Mirage has always had some unique speakers but here we have the Mirage MX 5.1 retailing for $1,200. Its an extremely compact and powerful 5.1 speaker system(that will require a receiver). If your space is limited or you don't want big speakers in your setup this is a viable and solid option.
Design and features:
Conventional box speakers have drivers mounted on their front baffles and project sound forward. With the Mirage MX, the satellites' 2.5-inch aluminum mid-bass driver and 0.63-inch pure titanium hybrid dome tweeter are mounted on the speaker's angled top baffle. Top mounting isn't the only factor responsible for the MX's omnidirectional dispersion--the drivers are also mounted under an Omniguide module which has two deflectors. One tiny curved deflector is positioned over the speaker's tweeter, and the tweeter itself is mounted atop the mid-bass driver's deflector, which is suspended over the mid-bass driver. The deflectors project sound directly toward the listener, all while creating a 360-degree radiation pattern that reflects sound off your room's walls, ceilings, and other surfaces. This indirect radiation is in large part responsible for the Mirage MX's big soundstage.
The MX satellites dome-shaped, perforated plastic grille is covered in black cloth. The grille assembly pops up with some light force and easily snaps back into place thanks to its four magnetic contacts. The MX's molded polycarbonate cabinet doesn't feel as inert as some higher-end speakers, but it's well made. Its curvy rear-end doesn't have any visible connectors, just two clamped holes marked "-" and "+" which is where your speaker wires enter. These speakers can only accept bare wire or wires terminated with pin-type connectors (not bananas or spades).
Wall mount options are plentiful. You can simply drive a screw into the wall and hang the MX off it or you can purchase adjustable brackets available from Sanus (the HTB7 or the HTB3) or OmniMount's ELO bracket. If you choose to mount the MX higher than 6 feet off the floor, make sure you mount it upside down. That way it will project sound down and out. For the home theater buff looking to expand the system in the 6.1 and 7.1 realm, extra MX satellite speakers are available for $150 each.
The 8-inch cube sub-woofer weighs 10.1 pounds and extra MM-6 subwoofers as well as MX Speakers are available separately if you're looking to upgrade to 7.1 or 7.2 or more channels in your system.