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Anyone heard the Mirage Omni range?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Mark Pitchford, May 13, 2003.

  1. Mark Pitchford

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    These are getting rave reviews Stateside and was wondering if anyone had heard these.

    A thread on AVS has them compared agaist Martin Logan's and Gallo Due's! :eek:

    Anyone know of a stockist and prices?
     
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    do you have a link to the thread?
     
  3. Mark Pitchford

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    It certainly does. It is hard going due to the colour scheme used by the forum but it seems to be a one man crusade by someone who's literary prowess has persuaded a few others to buy blind, based on his recommendation alone.

    Those others have come back and said how good their new system is but they would, wouldn't they. Half of them have never heard anything to compare it with and the other half wouldn't admit that they had made a mistake. :rolleyes:
     
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    No chance that would happen on this Forum, of course:rotfl:
     
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    Cough cough Micros cough cough Velodyne :)
     
  8. Mark Pitchford

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    As anyone heard these or knows where they could?
     
  9. Mark Pitchford

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    Ian, with respect,

    Did you read the whole thread? All 23 pages?

    These speakers have had some good reviews from the very same publications that our Uncle Eric recommends so highly. Do you still think it a one man crusade?
     
  10. Ian J

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    No I couldn't manage it all. I read the first third and the last couple of pages and whether they are good speakers or not it certainly seemed that the thread was started by a man on a mission and within the first couple of pages at least two people had seen the light and bought a set admitting that they hadn't heard them.

    I hope that you do find some to listen to as I would be interested to know if the Crusader did know what he was talking about.
     
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  12. Mark Pitchford

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    Thanks Ian.

    Unfortunately, they're in Dorset, the other end of the country from me.
     
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    I don't think that the UK distributors have discovered the internet yet but these are the details from the Canadian web site :-

    API UK
    Armorex Centre, Bury Road
    Sudbury, Suffolk
    Lavenham England
    CO10 9QD
    Ph +44 (0) 1787 249656
    Fax +44 (0) 1787 249657
     
  14. Mark Pitchford

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    Thanks Ian, I'll give them a phone...
     
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    Hello everybody,
    Somebody alerted us at the AVS Forum about this "mirror" thread so I thought I would stop by and say hello.

    I don't own Mirage speakers and I'm certainly considering them because of their omnipolar nature.
    I first became acquainted with them by reading this review:

    http://www.hometheatersound.com/equipment/mirage_omnisat6.htm

    That review surely peaked my interest so I kept reading on. The more I read, the more interested I was. And then I found the omnisat thread on AVS Forum filled with good people that help in way they can.

    Hey, for what it's worth, I'll be listening to the Mirages this weekend and then I'll know if they're really worth my consideration/hard earned money.
    I know for sure that no one will force me to make this decision and I even have a high WAF because of their looks (especially in cherry).

    just my 2 pico Euros :)
    Cheerio,
    Andreas
     
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    The colour scheme can be replaced with a much much more eye pleasing scheme in avs forum's site. I think the only reason that black and orange is the default colour is because of 'nostalgic' purposes. Otherwise, you are ofcourse free to change it.

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    The thread started with One guy telling about his experience with the new Mirage OMNIsats. And then as the thread grew, more people joined in and SHARED their personnal experiences. I have heard them way before I saw the thread. So calling the thread a 'one man crusade' is totally wrong. There are atleast 4 or 5 people helping out people as well. So yeah.. from what started as a one man crusade thread has ended up as a good place to ask information about the new Speaker Line.


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    One of the people who ended up buying it was Alan Gouger. The guy sells alot of Hi End stuffs as a profession, Processors, Amps, HDTV Monitors, etc. and saying that he doesnt know what he likes is absolutely wrong.

    And i might be mistaken.. but I don't think there were more than 3 people who blind bought the speakers. Infact, i think Alan Gouger was the only one who did that. Plus we encourage people to audition speakers for themselves and to compare them with other speakers available.


    If you want my initial impression of the OMNI line of Speakers.. it's this. "They sounded so much like the Energy Connoisseur Series. Except that they are a few a hundred dollars cheaper."

    I personally am waiting for the Paradigm Studio v.3s to come out. It's either that or The OMNIs for my new HT setup.

    Sorry this might be OT. but i felt i needed to 'defend' our thread. Thanks!
     
  17. Mark Pitchford

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    Can I just say that I have an open mind about these things and fully intend to audition Omni's and make my own mind up.

    I had intended to go for AG Micro's but they've got some competition now it seems...
     
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    Mark,

    There is an ad for Mirage in the current HCC and it quotes from UK mag reviews :-
    Feb 2003 Hifi World
    Feb 2003 Home Entertainment
    Nov 2002 What Video & TV
    Apr 2003 Home Cinema Choice

    The ad even lists stockists but you don't say wher you live apart from the other end of the country to Dorset. Reading the ad you seem to be limited to Glasgow or Yorkshire if you live north of London
     
  19. Mark Pitchford

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    That's spooky Ian, for a second I thought this guy knows all about me!

    To explain, I live in Glasgow but was originally from Teesside which used to be called North Yorkshire!

    Anyway, thanks for that. Who's the Glasgow dealer?
     
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    Oh no, he does, that's what he does best.:cool:
     
  21. Ian J

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    Loud & Clear is the Glasgow dealer.

    I worked in Middlesbrough for a couple of years in the late eighties for Alf Duffield who used to be chairman of Middlesbrough FC
     
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    Yep, that's where I was born.

    Truly Spooky!
     
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    Hey.. mod here's not too bad. he even does the research for you..
     

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