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5-channel home theater sound bar

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Our Price: CAD $1,349.99

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Product Code: 735MYSSA50

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Enjoy 3D sound from this slender, room-friendly sound bar

Definitive Technology's Mythos SSA-50 gives you surprisingly three-dimensional home theatre sound when installing a complete five-speaker system isn't an option. Definitive's Spatial Array™ technology precisely controls which sounds are played by each of the nine drivers, creating the illusion that you are surrounded by five separate high-performance speakers. The result is a wide listening area with excellent performance to the sides, in which you can clearly pinpoint action happening to your left and to your right. The SSA-50 doesn't depend on bouncing sound off of your walls, unlike some sound bar speakers, so it works well in just about any room. And it's designed to perform equally as well with your favourite music as it does with your Hollywood blockbusters.

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High-tech speaker design produces detailed surround-like effects

The SSA-50 houses nine total drivers — five for the front soundstage and four to handle the rear channels. Three of those drivers have a pure aluminum dome tweeter mounted in front of the speaker cone, for extended highs that reveal nuance and shimmer without a trace of edginess. And Definitive's BDSS driver technology helps increase the tiny speakers' output without increasing the size of the enclosure. Connect it to a multi-channel receiver and you've got a simple, high-performance home theatre solution that's sure to impress.

Driver closeup

A behind the scenes look at the drivers
that go into the SSA-50's 3D sound.

Driver closeup

Definitive's BDSS technology helps these
speakers deliver exceptional sound.

Gorgeous aircraft-grade aluminum cabinet

The slim enclosure is made of stunning black hand-polished aluminum, and is sized to matched TVs with screens measuring 50" or larger. The SSA-50 can be wall mounted using the supplied mounting bracket, or placed on a shelf in front of your TV.

Add Definitive's ProSub800 subwoofer to get full-range sound that reaches down to 20 Hz.

BDSS drivers

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Did you know?
Your new speakers will probably sound better after several weeks of use than they do right out of the box. That's because the material surrounding the woofers will loosen up, allowing the drivers to move more fully. Definitive Technology estimates a break-in period of 24 to 48 hours of playback before the speakers will deliver optimum sound quality. For more information and helpful tips, check out this article from Definitive's website about conditioning your speakers.

Product Highlights:
   » frequency response 50-30,000 Hz
   » sensitivity 90 dB
   » 8-ohm impedance
   » handles up to 200 watts
   » Balanced Dual Surround System (BDSS) technology — places rubber surrounds on both the outer and inner edges of each speaker cone for greater, more precise motion resulting in exceptional clarity
   » three 4-1/2" BDSS drivers with axially aligned 1" pure aluminum domed tweeters
   » two 4-1/2" BDSS full-range drivers
   » four 3-1/4" full-range surround drivers
   » non-powered for use with a home theatre receiver
   » five pairs of 5-way binding posts
   » aircraft grade extruded aluminum cabinet
   » gloss black finish
   » includes wall mounting bracket and leveler feet
   » 46-3/16"W x 5-9/16"H x 4-1/8"D
   » warranty: 5 years

Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 Reviews

12 people say

Myths SSA-50 March-03-16
Reviewer: BillD from florissant, MO  
Great 5.1 surround sound for a sound bar. A good subwoofer is a must.  Overall, probably not as good as having individual speakers but better than I expected.  Set up was easy although the mounting bracket can be a challenge.  Suggest connecting the wires first and then the bracket.

Is there a soundbar better? December-12-15
Reviewer: Effero from Austin, Texas  
This soundbar is used in my smaller media room and it is everything I wanted and more. Sound is detailed and I am surprised that the surround sound is as true as it is. It is driven by my older Rotel RSX-1057 along with a Definitive Technology SuperCube 4000. Needless to say I am more than impressed.

Please watch out about the installation December-22-14
Reviewer: MN from New York, NY  
First off, the sound is great (+5 stars). This only partially made up for the incredible hassle of setting the soundbar up (-3 stars), as some of the other reviews have mentioned.  

A mounting bracket must be used whether you mount or stand the speaker The process of installing the mounting bracket onto the speaker is (in concept) pretty easy: Slide two screws on the back of the speaker onto the mount. The problem is that on the bracket the cutout for the speaker wires is ridiculously tiny. Ridiculous meaning that both the upper and lower speaker jacks were partially covered by the bracket! It took me a good half hour of cursing before I could get the speaker wire connected and the bracket attached.  

Finally, since i was not mounting the soundbar to the wall, I had to connect an L bracket to the mounting bracket -- a foot then screwed into the L bracket. Connecting the two brackets required screwing in the screw onto a nut that was "welded" to the main bracket. This nut broke off almost immediately -- on both L brackets. As a result, both L brackets are only wobbly connected to the mounting bracket.  

If the sound wasn't great, I would have returned this soundbar in a flash.

Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 December-03-14
Reviewer: Bret from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma  
First unit arrived damaged.  Crutchfield replaced immediately.  Packaging is marginal.  Looks beautiful great match for plasma displays, heavy solid feeling, Sound is OK average.  No real surround just a nice clear single speaker.

Mythos SSA-50 Sound bar August-12-13
Reviewer: Jim from Plano,TX  
Excellent 5.1 surround sound for a sound bar. One limitation encountered with my Onkyo TX-NR828 receiver is that I cannot take advantage of all of the Audessy features that include DSX and Dynamic Volume because Definitive Technology advises against using speaker setup applications such as Audessy EQ. Onkyo's implementaton of the Audessy features requires use of EQ in order to implement DSX and Dynamic Volume.

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