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post #6031 of 6695
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Originally Posted by monkuboy View Post

Another thing - remember the Def Techs have a built in sub whereas with the Mirage speakers, for HT use they definitely need a sub and I'd say they could benefit from one in music use too.

I'd really like to crack open the OMDR's and hear what they sound like.. Just don't know if it would be worth it,but then again,like you said,I'd always wonder..What if... Grrrrrrrrr!
post #6032 of 6695
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Originally Posted by monkuboy View Post

Here are some very unscientific impressions of the C2.



The most noticeable difference was in the bass. The C2 has very strong bass and it actually was sort of overpowering. However, it could be that it was placed too close to the wall plus being on a cardboard box wasn't the best thing to have it on. I'd say this would make a good main speaker. Mids and highs were very clear and lifelike. It has a fuller, richer sound than the C1 which it should considering the larger woofers. This informal evaluation was done listening to several well-recorded CD tracks played in mono.





Compared to the 15's, the C2 has a better midrange. It is cleaner - the 15 has a little more resonance to voices and the C2 sounds more natural or lifelike, female voices in particular. The highs were comparable.

Would you dare to say that a pair of C-2 could be better from a pair of 15's in a 2.0 mode?
I know that the C-2 is made for a center channel in HT, but your review gives me that impression...
Is that so?
post #6033 of 6695
I can't possible believe that.. They are designed for certain things. All of the sound would be dispersed way different.. The towers would be better..
post #6034 of 6695
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Originally Posted by Spiros_GR View Post

Would you dare to say that a pair of C-2 could be better from a pair of 15's in a 2.0 mode?
I know that the C-2 is made for a center channel in HT, but your review gives me that impression...
Is that so?

I wouldn't mind trying that except for me it is not practical because the C2's are so wide. There just isn't enough room. I know the midrange impressed me as better and they can handle bass for sure.

As an aside, Vann's is advertising a call for huge discounts on their web site today so I called about the 28's but they said nope, the best they can do is the price on the page.
post #6035 of 6695
I think I'm gonna keep the Mirages a few more days.. I called and they said it was ok.. Its possible I might like the OMDR's more than the Def tech 8040 surrounds. Just wondering ,with those bigger front firing drivers on the OMDR's,I would think you would want to mount those on the back wall right?
post #6036 of 6695
Can I run auddessey on speakers right out of the box?
post #6037 of 6695
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Originally Posted by LowTech1 View Post

I can't possible believe that.. They are designed for certain things. All of the sound would be dispersed way different.. The towers would be better..

I tried two c-1's as left and rights and a c-2 as the center...the better sounding setup was with just one center. It was hard to pinpoint left and right pans such as cymbals, voices, & gunshots etc.
post #6038 of 6695
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Originally Posted by matrixj3 View Post

I tried two c-1's as left and rights and a c-2 as the center...the better sounding setup was with just one center. It was hard to pinpoint left and right pans such as cymbals, voices, & gunshots etc.

So which center did you decide to keep, and what did you do with the other two?
post #6039 of 6695
Still wondering if you can run auddessey on speakers right out of the box?
post #6040 of 6695
Kept the two C-1's and UPS JUST picked up the C-2about 10 minutes ago HA
HA!
If you want a good deal on a C-2 it should show up on clearance maybe by this weekend! The rep asked me why i was sending it back and i told her that the C-1 played guitars with much more realism "just like in concert" than the C-2 even when calibrated on my Dennon. The guitar solos on most DTS concerts are panned right to the CENTER channel and the C-1 just blew away the C-2 when it came to shear loud correct guitar tone. And since i have a good sub i was able to recalibrate it to reproduce the bass the C-1 was lacking...once i did that then there was no need to purchase the C-2. I just prefer the midrage driver on the C-1 to the one on the -C-2. BUT in a larger room the C-2 would be able to work louder with less effort. To me it see it seems if you have a capable sub then the C-1 is all you need and which midrange driver you prefer. I kept a C-1 as a spare and OMD5's as left and right.
post #6041 of 6695
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Originally Posted by LowTech1 View Post

Still wondering if you can run auddessey on speakers right out of the box?

I was reading the mirage manual online and it says to break the speakers in using dynamic music at a lower volume for 100 hrs before you start eq-ing and listening at higher levels.

-Sean
post #6042 of 6695
Grrrrrrr I don't have time to break the center and rear mirage's in for that amount of time.. I will probably just send them back. I can't imagine they would be better than the def tech's anyhow..
post #6043 of 6695
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Originally Posted by LowTech1 View Post

Grrrrrrr I don't have time to break the center and rear mirage's in for that amount of time.. I will probably just send them back. I can't imagine they would be better than the def tech's anyhow..

No reason you can't run Audyssey now. You don't need to wait 100 hours.

Of course a manufacturer is going to tell you to "break in" the speakers for a long period of time... Gives the buyer time to acclimate to the sound, and makes it less likely that they'll return it.

Just give them a real demo, and then you don't have to guess which sounds better.
post #6044 of 6695
So I know I asked about this once before but now I'm concerned with purchasing omd 5s and drowning out the nanosat prestige center. Does anyone have an opinion on this? Am I just paranoid? I know the OMD5s are much better, by the numbers anyway, than OS3s. I want to pull the trigger and I don't have the cash to have 7.1 with OMD 5s so I figured I'd start with the front channel. Any help or suggestions would be great. Thanks.
post #6045 of 6695
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Originally Posted by alphaiii View Post

No reason you can't run Audyssey now. You don't need to wait 100 hours.

Of course a manufacturer is going to tell you to "break in" the speakers for a long period of time... Gives the buyer time to acclimate to the sound, and makes it less likely that they'll return it.

Just give them a real demo, and then you don't have to guess which sounds better.

I want to but some people say not to til after break in. My buddy that owns a theater also says do it now..
post #6046 of 6695
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Originally Posted by LowTech1 View Post

I want to but some people say not to til after break in. My buddy that owns a theater also says do it now..

I say do it now. You yourself said you didn't hear any difference in the 15's over the breaking in period so if there is no difference in sound, it won't make any difference to Audyssey if you wait or do it now. The only real reason to do any sort of break in is like the manual said, for mechanical reasons but it should only take at the most a couple of hours to do that.
post #6047 of 6695
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Originally Posted by monkuboy View Post

The only real reason to do any sort of break in is like the manual said, for mechanical reasons but it should only take at the most a couple of hours to do that.

I agree entirely... and we aren't alone.
post #6048 of 6695
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Originally Posted by LowTech1 View Post

Can I run auddessey on speakers right out of the box?

It's fine to run Audyssey on brand new speakers. If you keep the speakers, just run Audyssey again after they're broken in.

My Mirage OMDs didn't seem to change much, if at all, with break in, but some speakers do. (Speakers I used to own from Soliloquy took a particularly long time to break in.) The need for break in probably depends on the stiffness of the surrounds used on the driver cones.
post #6049 of 6695
Ok,I'm gonna run auddessey when I get home tonight..Got my room all set up. I'll put some pics up..
post #6050 of 6695
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Originally Posted by LowTech1 View Post

Can I run auddessey on speakers right out of the box?

Why don't you go "old school" and skip audessy? Do a manual setup for now. Audessy is over rated IMO.
post #6051 of 6695
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Originally Posted by LowTech1 View Post

Ok,I'm gonna run auddessey when I get home tonight..Got my room all set up. I'll put some pics up..

I'm excited. I really want some OMDRs but would like an opinion from someone who has heard them before. I would like to use them as sides, and debating on using them as rears or front wides. Audyssey says to use directs for front wides, but they'll be wall mounted, so the tweeter and mid-range on one side would be direct at the listening position, this would count right , lol. Can't wait to hear your impressions.

-Sean

Edit: Ok, so I got too antsy and said screw it, lol. I just ordered 4 OMDRs and a pair of OMD5s. I will plan to use them as follows:

OMD5s: Front Height
OMDRs: Front Wide
OMDRs: Sides
LCRs: CHT Sho-10s

I hope this will sound good, I would have gone with OMD15s as LCRs, but I'm worried about them being placed too close to the wall. That being said, I will be hanging the OMD5s upside down in the corner of the walls/ceiling, will this be a placement issue?
post #6052 of 6695
I'll try to get some pics of my basement tonight.. You guys can help me decide where to put the rears.. But for now.. Here is a pic of my baby Titus the Boxer.. He turned 2 yesterday..
LL
post #6053 of 6695
Vanns is having their one day audio sale today.
OMD-28: Rosewood $1199, black $1299
OMD-C2 $549 black or rosewood
OMD-R $329
post #6054 of 6695
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Originally Posted by THANKGOD4PLASMA View Post

Vanns is having their one day audio sale today.
OMD-28: Rosewood $1199, black $1299
OMD-C2 $549 black or rosewood
OMD-R $329


Where do you see that? I just see the regular prices.
post #6055 of 6695
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Originally Posted by monkuboy View Post

Where do you see that? I just see the regular prices.

Sorry, I meant to put call in sale
post #6056 of 6695
Wow, since the one channel on my receiver has a bit of static I reset the microprocessor which reset everything to default settings. It didn't fix the issue but I'm now listening to the speakers with no Audyssey at all and it sounds like garbage. I really appreciate the Audyssey correction now.
post #6057 of 6695
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Originally Posted by THANKGOD4PLASMA View Post

Sorry, I meant to put call in sale

They had the same banner up yesterday and when I called, they told me they couldn't drop the price on the 28's.
post #6058 of 6695
$1199 for the 28's in Rosewood, I'm feeling the upgrade bug........
post #6059 of 6695
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Originally Posted by THANKGOD4PLASMA View Post

$1199 for the 28's in Rosewood, I'm feeling the upgrade bug........

Do you or anyone know what the lowest price Vann's has ever listed for the 28's in either color?

$1,199 looks like a good price. I'm sort of glad I want black and not rosewood.
post #6060 of 6695
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Originally Posted by Kini62 View Post

Audessy is over rated IMO.

Have you used a system with MultEQ XT32? It's a huge leap over prior Audyssey versions?

Unless you've got perfect speakers that are perfectly placed in a room that is acoustically perfect, one could argue that any system would be better with such calibration and correction than without it. With Mirage speakers in particular, because of the way they use room reflections more than most other speakers, room correction becomes even more important.
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