Originally Posted by JimmyDaves
I've auditioned the Mythos ST and Ten Center speaker. I thought the Mythos ST was very good, I thought the Mythos Ten was good but not great. Competent. I almost wish that Def Tech had made an ST Center with basically the same layout of drivers as the Mythos Ten, but with the powered Sub part like the ST. Sort of like an ST on its side but the drivers arranged like the Ten.
Also, in every review I've read, except one, they use the Mythos Gem XL. It seems to me with all the raves about the Mythos ST that they'd do something more substantial than the Gem XL. I'm not bashing that speaker, I'm sure its good, but one of the better reviews I've read had an additional pair of Mythos ST's as the rear surrounds.
Just my wish list
I have the full ST's mostly review in the resent publications the ST's M10's, and the Gems XL.
I pretty much love this set up, for various reasons, one being their full sound coming out their diminutive size. (I live in a NYC apt.)which is important to me.
Also I am in the same camp as you wanting a better laid out Center speaker, but coming out of and mythos 8 in this same system, the 10 happens to be the best they have in the Mythos line ,no surprise there.
I am hope this gets to the folks at Definitive soon, or we can start to writing email as I did before the 10 came out, about a year ago.
The Gem XL does not get enough prime time in the reviews I've read, but I have to say that it should. It's a capable little speakers that in it's own right will make a nice 5.0 rig with a nice sub it can make be great in modest home theater.
But I am thinking once the STS the smaller St's come out they'll be better match in my system, great for MC Hi Rez music
, and just move the Gems XL to the foyer. This is just an idea, that I've been recently contemplating...
Love the Gems too!
My system has been evolving for the last eight months or so, but I don't think I'll be changing the muscles the amp for some time to come...I am using Cary CAD500MB mono amps, and for the center, surround I use Cary Cinema 5. Very little color is added to the ST's with these amps and the rest of the speakers.
My pre/pro at the moment has been in at a service center, and once I have it in my hands it will be replace. I was not happy with the sound of that unit.
It made the ST's sound a bit metallic, which was not there with the previous SSP. Strange to me because I didn't think a speaker at this caliber would be so revealing to such extent.
I am glad there is this thread dedicated to the Mythos ST, so I'll be sticking my head in here from time to time, and would love to hear all the ST's owner whether it be good or bad as some one else mention.
Thanks to the OP