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.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.