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I use Pinpoint Mounts AM20 linked below. If you're interested, I could send you a picture of what it looks like mounted in my home. Let me know.

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I might. Right now, I'm just curious about the experience of others.
I have had uneven results running Audyssey. One time there is NO bass, the next time it sounds good. Not sure what is different. I make sure to turn off every noise source, carefully place the mic, have a copy of the instructions in hand. I would just rerun the calibration and note the distances and levels to make sure they are reasonable.
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I use Pinpoint Mounts AM20 linked below. If you're interested, I could send you a picture of what it looks like mounted in my home. Let me know.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Do you have a pic using this mount , mounting from the ceiling?
I want to see how it looks..
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I can't believe this, but my six year old daughter pushed in the tweeters on both my OMD-28's and then tried to pin the blame on her little sister.

Is it even possible to get replacement parts for these speakers now?
Call Mirage at 1-866-428-2122. I have ordered tweeters for my OMD-15s not long ago from here.
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pushed in the tweeters
Did this actually impair the sound or is the damage cosmetic ?
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Did this actually impair the sound or is the damage cosmetic ?
That would depend on the degree that they were damaged. But I would think that any change in the parabolic shape of the dome would have an audio consequence.
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That would depend on the degree that they were damaged. But I would think that any change in the parabolic shape of the dome would have an audio consequence.
If the damage is only pushed in and not punctured, people have claimed to use suction to draw them back out. Never tried it myself.
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I use Pinpoint Mounts AM20 linked below. If you're interested, I could send you a picture of what it looks like mounted in my home. Let me know.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Do you have a pic using this mount , mounting from the ceiling?
I want to see how it looks..
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If the damage is only pushed in and not punctured, people have claimed to use suction to draw them back out. Never tried it myself.
Over the years, I've purchased a few used speakers (including Sonus Faber and Mirage) that had tweeter domes pushed in. My experience is that moderately sticky tape is better than suction for pulling out tweeter domes. I have used the tape technique successfully on both silk domes and metal domes. My preferred tape is black electrical tape, but other kinds also work well. DO NOT use duct tape! Just lightly press the tape against the dome, then pull it back off. Repeat as necessary until the dome is convex again.

By the way, I haven't heard any difference in tweeters' sound when pushed in, but I suspect it would only be audible off-axis.
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What has happened to Mirage?

OS^3 speakers would be ideal for Atmos ceiling speakers.......

Sad no outfit has leftover stock......
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New Mirage speakers on Woot today
- including models I haven't seen on Woot before. (but unfortunately, not the C1 or C2 centers some of us are waiting for.
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Did this actually impair the sound or is the damage cosmetic ?
Not sure if you were quoting me or not, but yes, the speakers sound like poo... almost no treble.

It's not like they just got a little dent in them. My daughter obviously went all out and mushed them good and proper.
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What has happened to Mirage?

OS^3 speakers would be ideal for Atmos ceiling speakers.......

Sad no outfit has leftover stock......
Mirage Os3-Sat Premium Omnipolar Satellite-Bookshelf Speaker (single)
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Mirage Os3-Sat Premium Omnipolar Satellite-Bookshelf Speaker (single)
$99 each today on Woot

http://electronics.woot.com/offers/o...ref=cnt_wp_0_6
Thanks,

Would need 4 for Atmos........only three per customer?

Boy, OS^3's would be perfect for Atmos...........too bad about Klipsch throwing in towel with Mirage brand.
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Not sure if you were quoting me or not, but yes, the speakers sound like poo... almost no treble.

It's not like they just got a little dent in them. My daughter obviously went all out and mushed them good and proper.
This was a sad day in an audiophiles life...
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This was a sad day in an audiophiles life...
Actually, it was a sad day in a parents life. For $170 I replaced the tweeters, but money can't buy back the trust I lost in my daughter.
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Actually, it was a sad day in a parents life. For $170 I replaced the tweeters, but money can't buy back the trust I lost in my daughter.
I remember doing something equally bad to my parents furniture when I was 7 or 8 with and new found pocket knife. The after effect was long term and dramatic as I vowed to never do something so silly again.

I wouldn't be too harsh in your trust of her as I am sure she felt just as foolish after the fact and probably learned a very valuable life lesson.
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Mirage MC S1 Center - Movie Dialogue Not Up to Par

My Mirage MC S1 center channel recently lost some of it's normally outstanding performance on movie dialogue. When lising to movies, I keep having to turn up the volume to hear the dialogue. Even my wife is complaining about the quality of the dialogue.

Movie dialogue is clear when by-passing the center channel altogether and listeing in stereo mode.

Would your guess on the problem be the MCSI tweeter or one of the woofers?
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My Mirage MC S1 center channel recently lost some of it's normally outstanding performance on movie dialogue. When lising to movies, I keep having to turn up the volume to hear the dialogue. Even my wife is complaining about the quality of the dialogue.

Movie dialogue is clear when by-passing the center channel altogether and listeing in stereo mode.

Would your guess on the problem be the MCSI tweeter or one of the woofers?
You would want to check a few things.

First, make sure the speaker cables are still firmly attached, i.e. the cable hasn't come loose.

Next, make sure it's not your receiver/amplifier that's having the problem. Easiest way to test this is to temporarily hook up a different speaker to the center channel outputs. Also, it might be that you just need to change a setting in your receiver that controls the center channel level that could have been inadvertently changed.

Then, if the amp is not the problem, play some loud full range content, like music, through the center channel. (If necessary, hook up the center channel to one of the main left/right speaker outputs from your amp.) With the front grill cloth removed, place your ear close to each driver to hear if it's generating any sound. If one of the drivers is dead, you should be able to tell.
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You would want to check a few things.

First, make sure the speaker cables are still firmly attached, i.e. the cable hasn't come loose.

Next, make sure it's not your receiver/amplifier that's having the problem. Easiest way to test this is to temporarily hook up a different speaker to the center channel outputs. Also, it might be that you just need to change a setting in your receiver that controls the center channel level that could have been inadvertently changed.

Then, if the amp is not the problem, play some loud full range content, like music, through the center channel. (If necessary, hook up the center channel to one of the main left/right speaker outputs from your amp.) With the front grill cloth removed, place your ear close to each driver to hear if it's generating any sound. If one of the drivers is dead, you should be able to tell.
+1. First thing that came to mind was, perhaps one of the voice coils on a woofer blew? But the last suggestion would be a good way to test this.

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