over the synergy I have now using 3 Mythos 10's for Center and rears. This was a good choice. I talked to Def Tech tech's and they all think thats the way it should be sold. It's so damn good. I can't believe how well they play Sacd. Amazing. It's like living inside the speakers themselves. I feel as if there is no loss anywhere. Thats damn good as my room sucks. I have 14 foot ceilings and the room is mostly open in the back to my dinning room.
So basically to sum up music, they pass with flying colors. I think they would give my Dynes a run , I don't think however they would win out , I think the Dynes have the last word in definition and grace. But the height of these ST's are unreal. I can't believe how big of soundstage I get. I figured out the placement issues I was having early on when I first got them. I found a formula that seems to work well.
As far as theater sound goes, they destroy everything I have ever owned. The sheer impact is something that you find in much higher end systems. I have a receiver , yeah a receiver that powers these bad boys and It sounds like I have a 200 watt per channel amp running them. It's pretty sick. They dynamic range is the best I've heard anywhere even remotely close to this price point. Sick I gotta say SICK.
The sub section shocks me. There design is freaky and the actual driver size doesn't make any sense the amount of force and destruction I get in my family room. They shake the living hell out of my room yet play the most delicate note precisely. I'm now ready to test there extention and find out exaclty how deep and how loud they go. I plan on going by 5 db at a time and fully sweep the room. I want to know exaclty what I have and what I don't. But honestly I don't really care. They perform so well I don't know if the results are going to mean anything to me. But you know me I gotta test every damn thing. It's like I'm cursed to test everything. I maybe want to see someone about my addiction.
Anyway the top half of this speaker it would be nice if Def Tech made a stand alone version of it. Like a Mythos 11 or something. No passive radiators and a fully sealed design. I think thats where they get there tightness and speed from. The sealed inclosure. It works whatever the case maybe. I still would like a top half of the ST as a stand alone speaker. That would be cool.
So to end this short. I'm completely happy with my ST's. I think they have a home for a very long time. Or until the next speaker catches my eye/ear. Bad thing is we just became a TOTEM dealer. We have Hawks on the floor and i have listened to them a few times now and walked away with a huge smile on my face. TOTEM is one of those companies like Dynaudio that no matter what speaker you listen to , you could fall in love.