Originally Posted by sbernstein
I am very interested in the Mirage UNI-theater now that Crutchfield has dropped the price to $599. I currently have M&K S-85 L/C/R and am looking to clean up the setup once a new 47" LCD gets mounted to the wall.
Any response is greatly appreciated.
I currently have been using the UNI for about 3mos. It is wall mounted about 6" above my 50" Pioneer 1140HD. I have a surround system with Mirage HDT-CM1 ceiling mounts for my L&R surrounds and Back surrounds. Mirage 12" omni sub. My room is 22' x 17' x 11' high. My walls are plastered and I have lots of window. I watch the TV from 9-11' back through the long axis of the room.
That being said I am not happy with my UNI.
I have hard walls and I get a very "bright sound" especially with the UNI wall mounted and set for boundary compensation which manages the bass. So I lose there.
My room is too big for this unit (woofer are only 3").
My surrounds outperform the front UNI.
I think the UNI Theater is a good unit. Especially its design with the tweeters for the Left and Right channels set to the outside of the cabinet really gives a wide stage and sound image. I have to admit it is a compromise from separate LCR speakers.
If you have a smaller room than I, and your viewing distance is 6-9', as well as some sound dampening in the room (carpets, wall hangings) then it is a fine speaker system.
I have decided to upgrade and get some KEF IQ9's for L & R and a center from the same IQ series.
That sounds great for the price. I paid 950 only 4 mos. ago.