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Mirage Loudspeakers OM-9
10 Reviews
rating  4.8 of 5
MSRP  1149.00
Description: Mirage Omnipolar Floor Standing Speaker - OM9BK/ Two Way/ 150 Watts Maximum Power/ 38 Hz-20KHz/ 5-Way Bi-Amp/Bi-Wire Terminals/ Sold Seperately/ Black High Gloss Finish


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

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2011

Bottom Line:   
I don't own these speakers anymore, and did not own them for long. The reason being they simply put out too
much sound for for my somewhat small apartment. I did have them set up at my parent's house for a time, so I will give my impression of them I had. They present a warm sound, yet do not err to far off neutrality. They are omni-polar, meaning there is a 1 inch tweeter and 6.5 woofer each firing ion the front and back of the speaker, each firing in phase with the others. This gives the effect of energizing the room with sound, and often I almost felt like I was listening to live music. The sound-stage they create is huge. The only downside is they do not have the most precise imaging. An given instrument is more 'round about there' than pinpointed in space. The bass they put out if also quite respectable, quite deep, and very organic sounding. Bottom line if you want a pair of speakers that give a live, warm sound, and don't cost a lot( I picked these up for $900, and that was 5 years ago), give these an audition.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



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

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2004

Bottom Line:   
HAVE HAD THESE FOR ABOUT 4 MONTHS NOW AND AM VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF THE 0M-9S. WENT THRU THE BREAK-IN TIME AND DID NOTICE A CHANGE. MORE WARMTH AND TRANSPARENCY WAS MOST APPARENT, ALTHOUGH IN MY OPINION THEY SOUNDED GREAT RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. SOME HAVE SAID THEY WERE A LITTLE BRITTLE AND EDGEY WHEN NEW, BUT TO MY EARS THEY WERE ALWAYS WARM SOUNDING. MY PREVIOUS SPKRS WERE KLIPSCH REF. SERIES WHICH ARE VERY BRIGHT, SO MAY HAVE STILL BEEN USED TO THE HORN TWEETERS. THE SOUNDSTAGE IS INCREDIBLE WITH THE OM-9'S. THE SPEAKERS ALMOST SOUND DETACHED FROM THE MUSIC-SOUND RADIATES BEYOND THE SPKRS THEMSELVES. WONDERFUL FOR HT. A SUB IS NEEDED FOR HT, BUT FOR MOST MUSIC I FIND MYSELF TURNING THE SUB WAY DOWN OR OFF ALTOGETHER. BASS IS VERY GOOD FOR 2) 6 1/2 IN. WOOFERS. DETAIL IS SUPERB AND THE MIDS ARE SO WARM. VOCALS ARE WONDERFUL WITH NO HINT OF NASALNESS OR SIBILANCE. PLACEMENT IS A LITTLE TRICKY BUT NOT OVERLY DIFFICULT. JUST NEED TO GIVE THEM SOME SPACE FROM BOUNDARIES, AND IN MY ROOM A SLIGHT TOE-IN HELPED WITH IMAGING BUT THESE SPKRS ARE GREAT FROM ALMOST ANYWHERE IN THE ROOM BECAUSE OF THE OMNIPOLAR DESIGN. EVEN SITTING DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF ONE SPKR YOU STILL ARE IN THE SWEET SPOT. HIGHS ARE NEVER HARSH OR EDGY-VERY WARM AND SWEET.
THE BUILD QUALITY IS EXCEPTIONAL. I HAVE THE GLOSS BLACK MODEL WHICH IS BEAUTIFUL. BINDING POSTS ARE THE BEST I'VE SEEN-BI-WIRE CAPABLE (WHICH I DO AND THERE IS A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT IN DETAIL) DO NEED A FAIR AMOUNT OF POWER FOR THESE BUT MOST HIGH CURRENT AMPS SHOULD BE FINE. I HAVE A PRE-PRO WITH A NAD POWERING THE OM-9'S W/100 WATTS EA. AND IS MORE THAN ENOUGH, ALTHOUGH I'M SURE THEY WOULD SOUND EVEN BETTER WITH A BETTER POWER AMP. THESE THINGS LOOK INCREDIBLE TOO. THEY ARE NOT A SMALL SPKR BUT SEEM TO "FIT" THE ROOM QUITE NICELY WITHOUT OVERPOWERING IT. AS YOU CAN TELL I AM QUITE PLEASED WITH THE MIRAGE OM-9'S AND WOULD ENCOURAGE ANYONE TO CHECK THEM OUT WHEN IN THE MARKET FOR A REASONABLY PRICED EXCEPTIONAL SPKR. LIST PRICE IS $1400 BUT MOST DEALERS WILL DISCOUNT FROM THAT.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   ONLINE



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dmollin a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I used to be a pro DJ and have used an extensive amount of equipment... everything from TOA, EV, Klipsche and Yorkville to JBL/Infinity. When I finally decided to buy and build my own home & theater system, I was dead set on the JBL Studio series. I had the money in my hand and went to pick them up but while waiting for the clerk at A&B Sound (kind of a jerk and had very poor product knowledge)I decided to check out Best Buy. While I was there I heard the most incredible sound coming from the home theater room. I went in and couldn't believe the sound coming from this system. I talked to the owner and purchased the entire system on the spot. The soundstage, timbre, and warmth that a set of these speakers produce once broken in is simply amazing. Even though I have been a diehard JBL fan for years, these speakers blew the sound quality of JBL out of the water. The music and movie/tv audio was so crisp and well matched that it made listening a pleasure. I still can't believe how full my room sounds...no matter where you stand you are not out of phase or out of touch. If you like balls heavy boomin bass..buy the subwoofer too, otherwise get the JBL's, but if you appreciate all types of music/media and have the money and space for this type of system...GET IT!!! And DON'T cheap out on the wire for hookup...you'll regret it later. Take your time in setup and really listen to a few types of music when setting it for your room. I toed the loudspeakers in a bit...about 1-2inches. The sub is a brute but powerful and the whole veneer look is awesome!!!

System Package was $5800 for:
Harman Kardon 220AV amp
2 - OM9 Loudspeakers
1 - OMC2 Center Channel
2 - OMR2 Rear Channel
1 - BPS400 Powered Sub

Braided Monster Cable 200' and Powered Sub Connector
Optical Cable and Component RGB DVD Cables

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $5800.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy Electronics



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Al a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I've been using KEF 104/2's for the last 10 years and was curious as to what new stuff's out there for a "reasonable" of $. Went to various places and listened to Vienna Acoustics, PMC, ProAc, Acoustic Energy, Monitor Audio, etc. Went in to Tweeter out of curiosity and decided to check out the Mirage OM 7 and OM 9-a totally different kind of speaker than ANYTHING I'd listened to. I was really shocked not by the imaging (that's what these things a really known for) but the even tonality- especially vocals. No sibilance-very transparent. The OM 9 REALLY stood out so I figured I'd try 'em out. They're keepers (replacing the 104/2's). Unreal imaging with REAL musicality-WOW! Oh yeah, amps are a Threshold SA-3 power and FET 9 pre. EXCELLENT combo with these speaks!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $1140.00

Purchased At:   Tweeter



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by imluke54 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Got these speakers at one of those stores that buys out bankrupt stores and resells stuff, usually at 50% off retail. Needless to say, I was a bit skeptical, but loves the piano gloss finish and the solid construction. I knew nothing about the speakers, but bought them before someone else could. Got home and checked this site for reviews and felt great about my purchase. I hooked them up and was amazed, I had to resample my entire cd collection, just to hear what I'd been missing. I love the omnipolar sound and how it fills a room. People are always convinced I have the surround speakers on! I just recently picked up a pair of MIT biwire speaker connects and have created an even more amazing soundstage. If you can find these speakers for anywhere near $1000 or even full price, I would gladly pay it. Never have I been more excited about an addition to my household. I stay up til the wee hours just to hear one more CD in all it's intended glory.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Petter's




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