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Overall I am surprised at how well the OMD-15's sound. Not as good as the M series nor as good as my older Mirage 750's but they are interesting. The bass goes quite low but seems to lack a bit of definition/impact, spikes installed. At times there is a bit of a hollow coloration but I hear this from a lot of the newer mini-towers. These are good for sound effects though with the low frequency information. The lower midrange is my biggest gripe. Weak in this area and the mid mids are not as fleshed out as they could be. The upper mids/lower highs are clear and smooth but a bit over emphasized. This can be exacerbated by placing the speakers so the tweeters are reflecting off a TV screen. This speaker has very good macro-dynamics but not a lot of detail so micro-dynamics are limited. I am at hour 100+ and some have said that they will continue to improve in detail presentation.

Next is the stage and that is the reason I took a shot at these. They are pretty good in a 2 channel music environment but I got them for 2 channel HT. Here they work pretty darn well but set-up is important. Just as in the music system these guys need to be toed in. A decent amount of toe and the center fill will appear. Placed properly, the sound effects watching a movie is quite fun. The speakers will not 'disappear' but the width and depth can add to the excitement with sounds going outside the enclosure itself.

A bit over-priced at $850 but they do the space thing, sounding quite big even in a large open room, and they go quite deep in the lower frequencies. You can hear changes you make upstream and will overall 'tell it like it is'. By the way, I can be a rather harsh critic. My son really likes them for games on his PS3 and the wifey has been fairly impressed with them. Appearance wise I think the gloss black looks a little cheap but the binding posts are very nice and well spaced. I give the OMD-15 speakers a 7/10 so far.
Does anyone know if woot will be selling the omd-15's again.
I just bought a house and have a basement I can make my own , and it is far enough away from my wife to have her complain. I currently have 4 omd-5 and a omd center Chanel and a mirage sub for a 5.1 powered by a marantz 8001. I just bought a samsung 65" 8550 so I need to start hooking up my system. I really want to add 2 omd-15,s to make it 7.1 before I have a electrician come in to do the wires. Hopefully woot has them for $400 each again..
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Does anyone know if woot will be selling the omd-15's again.
I just bought a house and have a basement I can make my own , and it is far enough away from my wife to have her complain. I currently have 4 omd-5 and a omd center Chanel and a mirage sub for a 5.1 powered by a marantz 8001. I just bought a samsung 65" 8550 so I need to start hooking up my system. I really want to add 2 omd-15,s to make it 7.1 before I have a electrician come in to do the wires. Hopefully woot has them for $400 each again..
They currently have the OMD-15 available in black.

http://www.woot.com/offers/mirage-om...ef=cnt_wp_7_34
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It looks like I missed it . I just opened the link and it says SOLD OUT.. Can someone please let me know it they pop up on WOOT again..


Right now I am running a 5.1 with 4 omd-5's and omd c1 and really wanted to make it a 7.1 adding 2 OMD-15's to the mix!
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Pair of OMD-15's for local sale near Chicago. Gloss black.
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There are some Black OMD-15's for sale at Woot $399 for 5 days or untill sold out.



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There are some Black OMD-15's for sale at Woot $399 for 5 days or untill sold out.



http://electronics.woot.com/offers/m...f=cnt_wp_10_25

Crazykat , your setup is SICK!! I would hate to be your neighbor!!


I just picked up 2 OMD-15's to finish my setup.. I know have 4 OMD-5 for surrounds and back and a OMD c-s center and now 2 OMD-15's for the front. I was running a 5.1 with 4 OMD-5's and know I am set. Is there going to be a big difference from 5.1 to 7.1? Are most movies 5.1 not 7.1? Is it worth going 7.1 over the 5.1?
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I have a pair of Omni 60s. One speaker has a bad driver (I think). Anybody have an idea of the likelihood that it can be repaired given this model has been discontinued?
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Crazykat , your setup is SICK!! I would hate to be your neighbor!!


I just picked up 2 OMD-15's to finish my setup.. I know have 4 OMD-5 for surrounds and back and a OMD c-s center and now 2 OMD-15's for the front. I was running a 5.1 with 4 OMD-5's and know I am set. Is there going to be a big difference from 5.1 to 7.1? Are most movies 5.1 not 7.1? Is it worth going 7.1 over the 5.1?
Thank You for the kind words. I do need to update my gallery since I've added a second PSA sub. and a custom stand for my OMD-C2 center.

Congratulations on picking up the OMD-15's they are great performers.
You should be very please with the sound of a 7.1 system. The Mirage Omds speakers will fill your HT with room filling sound.
If your receiver has a good room calibration system for your speaker set-up and you can plug in a 7.1 system try it out using using the different listening modes that are built into the receiver such as Dolby/DSX/DTX and All Channel Stereo, but it's all a matter of personal preference.
Some people prefer a 2 channel system, some 5.1 or 7.1 only and since I'm crazy I run a 9.2 set-up, but I have a couple of buddies on another Forum that run 11.2 set-ups.

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I have a pair of Omni 60s. One speaker has a bad driver (I think). Anybody have an idea of the likelihood that it can be repaired given this model has been discontinued?
Have you tried taking the driver out to see if it might have a loose wire connection? I had to get into my 60 once to re-glue the pcv port tube, it's not to hard to take the driver out.

Also you might try calling 1-800-554-7724 it's Kipsch's number and ask for parts for Mirage speakers. I think it's a 6.5 woofer and a 1" tweeter they might even have one???? Also ask the parts guy if the same driver was used in any of the other Omd speakers. Good Luck.
The OMD 60 is a great speaker that you need to get back on its performance capability.
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Have you tried taking the driver out to see if it might have a loose wire connection? I had to get into my 60 once to re-glue the pcv port tube, it's not to hard to take the driver out.

Also you might try calling 1-800-554-7724 it's Kipsch's number and ask for parts for Mirage speakers. I think it's a 6.5 woofer and a 1" tweeter they might even have one???? Also ask the parts guy if the same driver was used in any of the other Omd speakers. Good Luck.
The OMD 60 is a great speaker that you need to get back on its performance capability.
Excellent advice and very much appreciated. Judging from your setup, you are well versed in Mirage products.
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Excellent advice and very much appreciated. Judging from your setup, you are well versed in Mirage products.
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I started late with Mirage Omd line of speakers, Nanosats to 5's and C-1 and continued on from there and I would love to learn more and maybe own some of their excellent Vintage Speakers they produced someday.

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There are a pair of used OMD-R's on fleabay right now but the seller must be out of his mind. Asking $1999!!!!!

While I'd like a pair, that is more than twice what I would pay for a new pair. Come on Woot, build us a batch.
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There are some OMD-28"s & 15"s back on sale at Woot. It may be only a one day sale.

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I have a full infinity primus speakers 7.1 set up currently.. How big of an improvement would the 15s be in this set up? How would they sound if I keep everything else the same(or if I upgraded the center when they're available)
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There are some OMD-28"s & 15"s back on sale at Woot. It may be only a one day sale.

http://www.woot.com/plus/mirage-home-theater-speakers-3
No center channel speakers and no burled maple =
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Here's a quote from the discussion thread at Woot.

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Will there be a rep from Mirage on this board? I have been looking at these speakers for a while, but I really want the center channel to go with them. A month or so ago the Mirage rep stated that they would release some center channel speakers for Woot in the fall. I just wanted to see if that is still the plan or not.


Yes the centers are on order now. We will have both Rosewood and black C1's and C2's. They should run in October/November.

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Here's a quote from the discussion thread at Woot.

davidl81 wrote:
Will there be a rep from Mirage on this board? I have been looking at these speakers for a while, but I really want the center channel to go with them. A month or so ago the Mirage rep stated that they would release some center channel speakers for Woot in the fall. I just wanted to see if that is still the plan or not.


Yes the centers are on order now. We will have both Rosewood and black C1's and C2's. They should run in October/November.

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I want the C2 in burled maple though.
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I want the C2 in burled maple though.
Ha, so do a few other Mirage enthusiasts. Right now any of the Mirage Burled Maple Speakers that someone has, should be valuable.

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