- Brand Name: Mirage
- Model Number: OS3-CC
- Color: High Gloss Black
- Speaker Type: Center Channel
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 5 yrs
Mirage Os3-Cc Premium Omnipolar 3Way Center-Channel Speaker (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 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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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.
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 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 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)
- 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
Top Customer Reviews
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
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
sounds great. lower profile than other high rated center speakers like the Klipsch. Already have the Mirage satellites, and works great with them.Published on November 22, 2013 by Bao-tram Nguyen
I replaced center channel of my 5.1 Mirage MX with this to timber match and this sounds great. Bought this from outside of amazon though. Connected to a Yamaha RX671.Published on September 4, 2013 by azzuri
I have to confess that my first mistake was believing that I could pair this center with a pair of Mirage OMD5's, assuming that sharing a similar tweeter would make it a good... Read morePublished on November 21, 2012 by The Shadow Knows
Product quality is great. Sound is pretty good. It makes the difference to have one of this as center speaker. Easy to install. It comes with a bracket to mount it on the wall.Published on September 20, 2012 by Dengon
My wife surprised me with this gift for my B-day (upon my hint) I am crazy about speakers and getting the ultimate home theatre sound. Read morePublished on July 28, 2012 by Sarge