Tiny Mirage® MX Home Theater System Scores Big Attention
Product named International CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering awards honoree
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 14, 2008) — As part of the International CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Awards program, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) recently recognized the Mirage® MX home theater system as being among the best designed and engineered products for 2009.
As a 2009 Innovations honoree in the home theater speakers category, the MX was selected for this prestigious accolade by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and trade journalists. Evaluating products in 34 consumer electronics categories, the judges based their decisions on the following criteria:
Featuring five palm-sized, Omnipolar® speakers and the brand's smallest-ever powered subwoofer, the MX home theater system is engineered to deliver serious sound without drowning out a room's décor. Mirage's Omnipolar sound philosophy works with a room, rather than against it, creating the proper proportion of direct and reflected sound. As a result, audiences get completely immersive experiences that permeate evenly throughout the entire listening environment.
"The MX is all about minimizing your speakers, not your sound," said
Slated to launch this month to specialty retail outlets, the Mirage MX home theater system will carry a U.S. MSRP of $1,200. Mirage will also sell individual MX stereo speakers for $150, so consumers can add channels to their 5.1 MX package, if desired.
The Mirage MX home theater system will be on display at the 2009 International CES, which runs January 8 through the 11, in
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