Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 Review and Specs

Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 Definitive Technology is one of the most popular audiophile-class speaker brands in the United States. Critics and consumers value Definitive speakers for their use of premium materials, accurate production and uncompromising sound quality. That’s why here we want you to represent a Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review where you can see all the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 specs.

Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

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Features

The SSA-50 is a five-channel speaker, but the front left, center, and right channels feature five 4.5-inch mid/bass drivers, three of which have 1-inch tweeters inset in the center (Definitive calls that "Axially Aligned"). The surround channels are handled by four 3.25-inch mid/bass drivers. Its sensitivity is 90 dB, frequency range 50 Hz - 30 kHz.

Design and build

The casing of the soundbar is closed, made of aviation aluminum, and has deep internal damping, and is reinforced with additional partitions. The external surface of the speaker is polished, and can be silver, or painted with black piano lacquer - both finishes are in excellent agreement with the appearance of modern flat-panel TVs. In total, there are 12 speakers in the soundbar. The “speakers” for the front channels are two-way, and, to save space on the front panel and get a more even sound dispersion, the tweeters in them (having an aluminum dome with a diameter of 25 mm) are placed in front of the bass speakers in special acoustic fairings. The rear channels sound broadband speakers. Where are four other emitters, you ask? They are used to eliminate the interference of sound between different channels using Spatial Array proprietary technology.

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Connectivity

As for the ability to connect signal sources, it has two digital inputs - coaxial and optical, plus USB (for playing WAV, not MP3, oddly enough) and a linear input on the 3.5 mm mini-jack connector.

Setup

Testing the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 has proven to be simple thanks to its easy installation. It was necessary to connect an optical digital cable, fine-tune the balance of the soundbar / subwoofer and the level of low and high frequencies using the remote control.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Virtual surround speaker housed in sleek 46-inch-wide aluminum cabinet
  • Nine-driver full-range design enables use without a separate subwoofer

Cons

  • No included table stand; you still need to buy an AV receiver

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Common features

Product

Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Model

Mythos SSA-50

Brand

Definitive Technology

Reviews

28

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired

Soundbar buttons

has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.0

Amplification type

passive

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0

Separate speaker connections

wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0

Separate subwoofer connections

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

0/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

5/0

Headphone output

0

Subwoofer output

0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

13.6 x 117.5 x 10.7/5.4 x 46.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

15.4/34
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

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