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Mirage Os3-Cc Premium Omnipolar 3Way Center-Channel Speaker (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Video-shielded
  • Frequency response 70-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • Omnipolar technology for 360° sound dispersion
  • Handles up to 175 watts
  • 3/4" Tweeter, 3" Midrange, dual 4-1/2" woofers
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Mirage
  • Model Number: OS3-CC
  • Color: High Gloss Black
  • Speaker Type: Center Channel
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 5 yrs

Product Description

Product Description

Welcome to style and sound central; the slender OS3-CC is the perfect anchor of any home theater system, providing rich & clear dialog and sound effects anywhere in the house. Finished in a beautiful high-gloss black, it's slender design fits on most shelves, is wall mountable and its patented Omnipolar technology creates a massive 360º soundstage enjoyed from any listening position! This single OS3-CC can be matched with any Mirage subwoofer and other Mirage Omnipolar speakers (especially OS3-SAT & Omnican in-ceiling speakers) to create any Home Theater system, including 7.1 and 9.1 systems.

From the Manufacturer

Mirage OS³-CC Center-Channel Speaker: Omnipolar Design for Rich, Enveloping Sound

Getting to the heart of every story is experiencing film just as the director intended. And the OS³-CC center channel makes it a reality, uncovering subtle nuances and delicate whispers in all of today's demanding soundtracks.

The Klipsch Os3 CC speaker
OS³-CC center channel uncovers subtle nuances and delicate whispers you wouldn't otherwise hear

This third-generation Omnisat® product uses high-quality materials and modern technology to completely immerse you in the moment, creating a greater sense of realism in your movies. Its sleek, low-profile enclosure and high-gloss black finish allows it to blend beautifully with your décor. And that's not all; the OS³-CC also comes with a wall mount bracket or table-top stand for endless placement flexibility.

It's All About the Drama

The Mirage OS³-CC center channel is all about crisp dialogue and precise imaging. It takes your music and movie soundtracks to heart, uncovering subtle nuances and delicate whispers you wouldn't hear otherwise. The center channel is often the missing link to a great dramatic sounding home theater system, delivering over 60 percent of a movie's soundtrack and almost all of its dialogue. So when you buy a Mirage Omnisat setup, be sure to include the OS³-CC.

Less than five inches in depth, the OS³-CC center channel is a true three-way design. It employs a 0.75-inch pure titanium hybrid tweeter, a 3-inch poly titanium deposit hybrid midrange and two 4.5-inch poly titanium deposit hybrid woofers with neodymium motor structures and aluminum phase plugs. It also utilizes Ribbed Elliptical Surround technology on its woofers for high-output sound with low distortion.

The OS³-CC with Omnipolar Technology
Mirage's Omnipolar technology works with your room, not against it
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.

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 Klipsch OS³-CC speaker
The OS³-CC center channel speaker eliminates distortion and raises efficiency

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-CC Premium Omnipolar® center-channel speaker finished in beautiful High Gloss Black, integrated base and wall mount, and owner's manual / setup guide.

What Critics Are Saying About the Mirage OS³-CC Center Channel Speaker

  • "Mirage's Omnipolar dispersion projects a deep, wide, and high soundstage … The tonal balance is essentially neutral and never undernourished...The sense of being in the midst of the action really added to the excitement of the film. ...The OS³-SAT and OS³-CC speakers project large scale soundstages beyond what you'd have any right to expect from comparably sized and priced box speakers." -- Playback Magazine (October, 2008)
  • Technical Specifications
    • System Type: 3-Way Magnetically shielded Omnipolar® center channel
    • Amplifier Power: 10 to 175 Watts RMS/ channel
    • Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal / 4 Ohms minimum
    • Magnetically Shielded: Yes
    • Frequency Response: 70 Hz - 20 kHz
    • Tweeter: ¾" Pure Titanium Hybrid
    • Midrange: 3" Poly Titanium-deposited hybrid midrange
    • Woofers: Dual 4.5" Poly Titanium-deposited hybrid woofers with phase plug & 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: 700 Hz, 2.7 kHz
    • Inputs: High quality 5-way binding post
    • Dimensions (H x W x D): 5.2" x 17.8" x 4.6"
    • Weight: 5.6 lbs./ 2.54 kg
    • Finish: High gloss black
    • Cabinet Material: Rigid Aluminum, integrated base
    • Grille Material: Magnetic black cloth grill
    • Accessories included: Wall mount bracket; detachable table stand support

    Product Information

    Product Dimensions 5.2 x 17.8 x 4.6 inches
    Item Weight 6 pounds
    Shipping Weight 8.3 pounds
    Manufacturer Mirage
    ASIN B001GI9EE8
    Item model number OS3-CC
    Customer Reviews
    3.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

    3.8 out of 5 stars
    Best Sellers Rank #170 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Speakers > Center-Channel Speakers
    #12,877 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Speakers
    Date first available at Amazon.com April 18, 2005

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    By John C. Haight on January 19, 2009
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    Heard this center channel at Ultimate....was blown away by the sound. I really did not want to spend this much for a center speaker, but ponied up because the others I heard priced below this just could not match this unit. No deals on price (at the time I purchased), but saved with free shipping and no sales tax......works for me.
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    Relevant system parts: Denon 1911, MX 5.1 speakers (surrounds), OS3-Sat (for front), OC3-CC in a room that is approx 16x14x8
    I purchased the CC after installing the MX system because it was lacking a strong center channel. The voices sounded a bit thin so this seemed like a good choice (which it was). I am impressed on how well the CC performs, the voices and sounds generated from that channel are considerably more clear and audible over the MX (as you would expect).
    The OS3 sats are a perfect match and to my satisfaction a match with the MX's as well.
    Tonal quality is excellent making dialogue that much easier to understand.
    I took off a star from the fit and finish and some of the corners they cut. My largest complaint was the permanently attached rubber stand at the bottom. If you were going to set this CC on a table or something it would be fine but since I am wall mounting it looked unsightly. I did remove it and spent considerable time removing the glue the chunk of rubber was attached to. Finally the binding posts are advertised as premium but are far from it. They work fine but I was a bit shocked they made it a point to call them premium binding posts.

    - Great sound and performance for a CC
    - Well matched with other mirage speakers (OS3- sats & MX's)
    - small footprint

    - build quality left some to be desired
    - permanent foot on bottom of speaker that is not designed to be removed
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    Picked this up after I bought a pair of the Os3 Sats so I'd have a matching set. Sound is great, smaller speaker which weighs a lot less than the Polk it replaced.
    This one took me a few tried to get it positioned correctly as I tried it below the TV, at TV level and finally above the TV, which sounds the best for my room size.
    Mounting was a breeze, the back of the unit has a channel groove for mounting so I went to Home Depot and bought a pair of drywall hook style hangers. Supposedly a mounting bracket can be ordered for this speaker but I didn't go that route.
    Back to the sound:
    Very good highs, not muddied like my old Polk CC. Bass response is surprisingly strong for such a small speaker. Looks nice. What else is there to say? I'm happy with this purchase!
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    This is a great little center speaker that apparently isn't made anymore. I'm not sure who is going to benefit from this review, but here it goes anyway! The OS3-CC is lighter than I expected, so I was little worried when I first removed it from its box. I have it mated with two Mirage OS-3 satellite speakers for our TV / stereo system. My only real beef with the speaker is a design one. It is difficult to thread speaker wire through the terminal posts without a spade plug. I did my best but in the end, I had to order some spade plugs. Once that hiccup was out of the way, they worked fine. The three speakers now supply sound to a small living room and entryway area (maybe 11' x 20') Currently, we're using them incorrectly, they're supposed to be unimpeded, but they're sitting inside a wooden cabinet so the 2-year old can't rip the molded speaker-covers off (which are held in place by small magnets). They sound a bit muffled inside, but still much clearer than using the satellites alone. Once the little terror is older we'll place them outside the cabinet and enjoy them the way they were supposed to be used all along.
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    I have the Omnisat 5.1 system that didn't come with a functional center channel speaker, but LOVE the sound I get from the other speakers. I upgraded to this speaker and am now content with my setup. The only thing I didn't like about the speaker is that there are only two options for mounting. You can set it on your cabinet in front of the TV, or you can mount it on the wall with the included bracket. However, I bought this for my theater room with a 120" projection screen that has a sloping wall behind it, leaving only one choice, and that was to ceiling mount it in front of the screen, upside down (just like the rest of the speakers I have set up), but NOBODY sells a mount to make this possible. I ended up going MacGyver and making a mount which ended up working perfectly. Still, on the whole, I'd recommend this to anyone......
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    This has turned out to be a great quality center speaker. It preforms flawlessly and sounds great. It is able to handle my power needs as well without any distortion. I have been using this for some time now, as I did not want to review something that had not been in use for a while. Build quality is top notch. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality center channel speaker system.
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