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Mirage OM5 & OM-C2 - To Sub or NOT.!!!!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Alex Yang, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. Alex Yang

    Alex Yang Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi guys,
    I got my Mirage OM5 and OM-C2 and soon will be getting the OM-R2 to round out my speaker system... I need advice on whether or NOT to add a subwoofer???
    I was told by one person that I do NOT need a subwoofer at all as the OM-5 with the BUILT in subs are more than adequate...
    and another person told me that although I don't need a SUB for 2 channel stereo, I still need a SUB for LFE signal for watching/listneing to 5.1 or 6.1 Dolby Digital and DTS...?
    If so will my current Audio Source 12" powered sub be adequate or will I need to pick up a new matching Mirage Sub?
    thanks,
    -Alex
     
  2. EricKH

    EricKH Agent

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    In terms of speakers, I have the same set up. I am running a Velodyne SPL-1200
     
  3. Thomas Reagan

    Thomas Reagan Stunt Coordinator

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    It depends on your room size, but it's always good to have the extra bass available (you can always turn it down).
    I have a pair of Mirage 3si's which put out plenty of bass. I have a sub in addition as well, though it doesn't usually get used unless I'm watching 5.1 movies with bass below 60hz.
    Thos.
     
  4. Tom Vodhanel

    Tom Vodhanel Cinematographer

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    It'a almost always best to use a seperate dedicated subwoofer. *powered towers* are usually limited by sheer output capabilities
     
  5. Brian Schucher

    Brian Schucher Supporting Actor

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    I have a similar setup except i have the OM6s. I definitaely recommend adding a sub. I added a pair of SVS 20-39 a year ago and couldnt be happier.
     
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    Bob_A Supporting Actor

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    Definitely add an external sub or two...
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Second Unit

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    I have Def Tech BP3000TLs and I use a seperate sub. I use the Velodyne HGS-18. I run my BP3000s down to 30Hz and run everything below that and LFE to the Velodyne. Yes, use an external sub.
    [Edited last by Hubert on October 10, 2001 at 04:55 PM]
     
  8. Alex Yang

    Alex Yang Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the advice guys!!! Much appreciated!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    MatthewJ S Supporting Actor

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    2 ss1500's would also do nicely!
     
  10. StephenMSmith

    StephenMSmith Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the OM-6's, OM-C2, and OM-R2's, plus Mirage's Substrata 1000. It's a small sub but I have a small room, but it can still output a little more bass the the subs built-in to the OM-6's. Plus is takes a bit of the load off them. The OM-5's have a bigger sub in them I think so you would need a bigger sub than the 1000.
    At a minimum, you would want a sub to supplement the OM-C2 and especially OM-R2's. I did spend some time w/the sub handling the low end for just the center and rears plus LFE, but eventually found better overall integration w/it handling the low end for all speakers.
    Steve
     
  11. JoshS

    JoshS Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey Alex,
    The Mirage system is an excellent package, congrats. As far as a sub goes, I would definitely look into the mirage bps 400. I have had one for about 6 months now and couldn't be happier. I don't want to step on SVS's toes though, from the reviews on this site the SVS subs are a hard value to beat at any price. I do not have any experience with them though so I can't give a solid recommendation. If you're going to stay with Mirage I would look into the bps400. Good luck.
    This stuff's fun
    Josh
     

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