Advanced OMNIPOLAR technology in concert with an innovative cabinet design serves as the foundation for this new member of the high-end OM Design series. Creating incredibly lifelike sound -- perfectly natural, realistic and dynamic -- the OM Design models guarantee incomparable music and movie experiences OMNIPOLAR Satellite Speaker With High Gloss Piano Black Finish (Recommended Amplifier Power: 10- To 175-Watts (Unclipped))Impedance: 6-Ohm Nominal, 4-Ohm MinimumTweeter: 1" Pure Titanium Hybrid DomeWoofer: 5.5" Titanium Deposit Polypropylene Cone With Butyl SurroundCrossover Point: 2.3 kHzFrequency Response: 60Hz-20kHz, +/-3dBHand-Crafted Elliptical Sealed MDF Cabinet DesignMagnetically-Shielded: YesWall Bracket IncludedOMNIPOLARThe effect OMNIPOLAR speakers have in a Home Theater system is markedly unlike traditional forward-radiating speakers. OMNIPOLAR speakers use walls, ceilings and other surface areas in the room to reflect sound towards the listener. With more reflected sound than direct sound reaching the listener, a tremendously large soundstage is created that makes the listener believe the sound is virtually coming from beyond the walls. Mirage's innovative technology creates the most realistic sound you could ever imagine. With OMNIPOLAR technology, you no longer have a small "sweet spot" in which to enjoy your speakers. With the OMD-5, the entire room is a sweet spot.
If you have never heard of Omnipolar technology or heard the Mirages first hand, it is truly hard to describe just how good these are as satellite/surround speakers. The "spoon" just above the Tweet and Bass driver disperses the sound in 360 degrees. You will never know they are on the wall. During Movies, HT and Sports the image is truly lifelike. Original cost was $250 each. These are the first design of this speaker and in my opinion, look twice as good as the current design. They are a very sturdily built speaker and weigh 7.1 lbs. a piece.
Mirage Omni 350 Speakers (pair) The speakers are in great condition. There is one small nick on the side of one of the speakers that is barely visible. Manufacturer Description: The Next Generation Way back in 2002, Mirage introduced the first generation of OMNI Series speakers. This was the first traditional box speaker series that featured OMNIPOLAR technology. The OMNI Series set the standard in manufacturing quality, reliability, and affordability. Now, Mirage is introducing the second generation that boasts the same hallmarks as the first. The OMNI 350, the floorstanding speaker in the series, offers uncompromised audio performance in a classy package. It features patented OMNIPOLAR technology in a sleek design with an incredibly small footprint. How Omnipolar Speakers Work Mirage's superior loudspeaker technology can be voiced in a single word--omnipolar. Research has shown that in a live musical environment, about 30% of what we hear is direct sound while 70% is reflected sound from walls, ceilings, and floors; and that the reflected sound reaches our ears a few milliseconds after the direct sound. The brain uses direct sound for identification and to establish location, but uses the reflected sound to determine musicality and spaciousness, as well as direction. Conventional direct-radiating speakers with front-mounted drivers produce the opposite ratio of direct to reflected sound, or 70% direct to 30% reflected. To try to increase the proportion of reflected sound to more closely reproduce the a live sound experience, audio engineers developed speakers with both front- and rear-mounted drivers. In the dipolar speaker design, front and rear drivers radiate sound out of phase, with the front driver pushing air outward while the rear driver pulls air inward, and vice versa. Dipolar speakers always move air in the same direction, canceling much of the speaker's energy and drastically reducing its off-axis (off-center) dispersion. In the bipolar design, both front and rear drivers radiate in phase, with each driver pushing or pulling air at the same time. Although bipolar speakers deliver a much wider dispersion pattern and a larger soundstage to create a remarkably convincing live listening experience, the front- and rear-mounted drivers dictate a significantly larger enclosure than conventional direct-radiating speakers. And finally we come to the OmniGuide breakthrough. After nearly two years of research, Mirage audio engineer Andrew Welker conceived the patented saucer-shaped OmniGuide deflector, that when suspended over an angled, but front-mounted, woofer and tweeter produced the same dispersion pattern that up until now could only be achieved by front- and rear-mounted drivers. The Omni 350s deliver bipolar speaker dispersion in an attractive package. Designed To Perform Designed and engineered by Vice President of Engineering, Ian Paisley, the new OMNI Series offers outstanding audio performance, sophisticated drive units, proprietary OMNIGUIDE technology, and classy curved cabinet designs. The OMNIGUIDE technology allows the speakers to distribute sound in a spherical 360-degree pattern, mimicking the way sound is created in nature. So music will sound realistic and life-like. The innovative OMNI 350 floorstanding speaker features two 5.5" multi-layered fiberglass composite drivers and a 1" aluminium dome tweeter mounted in Mirage's exclusive OMNIGUIDE array. The very balanced and detailed sounding OMNI 350 speakers bring OMNIPOLAR sound into your room, filling out every part of the room with crystal clear, natural sound. The OMNI 350's uniform dispersion pattern fills out the entire listening room, not just a single seat in the sweet spot. So invite your friends and family and share the experience. Despite its very narrow footprint, the OMNI 350 offers amazing bottom-end performance. If you are looking for an audiophile quality speaker at an affordable price that excites even the most design-conscious critics with its stylish appeal, then the OMNI 350 is the perfect speaker for you. An Appearance To Match The Sound The OMNI 350's sleek, beautifully finished curved cabinet elegantly floats over a high gloss black base, allowing it to be integrated beautifully into any decor. Matching your high standards for performance and visual appearance, the new OMNI 350 will bring your home theater and audio setup to life at a very affordable price. Specifications Power Handling: Up To 150 Watts RMS Impedance: 8 Ohms Nominal (4 Ohms Minimum) Tweeter: Single 1" Aluminum Dome Woofer: Two 5.5" Fiberglass Composite Crossover: 700Hz, 2.2kHz Frequency Response: 40Hz - 20kHz (+/- 3dB) Cabinet Design: Curved Enclosure With Black Ash Finish Magnetic Shielding: Yes Mounting: Floor Standing Speaker Recommended Amplifier Power: 10 To 150 Watts RMS Sensitivity: 89dB Dimensions: 10.38" W x 37.38" H x 7.06" D Weight: 24.25 lbs