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post #6421 of 6693
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Originally Posted by Vijaychan View Post

I have bought Mirage OmniSat OS3 speakers 5.1 with S10 subwoofer. Also bought Yamaha RX-A720 receiver.
I'm not able to get more bass in music. I have set the sub level to 3/4 and not able to get the punch in bass music.
Is there any settings that I'm missing or the receiver is not so good for more bass.
Please advise...

Here's a good place to start:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1045531/how-to-connect-a-subwoofer-to-a-receiver-101
post #6422 of 6693
If anyone wants to trade a c2 in rosewood or maple, I will trade a pair of omd-r
post #6423 of 6693
Happy new year all, smile.gif i found a part of mirage frx-1 at value village for 15.00 and brought energy ps500b (which is rebranded from jamo speakers 5.0 for 299.99). My question is can i replace the surround for the mirage speakers? Or is that a no no.
post #6424 of 6693
If anyone wants to sell a pair of OMD-28 in rosewood or maple I'll pay $1700
post #6425 of 6693
I noticed that Crutchfield is now carrying a lot more Mirage, C1, 5, 15, 28, and OMDR among a few others. Prices are not as good as they used to be at Vanns but still good. -John West
post #6426 of 6693
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Originally Posted by westworld View Post

I noticed that Crutchfield is now carrying a lot more Mirage, C1, 5, 15, 28, and OMDR among a few others. Prices are not as good as they used to be at Vanns but still good. -John West

The prices are more than 50% higher than Vann's old prices, but good to see they're back from the dead.
post #6427 of 6693
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Originally Posted by westworld View Post

I noticed that Crutchfield is now carrying a lot more Mirage, C1, 5, 15, 28, and OMDR among a few others. Prices are not as good as they used to be at Vanns but still good. -John West

this is the best news i've seen in a while. Hopefully they keep the stock long enough to mark them back down at least closer to the Vanns prices.
post #6428 of 6693
Vanns supposedly had an exclusive on the OMD line. With Vanns on the ropes financially, I wonder if Crutchfield has struck up a similar deal. I have never found Crutchfield to be a particularly low cost source for anything so doubt they will be matching the Vanns prices. Still good to see them available someplace, bodes well for replacement parts availability.
post #6429 of 6693
The mirage website now lists Crutchfield as the only "authorized online dealer" with a link to Crutchfield. - John
post #6430 of 6693
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Originally Posted by westworld View Post

The mirage website now lists Crutchfield as the only "authorized online dealer" with a link to Crutchfield. - John

Interesting...and the prices have come a bit closer to earth. No C2, that's a bit disappointing frown.gif
post #6431 of 6693
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Originally Posted by Noman74656 View Post

Interesting...and the prices have come a bit closer to earth. No C2, that's a bit disappointing frown.gif

a bit closer to earth as compared to what? MSRP?
post #6432 of 6693
I think he means the opposite -- Vann's prices were unrealistic and obviously unsustainable.
post #6433 of 6693
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Originally Posted by WhskyTangoFoxtrt View Post

I think he means the opposite -- Vann's prices were unrealistic and obviously unsustainable.
Ya think Mirage OMD speakers are what drove Vann's into bankruptcy?
post #6434 of 6693
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Originally Posted by lightbox View Post

Ya think Mirage OMD speakers are what drove Vann's into bankruptcy?

I highly doubt that. Vann's had a physical presence (in the NW I believe), they weren't just an online retailer. It's not exactly a good time to be a B&M electronics retailer (see Best Buy).
post #6435 of 6693
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Ya think Mirage OMD speakers are what drove Vann's into bankruptcy?

I bet Vanns was getting a huge discount on those Mirage and Energy speakers since they were pretty much an exclusive dealer for those models, especially Mirage.

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Vann's had a physical presence (in the NW I believe), they weren't just an online retailer

Vanns is based in Montana. Is that considered northwest? Great Plains? Big Sky country?
post #6436 of 6693
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Originally Posted by lightbox View Post

Ya think Mirage OMD speakers are what drove Vann's into bankruptcy?

No.
post #6437 of 6693
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Originally Posted by tsaville View Post

I highly doubt that. Vann's had a physical presence (in the NW I believe), they weren't just an online retailer. It's not exactly a good time to be a B&M electronics retailer (see Best Buy).

The shrinking online sales were one of the problems mentioned here:

"Jerry McConnell said Monday bad investment choices, along with the troubled economy, high operating costs and deteriorating online sales revenues made the bankruptcy filing necessary."

http://missoulian.com/news/local/vann-s-files-for-chapter-bankruptcy/article_93ac45de-dfe2-11e1-bd23-001a4bcf887a.html
post #6438 of 6693
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Originally Posted by lightbox View Post

Ya think Mirage OMD speakers are what drove Vann's into bankruptcy?
Reading the replies to my comment, I guess my sarcasm light wasn't flashing brightly enough...
post #6439 of 6693
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Originally Posted by lightbox View Post

Reading the replies to my comment, I guess my sarcasm light wasn't flashing brightly enough...

The winky face is critical. wink.gif
post #6440 of 6693
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Originally Posted by WhskyTangoFoxtrt View Post

I think he means the opposite -- Vann's prices were unrealistic and obviously unsustainable.

You got it smile.gif

I wonder if the original MSRP is what got the Mirage company in trouble in the first place. Did anyone here purchase them at the MSRP prices?
post #6441 of 6693
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Originally Posted by Noman74656 View Post

You got it smile.gif

I wonder if the original MSRP is what got the Mirage company in trouble in the first place. Did anyone here purchase them at the MSRP prices?

I bought my OMDs in 2010, at what I believe is the lowest price they were ever offered (I paid roughly 50% of the current crutchfield prices). At the time, I thought I was getting high end speakers at a steal of a price. After spending 2.5 years with these speakers, in reality I think I paid what they're worth. At their original MSRP (and even the current crutchfield prices), I think there are many better choices.

Considering that Mirage extended the production run of these speakers for the past 2+ years (I don't think we know at this point if they are still being produced or if crutchfield is selling the last scraps), I have to wonder if there is a difference in quality between the original batch of OMD and this discounted run. They wouldn't have produced them at this price if they weren't making any money, so I have to wonder if they were cutting corners on the 2010-2012 production run.

Anyhow, my OMDs have moved down in the rotation to my secondary HT. They are a huge upgrade over what was there before, and their elegant styling makes the wife happy.
post #6442 of 6693
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Originally Posted by tsaville View Post

I bought my OMDs in 2010, at what I believe is the lowest price they were ever offered (I paid roughly 50% of the current crutchfield prices). At the time, I thought I was getting high end speakers at a steal of a price. After spending 2.5 years with these speakers, in reality I think I paid what they're worth. At their original MSRP (and even the current crutchfield prices), I think there are many better choices.

Considering that Mirage extended the production run of these speakers for the past 2+ years (I don't think we know at this point if they are still being produced or if crutchfield is selling the last scraps), I have to wonder if there is a difference in quality between the original batch of OMD and this discounted run. They wouldn't have produced them at this price if they weren't making any money, so I have to wonder if they were cutting corners on the 2010-2012 production run.

Anyhow, my OMDs have moved down in the rotation to my secondary HT. They are a huge upgrade over what was there before, and their elegant styling makes the wife happy.

I also moved my OMD -15s to my secondary HT, but I think they are still well worth current Crutchfield prices. They have great build and sound quality. I agree that there are a lot of great alternatives out there for the price, but it all comes down to preference in the end. I only changed because I feel that my preferences have changed over time. I wanted something with a different sound...my wife didn't care a bit as long as it wasn't too ugly!
post #6443 of 6693
does anyone know if the osfs-3 would work well with a omd-c1 center, as far as timbre matching?
post #6444 of 6693
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Originally Posted by tsaville View Post

I bought my OMDs in 2010, at what I believe is the lowest price they were ever offered (I paid roughly 50% of the current crutchfield prices). At the time, I thought I was getting high end speakers at a steal of a price. After spending 2.5 years with these speakers, in reality I think I paid what they're worth. At their original MSRP (and even the current crutchfield prices), I think there are many better choices.

Considering that Mirage extended the production run of these speakers for the past 2+ years (I don't think we know at this point if they are still being produced or if crutchfield is selling the last scraps), I have to wonder if there is a difference in quality between the original batch of OMD and this discounted run. They wouldn't have produced them at this price if they weren't making any money, so I have to wonder if they were cutting corners on the 2010-2012 production run.

Anyhow, my OMDs have moved down in the rotation to my secondary HT. They are a huge upgrade over what was there before, and their elegant styling makes the wife happy.

The original production runs if I'm not mistaken we're manufactured in Canada, and later on production moved to China. The labor costs must have gone down dramatically with that move alone, which probably allowed them to drop their prices and still see some type of profit.

It would be great if we had the previous mirage company owner, or someone who knows the full story.
post #6445 of 6693
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Originally Posted by jibbyjeep View Post

does anyone know if the osfs-3 would work well with a omd-c1 center, as far as timbre matching?
It's not perfect but it would work well enough for almost everyone, IMO. And whatever slight mismatch in the timbre, it's much more capable than the center for the OS series.

Just be sure to get the placement right.
post #6446 of 6693
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Originally Posted by tsaville View Post

I bought my OMDs in 2010, at what I believe is the lowest price they were ever offered (I paid roughly 50% of the current crutchfield prices). At the time, I thought I was getting high end speakers at a steal of a price. After spending 2.5 years with these speakers, in reality I think I paid what they're worth.
I don't think you could find their equal for what you paid. So it's hard to see your reasoning.
post #6447 of 6693
Purchase the mirage os3 sat, 4 of them os3 cc and mirage mm8 prestige. I am so happy by the hi end sound of these speakers. The polish black is amazing.i was going to get the two floor standing ones for front, since my room is only 12 by 14 feet, i decided to go with the sat. The two floor standing are for larger rooms. If your room is less than 2000 square feet. You dont need the two floor standing one, you dont need a 7.1 system either. One more thing, the omd5 are a little better if you using the speaker for stereo sound without powered sub. Omd 5 can go down to 60 htz. Os3 sat. Only 70 htz. If you using powered subs, you wont need omd5. Save the extra cost. Cross over them at 80 htz. Anything lower goes to sub. I am powering these with onkyo tx sr606. 90 watt per channel. I use my system 50% for music 40% home theater, blueray,direct tv, netflix streaming,xbmc pc. And 10% gaming.
Edited by taticoh - 1/14/13 at 10:08am
post #6448 of 6693
I'm running a pair of omd-5's L&r right now with the omd-c1 center. What would be the benefit, if any, of replacing the omd-5's with the os-fs3 floorstanders?
post #6449 of 6693
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Originally Posted by jibbyjeep View Post

I'm running a pair of omd-5's L&r right now with the omd-c1 center. What would be the benefit, if any, of replacing the omd-5's with the os-fs3 floorstanders?

You might get a little lower frequency response. This will matter less if you have a sub and a crossover of 80 Hz.
post #6450 of 6693
Guys, I think I am done....
here is my "family photo"...



speakers.

Mirage Uni-theater
Mirage Nanosat
Mirage Incognita i6C
Mirage Omnisat
Mirage Oasis MKII
Mirage MX

subwoofers

Klipsch KW-120-THX
Klipsch KA-1000-THX
Atlantic Technology 642eSB
Yamaha YST-SW030
Edited by Spiros_GR - 1/18/13 at 12:11pm
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