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post #361 of 6750 Old 10-29-2007, 06:04 AM
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dgaies,

These are pretty inexpensive speakers so if you are okay with doing that I am sure it would work.
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1-2)I put my cell phone and port plug beside the 150 so you guys could see
the size of this speaker.
3)Also pic of the 350 with both upper and lower grille removed.
4)And a pic of the spikes on the 350.
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b4z,

I swear the dog in the first picture looks exactly like a picture we have of our black lab. How does he like the 150/350s?
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This is a better pic of the 150.
It blends in better and looks smaller here:
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He's a black lab doberman mix. Good dog, but very protective, we worry about him sometimes.
He likes the 350s, they are so much smaller than the M3s that when it thunders outside he can get behind the couch quicker. LOL.
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And they are ordered! A month of searching and reading hundreds of articles and posts is over. On Friday I should have a complete (for now) stereo system!!!

Ended up with Mirage Omni 350 (L/R), C150 (center), and 150 (rear surrounds) to hook up to my new Harman/Kardon AVR-347. Now off to Home Depot for some speaker wire, and then the search begins for some good banana plugs.

Thanks again to all who helped me, both directly and by reading your posts. I can't wait !!!

cheers
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You don't need or even want banana plugs unless
- you're plugging and unplugging regularly, or
- it's hard to reach the terminals on the receiver or speaker

A good option if you want them:
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And they are ordered! A month of searching and reading hundreds of articles and posts is over. On Friday I should have a complete (for now) stereo system!!!

Ended up with Mirage Omni 350 (L/R), C150 (center), and 150 (rear surrounds) to hook up to my new Harman/Kardon AVR-347. Now off to Home Depot for some speaker wire, and then the search begins for some good banana plugs.

Thanks again to all who helped me, both directly and by reading your posts. I can't wait !!!

cheers
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I use these bananas on my 550/C150/150 setup with Blue Jeans 10ga wire, they are great at a super price.

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And they are ordered! A month of searching and reading hundreds of articles and posts is over. On Friday I should have a complete (for now) stereo system!!!

Ended up with Mirage Omni 350 (L/R), C150 (center), and 150 (rear surrounds) to hook up to my new Harman/Kardon AVR-347. Now off to Home Depot for some speaker wire, and then the search begins for some good banana plugs.

Thanks again to all who helped me, both directly and by reading your posts. I can't wait !!!

cheers
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I have the exact setup except I have the 247 instead of the 347 and a Yamaha sub. You're going to love these speakers!
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Congrats!

Give us your inital impressions after your first turn them on.
I'm always interested to know if others have the same impression
of a speaker as I.

It seems most people want pumped up treble and I am the opposite.
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I use these bananas ...

One thing to check is how long they are given the space you have, some plugs are really big.
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Another vote for the Om-C2. It is an excellent center speaker. I have had the Mirage Omni CC, the Rocket Bigfoot, Ascend CMT-340 SE and wharfedale diamond center. I like the OM-C2 by a wide margin. Give it enough room to breath though.


Hey guys I have the om10's.You all said the OM-C3 OR OM-C2 would match perfectly.Looks like they are hard to find.If I can't find those.What mirage center that is currently made would work.Or should I just keep my polk center.Thanks
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Hello buddahead,

I just sent you a PM. I have a OM-C2 for sale.

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Hi all... Just have all 5 new OMNI speakers arrived yesterday - very excited! I have 550 as fronts, 350 as surround, and C-150 as center. The first thing I notice was the plastic housing for the tweeter - really not sure about that. Hopefully it won't have any negative impact on the sound quality. Beside that, all of them have very good build quality for that price IMO. Too bad I can't test it right out. What I did yesterday night was order a receiver (Sony ES STR-DA5200ES) and Mirage S-8 subwoofer too. But right after I send the order out - I was thinking, do I need the subwoofer to begin with? I don't have a chance to test the new set yet - since I still don't the receiver with me... and I wonder:

1: did I just ordered something that unnecessary?
2: did I made a right chose? $350 S-8 is pretty hard to swallow already IMO...
3: is DA5200 ES a good match? It is on sale now (budget issuer...LOL).... I was eying Onkyo 705... but Sony does has bigger power and nicer GUI...
4: so far I am targeting 5.1 setup. Would love to go to 7.1 but there a lot extra $ I need to make it works (need additional outlet to run the speaker wires - meaning new wall plugs and a lot of crawl space time). Is it worthed in general? If so, a pair of OMNI 150 or another pair of 350? I have 12' (w) x 15' (d) x 8' (h) room as my AV area... 50% movie, 20% TV, 20% xbox, 10% music


Any advise will be nice... thanks in advance.... will post picture once it is all done!
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Fisrt of all, congrats on your new setup! This is not expert advise so do with it what you want.

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The first thing I notice was the plastic cover of the tweets - really not sure about that. Hopefully it won't have any negative impact on the sound quality.

Is the plastic cover over the tweeters that you are talking about the omnipolar guide? If so, this is what Mirage uses to disperse the sound from the speaker in a 360 degree pattern to reflect more sound from the walls. It is what gives the Mirage speakers a distinctive sound, some like it, others hate it.

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1: did I just ordered something that unnecessary?
2: did I made a right chose? $350 S-8 is pretty hard to swallow already IMO...

Where did you order the sub from? Depending on room size you may want to step up to the Omni S10, and if so, return the S8 or cancel the order.

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4: so far I am targeting 5.1 setup. Would love to go to 7.1 but there a lot extra $ I need to make it works (need additional outlet to run the speaker wires - meaning new wall plugs and a lot of crawl space time). Is it worthed in general? If so, a pair of OMNI 150 or another pair of 350? I have 12' (w) x 15' (d) x 8' (h) room as my AV area... 50% movie, 20% TV, 20% xbox, 10% music.

You can pick up the Omni 150s as side surrounds to round out the 7.1 or return the 350s and pick up 4 150s as these will work just fine for surround duty. You don't really need the 350s as rears if mainly using it for movies/tv/games.

Otherwise enjoy what you have.
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I took the plastic thing off that was on the tweeter. it wasn't mentioned in the manual, but couldn't see how any sound would come out of the tweeter without removing it.

You have a small room. 12X15. Would 7.1 be too much in there?
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I took the plastic thing off that was on the tweeter. it wasn't mentioned in the manual, but couldn't see how any sound would come out of the tweeter without removing it.

You have a small room. 12X15. Would 7.1 be too much in there?

I was talking about the arm that extent out... would love to see if it is made by some solid metal...

About the 5.1 to 7.1.... Good point.... ahahha... save me more $!

Or...maybe later......
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Is the plastic cover over the tweeters that you are talking about the omnipolar guide? If so, this is what Mirage uses to disperse the sound from the speaker in a 360 degree pattern to reflect more sound from the walls. It is what gives the Mirage speakers a distinctive sound, some like it, others hate it.

Yes, I am talking about the Omnipolar arm (not the small clear plastic protection cap). I just hope that is made by some nicer heavier metal. Basically I don't have any problem to have a reflective sound... it is a great idea, and it make the speaker look very very high end...

S-10? Hmmm... I am pretty sure it will be better to have a 10" than 8". I will try it out first and see how things come along.

Thanks for the advice!
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joshish,

Did your OMnis come in Friday?
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Hi guys, I been reding this forum for the last couple of weeks and heard the term newbie quiet allot. Well I leave it up to you guys to create a new term for me because I know nothing about sound, except that I want one. This is waht I'm thinking, tell me if I'm wrong. My budget is $1000 -$1200

1)Yamaha RX-V661 receiver
2) four mirage OMNI 150 for front and back
3)mirage OMNI C150 for center
4)do I need a subwoofer

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Hi cbecerra13 and welcome to the forum. It is a good system you are picking out but you certainly need a subwoofer to round the system out. The Omni 150s are satisfactory in the bass response for a small room, casual listening, 2-channel audio system, in my opinion, but to get the full impact for theater use, a sub is a must. If you want to stay in the Mirage family of products, an Omni S8 would be a good starting point.

Hope this helps and best of luck putting your system together.

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Thought I would add my $0.02.

I have the High Definition Theater Series (MSRP $1250ea for LCR, and $2200 for rear pair)
I worked at a Mirage dealer back in 1999 when i bought them and got them right at about 50% off. At the time they were Mirage's best speaker package. I was trying to chosse between saving my money and getting the OMC3 or these. Went with these.
I noticed they stayed on the Mirage website up until this year! So they obviously manufactured them for quite a while.

Anyone else bought these speakers?

I think they sound great and still use them several times a week.

I have been thinking about going to a two channel only system in our den and looking at the current Mirage offering, I will be looking at something else....Maybe B&W 804S or Martin Logan Purity.

But the HDT Series has been a hard worker in my house with exceptional results.
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an Omni S8 would be a good starting point.

It's a nice sub but at $399 it seems the wrong choice for people getting the Omni line. They can get a good sub for a lot less.
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Thanks for the repply guys. I know where I can get the receiver at a good price, however it seem that not to many online stores carried the mirage OMNI 150 speakers. Crutchfield does not have them, the only conpany online that I could find was: vanns.com for $140 a pair:
Anyone familiar with this online store: should I pull the triger as you guys are fun of saying. And I will add the subwoofer since I do want the theater sound.


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150s sold out a crutchfied. Hmmmm.
i ordered a 2nd pair by mistake and was going to send them back, but
maybe I'll sell 'em to a friend, or put them in the vacation home.
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It's a nice sub but at $399 it seems the wrong choice for people getting the Omni line. They can get a good sub for a lot less.

Agreed that a good sub could be had for less. Just a top-of-my-head suggestion if they wanted to stick in the Mirage line. Some buyers seem to want to stay with the same brand sub for some reason. Also, the US MSRP is $349 (unless something changed and my rep is slipping ) but still more than someone else's sub.

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Wonder why discounts are hard to find on the S8 and S10?
I guess they are still popular.
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Mirage speakers from their current lines aren't usually discounted (except when the dealer makes a deal), and the S8 and S10 are I think still considered part of the current line.

You're right, TDI, the S8 is $350.

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vanns.com for $140 a pair:
Anyone familiar with this online store:

Vanns is one of a short list of stores that I'd recommend. Customer service is generally good. And free shipping, a big difference with heavy stuff like speakers.

Two places to look for comments on stores:
PriceGrabber
ResellerRatings

Just keep in mind that negatives are over-represented, since people want to vent when there's a problem.
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After 2 weeks of wait, finally everything arrived. Spend a weekend to put them all together, and here is my 5.1 set up:

Front: OMNI 550 - new
rare: OMNI 350- new
Center: C150- new
Sub:S-8- new
Receiver: Sony 5200ES- new
DVD player: Xbox 360 + HD-Player - old
TV turner: HD TIVO - new
Digital music server: Roku M1001 - new
TV:Panasonic TH-50PX500U - old
Remote: Harmony 880 Remote - old
Room size: 16' (D) x 12' (W) x 8' (H) - listening area only

The speaker boxes is big, and well protected. There are few holes in my 550's box due to the shipping; but nothing missing or damage at all - well packaging. The S-8 on the other hand was badly done - all the form inside are broken and box is kind of deformed - but luckily there wasn't any damage. The speaker is lighter than I expected. The finishes is fine - not great great like the other higher end line. The each speaker cone has some kind of Fiber Glass like material and it is almost like B&W products - very modern and nice looking speakers - a lot better than any picture that I seen online.

So, after closely inspected each of them, I begin to hook them up with my 5200ES. Took me a while to get all the HDMI and all the input going. The GUI of 5200es is nice but painful to call out by the remote. After running automatic speaker configuration by Sony, with a little personal touch - the speaker sound FANTASTIC!!! At first I was complain a bit on the base performance before I hook up the S-8 (the sub came 1 day later)... but once all the piece fall into a right place... it perform VERY VERY nice. The high and mid is clear and well separated. The sweet sport is large; but yet still retains a very good tones separation. The bass is tight and accurate without over kill. The S-8 seems work well with all the speakers. This setup even work well with MP3s - I mean, even for some typical 44kps compressed crap... it sounds pretty good. Can't wait to see the sound result of SACD - too bad I don't have any media or player. It is for sure not the best speakers out there - but the ratio of performance and $ is very very high - it is a lot better than that I expected!

Kind of off topic - if anyone want to connect your music from PC to your sound system wirelessly, I highly recommend Roku M1001! Easy to hook up with a lot of options - both coaxial and optical inputs are available!

See picts below!
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achung123,

Nice modern and clean set up. The 550s are so much larger than the 350s even though they only measure 3" wider. I am glad I got the smaller 350s. And in your fairly large space the 350s look perfect as surrounds.
Bang for the buck I don't think there is anything out there that can outperform them, esepcially with the closeout deals on the Omnis.
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