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Application: The Mirage OMD-R is the recommended rear channel
speaker for the Mirage OM Design Series of loudspeakers. It is a great rear
speaker for cinematic surround effects of multi-channel audio and provides a
seamless blend between front and rear effects, creating a 360º listening
OMNIPOLAR Technology: This technology radiates sound in a
perfectly spherical dispersion pattern, expanding the sweet spot to encompass
virtually the entire room. OMNIPOLAR technology uses natural room reflections to
create a greater sense of realism. This is accomplished by recreating the same
ratio of direct to reflected sound (70% reflected/30% direct) that is typically
found in performance spaces. A conventional speaker only produces 30% reflected
sound. It is the additional reflected sound provided by a Mirage Omnipolar
speaker that creates a three-dimensional sound experience in your home.
Drivers: The Mirage OMD-R OMNIPOLAR rear speaker features
dual 1" titanium dome tweeters, dual 2" titanium cone midrange drivers, and dual
5.25" multi-layer carbon fiber cone woofers for premium, spacious sound.
Enclosure: The sealed cabinet is made of very solid inert
medium density fiberboard (MDF) which creates a solid, flex-free cabinet which
eliminates music altering distortion. The enclosure is curved and completely
sealed. The cabinet uses quality veneers and is protected with a
hand-rubbed urethane finish (high-gloss piano black).
Speaker Terminals The OMD-R uses high quality gold-plated
bi-ampable binding posts located on the rear of the speaker. The terminals will
accept a wide range of connector type including bare wire, spade lugs, banana
plugs (single only), or pin type connectors. The versatile speaker terminals
allow you to connect the OMD-15 speaker in the traditional method, Bi-Wire, or
Mounting Options: THE OMD-R features a very simple mounting
system. The speaker can be wall mounted using the supplied plastic wall bracket.
The wall bracket is attached to the speaker using the supplied 9mm bolt. The
screws needed to hang the bracket from the wall are not provided.
Placement: The OMD-R speaker's placement can vary depending
on the room layout, and the furniture placement. The ideal position is either on
the side walls, or rear walls. The Side Wall position utilizes the rear walls of
the room to reflect sound and create the "surround" effect. The Rear Wall
position is generally used when the sidewall position is not available to you,
due to furniture placement or room dimensions. It is also used in a 6.1ch or
7.1ch surround configuration. Both mounting positions have their advantages and
disadvantages, the position offering the best coverage of the entire room should
be chosen. The goal of the surround speakers during movie reproduction is to
create an "atmosphere" around you. The rear channel speakers are ideally placed
an equal distance from you as compared to the front speakers. But this is not
always possible in a home environment. The OMD-R will emit sound from both sides
of the speaker, and is best placed where it can use the walls to reflect the
sound around the listeners. These general guidelines should aid in
- Side Wall: The best mounting position for a 5.1 system is the
Side Wall position, as it makes use of the rooms' rear walls, and sidewalls.
It will create a lifelike surround effect and make the room sound larger
than it is. In this position, try to mount the speaker so that it is beside
you or slightly behind you. The height should be above ear level, at
approximately 2/3 of the height of the wall. 6' off of the ground is
typically a good starting point, and the speaker should be 2' above your
head when seated.
Rear Wall: You can also achieve excellent results in
the rear position. Try not to place the speakers directly into a corner.
Leave 2 or more feet between the edge of the cabinet and the sidewall, so
the sound can reflect into the room environment. The rear position is
usually chosen when your room will not accommodate the sidewall position due
to unequal walls, a doorway, or a large opening, etc. It is recommended that
the rear center (6.1ch system) or dual rear surrounds (7.1ch) be placed at
the same height as the other two rear surround speakers wherever possible.
Break-In Period: It is vital that the OMD-R speaker be
allowed to break-in properly before you perform any precise set up procedures,
system adjustments, and before you play it at higher volume levels. The best
method of performing the break-in is to play a full range musical passage at a
moderate level as long as possible. Utilizing the repeat function on your CD or
DVD player can assist greatly. Optimum sound will not be achieved until
approximately 100 hours of playing time. After break-in, the volume level can be
increased. Do not play the speaker at high levels until the break-in process has
been completed. The drivers need to "loosen up:, and until this occurs, damage
can result to the drivers.