Mirage OS3-CC Center Channel Speaker
The OSC3-CC packs impressive sound into a small package, and manages to do so without the usual caveats of a shouty midrange or distorted, overblown bass. Anyone familiar with 5.1 setups from Bose or other high-cost low-value brands will likely remember the bass that neighbors complained about even when it was all the way down, and the shouty vocals that sounded like they came from between cupped hands. Mirage's OS3-CC delivers the goods without any of these flaws, and with as little as 2 bookshelf speakers or satellites, it can easily provide an immersive audio experience for any small room; expanding to floor speakers and a subwoofer reveals that the OS3-CC can project vocals into larger spaces as well, though not with quite the same fullness and authority of larger, higher-priced center channels. It exceeds its size again by keeping distortion to an impressive minimum, even at high volume, and has the kind of three-dimensional presentation that helps pull you into a movie experience, or feel one step closer to a live performance. It is not ideal for the largest of rooms, but the OS3-CC is a good choice for anyone looking to spend a bit extra on a home system without getting in too deep.