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post #6241 of 6694
FYI - my brother and both picked up open box OMD- C2's from www.BeyondAudioinc.com - dealer / custom installer in North East PA @$400 each ...they had 8 Piano Black and 6 Rosewood just last week...email sales@beyondaudioinc.com.

They are sonically perfect !!!

They had some little scuffs but nothing major...

It was the Best Bang for the Buck spent on a speakers.

It smokes the C1...

just a heads up...
Edited by JB2025 - 6/22/12 at 1:04pm
post #6242 of 6694
Anyone have any black V2-FS they are looking to get rid of? Thinking about replacing my omd-5s I use at mains with them.
post #6243 of 6694
it is a bit difficult to find these now,but there are a couple of OS3fs pairs on the market....
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_ipg=200&_stpos&_fcid=80&gbr=1&_localstpos&_sacat=See-All-Categories&_from=R40&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEFSRCHX%3ASRCH&_nkw=mirage%20speakers&_clu=2&_sop=1
they are pretty much the same and a gen after the V-2....
post #6244 of 6694
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Originally Posted by 3In2Out View Post

Anyone have any black V2-FS they are looking to get rid of? Thinking about replacing my omd-5s I use at mains with them.
lucky you.....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mirage-OMNISAT-v2-FS-Black-2-5-Way-OMNIPOLAR-Floorstanding-Loudspeakers-PAIR-/110919306667?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item19d34e4dab
post #6245 of 6694
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Originally Posted by 3In2Out View Post

Anyone have any black V2-FS they are looking to get rid of? Thinking about replacing my omd-5s I use at mains with them.

What is your budget?? Why not go with a set of OMD-15's
post #6246 of 6694
Thanks for the replies. My wife is newly pregnant with out first child, so I think I am going to head in a different direction.

I am putting my setup for sale, but figured Id leave a list of the Mirages I have in here in case anyone cares for a pretty good deal on what I have.

(2) Black Mirage OMD-5s
(2) Black/Silver Mirage Nanosats
(1) Black Mirage V2 Center

I dont want to list prices in all since its not a AVS sale ad, but if anyone is interested in a set or all of them, PM me an offer.
post #6247 of 6694
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Originally Posted by 3In2Out View Post

Thanks for the replies. My wife is newly pregnant with out first child, so I think I am going to head in a different direction.
...

(2) Black Mirage OMD-5s
(2) Black/Silver Mirage Nanosats
(1) Black Mirage V2 Center
That's actually a very good option for the next few years. The OMD5s will give you unusually good sound for something you can mount out of reach of the kids. IMO you should think about keeping them.
post #6248 of 6694
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Originally Posted by buzzy_ View Post

That's actually a very good option for the next few years. The OMD5s will give you unusually good sound for something you can mount out of reach of the kids. IMO you should think about keeping them.

I agree. I am/was in the same boat. I wall mounted OMD5 out of reach. They sounded great (as far as compromises go). They also sound great up very high and mounted upside-down. When the kids were old enough to not be worried about speakers crushing them, I moved the OMD5's to rear and setup OMD15s for the front.
post #6249 of 6694
I just got word from vann's that the Mirage OMD C2 center channel speaker in black color is most likely ceased.....
It will no more be available for sale from their site.

The official beginning of the end for our beloved Mirage????
post #6250 of 6694
Quick question for OM series owners if there are any left, I recently picked up a pair of OM10s and a MC-si as part of a package I snagged on Craigslist. I've had a fair amount of experience with the M-Series and some of the 1090/890/790 etc.... back in the day but so far they are not really what I remembered. I'm powering them with Rotel and Parasound amps so they have plenty of juice but just don't seem to have the bottom end I remember from other Mirage speakers and seem even darker than the M- Series.

I've been listening to them until I can find a buyer, but I do prefer my Martin Logan Clarity/Cinema i setup. Given that there will be no support and parts, they are pretty much disposable now if they fail.

Anyhow, I was wondering if the OM-C2 is a better center than the MC-Si especially with the OM10s.

Center channel is on a stand in front of projection screen with plenty of "breathing room"


Edited by sdolen - 8/17/12 at 2:03pm
post #6251 of 6694
I've got a pair of OM-5s with an OM-C2 & think they're a match made in heaven. I've tried 3 other center channel speakers with the OM-5s (paradigm, emotiva, & advent), ... nothing else came close to the OM-C2. I've used the setup for 8-9 years now & am totally satisfied.
post #6252 of 6694
Hi,
If anyone is interested in a pair of perfect-condition OMD-15's, I just revised and bumped our advert in the classified section. The 2 fellows who were interested ended up having 'challenges': one had to replace his garage door and the other unexpectedly bought a vacation house....lucky him smile.gif BTW, the fellow who bought our OMD-5's and C1 was very happy....he said they were like brand-new condition.

Cheers.
Tadcu
post #6253 of 6694
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Originally Posted by 3In2Out View Post

Thanks for the replies. My wife is newly pregnant with out first child, so I think I am going to head in a different direction.
I am putting my setup for sale, but figured Id leave a list of the Mirages I have in here in case anyone cares for a pretty good deal on what I have.
(2) Black Mirage OMD-5s
(2) Black/Silver Mirage Nanosats
(1) Black Mirage V2 Center
I dont want to list prices in all since its not a AVS sale ad, but if anyone is interested in a set or all of them, PM me an offer.
I would be interested in the OMD 5's. PM me a price.
post #6254 of 6694
I am also looking for a black OMD C-1. Thanks guys.
post #6255 of 6694
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Originally Posted by putox1051 View Post

I've got a pair of OM-5s with an OM-C2 & think they're a match made in heaven. I've tried 3 other center channel speakers with the OM-5s (paradigm, emotiva, & advent), ... nothing else came close to the OM-C2. I've used the setup for 8-9 years now & am totally satisfied.

I'm actually thinking of grabbing a OMD-C1, I know the OM-C2 would be a better match but since my center is on a stand below the screen, I think the upward firing drivers on the OMD-C1 would give a better presentation. It would be a nice effect of having the dialog come from the screen instead of below it. I'm going to order one from Amazon before they are OOS, I can always return it. It's a shame the black OMD-C2 is gone now, I think I would have liked that monster!

Update: OMD-C1 Ordered!
Edited by sdolen - 8/23/12 at 7:18am
post #6256 of 6694
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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

Bluvette: I had your family room setup (with 2 Rhythmik F15HP subs) as my setup for a while. I recently blew one of the OMD-15s (yeah... was going a little nuts on them), and am looking around at upgrades.
I'm wondering if you could comment on just how much of a difference there is between the OMD-28s and OMD-15s?
I know there is going to be a difference, but while I'm able to demo a wide variety of other speakers that I'm considering, OMD-28s aren't on display anywhere, so I figured I'd ask someone who has both set up for a description of the difference.
post #6257 of 6694
Currently I have

L R Mirage OS3 FS
Rear Mirage Nanosats
Mirage 8" Sub
Cener Mirage Nanosat CC

Should i change my center to OS3-CC to match the front OS3 Speaker and is changing the sub woofer necessary. Please suggest if my setup has "cons" over weighing the "pros"
post #6258 of 6694
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Originally Posted by Morik View Post

Bluvette: I had your family room setup (with 2 Rhythmik F15HP subs) as my setup for a while. I recently blew one of the OMD-15s (yeah... was going a little nuts on them), and am looking around at upgrades.
I'm wondering if you could comment on just how much of a difference there is between the OMD-28s and OMD-15s?
I know there is going to be a difference, but while I'm able to demo a wide variety of other speakers that I'm considering, OMD-28s aren't on display anywhere, so I figured I'd ask someone who has both set up for a description of the difference.

The 28's have much more punch and are much fuller sounding. One issue the 28's have are that they are thirsty for power. A guy on the bluray forum has a pair of rosewood 28's for sale mint condition. His name is Velociti he wants $1900 h3e takes very good care of his gear he is a audio reviewer. http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=98104&page=123 post # 2457
post #6259 of 6694
Hello Guys, I am looking for a black OMD C-1 or black OS3-CC
post #6260 of 6694
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Originally Posted by Shark hunter View Post

Hello Guys, I am looking for a black OMD C-1 or black OS3-CC
Whats your budget for a OS3-CC? I know someone selling one.
post #6261 of 6694
Hi AVS'ers,
I have what I hope is very simple set of questions for those who have more experience with mirage speakers than I. I am using two OMD-5s and an OMD-C1 for the front of my home theater (and a small mirage 8-inch sub). Our den is a less than ideal listening environment, in that it has just over 8-foot ceilings, and there is a door to the right of the TV, and quite large window to the left. What's more, our sofa is perpendicular to the TV and speakers. I was interested in omni directional speakers, given the room is not conducive for the creation of a "sweet spot." At present, as you can see in the pictures, I have the OMD-5s on stands and the C1 on the cabinet. Despite the room's limitations, the speakers sound pretty good for music and home theater. We have a 15-week old who will be mobile before we know it. So, I am now considering wall mounting these speakers so they will be more baby-proof (and it may also prove to be a cleaner looking install). The questions I have are related to speaker placement:

Should they go up high or be mounted on the wall at ear-level? I know the owner's manual says they can be mounted upside down above 6-feet, but how do they sound mounted up high vs ear-level? Also, if the Left and Right channels are up high, can the Center channel stay on top of the cabinet, or does it need to be up high, on the same plane as the 5's? I have read several posts that discuss mounting the rear channels up high, but none with the front channels mounted near the ceiling. Will there be any significant loss in overall sound quality if they are mounted up high? Does the OMD design require the speakers to be closer to a perpendicular plane for good sound (for bouncing/projecting out into the room)? How close to the ceiling should they be mounted? Finally, how close to the corner is too close for mounting, and should I use a different mount than the ones that come with the speakers? I wonder, especially regarding the C1, if the bracket will endure the weight. Thanks in advance for any help. --Pete

p.s. all of the equipment in the photo will go in the cabinet. We recently remodeled, and nothing is reconnected. Unfortunately, the cat and baby don't seem to be willing to help out biggrin.gif





Edited by prharris - 8/25/12 at 6:58pm
post #6262 of 6694
I'd mount them on the wall,ear level works,even a little higher. That's a small room. I would slide the right speaker in front of the closet when your using the speakers. What kind of receiver are you running?
post #6263 of 6694
I am using a Pioneer 1021-K. The room is not as small as it is narrow. Typical ranch home from the 60s, long and narrow. I have a dedicated home theater downstairs, but this is the room off of the kitchen where we "hang" most of the time.

Why would you keep them ear-level? My concern is the baby. These stands are likely just an accident waiting to happen.
Edited by prharris - 8/25/12 at 8:54pm
post #6264 of 6694
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Originally Posted by prharris View Post

Should they go up high or be mounted on the wall at ear-level? I know the owner's manual says they can be mounted upside down above 6-feet, but how do they sound mounted up high vs ear-level? Also, if the Left and Right channels are up high, can the Center channel stay on top of the cabinet, or does it need to be up high, on the same plane as the 5's? I have read several posts that discuss mounting the rear channels up high, but none with the front channels mounted near the ceiling. Will there be any significant loss in overall sound quality if they are mounted up high? Does the OMD design require the speakers to be closer to a perpendicular plane for good sound (for bouncing/projecting out into the room)? How close to the ceiling should they be mounted? Finally, how close to the corner is too close for mounting, and should I use a different mount than the ones that come with the speakers? I wonder, especially regarding the C1, if the bracket will endure the weight. Thanks in advance for any help. --Pete
p.s. all of the equipment in the photo will go in the cabinet. We recently remodeled, and nothing is reconnected. Unfortunately, the cat and baby don't seem to be willing to help out biggrin.gif
At ear level (or anywhere below about 8 feet high) they will lose some of the highs, unless you can mount them so you can tilt the omniguide outward from the wall.

(Though I'm not sure you realize that ear level means seated ear level. )

For best sound mount them high and upside down. Or mount them just above or near the top of the TV with a mount that lets you tilt them so the omniguide end can swing out a little from the wall and fire at the listening area. (Or install them onto a wedge to permanently tilt them.) Either is better than how you have them now. In that room, on the ceiling a foot or so away from the wall would be even better, but may present some challenges in installing.

And not too close to the side walls. I'd go with less stereo separation - mount them a foot or so to the side of the TV - to keep the L away from the wall.

There are a number of posts in this thread about Mirage omnipolar speakers mounted high, including centers mounted above the screen and upside down. Also some dicussion of C-1 mounts. Above the screen is better if the L and R are there, but not at all essential. Try it below and see if it works for you. You can change it later.

You're right that you need to get rid of the stands with a baby.
post #6265 of 6694
Thanks, Buzzy, for your prompt and helpful reply. Indeed, I do realize that "ear-level" means seated. On those stands, the speakers are quite close to ear-level. Before our remodel, the Left channel was closer to the cabinet, as the sub was between it and the corner. When put back in place, their positions were reversed. So, if wall mounted, how close to the ceiling would you go? Does it really matter? You comments about tilting them toward the room make sense. I will look for some other mounts that allow for this. Seems like the mirage omni mounts are hard to find. Will check monoprice. I will also hold off on raising the center channel after mounting the Left and Right, and seeing how it sounds. Thanks, again. smile.gif
Edited by prharris - 8/25/12 at 9:03pm
post #6266 of 6694
I have all my seven upside down at 2,5m high and love them...
my reason was not a baby or a cat but the room itself.... it was the only way to get a 7.1 system and have space for more....
post #6267 of 6694
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Originally Posted by prharris View Post

So, if wall mounted, how close to the ceiling would you go? Does it really matter?
I would go as high as you can and have the mount still work (room to attach the speaker).

But it would probably work OK a little above the TV if that works better for you. As to whether it really matters, you'll get different opinions around here. It does matter, whether it would matter enough to you I can't say. Lots of people would be fine with using the included mounts mounted lower than the ceiling.

There's some discussion of mounting in this section of the thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/624030/mirage-speakers/2280#post_16369196

Also, how much time you spend might be limited right now, especially given that things may change before long.
post #6268 of 6694
I've got my C1 mounted upside down above the TV and using OMD-15's for L/R and there is no problem with the low/high/low placement. I've got OMD-5's for the surround and rears. The sides are a little above ear level and upside up, the rears are up near the ceiling and upside down. Upside down definitely worked better for the rears. I may do the same for the surrounds.
post #6269 of 6694
any advice??...I have omd5 for front speakers...my room is such that the tv and speakers will be left of the door, in front of the window. I noticed that someone had placed their floor speakers (the left) to the far right of the room, even though the tv is placed in the corner. the right speaker is located along the same wall as the cornered location. I know the speakers are forgiving for location...but isn't that pretty extreme for a correction. if it really works....then i then know I can mount my left speaker over my door ( both would be mounted upside down from ceiling) and it wouldn't have to be equidistant (?) to the tv.....and if this should be possible, would it then make most sense to place the omdc1 near the ceiling and point down. Or can it stay just above the tv. I know placement has been discussed over and over on this thread...I just haven't seem to have something addressed to my situ. Thanks
post #6270 of 6694
woops mistake here: floor speakers (the left) to the far right of the room....meant to the far left of the room...oh Bluevette posted picture of setup
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