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Definitive Technology Black Mythos Solo Surround Array Speaker - SSA-50

Abt Model: SSA50BK | UPC Code: 093207058226
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Three 4-1/2 " BDSS High-Output Drivers With Coincident Array 1 " Ferro-Magnetic Fluid Damped Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeter/ Four 3-1/4 " Full-Range High-Output Surround Drivers With Butyl Rubber Surrounds/ Black Finish
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Definitive Technology Black Mythos Solo Surround Array Speaker, Model SSA50BK

If you want all the thrills of five channel surround sound without the need for separate rear speakers, Definitive Technology has the solution: the Solo Surround Array Series loudspeakers. The SSA models incorporate Spatial Array™, a unique patented technology that optimizes the spatial presentation of five channels to create the illusion that you are surrounded by five separate high performance speakers. Enjoying a superb sounding audiophile-grade surround experience has never been more convenient. Simply connect an SSA to any multi-channel receiver and powered subwoofer to enjoy enveloping surround sound without the bother of running long wires and finding places for rear speakers. SSA Surround technology uses subtle but complex directional cues to completely free the sound from the box and convince your ear/brain listening mechanism that you are surrounded by great sounding Definitive loudspeakers. Since SSA Surround does not depend on bouncing sound off walls, it works in virtually any room and set-up configuration.


  • Driver Complement
    • Three 4-1/2" (11.4 cm) BDSS High-output drivers with coincident array 1" (25 mm) ferro-magnetic fluid damped pure aluminum dome tweeter
    • Two 4-1/2" (11.4 cm) BDSS High-output full-range drivers
    • Four 3-1/4" (8.3 cm) full-range high-output surround drivers with butyl rubber surrounds
  • Frequency Response: 50 Hz – 30 kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Recommended Amplification: 20 – 200 Watts/channel
  • Sensitivity: 90 dB

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 4-1/4"
  • Height: 5-3/8"
  • Width: 46-1/4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 31 lbs
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Definitive Technology Black Mythos Solo Surround Array Speaker

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You get what you pay for


from NC

Comments about Definitive Technology Black Mythos Solo Surround Array Speaker:

Much better than I expected in my living room. Sound is a notch above others at lower prices. After it settles in for a while the sound is warm yet clear, with a taste of high-end. I used it without a sub and it is still nice, but adding a subwoofer really elevates the sound quality substantially. Build quality is superb w/ high quality drivers, substantial binding posts, and thick aluminum (not plastic) cabinet.

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from High desert Eastern Oregon USA

Comments about Definitive Technology Black Mythos Solo Surround Array Speaker:

Quick and dirty review: Expensive... Worth it, not that I paid full price. Excellent sound replaced my beloved Jamo speakers. Clarity of voice, clarity of music... Very clear sounding! Plugging in the speaker wires and installing mounting mounting bracket, can be awkward to say the least, but not extremely difficult with some thought. I would recommend the SSA-50 to anyone who desires a substantial sound bar.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


very impressive for what it is


from Seattle, WA

About Me Musically Inclined, Practical, Tech Savvy

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  • Attractive Design
  • Crisp Sound
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Powerful


  • Difficult to wire
  • Requires a receiver
  • Table stand not intuitive

Best Uses

  • Basic Systems
  • Home Theater
  • Smaller Rooms

Comments about Definitive Technology Black Mythos Solo Surround Array Speaker:

Sound bars are, no matter how you look at them, a compromise over separates. Maybe you're short on dollars or are making concessions for spousal concerns about bulky audio gear... Whatever compromise you're making come to terms with it before making the purchase. Listen to what your considering in person using material you're familiar with and if you still have questions talk to the engineers/sales folk. [...]I had a couple of email exchanges with Definitive pre-purchase about my space, my budget and what would work as well as a logical upgrade path. I was able to listen to this and the companion sub locally, [...] :)Overall I am hugely impressed with Definitive products and have been for some time. While some professional reviews have suggested the need for separate amplification makes the Definitive offering less compelling than those from Polk or Yamaha, I disagree. By using a separate receiver I can add dedicated surround speakers, mains, etc. at my leisure. Hooking it up was kind of a pain because the connection area is very tight and even more so if you try to do it with the table stand on. Banana plugs will help if they're not bulky, spades might be difficult if they're supported at all. I ended up soldering bare wires and using the screw connectors.Sonically it's amazing and it's quite adept with music, which I was not expecting. It's not a true surround sound experience by any stretch of the imagination, but it's very clear, musical and never bright. The sub, which I'll review separately if I have time is frankly a bargain. I've heard a lot of subs at varying price points and I'm blown away by this thing. I can recommend either component separately or paired to you without reservation.

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Definitive Technology Black Mythos Solo Surround Array Speaker

Definitive Technology Black Mythos Solo Surround Array Speaker


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