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Mirage Loudspeakers Omni 260
4 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
MSRP  1000.00
Description: MSRP/Pair <li>Magnetically shielded 2 1/2-way tower speaker utilizing proprietary Omniguide technology with a 1" PTH tweeter and two 6 1/2 " polypropylene woofers. Available in black ash or cherry finish. Power handling of 200 watts RMS per channel. Connection via high quality 5 way binding post/terminals. <li>THE OMNI 260, the flagship of the new OMNI series is a quasi- three way speaker that utilizes the OMNIGUIDE module housing a 1" PTH- pure titanium hybrid tweeter suspended over a 6-1/2" titanium deposit driver. The entire module is situated on an angled platform at the top of the loudspeaker. Traditionally, Mirage has used speakers firing both out of the front and rear of the cabinet to create OMNIPOLAR sound dispersion, with OMNIGUIDE this is no longer necessary. <li>Each tower speaker is outfitted with 2 removable grills, one to hide the top OMNIGUIDE segment and another to conceal the front firing 6-1/2" titanium deposit driver and specially tuned flared port. The OMNI 260 uses 3/4" MDF for cabinet construction as well as high quality 5-way mounting terminals and tip reducing stabilizing legs with threaded spiked feet. The result is a much more refined and finished look of a traditional loudspeaker with unprecedented sound and performance that you have come to expect from Mirage. <li>The 260"s have an 8 ohm nominal impedance (4 ohm minimum) and have a frequency response that goes from 35Hz~20kHz +/- 3dB. Maximum power handling is rated at 200 Watts. Finishes include a choice of Black Ash or Cherry.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pipjen32 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I bought my Mirage 260's after a recent move. Formerly I used a pair of Mission M74i's driven by a sweet little Rega Brio amp with a Marantz 6000 OSE LE cd player. I thought it was lovely, though I was at or about the first rung of audiophile learning. Nice bass, and clear and clean as a whistle.

I have to say that I'm really delighted with my purchase. I did my research, got down to a few options (Polk rt100i's, Def Tech BP6's & Mirage Omni 260's), and plumped for the Mirages. I was drawn to the idea of the powered sub the other two options had, but to be honest I didn't want to be swamped in bass for the sake of it. Besides, as I've found out, the Mirages have more than enough in that department.

What really stands out is the detail and imaging - simply wonderful for a speaker that cost around $1000 originally. The clarity is something to behold, it makes you want to listen to all your music again just to find out how it should sound. So many minute details become evident - so much more to enjoy! Placement was an issue, but I just re-arranged a few things and it al fell into place beautifully.

The build quality is a small area of concern as there's a few plasticky bits that may detach over time, but the cabinet itself feels solid enough and the suspended tweeter is very secure.

All-in-all, I'm extremely happy to have found a reasonably priced pair and would recommend them to anybody who wants something a bit different from the normal direct radiating speaker.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Canuck Audio Mart



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

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I purchased these speakers after listening and comparing with Bose 601 and Polk Audio. They were clearly superior for imaging and setting a sound stage. Speakers were paired with a Pioneer SA 8800 high current amp (1979) and a mirage LF100 subwoofer to take care of the bottom end. The omni polar design lives up to the hype and seems to throw the sound into the air.
The overall performance of these speakers is incredible. When the sub is added it adds depth (although not lacking) that rounds out the listening experience. I also have super audio CD player and these speaker handle the full range wonderfully. Specifically, the high ends and mids to the point that it feels like the guitar and bass players are on stage and you can hear there fingers slide across the strings.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $899.00

Purchased At:   SIght & Sound, Canad



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cnstar18 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2004

Bottom Line:   
It's about time they listed these speakers. Every single audio magazine raves about these Mirage speakers. The sales agent said they would be a great HT speaker but I was more interested in audio. After listening to a variety of music for over an hour I was convinced these were the audio speakers for me. The omni polar technology is truly something to behold. The sound imaging brings you right in the center of all the music. Mids, soft highs and vocals are their strenghts. Bass, which is rated at 35hz needs a good musical sub.

My system consists of the Omni 260 towers, Omni rear channel speakers, the awesome Omni center channel and the Mirage LF150 10" subwoofer. All for only $1800. Plus a Yamaha RXV 1300 receiver and a Denon 1600 DVD player. I beleive I got spectacular sound/value for my money.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Peel Audio Radio



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ryan4301 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2004

Bottom Line:   
My first tryst with omni-polar technology. I must say I AM IMPRESSED. After years of listening to direct radiating speakers, I did not believe the imaging from omni speakers would ever be as accurate. Boy, was I wrong. These speakers spread the soundstage while mainting accurate imaging at the same time.

Frequency Response: Fantastic highs and mids, slightly weak on bass though, but for the price, I'm not complaining. Vocals are crisp and clear, sliding fingers on guitar can be heard quite easily.

After I had these for about 2 months, I went out and bought their bookshelf version (Omni 60) to use as surround. They match up really well. For anyone into hometheater, if space is not an issue get the 260's for surround. Mirage's website has some good information on what speakers match up with these for home theater.

Mirage and DefTech are the two strongest contestants in this price range. DefTech bass reproduction is better than Mirage (nothing a good sub can't overcome). But for music, DefTech loses imaging. Mirage outperforms DefTech in this area.

If you spend months auditioning speakers, you *might* be able to find something better than these in this price range. But for those of us who cant spend our lives just auditioning speakers, these are a bargain.

Bottomline: If you want speakers purely for home theater, you could go DefTech or Mirage. If music is a significant part of your listening, go for Mirage.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Tweeter




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