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post #5221 of 5540
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Originally Posted by CrazyNurse View Post

There have been some past posts about the mythos terminals being shallow. I just wired my setup using Sewell deadbolt banana clips and they don't push in all the way. They will fit in my amp terminals just fine but on the speaker side they only fit halfway. I don't like that they sit halfway out cuz if something touches the exposed pin it will probably cause a short in my amp or avr.

I sandwiched a small piece of foam between the two banana plugs on mine and wrapped them up with a thin strip of duct tape.
post #5222 of 5540
I would like some input from Mythos owners if possible on my thread below, as the Mythos Six and Seven speakers seem to be low-profile enough for me to consider along with the others I had mentioned:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1474510/bought-new-house-need-recommendations-for-new-speakers-considering-kef-t-series-or-ml-slm-series
post #5223 of 5540
I finally put my STS on Ebay after moving to the ST Towers. HArd to let them go.
post #5224 of 5540
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Originally Posted by Maddmaster View Post

The Mythos ST and STS are floor standing Towers. Both have great sound, but the ST has a wider imaging area.
Hello Sid, Madd is right that the two floor-standing Mythos are the ST and STS. If you check out the web link here, you can see that most of our pages include a picture of the product along with the product description. I hope this helps - best, Joe http://www.definitivetech.com/products/mythos-st
post #5225 of 5540
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

I sandwiched a small piece of foam between the two banana plugs on mine and wrapped them up with a thin strip of duct tape.
Thanks for the tip, Palm. It turns out that our Mythos terminals are the same depth as our other terminals, but that the banana plugs made by different companies are not all of the same length. So sometimes you get the "plug sticking out a bit' effect.
For what it's worth CrazyNurse, we haven't had anyone actually short out their speakers this way. You can rest easy! Best, Joe
post #5226 of 5540
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Originally Posted by joeatdefinitive View Post

Thanks for the tip, Palm. It turns out that our Mythos terminals are the same depth as our other terminals, but that the banana plugs made by different companies are not all of the same length. So sometimes you get the "plug sticking out a bit' effect.
For what it's worth CrazyNurse, we haven't had anyone actually short out their speakers this way. You can rest easy! Best, Joe

I ran into that problem using Blue Jeans Cable's locking banana plugs. They worked perfectly for my Mythos ST, but they didn't quite fit perfectly snugly for the CS-8080 center I had. I finally wound up using tape to secure them so I wouldn't periodically have to reseat them.
post #5227 of 5540
The banana plugs I bought from Monoprice are all-metal. I wrapped them with electrical tape to help prevent shorts.
post #5228 of 5540
The best resolution if plugs are too long is to use shrink tubing.
post #5229 of 5540
Thx everyone! I'm loving my ST setup, as I have waited a few years to get them. I took the taping advice but used electrical tape to cover up the exposed areas.
post #5230 of 5540
What are good longer extensions for ST's? I am thinking I would like to have them plugged into my Panamax or Furman instead of the wall plug surge protectors.
Does DT sell them? Anything at monoprice appropriate?
post #5231 of 5540
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Originally Posted by cdnbum88 View Post

What are good longer extensions for ST's? I am thinking I would like to have them plugged into my Panamax or Furman instead of the wall plug surge protectors.
Does DT sell them? Anything at monoprice appropriate?
Hello CDN, if you are looking for power cord extensions, no, we don't sell them, but most good cable / interconnect vendors have upgraded power cords. Home upgrade stores like Home Depot also sell upgrade power cords. Best, Joe
post #5232 of 5540
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Originally Posted by cdnbum88 View Post

What are good longer extensions for ST's? I am thinking I would like to have them plugged into my Panamax or Furman instead of the wall plug surge protectors.
Does DT sell them? Anything at monoprice appropriate?

Try one of theses instead of two long extension cords (it's what I use). They work great. http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/tools/power-strips/surge-protectors/isobar-4-outlet-6ft-2200-joules?utm_source=google_pr&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Power-Surge-Protection-Strips-google_pr&infoParam.campaignId=T9F&gclid=COPDq8zryrcCFQSZ4AodixoAPw
post #5233 of 5540
I emailed Chet and he said buying a longer power cord is acceptable and so I ordered a couple from monoprice to allow me to plug into my panamax or furman.
post #5234 of 5540
Yes, I just bought them from you! I am really looking forward to hooking them up and please call me when you have a moment as I have a few questions about receivers that I think you may be able to answer. My number is listed on the ebay message I just sent you! Thank you!
post #5235 of 5540
I have a L/C/R setup with STSs and a 8080HD center. Any suggestions on the best way to establish the bass settings using the control knobs on the back of the 3 speakers (I have the speakers connected only with speaker wire, no separate sub cable)? I am trying to avoid buying a sub, and I'm using a Pioneer SC-61 receiver. This is my first real amp/speaker combo (aside from 5.1 all-in-one HT setups) and I've already run the MCAAC, so the non-sub portion should be set.
post #5236 of 5540
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Originally Posted by strumke View Post

I have a L/C/R setup with STSs and a 8080HD center. Any suggestions on the best way to establish the bass settings using the control knobs on the back of the 3 speakers (I have the speakers connected only with speaker wire, no separate sub cable)? I am trying to avoid buying a sub, and I'm using a Pioneer SC-61 receiver. This is my first real amp/speaker combo (aside from 5.1 all-in-one HT setups) and I've already run the MCAAC, so the non-sub portion should be set.
Hello Strumke, I think the easiest way to start is with the bass level control straight up at 12:00 on a clock face. Then try dialing it back a bit to, let's say 10:00, listen, back to the middle.... which is better? Same with dialing it up to 2:00. You will get a general idea very quickly. There is no one "best" way to set it, as each room is different, but experimentation should take you to where you want to be. Good luck and let us know how it turns out - Best, Joe
post #5237 of 5540
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Originally Posted by Uglyrider954 View Post

Yes, I just bought them from you! I am really looking forward to hooking them up and please call me when you have a moment as I have a few questions about receivers that I think you may be able to answer. My number is listed on the ebay message I just sent you! Thank you!

Have you taken them for a test drive yet? I know they arrived early this afternoon.

Thus is the thread I was referring too. After reading further it looks like it is not just an Onkyo problem, but spread industry wide. Hope this helps.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1339186/the-official-onkyo-rc270-nr708-nr808-nr1008-nr5008-integra-80-2-failure-thread/1530#post_23171556
Edited by Maddmaster - 6/7/13 at 8:25pm
post #5238 of 5540
My budget allows me for Mythos 6 and 7 mounted on a wall.
How are these for movies ? I'm considering these or Paradigm 400 but have no luck finding local dealers to test them out.
My amp is Denon AVR-1712
post #5239 of 5540
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Originally Posted by sumik View Post

My budget allows me for Mythos 6 and 7 mounted on a wall.
How are these for movies ? I'm considering these or Paradigm 400 but have no luck finding local dealers to test them out.
My amp is Denon AVR-1712

I am not sure if you noticed the 7 is a center made for table top or wall mountable. If I assume right you want to mount the front left, right and center speakers. Yes they will work well together. I have not heard the Paradigm 400 so I can't offer a comparision opinion.
post #5240 of 5540
Let me post in here aswell, since most of you are Mythos owners.

Will be moving in to new house in October, http://www.tiffanyparkhomes.com/wyldwood-TH4-pointpelee.html
I will build a half wall, around 5ft tall, where optional fireplace is on plan, to put the tv and speakers on.
Now my budget is not big, and I cannot find any local dealers to listen to both brands, so I will have to rely on word of mouth and your advice.
If my budget was few $k then it would be different.
It's for movies mostly, I like nice warm sound, nothing too harsh and crisp, will do 3.1 for now and upgrade to 5.1 maybe in a year once we settle into new home.
It will run on Denon AVR-1712

My choices are :
Mythos has few combinations, honestly wouldn't know which to pick.
Mythos 8 - $379 http://www.definitivetech.com/products/mythos-eight - discontinued but still can find few on ebay
Mythos 7 - $380 http://www.definitivetech.com/products/mythos-seven
Mythos 6 - $339 http://www.definitivetech.com/products/mythos-six
or
Paradigm 400s at around $359 http://www.paradigm.com/products/products-by-category/lcr/paradigm/cinema-series-v-4/cinema-400
post #5241 of 5540
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Originally Posted by sumik View Post

Let me post in here aswell, since most of you are Mythos owners.

Will be moving in to new house in October, http://www.tiffanyparkhomes.com/wyldwood-TH4-pointpelee.html
I will build a half wall, around 5ft tall, where optional fireplace is on plan, to put the tv and speakers on.
Now my budget is not big, and I cannot find any local dealers to listen to both brands, so I will have to rely on word of mouth and your advice.
If my budget was few $k then it would be different.
It's for movies mostly, I like nice warm sound, nothing too harsh and crisp, will do 3.1 for now and upgrade to 5.1 maybe in a year once we settle into new home.
It will run on Denon AVR-1712

My choices are :
Mythos has few combinations, honestly wouldn't know which to pick.
Mythos 8 - $379 http://www.definitivetech.com/products/mythos-eight - discontinued but still can find few on ebay
Mythos 7 - $380 http://www.definitivetech.com/products/mythos-seven
Mythos 6 - $339 http://www.definitivetech.com/products/mythos-six
or
Paradigm 400s at around $359 http://www.paradigm.com/products/products-by-category/lcr/paradigm/cinema-series-v-4/cinema-400

I am using 3 mythos eights in my system - 2 for surrounds and 1 for a center. THey are fantastic speakers and worth every penny at $379. I would not call them "warm", but they are very clean and very accurate, and definitely not harsh or too bright (at least to me). They would work across the front (as Left, Center, and Right speakers) provided you also have a subwoofer (they are designed to be crossed-over at 80hz in conjunction with a subwoofer). THey will also need to be wall mounted. One possible option going forward could be (once your budget has recovered from moving in, getting settled in, etc.) is to pick up some other speakers in the Mythos line as new mains (Left and Right) and then move the Mythos 8s to surround duty. Again, keep in mind that the Mythos 8s are designed to be wall mounted, either vertically or horizontally (but the center could be placed horizontally on a shelf using the "kickstand" that (I think) comes with it - make sure it will fit where you want it - it is fairly wide as a center at 28.5" wide and ~6.5" high when sitting on its side). Have not heard the Paradigms you mention, but the models I HAVE heard are also very clean and very accurate, not harsh or bright, but also not "warm". So that is my two cents worth, and to some, worth only about two cents... ;-)
post #5242 of 5540
Definitive Technology Home Theater L/R/Center Channel Advice

Trying to determine whether this speaker configuration would 'match' sufficiently enough for a home theater set-up. Any thoughts/comments would be appreciated.

Center - Def Tech Mythos Three

Front Left/Right - Def Tech StudioMonitor 450 (no towers permitted...)

Surrounds - Def Tech Mythos Gems

Subwoofer - Klipsch Reference RW-12d

They will be powered by a Pioneer SC-1222-K 7.2
post #5243 of 5540
That should work fine together.
post #5244 of 5540
Yup. I love my SM450's - definitely posessing the DefTech "house sound."
post #5245 of 5540
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Originally Posted by rtpresident View Post

Definitive Technology Home Theater L/R/Center Channel Advice

Trying to determine whether this speaker configuration would 'match' sufficiently enough for a home theater set-up. Any thoughts/comments would be appreciated.

Center - Def Tech Mythos Three

Front Left/Right - Def Tech StudioMonitor 450 (no towers permitted...)

Surrounds - Def Tech Mythos Gems

Subwoofer - Klipsch Reference RW-12d

They will be powered by a Pioneer SC-1222-K 7.2
Hi RT, you're not the only one with no towers permitted smile.gif
Enjoy your new set-up - best, Joe
post #5246 of 5540
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Originally Posted by Maddmaster View Post

I finally put my STS on Ebay after moving to the ST Towers. HArd to let them go.

Surely, the world cannot be that small that I was your lucky ebay trading partner (buyer) in zip 92311. If so, pls. confirm via PM--I have a question...
post #5247 of 5540
Quick question for you guys in the know. I recently purchased the Mythos ST Supertowers. I really wanted to match them to the Mythos 10 for a center, but space is a factor so I opted for the Mythos 9. Do you feel it will "match" well enough or should I get the 10 and work with alternative placement?
post #5248 of 5540
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Originally Posted by shawred View Post

Quick question for you guys in the know. I recently purchased the Mythos ST Supertowers. I really wanted to match them to the Mythos 10 for a center, but space is a factor so I opted for the Mythos 9. Do you feel it will "match" well enough or should I get the 10 and work with alternative placement?

Depends on the "alternative placement."

A perfectly centered ear-level 9 will likely sound much better than a 10 in a less than optimal position in my opinion.
post #5249 of 5540
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

Depends on the "alternative placement."

A perfectly centered ear-level 9 will likely sound much better than a 10 in a less than optimal position in my opinion.

Here is the issue. I have an 80" LED that cant be mounted on the wall for various reasons. My entertainment console is not large enough to place the 10 in proper positioning. I just want to be sure the 9 is not too much of a step down.
post #5250 of 5540
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Originally Posted by shawred View Post

Here is the issue. I have an 80" LED that cant be mounted on the wall for various reasons. My entertainment console is not large enough to place the 10 in proper positioning. I just want to be sure the 9 is not too much of a step down.
Hello Shaw, I agree with Palm that a well positioned 9 is probably a better bet than a poorly positioned 10. You might also think about adding a ProSub 1000 to the center channel to extend the range of the Mythos 9, if the placement issues can be worked out. Best, Joe
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