The Mythos XTR-50 cabinet measures 27 inches
high, 6 inches wide and 1.5 inches thick, the perfect size
for televisions measuring 46 to 55 inches.
on-Wall Speaker comes supplied with a wall-mounting
bracket that allows either vertical or horizontal orientation,
with a total on-wall depth of only 1.6 inches. Also supplied
are stands for vertical tabletop use and horizontal shelf
developed the Mythos XTR-50 to look great on a wall or shelf
next to an ultra-thin television, with no sacrifice in sound
quality. The Mythos XTR-50 offers the audio definition, detail,
bass and dynamic range performance of traditional larger speakers.
"Ultra-thin TVs do a wonderful job
displaying realistic, high-definition images, but they need
external speakers to provide equally high-quality sound,"
said Dave Peet, executive vice president of Definitive.
"Previously, the only choices customers had were finding space
in the room for full-sized speakers or cutting a hole in the
wall to hide them, with only the grille showing."
The company accomplished the Mythos XTR-50's thin
profile through innovative engineering of a variety of materials,
including naturally strong, but lightweight aluminum. This
metal has the added advantage of quickly dissipating heat.
Speakers produce sound by moving air with a "diaphragm."
Most manufacturers form them into a cone shape from materials
such as paper, plastic or woven fibers, but Definitive instead
developed an aluminum dome that both produces sound and partly
houses other components, such as a voice coil.
Voice coils typically contain lengths of wound
copper wire, which is an excellent signal conductor but at
the trade-off of being heavy. The Mythos XTR-50 uses lighter
copper-clad aluminum-core wire to offer the advantages of
Another secret to the Mythos XTR-50's thin profile
and superior performance is its aluminum cabinet. By specially
shaping the enclosure and incorporating stiffening ribs and
channels, Definitive achieved a strong, rigid
housing that produces no unwanted resonance.
Additionally, magnets used for driving the speakers
protrude through, but flush with, the rear wall of the cabinet,
to minimize depth and conveniently dissipate heat throughout