Originally Posted by Byrnie
I realize I'm necro'ing this thread but I just wanted to state my opinion on the question. Personally, I like the midrange more with Cambridge speakers than the Klipsch. Am i the only one here? (just curious)
I'm totally for the Cambridge Soundworks, much for the reason you mentioned. They have a nice presence, and the value for the $$ just cannot be beat.
I have their premium computer speakers in 5.1, a Model 12 (one of my most favorite possessions) and have a few mains speaker lines, from the Ensemble II, to New Ensemble, Newton and now am using a MC305 based system in the theater room that is paired with their 10" BassCube 105. Their subwoofers of today are WORLDS better than they were years ago. I routinely get compliments on how tight, punch and extended the bass sounds. It's never boomy where it shouldn't be, and sounds equally good on music and .1 channel effects.
In the bedroom I use an Energy Take 5.1 Classic system--which I think is another great system and truly there is no better value! The Energys likely have more flat response, more similar to a studio monitor like the KRKs I use in there. But I tire of them.
With the no-risk 45-day trial, there is no reason not to audition Cambridge Soundworks speaker systems! My only advice is that if you like razor sharp and shimmering high-end, you can forget about any package that uses MC55's as satellites. The MC 105's are marginally better, but you'd Do better to at least use MC155s--those are good speakers for fronts and centers, and only use MC105s or MC55s for rear surround, where crisp transients aren't as crucial. Even so, sounds blend very naturally when panning front and back even on these speaker packages that use different models front and back.
Mirage is good, too, but I personally find that the mirage nanosat speakers do not perform well when turned up to theater-reference levels or when they are pushed. As long as you don't exceed moderate volume levels, mirage nanosat will serve you well.
(forgive me for adding to this old post--I just wanted to give some insight to people who come here and search for Cambridge Soundworks, anD don't see much new information)