Mirage Loudspeakers FRx-Center Center Channels

FRx-Center

Center Speaker

User Reviews (10)

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amandahifi   Audio Enthusiast [Aug 05, 2003]
Strength:

everything

Weakness:

none

clear and artilculate.natural sound.

Similar Products Used: jbl.
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5
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crippler   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 03, 2002]
Strength:

Clarity and very good dynamics. Sound sent throughout the room not just at it's position point.

Weakness:

Probably bass but I explained that above

Took me many auditions yo find this one. Compared it to many expensive models but always for clarity I came back to Mirage. Most centers seem to have an echeo or hollow sound. It's not big on bass but if your relying on base from your center, you have bigger problems. I run a high end system and this was perfect for me. Highly rexcomend you audition this one and save big bucks.

Similar Products Used: none
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5
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5
MarkO   an Audio Enthusiast [Mar 07, 1999]

I just purchased this center along with the FRx1 and FRx Surounds. After buying these speakers I now truly realize what a soundstage is. The System they replaced were the Movie Works by CSW. Altho The CSW served me well for 3 years they do not compare to the Mirage. Another similar choice to these would be the "Energy ExL Series" <-----(sibling CO). The main diffrence in the two is mainly the fact that the Mirage uses a little better materials than the Energy's,ie Injected molded composite baskets,stronger lighter composits for the woffers,better damped cabinets,and a few more technical items. On average this brings the price up a little on the Mirages( 100-50 dollars seems to be the norm),depending on which set you choose but I felt it worth the diffrence.

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5
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Tim   an Audio Enthusiast [Jun 14, 1999]

I recently purchased the FRX-7s and got the FRX-C for the center channel. All I can say is that to call the FRX-C matched the the FRX-7s is a bald-faced lie. Center-Front dialog transitions were obvious in their tonal shift. Dialog sounded hollow and artificial. An audiophile friend went back with me to Tweeter and agreed the the OM-C3 was a far better speaker and matched much more closely, altough a tad sharper sounding (different tweeter). Well worth the $100 increase. This speaker may go better with the low end FRX bookshelf units.

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2
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George P. Govignon   a Casual Listener [Jul 02, 1999]

I purchased the FRX-c to match with my FRX-3s. While I read the reviews, I am not much of a tech head to understand what most of it meant. I just wanted to start a home, bookshelf system that my wife could live with (not a great deal of money, must be compact so as to refrain from interfering with her decor, & must produce with my DVD for a home theater environment). I must say that I have been largely impressed with what this relatively inexpensive system has given me. I have noticed that I had to back away from the general volume level when watching films with Dolby Digital 5.1. Often it would overpower the mains. Once corrected however, I have found that this speaker out performs anything else that I listened to on the store room floor or in other systems. For someone who just desires good sound without having to obtain a doctorate in accoustics, I would highly recommend the Mirage FRX series, particularly this center.

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4
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Jack Campbell   an Audio Enthusiast [Sep 15, 1999]

I was tired of not being able to hear the dialog in movies, so I picked this up the other day to add to my FRx 5s. It changed everything! The bass response is especially impressive. It's a must-have if you own FRx front speakers. Next up: the rears and the sub!

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5
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Jeremy   an Audio Enthusiast [Feb 27, 1999]

Got this center channel the other day and all I have to say is WOW!!! It has created a wide soundstage and it sounds like a real theater in my house. I just love this thing. Wicked sound from high,mid and low range. Great clarity. If you can get it, don't wait another second. It is worth every penny and more. Great job MIRAGE.

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5
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Rama K   Casual Listener [Jan 17, 2001]
Strength:

Sound Sound Sound.

I was totally sick of the muddled dialogue coming out of
my JBL G-Center speaker, so I decided to upgrade. I bought
the FRX-Center without much research into other brands
because it is an "alleged" match to the FRX-7s I have for
my mains.

I find that the match is pretty accurate and the speaker
sounds very clear and is very neutral as well - much like
the FRX-7s. I would summarize the FRX series as a very
"unoffensive" speaker system - does everything well and
nothing sounds out of place - this is at the expense of
some dynamism. A worthy trade-off, might I add.

The FRX-C has a very unobtrusive profile, but about a
foot deep (like the FRX-7s). The sound is clear, the highs
never irritate and there is credible bass. It images
excellently right out of the box and I can visibly notice
the depth of the movie sounds from the center speaker.

It's a definite good buy - at least if you have FRX-7s.

Similar Products Used: JBL and other sub-standard speakers
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5
VALUE
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5
Neil   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 12, 2000]
Strength:

Really matches well with the FRx-One's.
Anchors the dialog on screen.

Weakness:

Almost larger than my (pathetic) 20" screen. :)
Doesn't come in white.

This center was the missing piece in my home theatre system. It blends so well with the FRx-One mains and really creates a wonderful soundstage in the front.

Movies have come to life, as the dialog comes from exactly where it's supposed to. I've heard 60-70% of a movie soundtrack comes from the center channel, and what a difference this speaker makes.

I looked at matching the AVS-100 center with my FRx series mains -- DON'T do this! It sounded awful. The FRx-Center provides so much more sound, and it wasn't much more.

I got a good deal on it (with the FRx-One pair, the FRx-S8 sub, and the AVS-200 surrounds) at Ed Kellum & Son A/V in Dallas.

Similar Products Used: Altec Lansing 75 bookshelf speaker.
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5
VALUE
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5
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