Mirage® Refreshes Popular Nanosat® Speaker and Matching Subwoofer
Affordable home theater system adopts new look and delivers immersive sound performance
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 7, 2008) &mdash While the newMirage® Nanosat®speaker and subwoofer continue the same "immersive sound from a compact cabinet" design approach as the models they replace, they've adopted a fresh finish and engineering updates, making them more desirable than ever.
"The original Nanosat has always been a top seller for Mirage. And, we are confident that this latest version will have just as much—if not more—impact on the market," said Martin Tustin-Fuchs, Mirage product line manager. "Plus, it's a great choice for a newbie just getting into premium sound, because it's the most affordable Omnipolar® home audio speaker setup on the market."
Standing less than 6 inches tall, each unobtrusive, magnetically shielded Nanosat features a brushed black-aluminum cabinet and a soft black cloth grille, as opposed to the previous black-and-silver aluminum finish and mesh grille. Such qualities let these stereo speakers pair up nicely with today's flat TVs and blend seamlessly with any décor. While it looks just fine sitting on a table or shelf, the Nanosat comes with a universal mounting bracket for on-wall installation. It also attaches to the company's optional MS-STB floor stand for further placement flexibility.
Where drivers are concerned, the Nanosat employs a 0.75-inch pure titanium hybrid tweeter for warm, rich high frequencies and a 2.75-inch titanium deposit polypropylene woofer cone with a butyl rubber surround for substantial bass performance with low distortion.
However, according to Tustin-Fuchs, Mirage's Omnipolar® approach to sound is what makes these speakers and the company's other product lines truly unique. He explains that Mirage is among the few audio manufacturers founded on the principle that sound should be omnidirectional and completely immersive, rather than directional and "forced."
Each Nanosat has a patented Omniguide module, involving 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 perfect 360-degree soundstage that evenly permeates the listening environment.
The all-new Nano S8 subwoofer, compact in its own right, showcases a timeless, durable black satin finish, so it will never be considered the "eyesore" in the corner. Timbre matched to the Nanosat, this heavy hitter is built to take music and home theater experiences to the next level, delivering rich, clear bass response. It features a completely new amplifier and updated 8-inch driver over the subwoofer it replaces. A patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround borders the driver, a technology that eliminates distortion and produces greater output and fidelity. An added variable frequency control lets users adjust the subwoofer's performance to their room's characteristics, as well as the other components in the home theater system.
Slated to launch in September to specialty retail outlets, the Nanosat can be purchased individually for $125* each, as a five-speaker bundle for $550*, as well as a five-speaker bundle that includes the Nano S8 subwoofer for $800*. All of the above reflects U.S. MSRP pricing.
*Prices subject to change without notice.
Established in 1977, Mirage® is known throughout the audio industry as an innovator, continuously setting new standards in speaker design and performance. The company has built its reputation around a different class of listener—one that wants to be completely immersed in sound. Unlike directional speakers, Mirage products are Omnipolar®, delivering the same direct-to-reflected sound ratio as a live event. Audiences don't notice where the sound is coming from; they just know they're enveloped in their favorite music and movies. Owned by Klipsch Group, Inc., Mirage is based in