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guillermo123
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Mirage OmniPolar speakers

Does anybody have experience with Mirage Omni line of speakers? If anyone does, I'd love to hear your thoughts. Maybe even comments on the Mirage brand in general.

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Re: Mirage OmniPolar speakers

Mirage seems to have slipped into that community of products which sell based on reputation and dealer support. I've always thought the Canadian lines who share similar sounds and testing facilites with Mirage offered good value for the money. The bipolar designs from such companies are interesting for the problems they solve and the sound they present. Whether they represent the best choice in any price range is up to you. Last time I heard any of the Canadian speakers I thought, for the most part, there were slightly better products for equal dollars spent but not everyone would be willing to live with the compromises required from more competitive lines.

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Re: Mirage OmniPolar speakers

I currently own a pair of Omni 550, C150 center, and 150 for my HT system and they are great. At their current prices they are a very good value but I find they work best with HT. I find them a bit lacking in midrange when it comes to music and it is one of the reasons I now have a separate 2ch system. I currently have a pair of Epos ELS-3 which I bought used and I find them better than the Mirage in music. The mirage does fill the room with ease and are fairly easy to drive. If you are looking for a system for mostly HT you will find that they offer a great value.

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Re: Mirage OmniPolar speakers


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Mirage seems to have slipped into that community of products which sell based on reputation and dealer support. I've always thought the Canadian lines who share similar sounds and testing facilites with Mirage offered good value for the money. The bipolar designs from such companies are interesting for the problems they solve and the sound they present.

Mirage hasn't been about bipolar speakers in ages.

Mirage's omnipolar speakers have a sound that some people find very much to their liking, and others not so - much like most speakers. And the omnipolar designs provide a real solution to some tricky room setups.

guillermo, there are several threads about Mirage at avsforum, rather than repeat it here, I'd suggest you look there. For example, this thread.

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Re: Mirage OmniPolar speakers

This is slightly off-topic, but if you're looking into omni-directional speakers, you should see if you can listen to these Rountree OmniMon Model 1 speakers. I think they impressed a lot of people at shows, including Stereophile. They're not cheap at $10K, and I don't know where one can hear them in the States, but I'm dying to hear these things...

http://www.rountree-acoustics.com/product_mod.html

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