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Mirage - OMNI Series 8" 400-Watt Powered Subwoofer - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    JUNK

    Posted
    klutaq

    these sound alright, WHEN THEY WORK. I bought mine a while ago. I had to send it in for repairs a while back, it had stopped working completely. It came back and i put it to work back in my home theater. About 6 months later, I woke up in the middle of the night to a loud buzzing in my living room. It was coming from the subwoofer. I unplugged it and went back to bed. I talked to a guy at Best Buy yesterday while I was buying my Harmony One remote (AWESOME!). I just mentioned to him that I was going to be replacing or repairing my powered subwoofer. With no mention of what make or model i was replacing, all I said to him was that when i plug in my subwoofer it just goes ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ! He guessed what subwoofer I had bought, MAKE AND MODEL. He said that the amp was out. Mine was apparently the THIRD Mirage S8 that he PERSONALLY has seen with that same problem. I have the Mirage Omnisats and they sound/work well, no complaints. I'm sure they will sound equally as good with a Definitive Tech.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Little Sub Big Sound

    Posted
    roscoe1972

    For music this is an excellent sub. It plays clear tight bass that meshes seamlessly with the front channel speakers. This sub can be paired with high quality speakers and compliment them well. When listening on a good system the quality of bass is important and this won't disappoint. This sub does have some limitations for Home theater applications. The characteristics that make it good for music hiders it some for movies. The fact that it is 8in. and produces a tight sound, doesn't make great for the low rumblings from the LFE channel. It can shake the walls, but in a big room it wont have the same impact as a 10in or larger sub. For a smaller or medium sized room it's fine. The actual continuous power for this sub is 100 watts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Subwoofer!

    Posted
    JSMexUsa

    This Mirage S8 Subwoofer works great in my medium/small room. I have the small Mirage Nanosat Prestige speakers and a Pioneer 1019 receiver and this subwoofer produces a really nice base and has plenty of power, I have it at only 50% of the volume for movies and like 35% for music. Because I live in an apartment and do not want to disturb my neighbourgs I placed it on the side wall, if you want more bass place it at the corner so it will have 4 walls to bounce the bass (floor, 2 walls and ceiling). There is no need to get a bigger or more powerful subwoofer for medium/small rooms. I am very happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crisp and Clear!!!

    Posted
    MichaelC_BBYStaff60
    • Best Buy StaffStaff

    Got this subwoofer in feburary to go with my mirage nanosat speaker system... and I must say I'm beyond impressed... I used to be a home theater installer so I have heard many systems hooked up and I wasnt sure about the mirage sub... I like the klipsch subs(because I couldnt afford supercube) so I was a little skeptical when I went with the Omni.. Boy was I ever wrong... hits crisp and clear every single time... If you ever really want to hear the sub perform hook it up to an hd audio source and watch U-571, that will show that this sub keeps up with and blows klipsch out of the water.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sounds, Great Support

    Posted
    Scott74

    The Mirage Omni 8 Subwoofer puts out a great sounds and really rounded out my surround sound system. For the price I think it is the best option on the market. Unlike many other companies out there, Mirage actually stands behind their product. Over a year into owning this product I had a grounding issue with it. While the warranty was technically up, Mirage sent a brand new unit to me. Their support resources were great to deal with. I am outfitting another room for surround sound and will be buying Klipsh products (which Mirage is part of).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good sub for price

    Posted
    Pin08

    great sub for price and great sound for being an 8" sub. I replaced my larger 10" klipsch sub for this one and although it did not produce nearly the same power, I was pleased with it. the bass coming out of this sub sounded cleaner than the one from my 10" sub. The only real issue I had was with the stand-by light. This sub has a light in the front that is supposed to light up green when being used and red when it is not. The green light works perfect, however when it is not in use ,it does not change to red. Overall it was a great puchace and would recomend it to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sub! Makes the room rumble! Sounds bigger

    Posted
    ChefguyFl

    I was unsure about going with an 8" sub, however once I heard it all of that changed. This sub produces some power! With the proper placement my room was shaking. I put on the Matrix Lobby sene (you know what I'm talking about) and man.... when the elevator explodes and the doors fly off and the flames are rolling.... all I can say is wow, my ears even popped and even the ceiling was rumbling. It felt so real, very realistic! I have this sub matched with my Mirage Nanosats and I couldn't be happier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good for movies, not for music

    Posted
    KimSanDiego

    This is one of the coolest looking subs on the market. Great for movies with loud shaking bass. Not suitable for music though. The bass is very boomy and non-distinct (floor facing bass-reflex opening). In fact the punch is so delayed and non-distinct it sounds like the bass drum is off beat. I returned this unit and replaced it with a Definitive Tech Pro Sub 800 (also from Best Buy). Much tighter bass, delivered on-beat.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great performer

    Posted
    MathewW_BBYStaff66
    • Best Buy StaffStaff

    This sub has a great, clearly defined sound, and performs very well with movies and normal TV. I use it in a big, two-storey room, and it doesn't have the muscle to shake the walls and floor for those big movie explosions. I managed to convince my wife it needed to be paired with a 12" polk beast (best bit of negotiating I ever did) and the two complement perfectly. But I only really appreciate the 12" with movies - anything else, this unit is perfectly sufficient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Died After 3 Years

    Posted
    Ticked1
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Excellent sounding Amp. Was well cared for. Worked great with my Mirage Omni Sat speakers until the unit died today. Now all I get is a buzz sound when powered on. The Amp is dead and gone just like the $370 I soaked into it 3 years. Saw the other review from someone with the exact same problem. Also did a search on Ebay and found several of these units for sale with blown Amps. Appears to be a common problem. Please consider another unit if you want a longer-lasting subwoofer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Punch For The Size

    Posted
    JMart

    I am running this sub with the 5 mirage Sat and they are great. I run it on a Denon 2808ci. If you want big bass, you need to play your system at a high volume. If you play it at a low volume you will get a good punch; however, I would recommend to play it at a higher volume to get that movie experience. The speakers are great for music. I believe that they have better sound distribution compared to the Bose speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Only lasted 3.5yrs

    Posted
    Woofered
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I would have given this Sub-Woofer 5 stars up until the Amp blew last week. Now all I get is a buzz when it is powered on. This was used with a home theatre and did not receive heavy use or abuse. Now here I am shopping for a new one. I am very disappointed with this purchase and hopefully this will save someone from making the same poor choice..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Mine's junk too

    Posted
    Sherlock63
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased this about three years ago to complement my Yamaha/Bose surround sound system. Like the others, I came home to discover a loud buzzing sound from the amp. It was not used on a consistent basis, but when it was used, it was very good. The quality of the internal components doesn't come close to meeting my expectations.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good while it lasted

    Posted
    SavvyCustomer
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Just like many of the reviews on here, this subwoofer worked very well for 3 years, but then failed after about 3 years with only a loud buzz coming from the unit whenever it was powered on. Don't buy this unless you're happy with a very limited product life! I would have rated this a 5 until it completely failed - now it barely deserves a 1.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding Sub

    Posted
    AquaDog

    The sub is a great power pack of bass. Delivers nice sharp bass sounds. I was skeptical of the size of this sub at first but it delivers a great sound for all type of inputs (xbox, movies and music). This sub really compliments the Mirage spreaker system and delivers a great punch to any media room entertainment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must Buy

    Posted
    andrewh

    I was a bit Skeptical in buying a 8" after having wanted a 10". I quickly changed my mind after giving this one a listen in Magnolia. This sub will fill smaller rooms with clean tight bass. Setup is easy, I've adjusted the knobs up front once after installation and haven't touched them since. Great product, It won't dissapoint!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Blown buzzzzzz

    Posted
    GuvTx

    Looks like amp life is a big issue. Same story here. After six years of everyday light use, sub just started emitting a buzz yesterday -- even with the tuner and all other components turned off. I really liked this unit and was tempted to get another... until I saw other people having the same thing happen in year one or two.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Neighbors hate me

    Posted
    Techthug

    Brought the displayed model for an open box price And couldn't be happier the bass is tight but can be room shaking if need to be with just a turn of the knob Goes great with my Klipsch speakers Movies and music have never sounded deeper when paired with the right subwoofer cable

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    THis has Great lows with music

    Posted
    Q000

    Great with music and with movies plus it make my building shake, it look small but its really powerfully for a 8' sub because it pushish air out fom the bottom of the base and produce great lows, for listen to christian rap, hip hop, and rock it sounds amazing

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sounding Sub

    Posted
    ken210
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Great buy! Got this with a price to die for...lucky me. Sound is superb, packs a punch that you don't expect given that the size of the sub is not very big. Blends well with my existing home theater set up. Can't ask for more...

    I would recommend this to a friend