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Mirage MX 5.1

Mirage MX 5.1
alaScore 83

65 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Mirage MX 5.1. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Mirage MX 5.1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Mirage MX 5.1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on

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This summary is based on the products: Mirage MX 5.1-Channel Miniature Home Theater Speaker System (Set of Six, Black)Mirage MX 5.1-Channel Miniature Home Theater Speaker System (Set of Six, Black)

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (

Mirage MX 5.1 review


Just when we thought satellite/subwoofer systems couldn't get any smaller, along comes the ultracompact Mirage MX 5.1 retailing for $1,200. (Mirage calls it a "Home Theater System," but it's really just a surround speaker package that requires a...

Incredibly tiny 5.1-channel home theater speaker package; includes matching 800-watt mini-subwoofer; Omnipolar technology produces huge, room-filling sound; extra satellites are available.

The MX's imaging isn't as precisely focused as that of standard boxy speakers--it may be too diffused for some tastes; these mighty mites are just too small for large listening rooms.

Innovative engineering solutions propel Mirage's MX 5.1 Home Theater System to the top spot in the small system/big sound sweepstakes.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (

Compact home theater speakers


If you're shopping for small speakers that that can fill an average-size room with big sound for both movies and music, look no further than the Mirage MX 5.1. Despite the satellite speakers' very small size, the MX 5.1 can deliver surprisingly deep...

Good sound for movies and music, eye-catching appearance, good bass response

Not for large rooms, imaging not as precise as other surround-sound systems, tricky speaker positioning, finding the right crossover frequency can take some work, expensive

Aug, 2010

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Mirage MX 5.1


Far from the complete package but its dimensions mean it will appeal to plenty

Compact; easy to accommodate; good sound dispersion that fills the room; good integration

Lacks precision; dynamics and power can?t compete with larger speakers; gives away detail to rivals

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Mike W


My wife says they are sexy and look great when mounted on the wall, the sub contains two 6.5 inch passive radiators, one on each side and one 6.5 inch down firing woffer. The sound that this little sub produces is stunning. Bose is no longer the lead...

The Sub, Front, Center and rear speakers are finished to near perfection. Excellent quality, solid performance and great sound. Sound dispersion is incredible. Listen to this Setup in the Big Box stores and then come back here and buy them. The price...

I really dont think of this as a Con, binding posts would have been nice but in my opnion would have been to large for these sweet little gems. The spring clips for the speaker wire are of high quality and make for a solid connection

Feb, 2012

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1 subwoofer driver, 1 passive radiator


The sub box has 1 active subwoofer driver, and 1 passive radiator. There are many different ways to build a sub, and most are either sealed boxes with one driver, or ported boxes with one driver (these have a tube). Ported boxes achieve lower bass, but...

To those that see what looks like 2 subwoofer speakers in the sub box and are confused, see other thoughts

See other thoughts

Jan, 2011

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Great little speakers


Small, and relatively good looking (for a speaker) ; Great sound, amazing sound for something so small ; Sub (firing 3-ways) is also good for the size

Center channel is weak for watching movies, it started to distort at high volumes due to the amount of work it has to do compared to the other speakers - consider an alternative center, and use the Mirage center as a rear-effects speaker

Dec, 2010

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What's the Fuss?


At $799, a very good investment.

The picture shows 5 Sats and a Sub, don't get the confusion, now back to the matter at hand. I'm nearing those golden years and been an electronic geek all my life. DJ'd about 25 years, built computer systems since 1988 and owned many stereo/AV...

I have put these through a pretty good test and couldn't find any inadequacies

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (

number of sub-woofer speakers in the box


Ordered Dec 9 and received in 2 days. Would not power on to be recognized by laptop (Asus UL30A). I've got 3 external hard drives that I use daily with only one usb plug plus a usb mouse, so I know my ports are good. Also tested on a Dell desktop and...

definitely only 1 sub-woofer in box with 5 small speakers ; great speakers for the price. Got for $600 in summer from Electronics Expo. easy wall mounting without special brackets

wish it cost less to add 2 more speakers to make it 7.1

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (

Mirage MX 5.1 Home Theater System


Small speakers, big sound. Picked up this unit because i'd rather not have a pair of monolithic tower speakers in my living room ; To answer the question regarding the sub. It looks like it has two subwoofers one on each side. The sub is deceivingly...

Would have gotten 5/5 if it came with a dedicated center speaker. At least you can alway pick up a dedicated center speaker and another MX satellite to round out a 7.1 system

Nov, 2010

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Someone please post a comment about the number of sub-woofer speakers in the box. It would make a whole lot of difference. Thank you!

I have been thinking of purchasing this ; But it deserves 4 eggs for not being clear in the details ; 1st and 9th picture both show the sub-woofer enclosure has NOT 1 but 2 sub-woofers mounted to the box ; I need to know if this unit really does have 2...

details ; details ; details

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Offering "Minimum Exposure and Maximum Excitement", the MX home theater system delivers big, immersive audio entertainment from the smallest set of speakers yet. Whether you want to relax to smooth tunes or host a movie screening, the MX home audio speakers serve up some serious wow factor - immersive sound that won't drown out your decor or intrude upon your everyday lifestyle. Consisting of five itty bitty speakers and a miniature subwoofer cube, the MX is a sophisticated surround sound system that perfectly demonstrates what's possible using all of today's incredible technologies. In fact, its extremely high-performance drivers and components will blow you away, so hold on tight. Each two-way MX speaker has a maximum power handling of 100 watts, allowing it to work well with a wide variety of amplifiers. Inside each durable polycarbon enclosure, you'll find a pure titanium hybrid tweeter for warm, rich high frequencies and a 2.5-inch aluminum woofer for substantial, low distortion bass performance. However, the fact that Mirage was able to apply its unique Omnipolar technology to a product this size is the most impressive feature of them all - it's what makes these small audio speakers sound huge and immersive. At the core of Omnipolar technology, you'll find the patented Omniguide module, which has two deflectors. While one deflector rests on top of the 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 360-degree soundstage that evenly permeates the listening environment. An 8-inch cube constructed of rigid MDF, the MX system's MM-6 subwoofer employs an 800-watt amplifier, dual 6.5-inch black anodized aluminum passive radiators and a 6.5-inch anodized aluminum cone woofer with an inverted Ribbed Elliptical Surround, delivering tight, powerful bass response with low distortion. The subwoofer also includes a proprietary protection circuit, letting you achieve clear bass at all volume levels. A low pass filter with bypass mode allows the subwoofer to blend perfectly with the other MX speakers, using the built-in crossover or a home theater receiver.


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mirage MX


Color:High-gloss black

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active subwoofer, passive satellites
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Response Bandwidth:42 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Configuration:5.1-channel
Speaker System Type:Home theater speaker system