Razor thin speaker complements ultra-slim TVs and delivers big speaker performance
The Definitive Technology Mythos XTR-50 is an ultra-thin (1.5″ deep) on-wall, on- shelf loudspeaker that delivers a level of high performance previously thought impossible in shallow enclosure speakers. Definitive developed the Mythos XTR-50 to look perfect on a wall or shelf next to an ultra-thin TV sized 46- to 55-inches. It combines the thin profile of “panel” speakers with the high definition detail, bass, and dynamic range performance of a high quality dynamic speaker.
Revolutionary XTDD Technology Drivers
The secret to the XTR-50's extraordinary performance is Definitive's patent-pending XTDD technology anodized Aluminum dome driver. Using state-of-the-art computer modeling and decades of speaker design experience, Definitive engineers eliminated every iota of wasted space, optimized every part and maximized the moving surface area of a dynamic driver to shrink it down to an impossibly 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 that flat vibrating membrane panel-type speakers simply cannot match.
To extend and deepen the bass response of such an impossibly thin speaker the XTDD drivers are pressure coupled to four anodized Aluminum dome bass radiators. The center-mounted tweeter is the same hyper-definition Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeter found in Definitive's award-winning state-of-the-art Mythos ST SuperTower®. The total effect is the kind of clarity, dynamic range and extended response that one would expect from a premium-priced normally-sized speaker.
Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Enclosure Saves Space and Improves Performance
Another secret to the XTR-50's astounding thin profile and superior performance is its aluminum cabinet. By specially shaping the enclosure and incorporating stiffing ribs and channels, the space-efficient aluminum extrusion becomes ultra-rigid and resonance-free. The magnets of the XTDD drivers protrude through the rear wall of the enclosure to further minimize depth. A thermally conductive gasket seals the enclosure/magnet interface and transfers heat from the driver's rare-earth magnet to the enclosure, making the whole enclosure a giant heat dissipater.
Ultimate Placement Versatility
The XTR-50 comes supplied with everything you need to use place it wherever you want to use it. The XTR-50 can be mounted directly to the wall using the key-hole slots on the back of the enclosure and well-anchored screws. If you choose, the speaker can be wall mounted using the supplied mounting bracket that allows either vertical or horizontal orientation with a total installed on-wall depth of only 40mm. Two adjustable support feet are supplied in cases where you place the XTR-50 on a shelf as a center channel speaker (horizontal orientation). For vertical shelf or table top placement the XTR-50 comes with a tempered smoked glass base. Whether you're mounting it on wall or on shelf, as Left and Right, Center or Surround channel speakers the Mythos XTR®-50 is ready to look terrific and sound astounding.
The Mythos XTR-50 has a MSRP of $699 and is now shipping. Three additional Mythos XTR speakers are planned for delivery later in 2010.
- Dimensions (mounted on wall without bracket): 27″ H x 6″ W x 1-1/2″ D (68.6cm x 15.2cm x 38mm)
- Dimensions (mounted on wall with bracket): 27″ H x 6″ W x 1-9/16″ D (68.6cm x 15.2cm x 40mm)
- Dimensions (on table stand): 30″ H (76.2cm)
- Table-stand base dimensions: 8-11/16″ W x 4-3/4″ D (222mm x 136mm)
- Driver complement: 2 each 3-1/2″ (90mm) XTDD anodized Aluminum dome mid/bass drivers pressure-coupled to 4 each 3-1/2″ (90mm) dome low-bass radiators, 1 each 1″ (25mm) Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeter
- Frequency response (overall on wall): 92Hz — 30kHz
- Sensitivity: 92dB
- Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal
- Recommended amplifier power: 20 – 100 Watts per channel
- Enclosure: Extruded Aluminum
- Product weight (without table stand): 5.1 lbs. (2.3kg)
- Supplied accessories: Smoked glass base table stand, wall mount bracket, adjustable support foot for horizontal shelf placement, magnetic logos
- Packaging: One to a carton
- Available finishes: High gloss black
“Definitive was the first US speaker brand to develop slim stylish speakers that complemented plasma and LCD TVs when they first hit the market. The Mythos series models were a runaway success and have been widely imitated. Judging by the flood of dealer orders it looks like we've hit the bull's eye again with the XTR-50.”
— Dave Peet, Definitive's Executive VP
About Definitive Technology
Definitive Technology has been committed to building superior sounding home audio and home theater loudspeakers since 1990, when the company was founded by three lifelong audiophiles and experts in speaker design, acoustics and marketing. Definitive Technology loudspeakers are among the most positively reviewed and honored high performance loudspeakers on the market. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Definitive Technology is part of the DEI Holdings family of consumer electronics brands. Audio/video specialty retailers throughout the US and over 30 countries around the world proudly sell Definitive Technology loudspeakers.