Originally Posted by LowTech1
Its not the type of sound,but the quality. The def techs just sounded fuller and cinematic. My brother heard both also and immediately went for the def techs. Do yourself a favor,don't ever listen to the def tech's,you might have buyers remorse.. lol The C1 did absolutely nothing for me either.. It was ok and that's it. Like I said,most people rave about these Mirages because the price is right now and they are their 1st set of real speakers or never heard quality next to them.. I'm not sayin,I'm just sayin.. Going from say,polk bookshelves to Mirage 15's is no comparision.. That's what just rubs me wrong..
Well I say great things about Mirage, and I'm coming from Energy RC-70's and B&W before that.
Now down to business. I have gotten so sick of seeing your posts that I decided it was time for a little 1 on 1. I know a guy who manages a very nice high end AV store, called him about this DefTec 8060HD center channel that he carries along with the matching towers and step-up 8080HD. So we had a little shoot-out between the 8060HD and the Mirage OMD-C2. The manager set up a time before opening, I won't say his name here, he could get fired.
It was the manager and one of his sales associates and me.
He had my shoot-out using a Denon AVR 4311ci powering some small surrounds and a Mcintosh MC 303 powering the fronts and center (you should see the size of this beast!) The fronts he used were B&W 802 Diamond (simply gorgeous)
We watched Transformers DOTM and Tron Legacy
In the end, along with some ringing in my ears, all three of us were in near total agreement on the outcome. The DefTec 8060HD reached lower, but the OMD-C2 easily bested the 8060HD in every catagory that matters for a center channel speaker especially voices, where the store manager was particularly astounded by how natural it sounded. Voice placement on screen was quite a bit better on the OMD-C2, the highs reached higher and smoother, and when driven to serious amounts of power, the OMD-C2 handled it gracefully, while the 8060HD staggered a little. The sound stage the C2 created was larger than the 8060HD and the sweet spot was far greater.
The low profile look of the 8060 HD is nice and it looks to be built very well, but the fit finish of the OMD-C2 is simply beautiful, and the build quality is extraordinary.
Next to my Kuro, this day marked the single most gratifying and justifiable one in my little hobby.