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Mirage Nanosat 5.1

Mirage Nanosat 5.1
alaScore 82

155 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Mirage Nanosat 5.1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 155 reviews)

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Mirage Nanosat 5.1

 

It's safe to say that the Mirage Nanosat 5.1 Home Theater sounds unlike any box-type satellite/subwoofer combination system on the market. While conventional box speakers project sound forward, the Nanosat speakers are designed to produce a ratio of 30...

Compact and attractive 5.1 channel home theater speaker package with 8-inch powered subwoofer; omnipolar technology produces remarkably spacious sound; extra satellites are available.

The satellites imaging isn't as precisely focused as box speakers'; the sound may be too diffused for some tastes.

Mirage's gorgeous Nanosat 5.1 Home Theater System may be small, but it produces a huge, room-filling sound for music and movies.

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Mirage Nanosat 5.1 (platinum/black)

 

Editors' Note: This is the old version of the Mirage Nanosat 5.1. Please see this review for the updated version of the product (available as of September 2008).

These uniquely styled, compact satellite speakers are built around omnidirectional driver technology that creates a huge sound. The all-metal satellite cabinets are exquisitely finished, they have versatile mounting options, and the 8-inch, 75-watt...

The omnidirectional sound makes the Nanosat a less than ideal candidate for placement on a shelf under your TV (in the case of the center channel), and the lack of a crossover switch places that duty on your receiver. While the sound quality is great...

Despite their tiny size, the speakers of the Mirage Nanosat 5.1 System offered positively huge sound on CDs and DVDs, with only a few minor shortcomings.

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Mirage Nanosat 5.1-Channel Speaker System

 

Mirage is a well known Canadian loudspeaker maker whose corporate identity hinges on two things: first, building high-performance omni-directional loudspeakers (which Mirage terms Omnipolar speakers), and second, offering speakers that deliver terrific...

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Fantastic, distinctive speakers

 

I have a 7.1 system which I bought along with a new 55 inch 3D tv and the Yamaha RX v-667 receiver late last year. I am in LOVE with the sound. I am not a sophisticated audophile, however to me the sound is simply incredible. I am in ... Expand full...

Room filling sound. No clear dead spots. Excellent surround effects. I often turn my head when watching a program because sound appears to come from within my apartment, even though I know better

I would not expect these to be a good choice for a center channel speaker-- I bought one separately based on what I read in other reviews. They took some time to "warm up" to optimal sound

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"Great speakers for the size"

 

Not sure where the one bad egg review came from.. but I just purchased these speakers a few weeks ago along with a Marantz receiver and love them.

Immersive sound

The Mirage 5.1 system uses the standard satellite for the center channel.With some movies the center channel speaker is a bit weak. You might consider upgrading to their dedicated center speaker.

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Worst speakers I've ever heard.

 

Can't believe the good reviews. If you doubt me, just go and listen to them. Compare them to any bookshelf in the world, like the Energy Take, Klipsch, Pioneer, etc. HUGE difference. The Nano's have a very tinny high end, and the midrange is so muddy...

Cheap, small

Sound horrible

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FANTASTIC PRODUCT!

 

I'm consider my self some what of an audio enthusiast and reviewed and listened to a lot of different satellite speakers. For the price, and search around, you can't go wrong. I spent $500 on vanns.com. The sound stage is great. Once you enjoy the...

Beautiful and clean sound. The aesthetics are different but then become way cool to the eye

The NANO S8 sub I feel was very weak and I replaced this with something that had a lot more power. An 8inch sub with 80 watts I feel is just not enough. Especially for me ; Also, I'm not too much of a fan of having such a small center speaker

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"Worst speakers I've ever heard."

 

Can't believe the good reviews. If you doubt me, just go and listen to them. Compare them to any bookshelf in the world, like the Energy Take, Klipsch, Pioneer, etc. HUGE difference. The Nano's have a very tinny high end, and the midrange is so muddy...

Cheap, small

Sound horrible

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Worst speakers I've ever heard.

 

Can't believe the good reviews. If you doubt me, just go and listen to them. Compare them to any bookshelf in the world, like the Energy Take, Klipsch, Pioneer, etc. HUGE difference. The Nano's have a very tinny high end, and the midrange is so muddy...

Cheap, small

Sound horrible

Consumer review by:

Fantastic, distinctive speakers

 

I have a 7.1 system which I bought along with a new 55 inch 3D tv and the Yamaha RX v-667 receiver late last year. I am in LOVE with the sound. I am not a sophisticated audophile, however to me the sound is simply incredible. I am in an apartment with...

Room filling sound. No clear dead spots. Excellent surround effects. I often turn my head when watching a program because sound appears to come from within my apartment, even though I know better

I would not expect these to be a good choice for a center channel speaker-- I bought one separately based on what I read in other reviews. They took some time to "warm up" to optimal sound

Product Specifications

Tiny but tough, the award-winning Nanosat 5.1 home theater system is unbelievably powerful. Its speakers can be positioned anywhere in a room and still deliver superior imaging smoothness and three dimensionality, making it a best in its class. Consisting of five matching satellite speakers for front, center and surround channels and a subwoofer, this system is a great choice for both music and movie playback. Each satellite utilizes patented Omnipolar technology to disperse sound in a completely immersive 360-degree pattern. In other words, it recreates the experience of a live event. The simple, ingenious, saucer-shaped deflector suspended over the midrange and tweeter, called an Omniguide, makes it possible. It distributes uniform tonal balance for non-oppressive sound, making the entire room the sweet spot. A perfectly matched Nano subwoofer takes music and movie home theater experiences to the next level, delivering rich, crystal clear bass. It features a powerful 8-inch down-firing driver with patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround technology, a design that eliminates surround distortion, enabling the subwoofer to play lower with greater output and fidelity. With a system frequency response of 30Hz to 20KHz, this system works equally well in two channel or home theater mode. All you have to do is connect the system and immerse yourself in the sound you love.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.3in/4.4in
Height:5.8in/5.9in
Weight:2.6lbs
Width:4.2in

Header

Manufacturer:Klipsch/Mirage Loudspeakers
Model:5 System/5.1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mirage NANOSAT/Mirage NANOSAT SYSTEM

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Remote Control

Type: None

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active subwoofer, passive satellites/Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Response Bandwidth:110 - 20000Hz/30 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Configuration:5.0-channel/5.1-channel
Speaker System Type:Home theater speaker system
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