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post #6271 of 6690
I have bought the below list of speakers;

two OS3-FS for L and R, OS3 -CC and OS3 satellites for rear. I am searching for a suitable sub. Price below 400$. My living room dimensions are 10 X 14 feet and 8 feet in height.

I am looking at HSU used subs and Klipsch RW-12D, BIC PL-200. Please suggest for 80% movies and 20% music.

For time being i purchased a Def Tech supercube 2000. I have mixed reactions on this sub.
post #6272 of 6690
How much do you guys toe-in your OMDs? I have a pair of OMD-5s, I really haven't played with the toe-in of them much. I'm just curious to hear what others are doing.
post #6273 of 6690
Hello - I am have a mint OMD-C1 for sale - rosewood. Bought in March 2012.

Please PM me if interested. Make me an offer.

Thanks
post #6274 of 6690
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Originally Posted by designmule View Post

How much do you guys toe-in your OMDs? I have a pair of OMD-5s, I really haven't played with the toe-in of them much. I'm just curious to hear what others are doing.
Mine are pointed straight ahead (no toe-in), but OMDs are heavily dependent on room acoustics, so the most pleasing degree of toe-in will be unique to your own room.
post #6275 of 6690
designmule

I have a pair of OMD-15 and I toe them in a little, say maybe 10 degrees from straight ahead, towards the prime listening area which is about 9 or 10 feet away from the speakers. Haven't a clue if it makes a real difference but I think it does -- so it probably does.
post #6276 of 6690
Hi all,
I have been lurking on this site for a while and there's sooooo much information here to help you go broke frown.gif. I was searching on Craigslist last night and came across two HT setups which look like good deals but i haven't heard all the speakers except the omni s10 sub which i like.

This is my budget system in my carpeted 15 x 22 room in basement.
Onkyo TX-SR508 receiver, Mirage Omni s10 sub, Refoamed Infinity Sterling SS-2004 fronts, polk cs2 center
polk monitor 30 surrounds, Onkyo rears


If you have used any of the systems below please chime in.

Options to upgrade to:

Mirage omni series all for $550
1 pair of Mirage omni 250s, Omni cc center, 1 pair of Omni fx Surrounds, omni s12 subwoofer

Sapphire Speakers for $400 (speakers Tom Devesto and Cary Christie, co-founder of Infinity)
1 pair of ST3 Floor Speakers, 1 pair of Sapphire Rear Surround Speakers, Sapphire Center Speaker
post #6277 of 6690
i just wanted to understand about the bi-wiring of any of the speakers for that matter. Normally the a three-way speaker will have a crossover inside which will "direct" the higher frequencies to the tweeter and the midrange and the lower ones to the subwoofer. When you bi-wire a speaker, aren't you feeding both types of drives full range signals. Doesn't it defeat the purpose of the crossover.

Have the forum members experienced any difference with bi-wiring. Please enlighten me.

thanks
post #6278 of 6690
ALERT!!!!!
Just saw on facebook that vanns.com isprobably going to have to declare bankruptcy.
Like vanns.com and you will see the statement. Vanns.com is down right now.
post #6279 of 6690
Quote:
Originally Posted by b4z View Post

ALERT!!!!!
Just saw on facebook that vanns.com isprobably going to have to declare bankruptcy.
Like vanns.com and you will see the statement. Vanns.com is down right now.

It was announced a while ago.

http://missoulian.com/news/local/vann-s-files-for-chapter-bankruptcy/article_93ac45de-dfe2-11e1-bd23-001a4bcf887a.html
Edited by audit13 - 9/9/12 at 3:26pm
post #6280 of 6690
Quote:
Originally Posted by justdhruv View Post

When you bi-wire a speaker, aren't you feeding both types of drives full range signals. Doesn't it defeat the purpose of the crossover.
Whether or not you're bi-wiring, the crossover is needed to control which frequencies are passed to which drivers. For example, you don't want 30Hz bass signals going to your tweeter. Bi-wiring does not bypass the speakers' internal crossover.

The only situation when you might not need the speakers' internal crossover is when you have an external crossover feeding separate amplifiers for the high and low speaker inputs. That's "active bi-amping", not to be confused with either "bi-wiring" or "passive bi-amping".
post #6281 of 6690
Vanns.com is up right now. Might be the time to order those OMDR's before it's too late They have most of the OMD speakers on their Going Going Gone page.
post #6282 of 6690
The prices of the OMD series have been the same for many months now.
post #6283 of 6690
The issue I think is Inventory, Mirage is running out and with the bankruptcy filing, Vanns might also not be getting more if that have not paid Klipsch.
post #6284 of 6690
Hi all. I have nearly completed (for now) my mirage home theater setup. I posted some pics in this thread, and would love any feedback mirage owner might have.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1396893/mirage-omd-15-for-mains/30#post_22405698

Thanks!
post #6285 of 6690
Thread Starter 
I have a Mirage OMD C1 center speaker in mint condition. It is BLACK. If anyone interested, please PM me.
post #6286 of 6690
i feel like the luckiest man alive right now.. i was curious to see if anyone is selling omd-rs on ebay and i found someone selling a excellent condition omd-r for 325shipped!! and this is for a PAIR!!!


needless to say. ..i bought it. haha, now i just have to convince my wife i need them.

and as for my OMD5s...im planning on selling them, anyone want them? its in excellent condition also and its in OAK color. let me know!
post #6287 of 6690
Never heard of an oak OMD5. How old are they?
post #6288 of 6690
I think he means Maple.
post #6289 of 6690
ooh wow..Vanns dont have them anymore. I was trying to find a pic for you . They are about 1 year and a half years old. perfect condition!!..never touched them after i put them on my wall.
post #6290 of 6690
Ooooh im sorry its actually called Maple!!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6127/5938216959_dcbf7ffd02.jpg
post #6291 of 6690
I bought five OmniSats in 2005 and have used them ever since in my home theatre (12-ft Carada projection screen, Panasonic HD projector).

Something strange has happened to my OmniSats and I am VERY curious if anyone else has seen this: the black plastic of the speakers is . . . dissolving! If you pick one of them up, your hands get sticky! The entire black surface on the sides of the speakers is now sticky/gooey and I have never been able to figure out why, nor have I been able to find any substance that cleans them. I contacted the Mirage support line and they were stumped and suggested I try Windex (!!!).

Anyone else had this situation with their OmniSats?
post #6292 of 6690
Hey hung8582, if she wont let you keep you keep them, I will take the off your hand for a little bit more than what you paid.
post #6293 of 6690
Hey,

I just posted my essentially new Mirage OMD speakers to eBay. I have two OMD-15s, OMD-C1, and three OMD-5s. I bought them in August while finishing a room in my basement. I hooked them up a few weeks ago when the room was completed and decided they weren't a great fit for my small room.

ALL are ROSEWOOD and are gorgeous. With vanns going out of business, the OMD-15 are probably no longer available in rosewood. I have all original boxes, manuals, wiping cloth, etc. These are mint (as they should be for being out of the box for only a few weeks).

Prices, including shipping are as follows:

OMD-15s: $800 (were $1,000 for the rosewood recently at Vanns... now sold out)
OMD-C1: $250 (currently $300 at vanns)
OMD-C5: $175 for the unopened one, $160 for opened (two of the three are opened). Currently $200 at vanns.

My prices are a little higher on ebay (need to cover ebay costs). 100% positive seller on ebay. Will sell direct at these prices using paypal (no additional fee for paypal).
Edited by jcm2128 - 9/25/12 at 8:43pm
post #6294 of 6690
Hey guys, quick question. I have had my OS3-CC sitting around now hooked up to and with some HTIB garbage. I found a sweet deal on a pair of OM-9FS. Do you think they will matchup ok? Or, should I keep on saving up for a pair of OS3-FS?
post #6295 of 6690
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mreim769 View Post

Hey guys, quick question. I have had my OS3-CC sitting around now hooked up to and with some HTIB garbage. I found a sweet deal on a pair of OM-9FS. Do you think they will matchup ok? Or, should I keep on saving up for a pair of OS3-FS?
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I've heard that Mirages from the "pre-waveguide" are darker than their waveguide shorn counterparts. I have no experience to back that statement up but it's what I recall reading... on the other hand those OM-9s are gorgeous so you should get them anyway!!!

On a related note (Mreim if you get those OM-9s you should weigh in) those of you who have the older bipolar and early "pre-waveguide" floor standing speakers, have you noticed an improvement with your speakers set a little closer to the wall than is normally recommended? I found my sweet spot to be about a foot off the wall, having moved them from about two feet and being disappointed with the midrange. This might be a specific case for me... I have the M790s which has a 4.5" rear facing so maybe hence the thin midrange?

Just looking for others experiences.
post #6296 of 6690
If anyone has a single OMD-R that they want to sell let me know.
Thanks!
post #6297 of 6690
Quote:
Originally Posted by brianstorms View Post

I bought five OmniSats in 2005 and have used them ever since in my home theatre (12-ft Carada projection screen, Panasonic HD projector).
Something strange has happened to my OmniSats and I am VERY curious if anyone else has seen this: the black plastic of the speakers is . . . dissolving! If you pick one of them up, your hands get sticky! The entire black surface on the sides of the speakers is now sticky/gooey and I have never been able to figure out why, nor have I been able to find any substance that cleans them. I contacted the Mirage support line and they were stumped and suggested I try Windex (!!!).
Anyone else had this situation with their OmniSats?
Yes, this happened to me and I've seen someone else mention it. I think it's just a poorly designed finish, it's a thin layer of something over another surface.

I'd be careful cleaning them, when I tried it started to take some of the finish layer off. Given that it's unlikely you'd be able to strip it off evenly and completely, IMO the less you do the better.

Windex isn't something I'd use, I'm surprised that they suggest it. Ammonia has unpredictable results on finishes.

If you decide to try to remove the sticky layer and see if it will strip off, maybe rubbing alcohol.
post #6298 of 6690
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mreim769 View Post

Hey guys, quick question. I have had my OS3-CC sitting around now hooked up to and with some HTIB garbage. I found a sweet deal on a pair of OM-9FS. Do you think they will matchup ok? Or, should I keep on saving up for a pair of OS3-FS?
The only reason to get the OS3-FS speakers is if you want the slim sleek look. Not for sound quality. If you're even considering the OM-9s then you probably don't need the skinny OS3-FS.

The OM-9s are warmer and less detailed than the newer lines. I'm not sure just how cheap you're talking about, but the question might be whether to put the money toward something like OMD-15s, or even OMD-5s.

Or something else completely. Think about what's right for your needs and the room. Don't let the fact that you own an OS3-CC be a factor, you can always sell it. Vanns is selling the Energy RC-10 pair for $220 or so, shipped, a pair of those beat most of the options out there.

IMO 3 x OMD-5 and a sub is an excellent setup.

FYI:
http://www.hometheatersound.com/equipment/mirage_om9_omc2_omr2_lf150_speaker.htm
http://www.uhfmag.com/Issue61/Mirage.html
post #6299 of 6690
post #6300 of 6690
That's a ridiculous deal. The description is for a 300 watt power amplier.

Its like they didn't even know that thing was a subwoofer? Pretty awesome! Congrats on your purchase!
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