Mirage OM-28

What Mirage did display for real was the OM-28, their $7500/pair floorstander that boasts a real-size omnipolar titanium-dome tweeter, a 5.25" carbon-fiber midrange driver, and two 8" carbon-fiber woofers. The cabinet is ported with down-firing vents.

"This is the perfect solution for ordinary people who want great sound almost anywhere in the room" said Keith Claytor, the Klipsch Group's PR guy. "Audiophiles will be skeptical, but if they actually listen to them, they'll be amazed at how much freedom escaping from the sweet spot gives you."

Stranger things have happened.