Pros Tiny speakers, clean crisp highs, evenly matched sound, good subwoofer, easy setup
Cons Not the deepest bass ever...but who cares?
Summary If you live in an apartment, or have a small room you'd like to fill with superlative sound, look no further. For $800 you get quite a package with the Mirage Nanosat surround system.
The drawback of many a surround system is generally in its ability to produce a "transparent sound field." Sounds are often obviously from a particular speaker, and that can pull you out of a good movie or musical experience. This is where the Nanosats excel--they produce one of the most seamless sound fields I've ever had the pleasure to encounter.
Since all five "surround" speakers are identical, there's not much configuration to do. I have the luxury of owning an amp that measures sound intensity for each speaker and calculates levels accordingly automatically; it nailed it the first time with these beauties. If I closed my eyes, it was difficult to tell where speakers were placed; sounds seemed to have sharp spatial definitions. Listening to an SACD of Linkin Park's "Reanimation" brought out the best in these little babies. The broad frequency range, the crisp production values, and the very very cool spatial effects were presented utterly transparently.
Some might complain that the subwoofer's frequency response (120-20Hz)isn't spectacular. I live in a 1 bedroom apartment; it's more than enough to annoy the hell out of the neighbors and rattle the windows out of their frames if I so choose, and it will do so with practically no distortion. There's no crossover since this is a matched set, but this is a plus in a surround system application. Set the crossover point with your amp...and that's it!
Overall, in terms of literal boom for buck, it's hard to beat this system. I love it!
Pros Sound is great, gold wire bindings, unique look and nice finish, wall mout brackets included
Cons Without a sub the lows disappear
Summary I bought the Nanosat set at Bestbuy for $500 without the sub and got the Mirage 8" upgraded Omni S8 sub for $200, so it is not this exact setup.
I love the sound this system projects. These five little speakers and sub put out serious sound for their size.
They come with wall mount brackets attached to the speakers, so no need to buy any.
Also, the wire bindings are nice gold plated screw downs, not cheap spring loaded that you would expect at this price point.
I have watched many movies and listen to audio performances and have no gripes about the speaker other then without a sub, you have NO lows. This is probably due to the size of the mid on the speaker but is something to consider.
The speakers look great in the black\platinum finish and if you take off the grate, which is held on by magnets, you really have a unique styled UFO speaker under there that will have your friends saying WOW.
The sub is also nice, with a Phase control, Filter control volume and crossover hidden under the front panel grate and an On\Off\Auto feature on the back. It also has a standard Sub Out, or LFE gold wire bindings for connecting to your receiver.
It puts out serious bass, but also nice lows that are clean and clear.
For 700 bucks, you would be hard pressed to find a system that will match the audio sound, the look and the hardware on these speakers.
Pros small, incredible sound, exellent wire hook-ups, all matching system, able to purchase separetly
Cons Base speaker cuold use a little more umph, although what it has is very nice
Summary Ordered these little monsters from One Call for $799 was a little disturbed that Crutchfield had the same system for $599 so I called One Call and they price matched. Once I had them installed with the Onkyo 805 I was extremely impressed from the get-go. A little tweaking with the amp was required, after that...WOW! Tried a more expensive Kef System and was impressed by those, but for the price of these little
monsters you can't go wrong. Once I heard them at a friends house I took the Kef system back and was extremely satisfied with the nanosats. If you can I would suggest putting out another $124 and get the sixth nanosat speaker. Believe me you will be impressed. If you really want to go for it get the Nano CC center channel for the complete 7 channel system. You won't find anything better even at 5 times the price. Enjoy the sound candy. There really isn't anything sweater than these little gems!
"Excellent Sound"on by TDEDSM
Pros Great sound and build quality for the money
Cons The 2 tone speaker color
Summary I was looking for a small 5.1 speaker system. Either the ones I found were cheep with a poor build and sound quality or really large and took up too much space in the room my home theater is set up in. I didn't want to spend a lot of money but I wanted a small size, good build quality and excellent sound. These were exactly what I was looking for. These are far better, in my opinion, than any of the Bose products. Once again speaker sound is a very personal taste. I like the way the midrange is angled and the way the tweeter is placed really creates a large sound stage. This is exactly the sound I was looking for in my room. I am so happy with Mirage that I am now thinking of moving these to my bedroom and buying some of the Omnisat V2 Satellites for my living room. The Omnisat is is just a little larger and has a larger mid range. And it has more color choices, such as all black. I am not a big fan of the 2 tone colors. I want speakers to blend in the back ground and not stand out as much as these do with the silver accents.
"Great speaker pak"on by treker53
Pros Small,great sound cloud,cost
Cons A little thin without the sub
Summary As the reviewer above basicaly try and you will buy.I did up grade the center to the Omnistat V2 cc for a little better sound dispersal but that are fine as a package.Love the 360 sound affect.Mirage probably has a lifetime customer in me