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Mirage Loudspeakers 890i
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rating  5 of 5
Description: Bipolar radiator-vented tower speaker


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by soccercoach a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2007

Bottom Line:   
My system is used for stereo listening as well as home theater. There are four 890i speakers for the mains and surrounds, along with a Mirage MC-2 center speaker and a Velodyne F-1500R subwoofer, all driven by a Pioneer Elite VSX-07TX receiver. I paid $350 per speaker versus a list price of $450 each.

I've been very happy with this set-up. The sound is clear and crisp. I was initially unsure about the marketing hype for the 890i's bipolar design, but I am quite satisfied. Having the four identical speakers really helps the sound 'move' around seamlessly. The MC-2 center is not quite as well matched, but I am probably being picky. No one else can tell, and the centers man purpose is dialog anyways.

The listening space is a living room with vaulted ceiling in an 'L' shape with the dinning room. The far side of the dining room is open to the family room and kitchen. I was a little concerned about speaker efficiency. The bipolar design is not quite as efficient as some speakers, with a specification of 88dB for 1W at 1m. However, I have no problem filling the rather large volume with sound.

With the sub-woofer, I could have even stepped down to the 590i, but given the choice I'd pick the 890I again. The 1090i was also nice, but a bit daunting to fit into my listening space.

2-1" Titanium Dome tweeters
2-5 1/2" Polypropylene woofers
38Hz-22kHz Frequency response
30Hz usable bass response
84dB sensitivity in an anechoic chamber
88db in a normal room]
6 ohm nominal impedance, 4 ohms minimum
50-150 watts RMS per channel as recommended amplifier power
150 watts maximum power handling
39.75" H x 10.125" W x 8.25" D
60 lbs.
Black fabric on four sides with black high gloss base and top

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Kief's A/V

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