FOR SALE: Mirage Monolith Audiophile Loudspeakers
Item #649409298Info: Mirage Monolith Audiophile Loudspeakers
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Jan 23, 18 8:54pm (PST)
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Consider these Mirage M-5si speakers, which stand slender and tall as the monoliths in 2001 A Space Odyssey. Only sound a whole lot better.
Mirage is a Canadian speaker maker, comparable to Energy, Paradigm, Totem and Dahlquist. The M series was manufactured in the mid 2000s, before Mirage was bought by API, and was run by a small group of dedicated audiophiles intent on building exceptional speakers at affordable prices.
The M-1 was their all-out assault on the state of the art - large towers with their unique "bi-polar" design, that utilized the same set of drivers facing backward from tower as facing front, creating a huge soundstage while maintaining precise imaging. You can read more about the M-1 in the Stereophile magazine review here:
It concludes, "Let's not put too fine a point on it: the Mirage M-1 has allowed me to listen to more music, of greater variety, with more involvement, fewer headaches, and more outrageous pleasure than any speaker I've ever had in any house I've ever lived in! It is a great product that should be auditioned by every person who likes listening to music because of the pleasure, fun, and excitement it gives them."
Mirage also made several scaled-down version of their masterpiece, including the M-5si (the "si" designating a slightly revised, later version). These speakers are also "bi-polar" designs, and received glowing reviews as well. Here's Stereophile on the M-5si's taller sibling, the M-3si:
The review concludes, "The Mirage M-3si is... an unqualified success, a speaker which, in the right system, can re-create a musical experience with all the richness, finesse, power, and majesty one would expect from a full-range loudspeaker."
Just like the M-3si, the M-5si have a symmetrically bipolar design. The M5si can be bi amped for better clarity and definition.
Frequency response: 35-22K hz;
(2)6.5" injection molded poly woofers;
(2)1" titanium hybrid dome tweeters
They weigh about 80 pounds and stand just over 4 ft tall.
They provide an expansive soundfield, and smooth performance across the musical spectrum. Bass is particularly striking, as these speakers go loooowwww, without losing definition or detail.
You can find manual and brochure here:
These speakers do take a fair amount of power to sound their best. I would recommend an amplifier of 60 watts/channel or more.
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