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Happy ST owner,
This review is from: Definitive Technology Mythos ST 120v Supertower Speaker (Single, Black) (Electronics)
I've owned my STs, along with a Mythos 10 center and a pair of Gem XLs for about a year. They are powered by a Denon 4308ci. They are beautiful, and really complement the black frame on my Pioneer plasma. Very high WAF.
But the sound is the important thing, right? I listen to a wide variety of music, from classical to alternative rock to folk. These speakers shine at reproducing the human voice. It's easy to fool someone with a rock guitar or synth, but everyone knows what a voice should sound like. Clarity, balance, and presence are all outstanding with these speakers. Listening to Norah Jones singing "Turn Me On" with these speakers will floor you.
One complaint I have is that there's a pretty narrow sweet spot where you have to sit (at least in my room) for listening perfection, especially in stereo. Everyone else thinks the sound is perfect until they sit in my seat!
I also use this system for my home theater with excellent results. Sound clarity and positioning are the most noticeable traits. The subwoofers work well and amount of bass is adjustable (mine are set on about 1 o'clock - 60%), but I still kept my 12" Sunfire for that little extra 1kW kick at the really low end. I suspect most folks wouldn't miss it.
These speakers replaced my big old Infinity towers with the rotting foam surrounds. They don't seem to move as much air - that feeling in my chest just isn't the same - but the trade off for balanced, unmuddied, tight, focused sound was more than worth it.
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Initial post: Feb 28, 2010 11:14:25 AM PST
Laura Galante says:
Can you tell us what was the crossover setting that Audyssey recommended for the ST towers? Did it set them to "Large" or "Small"? thanks
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2010 4:11:59 PM PST
David E. Pomper says:
Audyssey picked small - I eventually changed that to large. I didn't really like the Audyssey results (not a purist but I know what I like) - ended up using the STs from 80 Hz down, and the Sunfire for 40Hz & down. The unmodified Audyssey results sounded weak and thin to me. Now the system sounds well balanced on video, maybe a tiny bit bass heavy for some music depending on the song. This could easily be my room, and again, I'm going by what I like (comparing to live), not a bunch of graphs. I'm almost 60 and suspect my ears are a little less than flat, too. If you can figure out how to bi-wire the speakers you may get better results.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2011 9:11:40 AM PDT
Kevin Donnelly says:
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 5:38:29 PM PDT
David E. Pomper says:
Still have 'em, still like them. Still wish I had the $$$ for the ML panels. Still think they're damn good speakers for the price. To mee, "bright" and "fire out bass" are good qualities that when adjusted properly result in pleasant sound. Have you actually listened to these, Kevin?
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