Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
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I have Mythos STSs as a front speakers.I bought them new at Best Buy and found to be a fantastic bargain for the SQ they provide and amazing in producing rich and well balanced tight bass perfect for a music given their small size. I started upgrading recently and now find STS's SQ not high end enough given the rest of my gear and quality of records I have (SACDs, Living Stereo, DVD-As, BD-As and etc) – mids and highs sound not refined or realistic enough when compared with high end speakers like Revel Salons (I know it is not a fair comparison given it costs only fraction of price but they plus JC1s/JC2 set standards for me now). I like the idea behind Mythos Super Towers though. So now I am planning to sell STSs and buy ST-Ls instead. I went to our local Best Buy/Magnolia design center but setup was ridiculous for audition – some crappy AVR + low quality music they were capable to demo (like Mettalica concert DVD, really Best Buy?) and subs were not even powered. Needless to say sales person was clueless regarding equipment. It was not even in demo room! So now I going to visit small dealer in Danville to audition them and GE Triton Ones too for that occasion. I do not like how Tritons look like though and their oversized sub and huge size associated with that. I can also get better deal on ST-Ls given bajawaverunner and others. Saving $2200 is more than enough to cover parts replacement if needed. I also puzzled why so many almost new STLs are out on sale and why there is no warrantly on B-stock. It might be because ST-Ls are very popular and sell in big numbers compared with likes GEs. And they might be expensive to not be as a great value as STs and STSs.
Fronts: Benchmark AHB2 -> DefTech Mythos ST-Ls
Surrounds: Parasound Halo A23 -> DefTech Mythos Gems