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Mirage Nanosat 5.1 Small High-Performance 5.1 Speaker System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Tiny High-performance, Premium 5.1 Speaker System
  • Tiny (smaller than a softball) speakers can be placed & mounted anywhere (5 included)
  • Patented Omnipolar Technology provides huge, lifelike sound in a tiny package
  • Matched 300 watt subwoofer (75w RMS) blends perfectly & provides impactful bass
  • Beautiful Brushed Black finish, wall mounts included
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Mirage
  • Model Number: Nanosat 5.1 Black
  • Color: Brushed Black
  • Speaker Type: Subwoofers
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 5 yr Speakers, 1 yr sub

Product Description

Product Description

Fantastically small, fantastically sounding—that’s what our Nanosat 5.1 home theater system is all about. In fact, it’s your ticket to a sold out concert or movie premiere without having to leave the comforts of home. Consisting of five satellite speakers—which serve as front, center and surround channels—and a subwoofer, the Nanosat 5.1 home theater system uses premium materials and patented technology to disperse sound in a completely immersive 360º pattern, recreating the experience of a live event. The patented Omnipolar technology delivers immersive 360º sound performance from any position in the room and provides mind-boggling big sound from this tiny, elegant speaker. The alluring Nanosats are finished in beautiful brushed black aluminum and are magnetically shielded to avoid TV interference. The matched 300 watt 8" subwoofer blends perfectly with the Nanosat satellite speakers and handles the heavy-lifting of deep bass and big dynamics.

From the Manufacturer

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Mirage Nanosat 5.1

Overview

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Whether you’re listening to mellow music or watching an action-packed flick, our compact Nanosat 5.1 home theater system, with its modern materials and unique miniature

technology, brings your entertainment full circle.

Consisting of five satellites—which serve as front, center and surround channels—and a subwoofer, the Nanosat 5.1 home theater system uses premium materials and patented technology to disperse sound in a completely immersive 360º pattern, recreating the experience of a live event.

Benefits

  • Includes 5 matching satellites and a subwoofer
  • Small, versatile package unobtrusively fits any lifestyle
  • Delivers enveloping 360º music and movie performances from any position
  • Satellites finished in brushed black aluminum, subwoofer painted black with satin finish
  • Magnetically shielded to avoid TV interference

Detailed Description - Immerse Yourself in Sound

Fantastically small, fantastically sounding—that’s what our Nanosat® 5.1 home theater system is all about. In fact, it’s your ticket to a sold out concert or movie premiere without having to leave the comforts of home.

Each satellite employs a powerful 2.75-inch titanium deposit polypropylene cone woofer for amazing bass performance and a 0.75-inch pure titanium hybrid tweeter for warm, rich high frequencies. The 75-watt RMS powered subwoofer with an 8-inch driver blends seamlessly with the satellites, adding a level of low-frequency performance you can hear and feel.

But what really separates this system from the rest is a patented Omniguide module, an ingenious design that involves two deflectors, employed on all five satellites. While one deflector rests on top of each speaker’s tweeter, the tweeter itself is housed in a deflector, suspended over the woofer. These combined elements distribute sound directly towards the listener, as well as reflect it off walls, ceilings and other surfaces—resulting in a perfect 360º soundstage. More importantly, you’ll hear the same enveloping performances from anywhere in your room.

You’ll also discover this speaker setup easily fits anywhere and in any type of environment. It features a classy brushed black aluminum finish on the satellites and a black satin finish on the subwoofer, making it a welcomed addition to your room. Furthermore, the satellites come with endless placement possibilities. While included brackets make wall mounting a breeze, they also sit nicely on a shelf or table. But if neither option works for you, the satellites can be mounted to an optional MS-STB floor stand. The unobtrusive, yet extremely powerful, subwoofer can be neatly tucked away in a corner out of direct view.

Adaptable and versatile, the Nanosat 5.1 is truly unique. Sure, there are other small speaker packages out there, but none that look and sound as amazing as this one. In fact, after experiencing its immersive 360º sound, you’ll immediately dub traditional designs passé.

The Science Behind the Mirage Sound: Exclusive Mirage Technologies

Omnipolar® Sound

Our Omnipolar approach to 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 our speakers embrace and optimize reflections; 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.

Omniguide Technology

Our patented Omniguide module (patent #6,996,243), also 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 our speakers deliver is direct sound. The other seventy percent is sound reflected off walls, ceilings, floors and other surfaces for a completely immersive, 360º experience. So, no matter where you sit, the enveloping sound follows.

What’s in the box?

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(5) Nanosat® Bookshelf Speaker - Ready to take on the world of music and movies, our stylish little Nanosat® satellite with a big heart lets you treasure each moment as if you were actually mingling with your favorite performers.

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(1) Nano S8 Subwoofer - The Nano S8 subwoofer packs a sophisticated punch, bringing rich, detailed bass performance to your music and movies.

 

What the experts are saying about the Nanosat 5.1 System…

CNET, Steve Guttenberg (March, 2009) “Mirage's gorgeous Nanosat 5.1 Home Theater System may be small, but it produces a huge, room-filling sound for music and movies.”

“[the] sound bouncing/reflecting technology creates a truly immersive, room-filling sound.”

“The Mirage Nanosat 5.1 system really shines with its surround sound performance. The way it creates an immersive, wrap around soundstage can't be replicated by similarly priced box speaker systems. In addition, the Nanosat 5.1 has a sweet, refined sound that's easy to listen to over extended periods of time.”

“For the money, the Mirage Nanosat 5.1 is one of the best "lifestyle" satellite/subwoofer systems we've heard.”

What Hi-Fi? Sound And Vision (December, 2008)

"This system integrates confidently, with the sound enveloping us as we listen."

"Smart, solid styling; excellent cohesion; exciting, fast listen; good with music too."

Look en Listen, Thomas Van Den Bossche (May, 2008)

"The Nanosats are very compact and are very well finished-The Subwoofer, a small cube, is also very well finished"

"In short, we highly recommend this system."

AV Guide, Chris Martens (May, 2005)

"The Nanosat system, like any small system, has dynamic limitations you must observe, but as long as you play within the system's capabilities, it will reward you with sound that is at once enveloping and exciting, yet also relaxing—a very tough combination to pull off."

"Compared to most systems at this price, the Nanosat offers superior imaging smoothness and three-dimensionality, greater freedom from edginess, better subwoofer integration, and reasonably neutral tonal balance that equals the best I've heard in this class."

Home Theater & Sound, Doug Schneider (September, 2004)

"...in terms of appearance, I rank them at the top of the pile. But what makes the Nanosats really special are the results of Mirage's Omnipolar technology: a large, spacious sound that belies the speaker's size, and the superbly cohesive soundfield you get from five identical speakers."


Product Information

Product Dimensions 4.3 x 4.2 x 5.8 inches
Item Weight 2.7 pounds
Shipping Weight 37.5 pounds
Manufacturer Mirage
ASIN B001H2VBD0
Item model number Nanosat 5.1 Black
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #464 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Speakers > Surround Sound Systems
#10,560 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Speakers
Date first available at Amazon.com April 18, 2005

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By H. Polio on February 12, 2010
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After using the Mirage speakers for hometheater and music listening, I have to give it high marks. I'm slightly hard of hearing and the clarity of the center and front speakers have helped my listening considerably. The hometheater experience has been nothing short of fantastic. The omnipolar speakers and the subwoofer fill my 20ft x 20ft with a 17 ft cathedral ceiling with sound that imerses you in the action of movies your viewing. I was concerned that the small speakers wouldn't be adequate for our family room because of its size however, the fact that they are omnipolar seems to have made the difference.
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After reading mixed reviews I decided to take a shot at this system. It really makes a difference to have the sound come from everywhere rather than a head on speaker where if you close your eyes you can easily tell where the sound is coming from.

You would think the speakers are farther apart than they are with a wide stereo feel. TV and Blu Ray Movies are great, and when I put my receiver in the stereo mode to hear dialog (I'm a 57 year old former rocker so my hearing is shot) The high end it truely amazing, I now don't have to turn on closed captioning because of low level muddy mumbling dialog. That alone made this system worth it.

The design with the satalite speakers having a 360 sound field dramatically helps fuse the void in other satalite systems between the high end Satalite speakers and the ultra low end of the Sub woofer. Very tight sounding sub and you can set the cross over point to create a seamless wall of sound. I have played some DVD concerts pretty loud vertually concert level like John Mayer's Live at the Beacon and it's as close as I've ever come to the feel of a live concert except with alot higher quality sound.

I don't have a massive room this system is in but not the slightest hint of break up or distortion. It sounds to me that when you crank it up these speakers seem to like it. It reminds me of a 4 way JBL P.A. you can't believe the huge frequency range really impressive!

If this system shows up at the killer GOLD BOX price again I'll probably buy another set for my bed room. I need to go back and read the reviews of people who didn't like it cause if you know how to set the cross over point correctly this is a killer set up for the price.
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Bought these at a great price ($349 Deal of the Day) and actually had a chance to set them up side by side with my old speakers. No comparison. Granted, the ones they were replacing weren't awesome or anything, but these really pump the sound out, even when I don't use the subwoofer! My only caveats to the buyer are these: 1. Mounting can be a bit of a pain if you have wall mounted speaker holders (I had to kinda improvise), and check the manual to make sure you're hanging them right, they actually have height requirements! 2. I wish this system had a dedicated center channel speaker (I had to lay the center on it's side to fit it on my entertainment unit). Other than that, these are great speakers..but try to make sure you're not paying more than $350-$400 for the set. Then they will be a good value for the money. Hope this helps you!
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Extremely versatile set of speakers...superb build quality and diminutive size made them ideal for my living room set-up. Sound quality is very good considering the size of these speakers. The omni-directional sound is excellent for movies, and the speakers can be turned up quite loud without distortion. For music, these speakers create a room-filling sound stage that sounds great, although purists may find the reflected sound technology a bit soft.
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I've had these speakers for about 3 months now & am totally impressed with their performance. The first time I notice these speakers was about 3 years ago. I was drawn to the design of these speakers. The omnidirectional design of these truly fill the room with sound rather that directing the sound straight out of the front. I recently wired the entire living room & based on the layout, I had to mount the speakers on the ceiling. After reading install guides regarding these speakers, it was noted to mount them downward if you're going to have them over 6ft high. So, they are on my ceiling upside down. The only modifying I had to do for this was remove the wall mount brackets that the speakers come with. Then went to the local hardware store to find a 1.5" 1/4" x 20mm screw to fit the speaker threads. Boom, that's it. Not really a mod, just couldn't use the brackets for my intended situation. Anyways, I play PS3 (Modern Warefare 2 & 3) and can't stop being amazed at the clarity & accuracy of this speaker system. I was skeptical on the subwoofer since it was smaller that the previous one I was being loaned (MTX 12" Down firing Sub), but this actually produces a better bass. It's just tighter, yet still rocks my entire house at higher volumes. I think there was a review on these stating that these rival Bose surround sound systems. I completely agree. My father in law & brother in law have the Bose 5.1 surrounds set up & I honestly can't hear any difference. I'm sure if there were some scientific study done to compare, Bose would probably come out ahead. But ,to my ear & the 99% of people coming over & listening to my system, there is no difference. I recommend these speakers all the time to friends/family looking for an affordable quality system.Read more ›
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