Originally Posted by taticoh
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.
Thanks for your input. I see lots of conflicting info here, though, and I would love for someone to provide some clarity.
I currently run OS3 fronts with the OS3-CC in my family room. I'm not looking for audiophile quality - I have that already in my basement listening room. Primarily the Mirages will be used for Movies, with maybe 20% music. I run my OS3s with two nanosat subs, ominsats for surrounds, and nanosats for the rears. I'm thinking of upgrading the OS3s and OS3-CC to OMD-5 fronts with OMD C-1 center channel.
My main question is this: will the extra $$ be worth it to upgrade from the OS3 system to OMD-5/OMD-C1? Put another way - how much better would the OMDs sound over the CCs?
I'm hoping that folks who have owned both OS3/CC and OMD 5/CM1 will opine. I have read the specs and understand the 8ohm vs 6ohm difference. Specs can only tell a small part of the story. What is the difference sonically?
More info: I'm not expecting high fidelity here. My expectations are actually modest:
- reasonably good voice legibility for movies (I mostly get that from the OS3-CC, though I have to sometimes turn on the Dolby correction, which annoys me)
- enough musical prowess from the fronts+sub to make listening to music...pleasurable. Currently, with the OS3s and nanosubs crossed at 100 the sound is pretty good (mostly lacking in the mids, though integration with the subs is surprisingly good). Overall I would describe the sound as dry and a bit thin at moderate volumes, harsh at higher volumes (that's my AVR, though)
The AVR I'm using is underpowered - a Harmann Kardon 2600 with 65wpc. I am upgrading that to a Marantz 7002 so that will hopefully give me a better sound at higher volumes.
If you've read this far I really appreciate it!
With the 110watt/ch Marantz, will the OMD-5 and OMD-C1 sound a lot better (or just a little better) than the OS3 system? It's a big room.
Thank you in advance. Also, there are no other options for the above - no OMD-15/28 or C2. It's only one of the two systems I mention.