The addition of the new models brings the Mythos XTR series up to six models.Definitive Technology has unveiled two new models of Mythos XTR on-wall component loudspeakers for delivery in July: the XTR-SSA3, a three channel L/C/R sound bar, and the XTR-SSA5, an ultra-slim five-channel surround bar. Both models are component loudspeakers designed to be used with a surround receiver and powered subwoofer.
The XTR-SSA5 (MSRP $999) features Definitive’s exclusive Spatial Array, a patented technology that optimizes the spatial presentation of five channels to create the illusion that the listeners are surrounded by five separate high performance speakers, according to the company. The XTR-SSA3 (MSRP $799) uses Spatial Array technology on the Left and Right channels to widen the soundstage beyond the width of the speaker itself.
The XTR-SSA3 and XTR-SSA5 are 1-5/8-inch (4cm) deep. All XTR model enclosures are fabricated from hand polished aircraft grade extruded Aluminum.
Both XTR-SSA models come supplied with a wall mount bracket as well as adjustable supports for horizontal shelf placement that allow the speaker to be raised up over protruding TV shelf stands.
“Our first XTR product (the XTR-50) caused quite a stir when we showed it in September 2009,” said Definitive’s executive VP, Dave Peet. “Everyone instantly recognized that with the new ultra-thin TVs, consumers would want matching shallow-depth speakers that are attractive, easy to mount and don’t trade off sound quality for thinness. We were fortunate to be the first speaker manufacturer to address that need. Now we have yet again anticipated consumers’ needs with two sound bar models including a ground breaking five-channel ultra-slim surround bar.”