Mythos STS SuperTower
Ultra-performance floor-standing loudspeaker with built-in powered subwoofers
Ultra-performance floor-standing loudspeaker with built-in powered subwoofers
The Mythos STS SuperTower® combines stunningly beautiful designs and precision fit & finish with jaw-dropping ultra high-end performance. No loudspeaker before them has achieved the balance of beauty and brawn at anywhere near their price. The Mythos STS's magic starts with a sleek and sexy polished black cabinet mounted on a beautiful polished granite base and continue with our most advanced components and technologies. Topping off the ground-breaking design is the incorporation of SuperCube™ powered subwoofers right into the enclosures. With two built-in 300 Watt powered subwoofers you'll enjoy double the bass while saving floor space and enhancing the beauty of your room.
The Case for Integrated Subwoofers
Besides eliminating the need for a floor space hogging separate subwoofer, integrated subs offer dramatic performance benefits. First is the obvious benefit that you'll have two subwoofers in the room instead of just one for simply more bass output. Most importantly the subwoofers are perfectly integrated with the mid/high section. Audiophiles often spend dozens of hours moving and adjusting their subwoofers' crossover and phasing controls in pursuit of perfect subwoofer to main speaker "blending." With the Mythos STS you won't have to go through that kind of hassle to get audio perfection. Definitive's engineers have perfectly adjusted the crossover and phase between the subwoofer and main speaker sections to achieve seamless blending and life-like sound. All you have to do is set the bass volume to match your room and taste then sit back and enjoy audio perfection.
Rock-Solid Beautiful Enclosure
The Mythos STS styling emanates from a parabolic form, grounded as much in technical appropriateness as visual beauty. With emphasis on a narrow, deep column, the parabolic theme is repeated in the lines of the cap and granite base. There is an unabashed acknowledgement of classic "American Streamline" principles in the STS, communicating motion, direction and clean utility.
The slim, curved shape of the enclosure reduces diffraction contributing to the STS's remarkable imaging that is truly startling in its ability to float utterly lifelike sonic images across a broad and deep soundstage. The granite base combined with the heavy Toroidal transformer mounted on the bottom plate of the enclosure provides a low center of gravity for superior stability. The base incorporates 5 adjustable-height metal feet that may be fitted with either smooth furniture glide tips for wood or ceramic floors or spikes for carpeted floors.
The enclosure is extruded Aluminum with internal ribs for stiffening purposes. Strips of damping material are adhered to the inside of the extrusion to suppress ringing. The baffle is "Polystone" a dense and non-resonant mineral-filled Polymer material that is slightly oversized and is force-fit into the extrusion "mouth" to prevent the Aluminum from ringing. The midrange/tweeter array is isolated from the woofer enclosure by two pieces of MDF. Both woofer and mid/hi enclosures are sealed.
Each Mythos STS contains a D'Appolito array consisting of two high-definition 4-1/2 inch drivers surrounding a 1inch dome tweeter housed in an acoustically isolated sealed enclosure. The drivers feature Definitive's patent-pending Balanced Dual Surround System (BDSS) technology that supports the speaker cone at both the inner and outer edges for longer, more linear excursion, greater clarity and finely textured inner detail. The driver baskets are die cast Aluminum.
The tweeter is a pure aluminum dome, which has been heat-treated to relax the crystal structure and then coated with a ceramic to produce extended highs that reveal nuance and shimmer without a trace of edginess.
The subwoofer is built around a 5 x 10 inch racetrack-shaped polymer/carbon composite cone driver powered by a built-in 300-Watt Class D amplifier and pressure-coupled to two 5" x 10" racetrack-shaped planar low-bass radiators for a total bass radiating area greater than a 12" woofer but with far greater control, definition and speed than a single sluggish large woofer. A pair of STSs is like having two 12", 300-Watt powered subwoofers in your room without taking up all the floor space. The result is bass that is deep, powerful and impactful while at the same time having the kind of tight, controlled and accurate response of the finest and costliest audiophile speakers.
Watch the Bass Radiator tech video
The precise accuracy, wide range response and high impact dynamic range of the Mythos STS makes it the perfect choice for systems ranging from audiophile 2-channel music-only to 7.1 channel home theater systems. No matter what genres or music or movies you enjoy a highly accurate loudspeaker like the Mythos STS is your wisest choice.
The Sound Will Amaze You
We could write adjectives all day long in an attempt to describe just how good the Mythos STS sounds and we would fall far short of capturing the experience. If you are a true music lover, you need to hear them for yourself to discover just how lifelike a pair of speakers can sound. You'll hear depth and nuance to your music you have never heard before (unless you own a pair of speakers several times the cost of the STS). You will marvel at the dynamic impact and sheer bass power when watching movies, amazed that all that power is coming from just two small towers without a separate subwoofer. Yes, you will be astonished.
|Type||Pure Aluminum Dome|
|Diameter||4 1/2" (11.43cm)|
|Type||BDSS Midrange Driver|
|Type||Direct Radiating D'Appolito|
|Oval Width||5" (12.70cm)|
|Oval Height||10" (25.40cm)|
|Type||Long Throw Racetrack|
|Oval Width||10" (25.40cm)|
|Oval Height||5" (12.70cm)|
|Type||Racetrack Planar Low Bass Radiator|
|Speaker Level||1 Pair (Speaker Cable)|
|LFE (optional)||1 (RCA)|
|1 watt @ 1 Meter||93 dB|
|Total Frequency Response|
|Overall||16 Hz - 30 kHz|
|Compatible with||8 ohm|
|A/V Receiver Crossover Setting||Large; Full Bandwidth|
|Power Handling||20 - 250 watts per channel|
|Primary||Thermal Overload Sensor|
|US||Auto On/Off: Signal Sensitive|
|International||Switched and Auto On/Off: Signal Sensitive|
|US||110 volts A/C|
|International||220 volts A/C|
|US||3.2 amp 250 volt Slo Blo|
|International||2 amp 250 volt Slo Blo amp 250 volt Slo Blo|
|Height with Base||47 1/2" (120.65cm)|
|Width||5 1/2" (13.97cm)|
|Depth||8 1/2" (21.59cm)|
|Width||10 1/2" (26.67cm)|
|Speaker Enclosure||Aircraft Grade Extruded Aluminum|
|Included Accessories||Plastic foot tippers (5); Isolation spikes (5)|
|Height||49 3/4" (126.36cm)|
|Width||12 1/4" (31.12cm)|
|Depth||13 3/4" (34.92cm)|
|One per Carton||54 lbs|
|Parts and Labor||3|
|Drivers and Cabinet|
|Parts and Labor||5|
Demonstration of how bass (passive) radiators work in loudspeakers and subwoofers.
Learn about speaker cone resonance, why it hurts sound quality and one technique for reducing it.
"the Definitive Technology Mythos STS SuperTower just might be the best loudspeaker I've heard for $3000/pair."
"The Mythos STS Supertower floorstanding speaker is unique enough to be considered in a class by themselves – rich fine detail, full-bodied mid-tones, and adjustable self-powered bass, in fact considering what you get, these are value-priced speakers. "
4 reviews with an average of 5
"truly a bargain..."
These speakers are truly a bargain for what they offer. The bass is deep, the cabinet is like a tank, and the quality (both tonal and structural) can only be found in speakers twice as much and more. These speakers bring the action to my living room like my Mirage speakers never could and music is very rich, detailed, and full of depth. Thank you Definitive Technology for providing superior quality at an affordable price.
"...the the best set of speakers I have ever owned!"
The STS supertower speaker system is the best set of speakers I have ever owned! The claims in the reveiws are all true the tweeters are accurate the mids are excellent and the bass is no slouch!
Im sold as a def tech fan for many years to come!
I have to share my thoughts about my Mythos STS 5.1 channel surround system (STS L/R, Mythos 9 Center and Mythos Gems surround L/R and a subwoofer I'm looking to change to Supercube 4000/6000). I run the system with a Pioneer SC-57 that delivers 140W/channel, and I am absolutely thrilled with the sound that this system produces. I read reviews from professionals and consumers alike for months before making my decision. The fact that these towers were released in 2008 (Just purchased in 2012) was a mental hurdle for me, but the quality of what I heard in the newest towers on the market couldn't touch the STS system - Not to mention couldn't touch the price. This speaker system produces a 3 dimensional soundfield that completely envelopes you. I listen to music on the system as much or more than I watch movies, and the Dolby PL 2 Music setting that runs all 5 speakers in a musical fashion is fantastic! I'm typically more of a 2 channel stereo listener, and the STS's can absolutely stand alone (sometimes in stereo, I have to get up to put my ear against center channel to verify it isn't on - excellent imaging). But why not put your entire 5.1 system to work, if it's capable of delivering the goods? The sound is rich, warm, never harsh and completely transparent.
The speaker cabinets themselves are beautiful - A welcome addition to a carefully appointed entertainment or living room. (Just ask the lady of the house). The black aluminum finish looks excellent, and the granite base for the STS is a classy touch.
I'm no professional, but I have been an audio enthusiast and connoisseur of quality sound for decades. I consider myself to be a very critical ear, and the STS system is the real deal!
Thanks Definitive Technology!! I'm a big fan.
On December 19 2011 I received my speakers and ever since there was no day I was at home and not listening to them. Almost a year later I still enjoy them as I did day one. I went to high end store to hear five times more expensive speakers and I can say it is waste of money. Difference is so little and I was glad I made decision to purchase Mythos STS. Everyone I played them to was just amazed. I am listening to very many different types of music and STS work for all of that music. One day I played corrupted file on You tube where there was no sound on the right channel. Only after about half way through the song I have noticed that right channel is missing. With this I want to say that even one STS is already amazing. Put two together and it's BRILLIANT. Thank you for making my life more enjoyable with your speakers.