Surround Sound Speaker Systems
- Written by Richard Stevens
- Published on 21 January 2010
The Mirage MX 5.1 speaker system is attractive out of the box. A lot of manufacturers offer black gloss finishes but with the MX, Mirage does it with pizzazz. Mirage advertises the finish as 'High Gloss Black" from the look of the speaker this is more than marketing hype, they really are eye-catching. Mirage also includes a cloth to help wipe away those fingerprints. The magnetic grill sits atop the dome shaped speaker and can be removed to expose Mirage's signature top-mounted design. The speaker itself feels pretty substantial for a light weight speaker, nothing like the home theater in a box stuff sold at your local big-box retailer.
The MX 5.1 system is composed of 5 identical omni-directional satellite speakers and an equally attractive 6.5" subwoofer with passive radiators on both sides, not something you see on everyday compact subwoofers. The subwoofer was clearly designed to match the 360 degree soundfield of the MX satellites. Each satellite can be stand or wall mounted. The wall mount option is made easy by key-hole slots on the back of each speaker. If you prefer stands, Mirage recommends the Sanus HTB-7 speaker stands but most universal satellite stands should fit the bill.