September 22, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Before the holiday rush is the calm of the shopping storm. However, Mirage wants to kill the quiet, with a slew of new speaker options.
The Mirage MX is the company’s smallest speaker option ever. Each of the five 4.3-inch speakers can fit in the palm of your hand—or maybe you can hold all of them if your hand is like a catcher’s mitt. Each of the two-way units features a .63-inch tweeter and a 2.5-inch woofer, handling up to 100 watts of sound. The 8-inch MM-6 subwoofer also has an 800-watt amp, but is Mirage’s smallest sub to date. The entire package will hit in October for $1,200. If you want to add on speakers, they can be purchased individually for $150 a pop.
The new OS³ speakers deliver immersive sound in a slim cabinet. This line includes a floorstanding speaker, center channel and compact audio speaker. The OS³-FS ($600) speaker’s 42-inch cabinet is divided into two sections. The top features a 1-inch tweeter and a 4.5-inch poly titanium deposit hybrid midbass driver. The bottom has four 4.5-inch poly-titanium hybrid passive radiators and two 4.5-inch woofers. The OS³-CC ($400) center channel has a .75-inch tweeter and a 3-inch midrange driver, and two 4.5-inch woofers. Finally, the OS³-SAT ($250) stands a little over 8 inches tall, with a 1-inch tweeter and a 4.5-inch woofer. All three models are available in a high-gloss black finish and feature magnetic grilles covered in black cloth.
Mirage’s new http://www.miragespeakers.com/na-en/news/press-releases/mirage-refreshes-popular-nanosat-speaker-and-matching-subwoofer-details/ target=“_blank” title=“Nanosat speaker and subwoofer”>Nanosat speaker and subwoofer also have a compact design. Standing less than 6 inches tall, each unit features a .75-inch tweeter and a 2.75-inch woofer, as well as a brushed black-aluminum cabinet and a soft black cloth grille. There’s also the Nano S8 subwoofer, which has an 8-inch driver and variable frequency control. The Nanosats are $125 each, or can be purchased in a 5-speaker bundle for $550. The Nano S8 is $800. All are available this month.
On the subwoofer side, the MM-8 and MM-6 are supposedly “the smallest high-powered subwoofers” that the company has ever introduced. Both have the same features and style, but with slightly different amp, driver and cabinet sizes. The MM-8 ($800) is a 9-inch cube with a 1,200-watt amplifier, an 8-inch woofer, and two 8-inch passive radiators. The MM-6 ($600) has an 800-watt amp, a 6.5-inch woofer and two 6.5-inch passive radiators. Both will be out next month.
Check out each of the models in our slideshow.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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