At CEDIA, Definitive Technology will be unveiling three new models of Mythos XTR on-wall loudspeakers for delivery November 2010.
The XTR-60 is sized to match 55- to 60-inch and larger displays; the XTR-40 for 40- to 42-inch displays; and the XTR-20BP whose design is optimized for surround channel use. The XTR-50, the original model in the product line (shipped in March 2010), is sized for 46- to 55-inch TVs.
The XTR-60, XTR-50, and XTR-40 are only 1.5 inches deep, designed for use next to ultra-slim LED TVs, and yet providing the high-definition detail, bass, and dynamic range performance of full-size speakers, the company says.
The XTR-20BP is 2.5 inches deep and features bipolar sound radiation, for surround channel applications. All XTR model enclosures are fabricated from hand polished aircraft grade extruded aluminum.
All XTR models come supplied with a wall mount bracket that allows either vertical or horizontal orientation. The XTR-60, as well as the original XTR-50, includes a smoked, tempered glass stand while the XTR-20BP comes with a simple stand for vertical table-top placement. The XTR-60, XTR-50, and XTR-40 are supplied with hardware for horizontal shelf placement.
The secret to the XTR’s performance, the company says, is Definitive’s patent-pending XTDD technology driver. Using state-of-the-art computer modeling and decades of speaker design experience Definitive engineers eliminated all wasted space, optimized every part and maximized the moving surface area of a dynamic driver to shrink it down to a seemingly impossible compact dimension without giving up ultra-high performance audio fidelity. The XTDD driver has the kind of dynamic punch, wide frequency range and broad dispersion previously unheard of in shallow drivers.
To extend and deepen the bass response of such thin speaker the drivers are pressure-coupled to aluminum dome low-bass radiators in the new XTR-60 and XTR-40 as well as the original XTR-50. The XTR-20BP is a sealed system. The center-mounted tweeter used throughout the line is the same high-definition Pure Aluminum dome tweeter found in Definitive’s top-of-the-line Mythos ST SuperTower. The result is the kind of clarity, dynamic range and accuracy that one would expect from a premium-priced normally-sized speaker.