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Mirage Loudspeakers OM-14
10 Reviews
rating  4.7 of 5
MSRP  850.00
Description: Omnipolar Speaker


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2010

Bottom Line:   
for sale mint condition with original packaging 400.00 Mirage Om14s

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Hooked on Analog a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Bought these Mirage OM-14s (2-ways) used to replace my BIC Venturi Formula 6s (3-ways). I didn't have a large enough room in my house to handle the sensitivity of the BICs running off my Yamaha CR2020 receiver (the BICs are about 8db more sensitive than the OM-14s). True, the low (at a rating of 38Hz) is alot thinner than my BICs (10Hz) but I found that I could get a lot more bumpf by setting the bass/mid-range crossover on the Yamie at 500Hz rather than 125Hz. The OM-14s can also loose some brightness in high ceiling rooms so I set the mid-range/treble crossover to 2.5KHz (rather than 8) to get brighter response when using the treble knob. So, with a bit of tweaking I think I have overcome some of the weaknesses that other reviewers have pointed out. Yes, after only 1 day, I miss my Formula 6s. Never needed a sub-woofer for dance music or DVD sound effects with those babies. But, I've found the Mirages are a particularly beautiful jazz speaker (even trip-hop groove jazz crossover with alot of beefie synth bass lines). And with the tweaks in frequency crossover I've been able to crank enough bass out of them to make the walls of a 15x15 living room with vaulted ceiling (15 ft) vibrate with the volume on the Yamaha CR2020 no higher than 1.5

As far as I'm concerned it is as though the speaker "disappears", whereas you KNEW where the sound is coming from from the BICs. I loved my BICs but I think that as I get older & listen to more music that needs even & bright response over the entire frequency range (e.g., jazz, baroque classical) the OM-14s are truly sweet, even better I think than a pair of 3-way Vivid Reference towers I once owned (bass frequency rated at only 45Hz).

And, BONUS, the Mirages were made in Canada ;-))) (We do speakers good, e.g., Acoustic Research)

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Sound Hounds, Victor



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mad man a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I originally bought these speakers as my main fronts. I was new to the HT game and didn't have a lot of cash to spend. But I can't complain about them. They are a great sounding speaker. They did however lack some bass. Eventually I scraped together some cash and slowly started to add to my system. I decieded to us the om-14's as rear speakers. They are perfect if not overkill. They match perfectly to the rest of my system plus my sub more than carries all the bass I need. Unfortunatly these speakers are obsolete. Unless you can find a used pair some place.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Live Wire Audio



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

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
First off I'd like to say that Omnipolar technology is just great!

Well, I've had Bose 301IV for the last three years and thought they were good when i bought them(at that time i bought them for the name and didn't know much about other brands). I got rid of them about 2 months ago.

So I was on the market for speakers that sounded good and played loud. I listened to JBL, AR, B&W 600's, Wharfdale, Pardigm Monitor 7's and mirage FRx's. JBL's highs are too shrill (talk about ear fatigue! they attack your ear integrity), AR's highs are too laid back that you have to adjust the treble on your amp significantly, B&W's just didn't make any sense(sound quality or price!), Wharfdales actually sounded good and had a good price but cheap looking build, Paradigm's were the best in everything in this group and the FRx's were just so so.

Because of the FRx's performance, I wasn't too keen on trying another mirage again but a friend of mine that I was with said "what the heck! Were already here so why not just try it!". So we tried the OM-14's. As soon as the music started playing, the hair on my arms stood! Highs were just right, imaging and sweet spot were good(can't say too much about the lows though). Doesn't have much bass but it's nothing a sub won't fix. These were the speakers we were looking for. The sound just filled the room! They weren't even bi-wired yet and was playing from a receiver! Well, I took the floor models home and I'm truly amazed!

I'll never buy another brand of speakers for my music listening again(I'll probably upgrade to OM-7's in the near future though!). Great job mirage!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hristos. dimitriu a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2001

Bottom Line:   
for.the.price.very.good.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Purchased At:   audio. store




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