Definitive Technology Mythos XTR-40 Ultra Slim Center Channel Speaker - XTR40
The Future Has Arrived!
Science fiction films have long featured impossibly thin video screens mounted
on walls or floating in air. While the floating-in-air technology might be some
time off, super shallow video screens are here now. TVs less than 2 inches thick
are in stores now and more are on their way. If you have an ultra-thin TV you’re
going to want to use ultra shallow speakers that match.
The Definitive Mythos XTR-40 is a high performance on-wall speaker whose depth
matches that of today’s ultra-thin TVs. It is a mere 1.5 inches deep when mounted
on a wall, shallower than many ultra-thin TVs when they are wall-mounted with
their factory sanctioned mounting hardware. Beyond its utility and clean modern
styling the XTR-40 stands out due to its uncompromising sound quality equivalent
to full-size speakers.
Definitive’s engineers have unleashed their awesome creativity and brain power
to develop a line of revolutionary speakers that have the high definition detail
and dynamic range performance of large speakers yet are a mere 1.5” deep. No
other speakers complement your ultra-slim television with more style, versatility
and sheer performance.
The Thinner the TV, the Worse the Sound
Ultra-shallow TVs are the hottest category in TVs today. People love their
space-saving qualities and elegant design. But it comes at a high cost—significantly
poorer sound quality. The speakers in these ultra-thin TVs are small and poorly
placed (usually on the bottom or on the back of the set) not even facing the
listener. The result is sound that is good enough for news broadcasts but far
from what is acceptable for sports, movies and action/adventure programming.
Imagine the letdown when you return home after seeing Avatar or similar audio/visual
blockbuster in a Dolby Digital cinema and turn on your TV to watch a DVD with
cheap 2-inch speakers providing the sound!
In order to equal the total high impact sight and sound experience that high
definition digital sources are capable of delivering, a great TV deserves a
great component audio system. And the only component loudspeakers that can deliver
clarity, dynamic impact and life-like realism while matching the slim styling
of new generation TVs are Definitive's XTR family.
Revolutionary XTDD Technology Drivers
The secret to the XTR-40’s extraordinary performance is Definitive’s patent-pending
XTDD technology anodized Aluminum dome driver. Using state-of-the-art computer
modeling and decades of speaker design experience, Definitive engineers eliminated
every iota of wasted space, optimized every part and maximized the moving surface
area of a dynamic driver to shrink it down to an impossibly compact dimension
without giving up ultra high performance audio fidelity! The XTDD driver has
the kind of dynamic punch, wide frequency range and broad dispersion that flat
vibrating membrane panel-type speakers simply cannot match.
To extend and deepen the bass response of such an impossibly thin speaker the
XTDD drivers are pressure coupled to two anodized Aluminum dome bass radiators.
The center-mounted tweeter is the same hyper-definition Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeter
found in Definitive’s award-winning state-of-the-art Mythos ST SuperTower®.
The total effect is the kind of clarity, dynamic range and extended response
that one would expect from a premium-priced normally-sized speaker. Your friends
and family with be agog with amazement when they hear the huge rich sound that
comes out of the wafer-thin XTRs.
Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Enclosure Saves Space and Improves Performance
Another secret to the XTR-40’s astounding thin profile and superior performance
is its aluminum cabinet. By specially shaping the enclosure and incorporating
stiffing ribs and channels, we’ve made the space-efficient aluminum extrusion
ultra-rigid and resonance-free. The magnets of the XTDD drivers protrude through
the rear wall of the enclosure to further minimize depth. A thermally conductive
gasket seals the enclosure/magnet interface and transfers heat from the driver’s
rare-earth magnet to the enclosure, making the whole enclosure a giant heat
dissipater! And everyone knows that a cool driver is a happy, reliable driver.
Is It Thin Enough?
With TV manufacturers advertising TVs with 1.25 inch and even less than 1-inch
depth one might wonder if the XTR-40 is shallow enough to look good next to
these impossibly thin TVs. The answer is a resounding YES. First, the advertised
depth of a TV is the depth without the hardware necessary to mount the TV on
a wall. For example the leading brand of LED TVs is advertised as being 1.2
inches deep. But the wall mount hardware brings the installed depth to 1.75-inches,
.25-inches deeper than the XTR-50 installed on-wall. Should TVs get even thinner
the XTR-40’s design is up to the challenge. The XTR-40 is bow shaped with knife-edge
sides. The sides are less than an inch from the wall so even if TVs get shallower;
the XTR-40 will be up to the task.
Ultimate Placement Versatility
The XTR-40 can be mounted directly to the wall using the key-hole slots on
the back of the enclosure and well-anchored screws. If you choose, the speaker
can be wall mounted using the supplied mounting bracket that allows either vertical
or horizontal orientation with a total installed on-wall depth of only 40mm.
Two adjustable support feet are supplied in cases where you place the XTR-40
on a shelf as a center channel speaker (horizontal orientation). The Mythos
XTR®-40 is ready to look terrific and sound astounding.
This award-winning compact package of innovative brilliance has it all—drop-dead
gorgeous styling, ultimate placement versatility and big speaker sound quality.
- Perfect for use with ultra-shallow TVs 40-inch class and larger
- Only 1.5 inches (38mm) deep
- Wall mount bracket included
- The dynamic punch, wide frequency range and broad dispersion of full size
- Aircraft grade extruded Aluminum enclosure
- Anodized Aluminum dome XTDD drivers
- Pure Aluminum dome tweeter
- Driver complement: 2 each 3-1/2" (90mm) XTDD anodized Aluminum dome
mid/bass drivers pressure-coupled to 2 each 3-1/2" (90mm) dome low-bass radiators,
1 each 1" (25mm) Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeter
- Frequency response (overall on wall): 100Hz – 30kHz
- Sensitivity: 92dB
- Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal
- Recommended amplifier power: 20 - 100 Watts per channel
- Enclosure: Extruded Aluminum, sealed
What's In The Box:
- Wall mount bracket
- Adjustable support foot for horizontal shelf placement
- Magnetic logos
- Depth: 1.50"
- Height: 23.25"
- Width: 6"
- Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
- Five years - Loudspeaker drivers, crossovers and cabinets