Product Review Mirage OMNI 5.1 Loudspeaker System Click the photo above to see a larger version. Specifications OMNI 260 Floor-Stander: • Quasi- Three Way • One 1" Pure Titanium Hybrid Tweeter, Two 6 1/2" Titanium Deposit Woofers • MFR: 35 Hz - 20 kHz ± 3 dB •...
Mirage's OMNI polar configuration. Now any reputable speaker manufacture knows you cannot listen to a driver in this orientation. Just look at the polar plot of any driver’s frequency response when you get more than 30 degrees off axis, let alone 90 degrees.
I have never shared that opinion. In fact, if you spend a day with Secret’s Colin Miller you would probably never bi-wire a speaker again. My personal belief is the difference is negligible. With the savings Mirage made...
Due to the design of the OMNIGUIDE, it was also necessary to design a new kind of speaker grille. The grills on the 260 are a two- piece design. The first part sits on top of the speaker covering the OMNIGUIDE and is attached with rubber mounts under the grilles, fitted over metal pins on the speaker.
The speaker is stabilized by two thick rubber feet which should be attached to the back of the speaker. I would have known this had I read the instructions, but due to my dislike for instruction manuals, I stuck the rubber feet to the wall, oops ..
To address this, Mirage has released a couple of smaller and cheaper offerings in the OMNISAT series. Mirage has kept a speaker for everyone's price point. The design and finish of the OMNI lineup is excellent and betters the FRx series. I also believe Mirage has improved on the audio performance of the FRx series, and I will talk about that below.
OMNI CC is a warm sounding speaker, certainly warmer than the OMNI 260s. This is caused by the lower positioning of the speaker. If the speaker is positioned at the same level as the mains, it sounds almost identical.
Product Review At the heart of the OMNI system is the new OMNIGUIDE design allowing for Mirage’s acclaimed OMNI Polar sound from a single pair of drivers. My words to the designers are ‘bravo and congratulations’. The new OMNI series from Mirage is a technology to be reckoned with.