Mirage Omni-S8 8-Inch 400 Watt High-Performance Subwoofer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Compact, class-leading 8" subwoofer produces precise deep bass down to 27hz!
- 400 watt Amplifier (100watt RMS) precisely matched to woofer for accurate and high-impact bass
- Heavy-duty 8" Titanium-Deposited woofer & down-firing low-turbulence port
- Patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround Technology for lower distortion & greater dynamics
- Variable high-pass filter, phase switch, line-level and speaker level inputs for easy integration with any system
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- Brand Name: Mirage
- Model Number: Omni-S8
- Color: Black Ash, Platinum trim
- Speaker Type: Subwoofers
- Speaker Amplification Type: Active
From the Manufacturer
From the Manufacturer
If you want home theater entertainment that really grabs your attention and puts you on the edge of your seat, then you need our Omni S8 subwoofer to anchor your speaker system. A solid design with exceptional value, it creates truly immersive music and movie experiences.
In order to produce bass of seismic portions, the Omni S8 packs advanced materials and exclusive technology into one exceptionally designed enclosure. And, while this sleek, compact subwoofer is good at making you feel thunder, it won’t steal it away from your precisely placed décor. You’ll find it neatly tucks away in a corner or under a table, out of direct view.
- Powered front-firing design with a down-firing port creates amazing bass performance
- Sleek black finish and compact design easily integrate into your lifestyle
- 8-inch woofer with patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround delivers true depth without distortion
- Front-panel level, frequency and phase controls simplify listening adjustments
- Rear high- and low-level inputs increase connection flexibility
Detailed Description - How Low Can You Go?
The Omni S8 is the smaller model in our Omni subwoofer lineup. It gets its hard-hitting intensity, with near zero distortion, via a newly developed amplifier that can produce 400 watts of dynamic power and 100 watts of RMS power and a high-output 8-inch driver with a patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround. This proprietary design eliminates surround dimpling, enabling the subwoofer to play lower with greater output and fidelity. The subwoofer’s down-firing port further increases its output by using the floor as a loading surface. In fact, the Omni S8’s frequency response goes down to 27Hz, so it sounds like a much larger subwoofer and sets a new standard in its class.
On the Omni S8’s front panel you’ll find three controls: level, frequency and phase. These accessible controls let you adjust your bass levels with complete ease, as well as facilitate the subwoofer’s acoustical integration with the other speakers in your system. On the back of the subwoofer, high- and low-level inputs, as well as a power mode selection increases both installation and connection flexibility. There’s no denying that the Omni S8 will bring powerful, tight and undistorted deep bass performance to any of our home theater systems; however, we recommend pairing it up with our Omnisat®, Uni-Theater® and Nanosat product lines.
The Science Behind the Mirage Sound: Exclusive Mirage Technologies
Ribbed Elliptical Surround Technology
Our patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround technology (U.S. patent #6,725,967, Canadian patent #2,407,123) increases excursion, eliminates distortion and raises efficiency on our woofers and woofer-midranges such as those in the OC-45. While a speaker surround (suspension) permits cone movement, our proprietary Ribbed Elliptical Surrounds permits identical movement in both directions for near zero distortion and improved resolution. Our Ribbed Elliptical Surrounds also allow for a more cone surface and greater peak to peak movement than conventional designs, resulting in greater efficiency. These attributes enable our woofers and woofer-midranges to move more air with less distortion, ultimately allowing them to play lower in frequency with greater clarity and dynamics. This is especially helpful in smaller or slender speakers, like the OC-45, by providing better dynamics and lower distortion (attributes normally associated with larger speakers) while being easy to blend with subwoofers for a more seamless system.
- System Type: Powered Front firing Subwoofer with Down firing port
- Amplifier Power Output: 100 Watts RMS, 400 Watts Dynamic Power
- Frequency Response: 27Hz-120Hz
- Woofers: 8" woofer with ribbed elliptical surround™
- Variable Low Pass Filter: Yes
- Inputs: Low Level, Stereo High Level (Speaker Level)
- Dimensions HxWxD (inches): 14.5 x 11.8 x 15.4
- Dimensions HxWxD (cm): 37 x 30 x 39
- Weight: 29 lbs. lb / 13.4 kg
- Finish: Black
What the experts are saying about the Nanosat® CC…
“The Omni S8 packs an incredible amount of value into its compact, affordable package. Its sound delivers with an exclamation point, over all types of music, home theater, and gaming material, providing a terrific combination of weight, punch, speed, and detail with only minor flaws that never detract from the presentation. 'Tight' is the word that best describes this product - while it may be missing a couple features and a smidge of ultimate fidelity, it delivers so much for the price that you barely notice. The Omni S8 is an extremely formidable contender in its price bracket, and must be auditioned by all shoppers anywhere near it.”- Home Theater Review (June, 2010)
Goodsound, Great Buy Award (October, 2005)
Top Customer Reviews
The beauty of the Mirage S8? I plugged it in, tweaked the very flexible controls for 5 minutes, and have pretty much left it alone ever since. It just works. I have yet hear it sound strained, hear it bottom out, or notice a gap in low bass in any way. It lurks in the shadows until needed, and then rises to the challenge. I love it for both movies and music.
I'm a big fan of the sleek case design and compact size. The S8 is a great way to fill a small to medium-sized room with tight, deep bass.
It's not only that it shakes the room wit the bass pressure (it does), but the quality of the sound. This is not a "boombox", is really a speaker that let you appreciate the music, of any kind, but specially jazz, with very detailed sound from the acoustic bass and the drums.
My listening room is small, 12'X15', but I think it would do even in medium sized ones.
Price aside, this is a great sub for a smaller to medium size room. I find it extremely musical. It is not sloppy with music and keeps up with a wide variety of stuff my household listens to. This Mirage packs a nice punch with movies too, especially if I turn up the sub level higher for movies (but I usually leave it at my receiver's default). I can feel vibrations in movie action scenes with no problem and this little guy can rattle my walls if I set it high enough.
Don't let the 8in driver turn you off, unless you have a large room to fill up. Velodyne and Hsu both make nice subs with 8in drivers, and both of them are good sub brands too.
This sub does take time to break in (the manual says 50 hours and that seems right). I found after a couple of weeks, I had to re-run the calibration program in my receiver because the bass slowly crept loader as the sub broke in.
I fully recommend this sub if you can get it for less than full retail. At full retail, it is still a great sub, but you might want to make sure you like it over all the others at that price.
I know this is all subjective but I found the same thing for my Martin Logan. The longer I run it, the better it sounds. All in all, this is a great sub for full price but is a RIDICULOUS deal from Electronics Expo.
Gonna throw the shipping box away now. I think it's gonna be OK.....unlike the POS Boston Acoustics that lasted just past the end of the return period for Amazon.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A bargain sub woofer that's pretty good for the price although mine didn't last four years before buzzing and humming - the amp went out and a repair/replacement w/shipping & tax... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jon Helberg
I purchased one in 2008 for my home theater. It has a tremendous sound and worked well for five years while experiencing limited use--less than a couple dozen times per year. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Robert
This Subwoofer rock for the price!!! As all goes, it's very difficult to set up subwoofer. You have to find the correct spot in your room so that the lows won't over come... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Hung T Huynh
As my title states. The amp won't power on. It is DOA. I can't give any other marks since I never heard it work.
So I called to get this subwoofer repaired. Read more
I already had a Mirage Onmi-S8 that an electric surge from a nearby lightning strike damaged. I liked it so much, I bought another one. Read morePublished on May 25, 2013 by Tom Murray
with the 12" woofers i have it takes alot of volume to get the bass going. the subwoofer can "shake things up" at low volumes.Published on May 4, 2013 by bob and cheryl
Got it on sale and could not be happier.
Good product, looks good in my apartment, so wife doesn't mind it.
The sound is great, so the neighbors don't complain. Read more
A very nice subwoofer for smaller rooms, nearfield, and possibly even home studio use.
In short, it's a very tight, clean sounding subwoofer without any of the... Read more
I got this as an additional subwoofer to my 7.2 system. It bottoms out so you cannot turn it up too loud for deep bass but it adds good dimension. Read morePublished on December 11, 2012 by dizzle