Petite Prestige 5 from Mirage Packs Power and Sophistication
Home theater setup delights the senses with its small size, exquisite style and dynamic sound
TORONTO, ON (May 1, 2008) — Designed for those who crave exquisite style and powerful performance in a compact package, the new Mirage® Prestige 5 home theater system boldly immerses listeners in their favorite music and movie entertainment without overshadowing their rooms' decor.
Consisting of four Nanosat Prestige satellites that serve as front and surround channels and a Nano center channel, this five-channel bundle incorporates over 30 years of research and development experience, including exclusive Omnipolar® technology to deliver the company's signature 360-degree sound.
According to Martin Tustin-Fuchs, Mirage product line manager, the petite Prestige 5 not only directs sound toward the listener, it reflects it off walls, ceilings and other surfaces, resulting in an enveloping audio experience "like no other."
Featuring a multi-layered, hand-crafted medium density fiberboard cabinet, each magnetically-shielded Prestige satellite employs a 2.75-inch titanium deposit polypropylene woofer and 0.75-inch pure titanium hybrid tweeter mounted in Mirage's patented Omniguide dispersion system. The Omniguide module lies hidden under a black cloth-covered grille, creating a classy look that easily integrates the satellites into any home décor. Equipped with high-quality five-way binding posts, these speakers permit the use of banana plugs, spades or a bare wire connection. Furthermore, these speakers can be wall mounted using the included brackets, placed on a table or affixed to optional MS-STB stands for endless placement flexibility.
An ideal companion for the satellites, the magnetically-shielded center channel is a two-way design that utilizes proprietary Omniguide technology with a 0.75-inch Pure Titanium Hybrid tweeter and 3-inch polypropylene woofer. Constructed of high-quality extruded aluminum, the center channel features premium five-way mounting terminals on the back of its cabinet for improved speaker connectivity. It comes equipped with a simple tabletop mount as well as a unique bracket for flush mounting to a wall.
For increased low-frequency response, Mirage recommends pairing the system with its Prestige S10 or S8 subwoofers that are sold separately.
A bass-reflex design with dual rear-firing ports, the Prestige S10 features a powerful 10-inch front-firing fiberglass composite driver with patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround. This proprietary design eliminates any surround dimpling, enabling the subwoofer to play lower with greater output and fidelity. A high-performance BASH® amplifier allows this hard-hitter to deliver 300 watts of continuous power and 1,200 watts of dynamic peak power. A bass-reflex design with a single rear-firing port, the smaller Prestige S8 offers the same driver technology as the S10, but instead, utilizes an 8-inch woofer and generates 200 watts of continuous power with 800 watts of dynamic peak power.
Available in a sophisticated high-gloss black piano lacquer finish, the Prestige 5 bundle, priced at $899 (U.S. MSRP), is available for purchase through the specialty retail market. The optional Prestige S10 and S8 subwoofers are priced at $699 and $499 respectively.
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