Mirage OS³-FS Omnipolar Floor-Standing Speaker: Versatile Marvel with Omnipolar Technology
The OS³-FS delivers the performance of large tower speakers in a smaller, slender package
A versatile marvel of modern engineering, the OS³-FS floorstander stretches the limits of home audio entertainment with more accurate and precise sound reproduction than any other speaker in its class. Slim cabinetry, sleek style, and superior driver technology were all primary factors when designing the Mirage OS³-FS speaker. A third-generation product of Mirage's highly-acclaimed Omnisat® Series, this supermodel floorstander is a highly sophisticated solution for both movies and music.
Slender, But Powerful and Accurate
The OS³-FS speaker is anything but traditional. It's a miniature marvel that has what it takes to bring powerful music and movie performances into your living room without taking up valuable floor space, or intruding upon room décor.
With a minimal depth of 6.125 inches, the OS³-FS floorstander stands almost 42 inches tall. It features an MDF-reinforced cabinet to eliminate cabinet vibration and reduce standing waves.
The cabinet is internally divided into two sections: the top portion features a 1-inch pure titanium tweeter and an active 4.5-inch poly titanium deposit hybrid midbass driver with an aluminum phase plug, mounted in a patented Omniguide array. This section also incorporates a 4.5-inch passive radiator for greater bass extension. The bottom section consists of four 4.5-inch poly titanium hybrid passive radiators and two active 4.5-inch poly titanium hybrid woofers with aluminum phase plugs, allowing the speaker to create tight, precise bass without the need for a subwoofer. All of the drivers apply patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround technology for greater output and fidelity.
Omnipolar technology delivers immersive sound regardless of room size or placement
The Science Behind the Mirage Sound
Omnipolar technology in Mirage's speaker design brings unprecedented performance to a variety of product sizes and room positions. This 360º sound philosophy works with your room, rather than against it, to create the proper proportion of direct and reflected sound. Being Omnipolar means Mirage speakers embrace and optimize reflections to offer excellent imaging, width and depth, and perform optimally regardless of where they are placed in a room. In other words, they take full advantage of the fact they cannot be separated from your room. You get a completely immersive experience that permeates evenly throughout your entire listening environment.
Perfect for bringing the cinema experience to smaller rooms or apartments
The Omniguide module--the heart of Omnipolar sound--is an ingenious design that involves two deflectors. While one small deflector rests on top of the speaker's tweeter, the tweeter itself is housed in a larger deflector, suspended over the midrange or woofer, depending on the design. The module disperses sound the way the ear and brain are accustomed to receiving it. Thirty percent of what Mirage speakers deliver is direct sound. The other seventy percent is sound reflected off of walls, ceilings, floors and other surfaces for a completely immersive, 360º experience. So no matter where you sit, you're enveloped in sound.
The patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround technology increases excursion, eliminates distortion, and raises efficiency in Mirage's woofers and subwoofers. The Elliptical Surround encompasses the cone, allowing it to move identically in both directions, resulting in nearly zero distortion. And while conventional designs are often plagued with surround dimpling, which causes them to radiate in and out of phase and distort at all listening levels, Mirage's designs aren't influenced by dimpling at all. The proprietary Ribbed Elliptical Surrounds allow for a larger cone surface, resulting in greater efficiency. This design also lets the cone achieve greater peak-to-peak movement, thus allowing it to travel more than double the distance of the competition. These attributes enable Mirage woofers and subwoofers to move incredible amounts of air, ultimately allowing them to play lower frequencies with greater bass extension and fidelity.
What's in the Box?
One OS³-FS Premium Omnipolar® Floor-Standing Speaker finished in High Gloss Black, integrated glass base with carpet spikes and floor bumpers, and owner's manual / setup guide.
What Critics Are Saying About the Mirage OS³-FS Speaker
"Speakers look very graceful due to their proportions, mirror polishing and the glass basis. A good ratio between silent and loud levels corresponds about fast response of projector. It is necessary to note high reloading ability; even on peaks of loudness there are no noticeable distortions." -- Audio Video Magazine (August, 2009)
- System Type: 2.5-way magnetically shielded Omnipolar® tower with hybrid bass loading
- Amplifier Power: 10 to 175 Watts RMS/ channel
- Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal / 4 Ohms minimum
- Magnetically Shielded: Yes
- Frequency Response: 52 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 3dB
- Tweeter: 1-inch Pure Titanium Hybrid
- Mid-woofer: 4.5" poly titanium deposit hybrid woofer with phase plug and patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround technology in sealed sub-enclosure
- Woofers: 2 x 4.5" poly titanium deposit hybrid woofers with phase plug and with patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround technology
- Passive Radiators: 5 x 4.5" poly titanium hybrid passive radiators with patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround technology
- Room Efficiency: 93 dB
- Crossover Point: 900 Hz, 2.5 kHz
- Inputs: 5-way binding post
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 41.875" x 5.5" x 6.12"
- Weight: 22.5 lbs./ 10.2 kg
- Finish: High gloss black
- Cabinet Material: Rigid Aluminum with Medium Density Fiberboard baffle, glass base
- Grille Material: black cloth grill magnetic (top), black cloth snap-off (bottom)
- Accessories included: Integrated glass base with carpet spikes & floor bumpers