I have setup a 11.1 system from def tech, the only thing i need are the ST-L Super towers that I preordered from a Mongolia Best Buy, but they keep telling me they have been pushed back another month. does anyone have any idea on an actual release date to come out to the public ? So far the guy at best buy said mid December. http://www.definitivetech.com/products/mythos-st-l
I hope dropping 5k on these is really worth it. I have the New Denon 9.2 and was looking at getting a Parasound A 51 5 Channel Power Amplifier (just for the two ST-L's), I also bought a pair of Monster M2.4S Bi-wire cables to go from the receiver/amp to the ST-L's
Is there anyone else looking at getting these (ST-L) speakers ? If so, whats your input ?
(Left & Right) - Mythos ST-L SuperTower <--"Ordered"
(Center) - Mythos Ten
(Front Wide) - Mythos Gem XL
(Front Highs) - ProMonitor 1000
(Surround) - Mythos Gem XL
(Surround Back) - Mythos Gem XL
(Subwoofer) - BIC PL200
-TV is a Sharp LC-80LE857U
-Monster Power HTPS 7000 SS
-Monster Power AVS 2000 SS
All Speaker Wires are MONSTER XPHP
All HDMI Cables are Monster Cable - Thx 1000HDX (12ft)
I asked a similar question regarding my SC8000 and Mythos 10 Center.
According to DF (Chet P.):
"~~The Mythos Ten and SuperCube 8000 are truly compatible with the Mythos ST-L loudspeakers. Since the Mythos ST-L towers have built-in powered subwoofers, you’ll want to spend some time properly adjusting the subwoofer so it integrates or blends well with the towers……As a start, I’d recommend setting the crossover on the subwoofer to the lower side of its adjustment range. Specifically, I’d recommend using a crossover of 40hz – 60hz on the subwoofer….I’d also keep the volume level on the subwoofer on the lower side of adjustment range. (While I have you, the Mythos Ten is the recommended center speaker for the Mythos ST-Ls as well.) If you need any other information, please email me at email@example.com."
Where did you find out that Mythos Ten wouldn't match the Mythos ST-L?
He then agreed - he never posted back if his trial with what he had worked.
Most makers have a CC speaker in the same line to match the L&R main speakers same tweeters, woofer & cabinet tonality research is done to match in all 3
That's a perfect world scenario - if not drop down to the next in line CC & hope it works well
For example Focal models - 900, 800, 700 & etc all have 3 matched speakers.
It is most important for the 3 in the front soundstage.
Therefore when I asked, where did you find out the "Mythos Ten used as a center will not ideally match the Mythos ST-L Super Tower L&R mains?"
Next you responded that you saw that there wasn't a center channel speaker that had been released with the ST-L, and thought the above?
nope. I don't agree.
What I will buy off on, is that Deftech should release an updated Mythos Center when they release a new set of Tower Speakers.
If the front stage is so important, check out the ITU, Dolby, THX, Grammy, et al spec on having 3 front matching speakers.
The best center for the Mythos ST-L is the Mythos ST-L. Yep, three of them. forget your flatscreen TV, now you need an acoustically transparent screen and projector.
Back to reality, my recommendation is to buy a Mythos 10 center and wait for an update. Then replace with a matching center. (if anything,besides the topic starter, this will serve as a place on the internet to discuss more since that is how I found your comments)
No big deal.
I am finding the Mythos 10 and ST-L a good match-up--no issues to date. However, I have no doubt that DF will improve their designs over time.
To repeat: This is the response I received from Definitive Technology regarding ST-L, SC8000, and Mythos Ten compatibility:
“The Mythos Ten and SuperCube 8000 are truly compatible with the Mythos ST-L loudspeakers. Since the Mythos ST-L towers have built-in powered subwoofers, you’ll want to spend some time properly adjusting the subwoofer so it integrates or blends well with the towers. As a start, I’d recommend setting the crossover on the subwoofer to the lower side of its adjustment range. Specifically, I’d recommend using a crossover of 40hz – 60hz on the subwoofer. I’d also keep the volume level on the subwoofer on the lower side of adjustment range.
While I have you, the Mythos Ten is the recommended center speaker for the Mythos ST-L as well. If you need any other information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chet Pelkowski Definitive Technology”