Originally Posted by fuzzatch
If I remember correctly, didn't the original OMNIs retail for more then the new series? Does anybody know what has changed between the two series?
New woofers (fiberglass composite cones instead of polypropylene titanium deposit hybrid cones).
New tweeter (aluminum dome instead of titanium).
New cabinet style (only available in black in the US).
The Omni-550 is essentially the direct replacement of the Omni-260
The Omni-350 is the replacement for the Omni-250
The Omni-150 replaces the Omni-50
The Omni-C150 does not incorporate the Omniguide so really "Omni" is incorrect since it is a direct radiating speaker.
The biggest reason for price difference I would suspect is that like most of the new Mirage product (OmniSat V2 series, Uni-Theater, NanoSat and Nano-Prestige) they are made overseas.
Wow - I just compared the Omni-260 to the new Omni-550 from the spec sheets on Mirage's site and the numer that really sticks out is weight.
original Omni-260 55 lbs ea.
new Omni-550 34.2 lbs ea.