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Mirage OMNI Series Speaker System Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 November 2003
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The Downside
Because of their omni-directional dispersion pattern, the room itself plays an even more important role in determining the final performance of the system. If room aesthetics, architectural characteristics or size necessitates placing the OMNIs too close to boundaries, the overall sonic presentation could be compromised. Additionally, on certain material there can be a lack of detail that some listeners have become accustomed to when listening to a good direct radiating loudspeaker. Although there is good bass extension with the subwoofer in the system, the mid-bass of the 260s can be somewhat ill-defined with certain material when played without other equipment in the system.

The OMNI Series is unequivocally an engineering success and offers the consumer a unique and viable alternative to the conventional direct radiating loudspeaker. The Mirage Engineering team has created such a different design approach by way of its omni-directional radiating patterns that you really need to listen to the 260s in your environment to appreciate their sonic attributes. My personal experience with the OMNI system definitely increased the number of acceptable listener locations and provided an expansive soundstage, largely due to the proportioning of direct and indirect sound emanating from the Mirages. This system provided great performance and enjoyment for the money, and I recommend that you give it a try. The Mirage OMNI Series Omnipolar Speaker System offers a very unique and interesting set of advantages that very well may suit your personal tastes, listening environment, and musical preferences.

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