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I've got 7.1.4 and at the suggestion of various Atmos threads, I installed the front and rear Atmos speakers. It definitely adds a level of detail and immersion that I have never experienced before. While I don't have direct experience with just one set of Front Atmos speakers, I can tell you that having 4, 2 in front of the seating area and 2 behind, really spreads out the above sounds.

Soundtracks like Hacksaw Ridge, I felt like I was on the battle field with bullets zipping by around and above me. I was watching War for the Planet of the Apes and the scene where they were walking in the forest while it was lightly raining... I could hear the rain drops all around me but also hitting the leaves above... I got goosebumps!

I suspect that Hacksaw Ridge would probably sound fine with 2 front Atmos speakers but War for the Planet of the Apes would not sounds as convincing as the rain drops would be above but only in front... but to be honest, I find that the sides and rear are harder to pinpoint location detail generally speaking so ymmv.

I've got 3 x Mythos XTR 60 in front and 8 x In-wall RSS II for all my surrounds and Atmos. I'm considering upgrading the XTR 60s but we will see if the future budget allows...
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What left and right sorrounds would you all get to go with a pair of st towers and mythos 10 center? I currently have a pair of gems but plan to use those as rear channels when I pick up new sorrounds. Let me know your thoughts
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What left and right surrounds would you all get to go with a pair of st towers and mythos 10 center? I currently have a pair of gems but plan to use those as rear channels when I pick up new sorrounds. Let me know your thoughts
I started out with Gems for the sides and back. I upgraded all surrounds to XL's.

Definitive Technology:Front Height - Mythos Gem XL
Front - Mythos ST-L, Center - Mythos 10 & 8
Side Surround - Gem XL
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As a follow up

Just wanted to state that I have made a few minor changes to the set up. I was able to get onto the Oppo UDP-205 list and have added it into the system with a pair of MonoPrice Monolith R&L audio cables. The sound quality of this combination through the Marantz receiver to the STL's is really, really good. I played "Hang" from Matchbox 20's debut album through this system from the UDP-205 for several people and they have marveled at it. Time from Pink Floyd is "Make the hair stand up on your arm" good as well. For the first time in my life I am completely content with the system I have to play music and movies through. These speakers are really something else.

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Does anyone know if the Mythos Ten has been discontinued? They seem out of stock everywhere.

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Does anyone know if the Mythos Ten has been discontinued? They seem out of stock everywhere.
Looking at the DefTech website it is still current but like you I checked the net and it’s hard to find. Even on Amazon. It may be coming to being discontinued.

Definitive Technology:Front Height - Mythos Gem XL
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Looking at the DefTech website it is still current but like you I checked the net and it’s hard to find. Even on Amazon. It may be coming to being discontinued.


If so, I wonder what the intended replacement product is...

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Looking at the DefTech website it is still current but like you I checked the net and it’s hard to find. Even on Amazon. It may be coming to being discontinued.
I saw the same status on the Def Tech site; I emailed them . Here's the response:

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Mythos Series

Response By Email (Customer Care Team) (07/15/2019 11:58 AM)
Hello ,

Thank you for contacting Polk Audio, we value you as a Polk customer and appreciate the opportunity to be of assistance!

Regretfully, the Mythos line is fully discontinued.


So there's that..
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I saw the same status on the Def Tech site; I emailed them . Here's the response:

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Response By Email (Customer Care Team) (07/15/2019 11:58 AM)
Hello ,

Thank you for contacting Polk Audio, we value you as a Polk customer and appreciate the opportunity to be of assistance!

Regretfully, the Mythos line is fully discontinued.


So there's that..
I see one on eBay mythos ten for $399 + $25 shipping. That’s a good price.

Definitive Technology:Front Height - Mythos Gem XL
Front - Mythos ST-L, Center - Mythos 10 & 8
Side Surround - Gem XL
Back Surround - Gem XL
Sub - Supercube Ref, SVS SB13 Ultra, SVS SB16 Ultra
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I saw the same status on the Def Tech site; I emailed them . Here's the response:

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Response By Email (Customer Care Team) (07/15/2019 11:58 AM)
Hello ,

Thank you for contacting Polk Audio, we value you as a Polk customer and appreciate the opportunity to be of assistance!

Regretfully, the Mythos line is fully discontinued.


So there's that..

Wow. Even the floor standing speakers discontinued?! Showing everything as back ordered is a bit misleading. I guess they are not selling well anymore? Mythos speakers have been regarded as some of the best sounding speakers in the business for a very long time. So are they going to be exclusively bi-polar designs? I have three 9's across the front, with dual supercubes, gem XL's for surround and DI 5.5R in ceiling for Atmos. My setup sounds fantastic and plays as loud and hard as I want all while being superbly detailed and musical. I imagined some day they would finally upgrade the line with new drivers and I would upgrade my setup. I have always felt the Mythos line was the flagship in sound accuracy and design. There must be something new about to be released to freshen the line with a new series/flagship name. As they say.. End of an era.
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The Legacy (discontinued) product page is a bit confusing but all of the Mythos speakers are listed there.

I might type 2K for 1080p.
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Wow. Even the floor standing speakers discontinued?! Showing everything as back ordered is a bit misleading. I guess they are not selling well anymore? Mythos speakers have been regarded as some of the best sounding speakers in the business for a very long time. So are they going to be exclusively bi-polar designs? I have three 9's across the front, with dual supercubes, gem XL's for surround and DI 5.5R in ceiling for Atmos. My setup sounds fantastic and plays as loud and hard as I want all while being superbly detailed and musical. I imagined some day they would finally upgrade the line with new drivers and I would upgrade my setup. I have always felt the Mythos line was the flagship in sound accuracy and design. There must be something new about to be released to freshen the line with a new series/flagship name. As they say.. End of an era.
I also have 3 Mythos 9's across my front stage with 2 Mythos XL's in the rear all wall mounted. It sounds amazing!

When I did my search for speakers several years ago I could not find a wall mounted speaker that even came close to the Mythos series.

I hope they come out with an upgrade of some kind that are similar and wall mountable.

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I was able to get three Mythos Ten speakers for front L/C/R channels just in time then. I’m not seeing them listed anywhere. I found them in an eBay auction on close-out.

I also got a couple Mythos Gem speakers for L/R surrounds and am planning on installing a couple DI 6.5R in-ceiling as Atmos channels. Should make for a nice family room 5.1.2 Atmos setup.

I might even add a second sub if I can track down another JL Fathom f110.

I wonder what the back story is in discontinuing them. They’re fantastic speakers.

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Other than STL all other speakers were pretty old and behind times. I only regret that they cancelled STL - it is really good competitive speaker but probably did not sell well for $5000. Yeah first they killed OPPO and now STL and I own both of them they both are beautiful and truly high end. STS and etc - I do not really care - they should kill them anyway.

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Other than STL all other speakers were pretty old and behind times. I only regret that they cancelled STL - it is really good competitive speaker but probably did not sell well for $5000. Yeah first they killed OPPO and now STL and I own both of them they both are beautiful and truly high end. STS and etc - I do not really care - they should kill them anyway.
What on-wall speakers currently in production surpass the Mythos Ten (in the same price range)?

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Looking online I am glad I didn't sell my spares. I have a pair of Mythos ST Towers, 2 pair of Gems and I think a CS3000 sitting as spares in case I blow something. I always keep an AV Receiver and a couple power amps in the spare bend too knowing how I can get outrageous at times pushing the limits.

Good hunting to those searching.

Definitive Technology:Front Height - Mythos Gem XL
Front - Mythos ST-L, Center - Mythos 10 & 8
Side Surround - Gem XL
Back Surround - Gem XL
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I got irked and gave my 5.0 Mythos system to a friend after explaining the circumstances. They've upgraded from television speakers and I'm not irked so win - win.

I might type 2K for 1080p.
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What left and right sorrounds would you all get to go with a pair of st towers and mythos 10 center? I currently have a pair of gems but plan to use those as rear channels when I pick up new sorrounds. Let me know your thoughts
I am using 4 PM1000s with 3 Mythos 10s across the front. Great match.
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