"A great choice for a small, affordable, high-end system"5.0 starson by tripper42
Pros: Speakers are very small, but still pack a strong punch
Crystal clear sound
Cons: The cons I have experienced are minimal:
Cannot use banana plugs for the MX product line
Glossy finish collects dust
Summary: First of all, let me start by saying I am not an "audiophile." I like to have quality units in my home theater system and, after research, chose this product.
I have nothing but great things to say about this speaker system. The MX 5.1 has a retail price of $1,200 - Fortunately I was able to find it through other means at about $750. To be honest, it was worth every penny, and it would have been worth the $1,200 as well. I initially was thinking I would get a Bose sound system, but after reading numerous reviews which said the price did not yield the quality that it could, I decided to look elsewhere. I ultimately chose the Mirage MX 5.1.
The speakers are very small, about the size of a clenched fist. I recently added two, larger OS3-SAT speakers to the system in order to complete a 7.1 surround sound. If you're worried that the size of the units will affect their overall performance, don't be. In rooms from small, ranging to medium-large (not hugely large rooms, so I hear, but I can't speak from direct experience), the speakers create a crystal clear, room-filing sound. Every detail seems perfect, and there are times (in movies) when you receive the sensation of being "in" the movie. The omnipolar technology makes the sound fill the entire room, and you may find that you forget where the sound is coming from.
They are nice to have because they don't look like anything special - When people arrive at my house, they don't think much of the speakers. However, everyone is astounded by the sound they can generate. On numerous occasions people have told me they've never heard of a system that sounds so good/loud that is this small - I agree entirely. In regards to the subwoofer, I am almost equally as pleased. Though at times I wish it could pack a bigger punch, you'll be genuinely surprised when you hear this in action. Again, it is quite small, a cube of about 6 inches on each side. However, in movies like "The Dark Knight" or in songs with a lot of bass, it performs beautifully. At the size of the unit and the price, it will blow away your expectations.
I would recommend this system to anyone - Not only did I quickly become an avid fan of the company, but it also spurred me to write this review even though I traditionally don't review the products I purchase. When I am looking for a new system in the future, I will look at Mirage then, too - For the price and the size of the system, your dollar will probably go further than with any other choice. If you should need to hear them, you might be able to go to the "Magnolia" department a Best Buy store, I'm pretty sure they carry them there (though you should actually purchase them cheaper somewhere online).
Hope this helps for anyone interested in this or any other mirage system.