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post #6211 of 6690
Anyone have any thoughts on the M590i's?
post #6212 of 6690
Recently my Mirage Omnisat V2 gave up the ghost and I am now in the market for a new center channel. I have been slowly upgrading my system. For a receiver I have the Denon 2112 and for a sub I have Outlaws' 12 in. LFM-1EX. I really like the clean sound that Mirage offers as well as their unique surround sound setup. Right now, I am leaning towards their OMD C1, which is priced just under $300. If I go this route, within the year I will replace the other two front speakers with the OMD 15 (around $400 each). My current front Mirage Omni 350 speakers would be regulated to the back.
I would love to hear from you who have the Mirage OMD C1 and possibly the OMD 15. I am also open to alternatives within my price range, especially since sometimes there are good deals for Memorial Day. Thank you.
post #6213 of 6690
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Originally Posted by capablanca View Post

Recently my Mirage Omnisat V2 gave up the ghost and I am now in the market for a new center channel. I have been slowly upgrading my system. For a receiver I have the Denon 2112 and for a sub I have Outlaws' 12 in. LFM-1EX. I really like the clean sound that Mirage offers as well as their unique surround sound setup. Right now, I am leaning towards their OMD C1, which is priced just under $300. If I go this route, within the year I will replace the other two front speakers with the OMD 15 (around $400 each). My current front Mirage Omni 350 speakers would be regulated to the back.
I would love to hear from you who have the Mirage OMD C1 and possibly the OMD 15. I am also open to alternatives within my price range, especially since sometimes there are good deals for Memorial Day. Thank you.

I own the OMD-15's, OMD-C1, and (4) OMD-5's that I have in my family room. In my Home Theater I have the OMD-28's, OMD-C2, and OMD-R's. I love the Mirage for Home Theater. If your budget allows I would go with the 15's, C1, and 5's. Either a 5.1 or 7.1 setup. Vann's is the only vender and I do not know how much longer they will have them. There are other good speakers in this price range but none that I know of that will throw that large of a sound field as the Mirages do. Awesome speakers for the money. Checkout my Home Theater down below. Good luck and feel free to ask more questions.

http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gal...&folderid=5375
post #6214 of 6690
Bluvette,
Thanks for the reply. Your audio setup is awesome. Do you have the center channel on the tv pointed up or straight?
post #6215 of 6690
I made a stand that I can adjust the angle, this is the position that sounds the best.

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post #6216 of 6690
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Originally Posted by halo71 View Post

Anyone have any thoughts on the M590i's?

Hello, what application are you considering for these? Such as main L/R, or surrounds/rears?

I currently use the M590i's for surrounds and they more than capable. Depending on your room size they could be used for mains as well if the room was on the smaller side.
post #6217 of 6690
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Originally Posted by Bluvette View Post

I made a stand that I can adjust the angle, this is the position that sounds the best.

Correct me if I'm wrong, and I do realize that every room is different, but isn't the OMD C1 meant to be pointed upwards to get that full room effect by having the sound waves bounce off the walls?
post #6218 of 6690
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Originally Posted by capablanca View Post

Correct me if I'm wrong, and I do realize that every room is different, but isn't the OMD C1 meant to be pointed upwards to get that full room effect by having the sound waves bounce off the walls?

Yes, that is if installed below the screen, if above the screen you mount upside down. The OMD-5 mount upside down also if above 6 feet.
post #6219 of 6690
Just an update: I did go ahead and order the OMD-C1. I will give my impressions when I get it next week. For the few that replied, thanks for the advise.
post #6220 of 6690
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Originally Posted by Bluvette View Post


I own the OMD-15's, OMD-C1, and (4) OMD-5's that I have in my family room. In my Home Theater I have the OMD-28's, OMD-C2, and OMD-R's. I love the Mirage for Home Theater. If your budget allows I would go with the 15's, C1, and 5's. Either a 5.1 or 7.1 setup. Vann's is the only vender and I do not know how much longer they will have them. There are other good speakers in this price range but none that I know of that will throw that large of a sound field as the Mirages do. Awesome speakers for the money. Checkout my Home Theater down below. Good luck and feel free to ask more questions.

http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gal...&folderid=5375

I have the exact same set up, except 5.1 with an ED 10" sub. Have you heard the mirages without your emotiva? Wondering how significant of a difference it makes. Always in the market to improve

Yes I love my set up, especially for movies. I hadnt watched a bluray in a while so decided to kick one on recently. I totally forgot just how incredible these sound with that level of quality sound. Music wise I like them. Movie wise, I love them.
post #6221 of 6690
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Originally Posted by ShapS View Post

I have the exact same set up, except 5.1 with an ED 10" sub. Have you heard the mirages without your emotiva? Wondering how significant of a difference it makes. Always in the market to improve

Yes I love my set up, especially for movies. I hadnt watched a bluray in a way and kicked one on recently. I totally forgot just how incredible these sound with that level of quality sound. Music wise I like them. Movie wise, I love them.

I did have the Mirage setup with my Yammy 863 and no amps and was fine. The Emos just gave me much more headroom, and less fatigue on the AVR.
post #6222 of 6690
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Originally Posted by Bluvette View Post

I did have the Mirage setup with my Yammy 863 and no amps and was fine. The Emos just gave me much more headroom, and less fatigue on the AVR.

I just have to tell you.......your home theater is CRAZY nice!!! Very well done!! No corners cut, very clean looking without looking 'sterile' and VERY SWEET equipment!!!! Great job!!!
post #6223 of 6690
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Originally Posted by NewToHT View Post

I just have to tell you.......your home theater is CRAZY nice!!! Very well done!! No corners cut, very clean looking without looking 'sterile' and VERY SWEET equipment!!!! Great job!!!

Thank you very much.
post #6224 of 6690
Just got a pair of Mirage OS3-FS towers for 385$ on sale at World Wide Stereo (Apply Coupon Code = 0531A) and was wondering if the OMD-C1 would sound better with them then the OS3-CC. The C1 isnt much more $.
post #6225 of 6690
The OMD-C1 should be better but the OS3-CC was designed with those two towers you just bought in mind. Right now, you can get the OMD-15 towers for under $400 with free shipping and no taxes!

Here is a review:

http://www.hometheater.com/floorloud...rs/1007mirage/
post #6226 of 6690
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Originally Posted by capablanca View Post

The OMD-C1 should be better but the OS3-CC was designed with those two towers you just bought in mind. Right now, you can get the OMD-15 towers for under $400 with free shipping and no taxes!

Here is a review:

http://www.hometheater.com/floorloud...rs/1007mirage/

Yeah, the OMD-15 towers are around $400 each. The deal on the OS3 towers were for $400 for the pair. That's quite a difference. I know the OS3-CC was designed to go with the OS3 towers, but since the price difference between it and the OMD-C1 are fairly close, I was just curious if it would be a better move to get the C1.
post #6227 of 6690
For $800 to your door for the pair, this is a sweet deal you will love.

http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it...15-gloss-black
post #6228 of 6690
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Originally Posted by sacrifist View Post

Yeah, the OMD-15 towers are around $400 each. The deal on the OS3 towers were for $400 for the pair. That's quite a difference. I know the OS3-CC was designed to go with the OS3 towers, but since the price difference between it and the OMD-C1 are fairly close, I was just curious if it would be a better move to get the C1.

I say go for the C2.
post #6229 of 6690
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Originally Posted by Spurrier Sucks View Post

I say go for the C2.

It's twice the price of the C1. As Ive already mentioned, Im on somewhat of a budget. I guess I should rephrase my question.

I have $300.00 and I need a center channel. Should I pay $229.00 for the OS3-CC (which Im well aware of being the matching center channel for the OS3-FS towers I've already purchased) or do I buy the OMD-C1 that is $299.00. They both look very similar and Im assuming the C1 would look good with the OS3s. So is it worth the extra $70.00 to grab the C1 instead of the CC?
post #6230 of 6690
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Originally Posted by sacrifist View Post

It's twice the price of the C1. As Ive already mentioned, Im on somewhat of a budget. I guess I should rephrase my question.

I have $300.00 and I need a center channel. Should I pay $229.00 for the OS3-CC (which Im well aware of being the matching center channel for the OS3-FS towers I've already purchased) or do I buy the OMD-C1 that is $299.00. They both look very similar and Im assuming the C1 would look good with the OS3s. So is it worth the extra $70.00 to grab the C1 instead of the CC?

I understood the question, the C1 will match fine and is the better center. Well worth the extra money. Get it man!!!!!
post #6231 of 6690
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Originally Posted by sacrifist View Post


It's twice the price of the C1. As Ive already mentioned, Im on somewhat of a budget. I guess I should rephrase my question.

I have $300.00 and I need a center channel. Should I pay $229.00 for the OS3-CC (which Im well aware of being the matching center channel for the OS3-FS towers I've already purchased) or do I buy the OMD-C1 that is $299.00. They both look very similar and Im assuming the C1 would look good with the OS3s. So is it worth the extra $70.00 to grab the C1 instead of the CC?

C1 obvious answer.
post #6232 of 6690
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Originally Posted by sacrifist View Post

It's twice the price of the C1. As Ive already mentioned, Im on somewhat of a budget. I guess I should rephrase my question.

I have $300.00 and I need a center channel. Should I pay $229.00 for the OS3-CC (which Im well aware of being the matching center channel for the OS3-FS towers I've already purchased) or do I buy the OMD-C1 that is $299.00. They both look very similar and Im assuming the C1 would look good with the OS3s. So is it worth the extra $70.00 to grab the C1 instead of the CC?

I was being a smartass my bad. I've had both the OS3 CC and C1 and without a doubt I say get the C1.
post #6233 of 6690
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Originally Posted by Bluvette View Post

I understood the question, the C1 will match fine and is the better center. Well worth the extra money. Get it man!!!!!

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Originally Posted by ShapS View Post

C1 obvious answer.

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Originally Posted by Spurrier Sucks View Post

I was being a smartass my bad. I've had both the OS3 CC and C1 and without a doubt I say get the C1.

Much better answers! Thank you guys. I figured the C1 would be the one to grab, but wanted to be certain.
post #6234 of 6690
post #6235 of 6690
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Originally Posted by capablanca View Post

Recently my Mirage Omnisat V2 gave up the ghost and I am now in the market for a new center channel. I have been slowly upgrading my system. For a receiver I have the Denon 2112 and for a sub I have Outlaws' 12 in. LFM-1EX. I really like the clean sound that Mirage offers as well as their unique surround sound setup. Right now, I am leaning towards their OMD C1, which is priced just under $300. If I go this route, within the year I will replace the other two front speakers with the OMD 15 (around $400 each). My current front Mirage Omni 350 speakers would be regulated to the back.
I would love to hear from you who have the Mirage OMD C1 and possibly the OMD 15. I am also open to alternatives within my price range, especially since sometimes there are good deals for Memorial Day. Thank you.

I received my OMD-C1 today---2 days early! The instructions say that it will take about 100 hours before the speaker is broken but it sounds really good and more powerful than my previous center channel. The only negative is an aesthetic one---it is a lot taller than I had anticipated. I have it just in front of my 52 in Samsung LCD and it blocks the bottom a little. I'm 6'1 and so for a shorter person it will block more than the 1-2 inches that I'm losing. Decisions, decisions....
post #6236 of 6690
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Originally Posted by capablanca View Post

I received my OMD-C1 today---2 days early! The instructions say that it will take about 100 hours before the speaker is broken but it sounds really good and more powerful than my previous center channel. The only negative is an aesthetic one---it is a lot taller than I had anticipated. I have it just in front of my 52 in Samsung LCD and it blocks the bottom a little. I'm 6'1 and so for a shorter person it will block more than the 1-2 inches that I'm losing. Decisions, decisions....

Congrats, capablanca on your C1, I'm sure you'll love it and even more after break-in. I read your post about OMD 15's in your future plans, also a great pair of speakers.
post #6237 of 6690
Hello all, I recently went and bought a 22 range multimeter to try to get some impedance readings on my speakers just to make sure everything is working right and I am having some trouble. I have the omd-15/1/5 speakers and the only one I was able to get a reading on is the 15. Granted I was measuring from the speaker wire running to the speaker and not the speaker terminals themselves inside the cabinet. I am thinking that this is only working because of the 4 post that separate the woofer and the tweeter while the others are not separate ?

With the 15s I just undid the banana plug sleeve and touched the probes to the screws holding the wire and I had my 4 ohm reading right away which makes sense because the speakers should be 6 ohm . That doesn't work with the other speakers , I get 0 reading or like 1.5867 m ohm when trying to measure from the post themselves . Any idea how to measure the other speakers without removing them from the cabinet which I can't / won't do?
post #6238 of 6690
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Originally Posted by sumbadhatharry View Post

Hello all, I recently went and bought a 22 range multimeter to try to get some impedance readings on my speakers just to make sure everything is working right and I am having some trouble. I have the omd-15/1/5 speakers and the only one I was able to get a reading on is the 15. Granted I was measuring from the speaker wire running to the speaker and not the speaker terminals themselves inside the cabinet. I am thinking that this is only working because of the 4 post that separate the woofer and the tweeter while the others are not separate ?

With the 15s I just undid the banana plug sleeve and touched the probes to the screws holding the wire and I had my 4 ohm reading right away which makes sense because the speakers should be 6 ohm . That doesn't work with the other speakers , I get 0 reading or like 1.5867 m ohm when trying to measure from the post themselves . Any idea how to measure the other speakers without removing them from the cabinet which I can't / won't do?

A multimeter measures DC resistance, which is not the same as the AC impedance of a speaker. (Among other things, a speaker's actual impedance varies with the frequency of the signal.)

But the larger question is why are you trying to measure this at all? Mirage provides "nominal" impedance specifications for the OMD speakers.
OMD-15: 6 Ohms Nominal / 4 Ohms Minimum
OMD-C1: 6 Ohms Nominal / 4 Ohms Minimum
OMD-5: 6 Ohms Nominal / 4 Ohms Minimum
post #6239 of 6690
Thanks for the response, I want to make sure the speakers aren't blown. I don't hear any constant distortion and they can pass a a frequency sweep from 15hz to 22 kHz with no popping or distortion but every now and again I hear pops that shouldn't be there . More with Comcast stb than anything but even last night while watching Castle in the Sky on blu-ray with my oppo 93 during the opening theme song there was a light pop that was out of place. Everyone says that the audio is flawless in the reviews so I know it shouldn't have been there. Again its not constant just every now and again I hear pops even when no other audio is playing. Here is my set up
Omd 15 l/r
Omd c1
Omd 5 sl/sr rsl/rsr

Marantz SR6006
Oppo bdp93
PS3
Cisco RNG 150 STB

Now the pops are horrid on the STB and much less frequent but about the same on the PS3 and the Oppo. I have 2 separate power conditioners for my whole system with one Mirage S10 on each, one has the TV(Panasonic G30-50 inch), Apple TV, STB , Xbox 360 and the other is the Marantz, PS3 and the Oppo. Also the pops were noticeable on my previous receiver a Denon 1912.

Again nothing stands out as blown but since I have seen people on here say they didn't even know their speakers were blown I am worried about those random pops and sometimes things that most likely just source related but I want to be sure.
Edited by sumbadhatharry - 6/7/12 at 11:50am
post #6240 of 6690
My wife and I are retiring and downsizing....and need to sell our 1 1/2 year old Mirage OMD speakers. I've listed all the details in the Classifieds section. Just want people to know so they can take a look if interested. Thanks.
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