This is a great sounding pair of legendary OM-9 speakers.... Mirage's flagship speakers. They were quality crafted in Canada more than 20 years ago. This pair is in excellent cosmetic shape. All original drivers are working flawlessly, and they sound amazing. These are popular among audiophiles, and have many raves on the web. They are ideal for stereo setups, as well as front speakers in a surround sound setup.
With the OM speakers, the engineers at Mirage have put drive units on the front and rear baffles, much like a bipolar speaker, but instead of deep speaker cabinets like most bipolar speakers, the cabinets are shallow. This configuration, coupled with the rest of the design details, helps to approximate a 360-degree or omnidirectional radiation pattern -- hence the name Omnipolar.
Mirage’s Omnipolar speakers radiate 30% of their sound directly at the listener while directing 70% at room boundaries -- a ratio Mirage says mimics what we hear in real life. By doing so, Mirage claims that their speakers sound more natural and realistic than conventional forward-firing speakers that tend to direct most of their sound at the listener.
The Mirage OM-9 stands 43.75" high and about 12" across . Looking at the OM-9 from its side, it has a wedge-shaped profile, starting at 6" at the top of the speaker and flaring out to just over 12" at its base.
Behind the removable front grille are two drivers -- a 1" Pure Titanium Hybrid (PTH) tweeter above a 6.5" polypropylene woofer. Around back, behind another removable grille, the same drivers appear in the same locations as on the front. Because of the wedge shape of the OM-9, these rear drivers tilt slightly upwards. Continuing on the back of the speaker, about 13" from the bottom, there is a 3" port adjacent to two pairs of high-quality five-way binding posts, suitable for biwiring or biamping.
The grills nd cabinets are in great shape. The tops have been painted black, as the original plastic tops caps were cracked. This is a massive pair of floor standing towers that sound as good as they look.
Original new Price: $1400 USD per pair
Dimensions: 43.75"H x 11.56"W x 12.175"D
Weight: 55 pounds each
1" Pure Titanium Hybrid (PTH) tweeters
Polypropylene cone woofers
Live Soundstage Crossovers
10" Titanium Deposit Polypropylene Hybrid woofer
150W continuous, 600W peak
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