Originally Posted by sharpjunkie
Anyone have these that care to comment on them? OS3 FS
Yep...these sound great, look terrific, and seem well made. However, as others have also noted, you definitely need a SW and will probably have to play around with the EQ in your AVR since the highs may seem a bit shrill (in certain situations)...the mid is tight as is the base, but the base could use help in those lower frequencies. I my particular setup..I have no complaints about the clarity, high notes, and overall sound. Had a pair for over 2 months now, and like them more each day.
Originally Posted by Corvair61
I do not own the OS-FS but I have heard them. I went into BB one time for something else and decided to listen to them. The employee turned on a system that included them. With the matching center and one of the mirage subs it all sounded ok. Nothing great but ok. I told him I wanted to only hear the front speakers. I had him shut off the sub and the center so I could focus on the OS-FS. I must admit I was extremely disappointed. I found them to be lacking in any kind of bass depth. He was playing some classical music and these speakers just could not handle the full spectrum of sound that I want to hear from a good speaker. I'm guess in an HT situation with a great sub they could do a decent job. For my money I wouldn't touch them. Get something better.
Just an opinion.
I also had previewed the previous model (V2FS??w/ brushed black aluminum finish) at BB...they didn't have the newer OS3FS available for testing, in fact, at that time they didn't even have them for sale. That V2 setup sounded very good, but of course not as good as the systems costing much more money. As Corvair61 did, I had the SM run only the front speakers, since that's all I was interested in, playing some heavy deep rock music. I found the base nice and tight but lacking in depth, but the highs and overall soundfield was very nice. I figured with a decent SW in my small area, that these would sound good, and they (the new OS3FS w/ shiny black finish) would integrate perfectly with my Samsung 71f LCD and other equipment. I subsequently purchased the OS3FS based on that single preview.
For my particular needs...there is nothing better.
Originally Posted by b4z
Why doesn't Mirage design an OsFS or OM350 style speaker that is acoustic suspension with 2 5.5" drivers. I bet it would get down to 40hz without even trying. I think they are putting those multi drivers and passive radiators in there for show
Ha...maybe in a year or two they will come around with an OS4FS to meet your request.
And yeah...that bunch of drivers sure look sharp.If anyone is interested:
The functional listening area is a small ~14' x 12' with low ceilings (this is the top floor room).
My setup consists of a mish-mosh of speakers, each of which was chosen for a particular situation (yet maintaining the 8 ohm impedance). It took me about 2 yrs to assemble a suitable setup, at minimum cost.
The fronts are the OS3FS, straddling the TV (on TV cart with all equipment), and set at about 6 feet apart and ~ 7.5 ft from sweet spot listening/viewing area.
The CC is a Bose which is the only CC that fits ON TOP of the LCD TV and also integrates perfectly with the Sam LCD. This CC works out very nicely for my purposes.
The OS3FS and Bose CC seem to have been made specifically for the Samsung 71f LCD.
The surrounds are a pair of very old, excellent on their own, discontinued Radio Shack Minimus-7 (also) aluminum speakers, on adjustable brackets at a height of 5.5 feet.
The SW is an mediocre 8" Sony, which happens to be all those OS3FS's need to sound very good.
Believe it or not...this setup sounds excellent in this area, both for HT and music. In fact, even SACD sounds amazing.Happy to finally see some interest and discussion of the OS3FS on this thread.