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Hi All. I have a system comprised of Mirage OMD 15, OMD C1 center OS3-FS for surrounds Omnisats for the rear. Power is an Onkyo TX-NR 3009. 10' SVS sub. I'm finding as I get older(60) the Mirages are a little too laid back. I live in an area (Asheville, NC) with no ability to audition a variety of speakers. My usage is almost 100% blu ray movies or concert videos. I've been thinking of taking the 2 hour ride to audition the Golden Ear speakers. Saw the Focals on Accesories for less amd am intrigued based solely on price and reputation. Figure I can keep my Mirages for surrounds for the time being.
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I went from Mirage to Totem and don't regret it. There is a Totem dealer in Asheville so they are worth a listen. FYI I have Totem Model 1 Sigs for L and R with the Model 1 Sig center. I'm still using my OMD Rs for surround.
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Hi All. I have a system comprised of Mirage OMD 15, OMD C1 center OS3-FS for surrounds Omnisats for the rear. Power is an Onkyo TX-NR 3009. 10' SVS sub. I'm finding as I get older(60) the Mirages are a little too laid back. I live in an area (Asheville, NC) with no ability to audition a variety of speakers. My usage is almost 100% blu ray movies or concert videos. I've been thinking of taking the 2 hour ride to audition the Golden Ear speakers. Saw the Focals on Accesories for less amd am intrigued based solely on price and reputation. Figure I can keep my Mirages for surrounds for the time being.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I'm finding the same thing as I get older. Those Klipsch RF-52's my nephew has get more appealing the older I get. His attraction to them is from being a carpenter all his life (he's 50) and has high frequency hearing loss - as do I but not as severe. Nail guns saws and generally a noisy workplace have taken its toll on his hearing. Mine is from the gradual loss most experience as age related loss sets in. I'm 66. You might give the Klipsch RF-82 a try - they have a similar horn tweeter as the RF-52's.

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Along with Focal, Look at Monitor Audio Silver series.

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It's funny,I sold A/V equipment for 28 years. Stopped about 15 years ago. Used to listen to Klipsch and thought they were so bright I could never live with them. Ah,aging. I'll have to see if anyone near me sells them(besides BB)
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Here you go, a curve ball - JBL Studio 580 speakers - and yes JBL
http://www.amazon.com/JBL-Studio-580-Floorstanding-Loudspeaker/dp/B0060IG460/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388792797&sr=8-1&keywords=jbl+studio+580+speakers

I am listening to the Studio 530 bookshelves with the horn tweeter - instead of the horn coming at you
and slapping you in the face - the JBL draws you in to the stage, for a more realistic smooth sound. >
Good detail and definition. And, I have owned some Mirage Omni bookshelves before.

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I've been thinking about the JBLs. 580 with a 520 center. Shame I missed the sale Amazon had yesterday on the 520. Not sure about surrounds though.
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I've been thinking about the JBLs. 580 with a 520 center. Shame I missed the sale Amazon had yesterday on the 520. Not sure about surrounds though.

The 520 center is $350 at present, still a nice price - you can think about the Studio 130 for surrounds

http://www.amazon.com/JBL-Studio-520CBK-Channel-Speaker/dp/B00622SUHK

http://www.amazon.com/JBL-Studio-130-Bookshelf-Loudspeaker/dp/B00413OWO2

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I just pulled a pair of Studio 530s out of the box. I can't hook them up until tomorrow, I can hardly wait. The styling is kind controversial and might scare small children or anger fussy wives wink.gif The big towers might even be more menacing. I understand they do better with the grilles off.

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I just pulled a pair of Studio 530s out of the box. I can't hook them up until tomorrow, I can hardly wait. The styling is kind controversial and might scare small children or anger fussy wives wink.gif The big towers might even be more menacing. I understand they do better with the grilles off.

This is the year 2014 cool.gif

Right now, I am running them with the grill on - and they are sounding good - may pull the grill off
in a couple of days. No aggressive horn nature - they are smooth.

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Anyone have any experience With HTD Level Three?
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Anyone have any experience With HTD Level Three?

Yes, they are nice

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Thanks. Just ordered a center. The towers are backordered for a bit. Figure I can try it for a couple weeks and see if I like the sound of the ribbon. They don't offer return shipping on the towers.
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i had the bookshelves and center, they are very nice, i really love the center.
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