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contents
1.0 GENERAL INFORMATION
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2.0 GETTING STARTED
Unpacking
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3.0 INITIAL PLACEMENT AND MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS
OMD-28
OMD-C2
OMD-R
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4.0 CONNECTING YOUR SPEAKERS TO THE SYSTEM
Standard connection
Bi-wire method
Tri-wire method
Bi-amp/Tri-amp
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5.0 MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO SET-UPS
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6.0 BREAK-IN PERIOD
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7.0 FINE TUNING YOUR AUDIO SYSTEM
General Recommendations
How to fine-tune the low frequency performance
How to fine-tune the imaging
How to fine-tune the soundstage depth
How to incorporate acoustic room treatments
Additional requirements for Surround Sound Set-ups
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8.0 INSTALLATION OF THE FEET
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9.0 CLEANING AND CABINET CARE
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WARRANTY INFORMATION (BACK COVER)
om design series manual
1.0 general information
MIRAGE OM DESIGN SERIES
WHAT EXACTLY IS OMNIPOLAR?
Please take the time to read all of the instructions
contained in this manual to make certain your system
is properly connected and functioning correctly. Please
retain the carton and packing materials for this Mirage
product to protect it in the event it ever has to be
shipped to a service center for repairs. Product
received damaged by a service center that has been
shipped by an end user in anything other than the
original packaging will be repaired, refurbished, and
properly packaged for return shipment at the end
user’s expense.
Omnipolar technology uses natural room reflections
to create a greater sense of realism. This is
accomplished by recreating the same ratio of direct to
reflected sound - 70% reflected and 30% direct, that
is typically found in performance spaces. A
conventional speaker only produces 30% reflected
sound. It is the additional reflected sound provided by
a Mirage Omnipolar speaker that creates a miraculous
three-dimensional sound experience in your home.
INTRODUCTION
We are proud to welcome you as a new owner of a
Mirage speaker system. The finest components and
materials are manufactured to exacting standards and
tested with sophisticated manufacturing and quality
control techniques to ensure exceptional performance
that is superior to speakers costing several times their
price. This approach to the development of the
Mirage OM Design has resulted in a significant
improvement over other system designs in terms of
performance and aesthetics.
COMPANY BACKGROUND
Mirage loudspeakers and subwoofers are designed
and manufactured by Audio Products International
Corp., known throughout the industry as “API”. A
Canadian company founded in 1973, API is one of the
world’s largest speaker manufacturers, supplying
products worldwide.
The renowned Mirage research team advances its
speaker development through the use of computerbased design techniques combined with multiple
listening rooms and anechoic chambers. A dedicated
team of engineering, marketing, and manufacturing
people creates the finest speakers in the world for
your ultimate music or home theater listening
pleasure. Now it’s time to set up your system and
experience the miracle of Mirage Omnipolar sound.
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OM DESIGN SERIES OVERVIEW
The OM Design series consists of three different
models, the OMD-28, the OMD-C2 and the OMD-R.
The following drawings show the three different
models with their respective dimensions. This
information may be useful when deciding on the
initial positioning of your new speaker system:
OMD-R
OMD-28
OMD-C2
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PACKAGING
OMD-28
The packaging of the OM Design series was
specifically designed to ensure the safe transportation
of your new speakers. If the packaging has been
damaged during shipping, please contact your dealer
or shipping company immediately. Please read the
following instructions carefully to avoid damaging the
speaker cabinets during the installation process.
CAUTION: HANDLE WITH CARE. THE HIGH-GLOSS
FINISH ON YOUR OMD-28 SPEAKER CABINETS CAN
EASILY BE SCRATCHED. DUE TO THE SIZE AND
WEIGHT OF THE SPEAKERS, AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE
SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR THE UNPACKING AND
INSTALLATION PROCESS!
INCLUDED IN THE BOX
To remove the OMD-28s from the shipping box,
carefully follow theses steps:
Included in the box is an accessory case with essential
accessories. We highly recommend that you do not
throw out any of the items found in the box, as they
may be needed at a later point in time. The following
items are included in the accessory case:
1. Keep the shipping box in an upright position, with
the arrows pointing upwards. Cut the 2 bands of
plastic strapping that secure the shipping box.
4 feet (OMD-28 only)
1 lint free cleaning cloth
1 pair of gloves to protect the cabinet finish
(2 pairs are included with the OMD-28)
In addition to the above, the OMD-R comes equipped
with a versatile and easy to use wall bracket that can
be found in the corner of the foam packaging which
protects the cabinet during the shipping process.
UNPACKING
When removing any of the OM Design models from
their respective packaging, please make sure to use
the supplied gloves in order to protect the beautiful
finish on your new speakers. We strongly recommend
using the gloves whenever you need to move or
reposition the speakers. This will ensure that the
flawless fit and finish of your new speakers lasts for
many years to come.
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2. Remove the protective cover from the top of the
box, and tip the box on its side, so that the side
marked with “open here” is pointing upwards.
3. Remove the manual and the accessory kit which
will be visible upon opening the carton. Unpack
the protective gloves contained within the
accessory kit and use them for any of the following
unpacking and installation steps.
4. Remove the foam packing by gently lifting the
packing straight up and out of the interior
cardboard box. You will now see the OMD-28
wrapped in protective material, positioned on a
bottom layer of foam packaging.
5. Remove the top grille from the foam packaging
before removing the cabinet!
6. Lift the OMD-28 out of the shipping box by
grasping the base of the loudspeaker’s sides and
carefully stand the loudspeaker onto its high gloss
base. Do not use the binding posts to lift the
loudspeaker.
NOTE: THE OMD-28 WEIGHS APPROXIMATELY 75
POUNDS. PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN LIFTING THE
SPEAKER FROM IT’S PACKAGING.
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OMD-28 FRONT SPEAKERS
For best stereo imaging, the left and right speakers
should be the same distance from their respective
sidewalls. If the distance from one speaker to the
listener is very different from the other it can affect the
soundstage or stereo imaging. Therefore, the ideal
position is having the speakers equidistant to the
listener.
Start with the speakers slightly toed in towards the
listening area, ideally 2-4 feet from the rear wall and
3-4 feet from the sidewalls, depending on the width
of the listening room.
When choosing the position for your new speakers,
try to avoid walls with predominately glass surfaces, as
they might not be the best choice for placement. If it
is unavoidable to position the OMD-28s close to a
glass wall or a large window, it may result in a hard
sound with too much reflected information.
NOTE: DO NOT INSTALL THE FEET TO THE OMD-28
UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE BREAK-IN AND
FINE-TUNING PROCEDURES. REPOSITIONING THE
SPEAKERS WITH THE FEET INSTALLED CAN BE VERY
DIFFICULT AND COULD POTENTIALLY CAUSE
DAMAGE TO YOUR FLOORS.
Do not attempt to fine-tune your audio system yet.
This should only be done once the break-in procedure
is finalized.
A general guideline for speaker placement is to set up
the space between speaker and listener at
approximately 1.2 to 1.5 times the distance between
the speakers. For example, if the speakers are ideally
placed a minimum of 6-feet (1.8m) apart, the best
seating position would be 7.2 to 9-feet (2.16 to 2.4m)
away.
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OMD-C2 CENTER CHANNEL
OMD-R
The OMD-C2's Omnipolar technology is uniform in
dispersion, providing a perfectly spherical, full
spectrum sound radiation pattern that greatly
expands the prime listening area.
The rear speakers can vary greatly in position
depending on the room layout, and the furniture
placement. The ideal position is either on the
sidewalls, or rear walls.
The center channel should be positioned at or slightly
below ear level. If possible, try to leave a little bit of
space behind the OMD-C2. This will aid in producing
an open soundstage. It is not recommended to place
the OMD-C2 on top of a large rear-projection style
television set, as this could negatively impact the
sound quality.
Side Wall: This position utilizes the rear walls of the
room to reflect sound and create the "surround"
effect. Rear Wall: This is generally used when the
sidewall position is not available to you, due to
furniture placement or room dimensions. It is also
used in a 6.1 or 7.1 surround configuration. Both
mounting positions have their advantages and
disadvantages, the position offering the best coverage
of the entire room should be chosen. The goal of the
surround speakers during movie reproduction is to
create an "atmosphere" around you. The rear channel
speakers are ideally placed an equal distance from you
as compared to the front speakers. But this is not
always possible in a home environment. The OMD-R
will emit sound from both sides of the speaker, and is
best placed where it can use the walls to reflect the
sound around the listeners. The best mounting
position for a 5.1 system is the Side Wall position, as
it makes use of the rooms' rear walls, and sidewalls. It
will create a lifelike surround effect and make the
room sound larger than it is. In this position, try to
mount the speaker so that it is beside you or slightly
behind you. The height should be above ear level, at
approximately 2/3 of the height of the wall. 6 feet off
of the ground is typically a good starting point, and
the speaker should be 2 feet above your head when
seated. These general guidelines should aid in
positioning choices.
The OMD-C2 is magnetically shielded, and it can be
placed close to a CRT based television without causing
any interference. In the case where there is some
minor discoloration, simply move the speaker forward
or backwards or away from the television a few
inches, this generally resolves the issue.
NOTE: LCD, DLP AND PLASMA DISPLAYS DO NOT
SUFFER FROM MAGNETIC INTERFERENCE.
The best performance can be achieved by using the
matching OMD-C2 stand as it offers the perfect
height for the OMD-C2 center channel. Please visit
www.miragespeakers.com for more information on
this stand.
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You can also achieve excellent results in the rear
position. Try not to place the speakers directly into a
corner. Leave 2 or more feet between the edge of the
cabinet and the sidewall, so the sound can reflect into
the room environment. The rear position is usually
chosen when your room will not accommodate the
sidewall position due to unequal walls, a doorway, or
a large opening, etc. It is recommended that the rear
center (6.1 system) or dual rear surrounds (7.1) be
placed at the same height as the other two rear
surround speakers wherever possible.
3. If you are mounting directly to drywall, please ensure
that you use the appropriate anchors, as screws
into drywall itself will not provide a secure mount.
Insert the anchors, and then hold the mounting
bracket up to the wall. Insert the screws until tight.
Try to locate into wall studs wherever possible.
MOUNTING YOUR OMD-R
SPEAKERS
NOTE: THE OMD-R FEATURES A VERY SIMPLE WALL
MOUNTING SYSTEM. CAREFUL ATTENTION MUST BE
MADE TO MOUNT IT SECURELY AS THE SPEAKER IS
HEAVY AND DAMAGE TO THE PRODUCT AND/OR
INJURY COULD RESULT FROM IMPROPER MOUNTING.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY!
4. Screw the included bolt into the insert in the back
of the OMD-R speaker, located above the terminal
cup. Hand tighten the bolt all the way, and then
loosen a few turns counter clockwise. Place the
two included rubber bumpers on the back of the
speaker, on either side of the back label.
NOTE: THE MOUNTING HARDWARE FOR THE OMD-R
CAN BE FOUND ON TOP OF ONE OF THE PROTECTIVE
FOAM PIECES INSIDE THE SHIPPING CARTON. THEY
ARE TAPED INTO ONE CORNER, AND SHOULD BE
VISIBLE WHEN YOU OPEN THE OMD-R PACKAGING.
1. Select the mounting position best suited for your
room.
2. Place the wall-mounting bracket against the wall in
the desired mounting location and mark the center
of the two holes with a pencil. This is where you
need to insert the appropriate mounting hardware
to securely fasten a load of 22 lbs. Hardware is not
included with the speaker, as building materials
vary greatly in different countries, but the
recommended screw head size is a #8. Screw
length is to be determined by the wall material.
5. Hold the speaker upright, and insert the bolt head
into the large hole. Let the speaker slide down into
place.
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4.0 connecting your speakers
CABLES AND AMPLIFICATION
Use the best quality speaker cables you have available.
The length and type of speaker cable used in your
system can have an audible effect and allow you to
maximize the transmission of power from your
amplifier to the speakers.
We recommend, if possible, that short runs of speaker
cable connect the power amplifier(s) and speakers and
that high-quality long interconnect cables be used to
connect the preamplifier and power amplifier. This
results in the power amplifiers being close to the
speakers, which may be practically or cosmetically
difficult. However, if the length of the speaker cables
can be reduced to a few meters, sonic advantages
may be obtained.
Remove the plastic red or black insert. The plastic
insert is a mandatory security measure, as dictated by
many local and federal government associations.
To Connect your speaker system: Start at one speaker,
and connect one channel at a time, starting with the
front speakers. Always ensure that the entire A/V
system is powered OFF before performing any
connections. The positive and negative (red and black)
sides of the speaker terminals MUST match the
positive and negative (red and black) terminals of the
receiver or amplifier. If they do not match, abnormal
sound and a lack of bass response will result. After
connecting the front speakers, connect the rest of the
speakers to their appropriate channels of the receiver
or amplifier. The three connection methods and their
explanations include:
WARNING! Turn your amplifier off before making
or breaking any signal connections!
CONNECTING YOUR
SPEAKERS TO YOUR SYSTEM
All of the models in the OM Design Series feature high
quality gold plated binding post connectors. The
OMD-R uses a slightly different design of binding post
connectors then the other models in this series,
allowing the speaker to be mounted flush to the wall.
The functionality of all connectors is the same, and as
such the following description can be applied to all
models.
The OM Design series will accept a variety of
connector types including spade lugs, banana plugs,
or pin type connectors. The best connector in our
opinion is the "Spade lug" as it provides more contact
area with the terminal and allows the binding post to
be tightened for a secure connection. Audiophiles and
novices alike have preferences as to which connector
type they favor, speak with your Authorized Mirage
retailer as to which is the best for your Audio Video
System. Rest assured, plain speaker wire is more than
acceptable, you can always upgrade your wires and/or
connectors later on.
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TRADITIONAL CONNECTION
METHOD
1. Using your choice of speaker wire and termination
method, connect the speaker cable (minding the
positive and negative polarities), to the lower set of
connectors. Ensure the terminals are tight. The
gold “shorting straps” that connect the lower and
upper connections (in the case of the OMD-28, the
shorting strap should bridge the lower, middle and
upper set of binding posts) must remain in place.
2. Repeat the procedure for the second speaker.
OMD-28
OMD-C2
OMD-R
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BI-WIRE METHOD
This method involves using multiple cables and
connectors, to access two sets of terminals on the OM
Design loudspeakers simultaneously. The benefit of
bi-wiring is to reduce noise, as you will have twice the
thickness of cable between the amp and speakers as
the traditional method would provide. For more
details on the benefits of bi-wiring, please discuss this
with your authorized MIRAGE® retailer.
OMD-R AND OMD-C2
Before starting, remove the gold “shorting straps”,
which connect the top and bottom set of input
terminals. To remove the straps, loosen all of the
connectors and pull the straps away from the binding
posts. Make sure you put them in a safe place for
future use.
Then simply connect two separate set of wires to the
four binding posts.
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OMD-28
The OMD-28 is equipped with 3 sets of binding posts
which allows the speakers to be tri-wired/tri-amped.
The tweeter's terminals are on top, the midrange
driver’s terminals are in the middle and the woofer's
terminals are at the bottom. Gold plated shorting
straps are factory pre-installed, one strap to connect
the three negative and one strap to connect the three
positive terminals.
NOTE: BOTH STRAPS MUST BE INSTALLED IN ORDER
TO USE THE TRADITIONAL CONNECTION METHOD
BI-AMPLIFICATION /
TRI-AMPLIFICATION
In order to bi-wire the OMD-28s, the metal straps can
simply be used to bridge two sets of binding posts
(instead of three) by moving the straps up or down. To
do so, loosen all of the connectors, pull the straps
away from the binding posts and reinstall the straps to
connect two of the three binding posts. Under normal
circumstances, the gold straps should be connected to
the middle and top set of binding posts. This way one
separate set of cables would be used to drive the two
8” drivers and the other cable would drive the
midrange and tweeter.
The OM Design series can also be connected to
multiple amplifiers. Two or even three amplifiers in the
case of the OMD-28 can further enhance the
performance of the OM Design series. However,
choosing quality electronics is a crucial part in
achieving the full benefit of bi-amping/tri-amping.
Please consult your authorized Mirage dealer for
recommendations on adequate electronics. Please
follow the same steps as described in the section
above. Instead of connecting two sets of wires to one
amplifier, simply connect one set of speaker wires to
each amplifier.
TRI-WIRE METHOD
(OMD-28 ONLY)
In order to tri-wire the OMD-28s, simply remove the
binding post straps from the speakers, and connect
three separate set of wires to the six binding posts.
Please ensure that polarity is maintained when
connecting the speaker wires.
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5.0 multi-channel audio / home theater set-ups
6.0 break-in period
MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO
SET-UPS
The OM Design series offers the ultimate in flexibility;
it excels at traditional 2-channel stereo set-ups or can
provide illustrious multi channel audio / home theater
performances. Depending on your particular room
layout and your personal requirements the OM Design
series can be used for any imaginable multi-channel
set-up. Please consult your authorized Mirage dealer
for specific recommendations based on your
requirements and your room layout.
NOTE: IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE PERFECT TIMBER
MATCHING BETWEEN YOUR MULTI CHANNEL AUDIO
SYSTEM, IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO USE ONLY
MODELS FROM THE OM DESIGN SERIES.
BREAK-IN PROCEDURES
It is VITAL that your new OM Design speakers be
allowed to break-in properly before you perform any
precise set up procedures, system adjustments, and
before you play them at higher volume levels. The best
method of performing the break-in is to play a full
range musical passage at a moderate level as long as
possible. Utilizing the repeat function on your CD or
DVD player can assist greatly. Optimum sound will not
be achieved until approximately 100 hours of playing
time. After break-in, the volume level can be
increased. Do not play the speakers at high levels until
the break-in process has been completed. The
transducers need to “loosen up”, and until this
occurs, damage can result to the transducers.
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7.0 fine tuning your audio system
Before beginning any fine-tuning, please ensure all
connections are properly made and your speakers
have had the chance to break-in for a minimum of
100 hours.
Also, it is assumed that you have already performed
the initial placement of each speaker in your system
and are now trying to fine tune the performance of
your new speakers in your room. This will ensure the
proper results are achieved.
HOW TO FINE-TUNE THE LOW
FREQUENCY PERFORMANCE
If you find your system lacks bass, first check your
connections to make sure your system is in phase,
then experiment with placement. The further from the
wall, the less overall bass output your system will
have, but the bass will generally be better defined. If
bass is too prominent, try moving the OMD-28
speakers further from the wall, or spacing them a little
further apart from one another.
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
Your listening room is the final component of your
audio system and will be the difference between
mediocre sound and high quality sound. Reflections,
which are a part of every recording and music
playback, will have a major effect on your system's
performance. If your room is too “live”, meaning
there are many bare surfaces like glass windows, hard
floors and thin furnishings, you might find the sound
overly bright. If your room is “dead”, meaning there is
thick pile carpeting, heavy furniture and a lot of wall
coverings, you might find the sound lacks dynamic
energy. To remedy these issues, small changes to your
room should be considered as they generally lead to
large improvements in sound quality. Most listening
rooms must balance aesthetics and sound, but
patience and small adjustments in positioning and
settings can pay huge acoustic dividends. The lower
bass frequencies are typically the most influenced by
your listening room. If you find the bass in your room
to be uneven or exaggerated in certain frequencies,
experimenting with placement of the front speakers
or their orientation towards the listening position can
alleviate some of these issues. The proximity of the
speakers to room boundaries, like walls, will also
affect the bass frequencies.
NOTE: THE BASS PERFORMANCE WILL TIGHTEN UP
SIGNIFICANTLY, ONCE THE ISOLATION FEET ARE
INSTALLED TO THE OMD-28 FRONT SPEAKERS.
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HOW TO FINE-TUNE
THE IMAGING
HOW TO INCORPORATE
ACOUSTIC ROOM TREATMENTS
If you are experiencing issues with imaging, first
ensure your speakers are in phase with each other. If
this is the case and imaging is still an issue, moving the
speakers closer together or toeing them in slightly
(angling them towards the listening position) can aid
in this respect.
If the sound has poor focus and seems to be too
"splashy" or indistinct sounding, more damping may
be required in the listening area. Experiment by
adding an area rug between the listener and the front
speakers if there is a bare wood floor. Some damping
treatment to treat the ROOM, not the speaker
reflection points, can work well to reduce this
problem. A number of different options are available
on the market, damping pads for the corners of the
room at the ceiling, pads for the corners of the room,
etc. A room can be tested simply by clapping while
walking around the room. The sound of the clap
should die off smoothly, but not instantaneously. If the
clap results in a long standing echo, the room may
require some acoustic treatment.
The cone feet can be used to tilt the OMD-28s slightly
forward. In certain situations where a lack of image
focus was found, this set-up adjustment has proven to
be an effective measure to improve image focus.
NOTE: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ADD DAMPENING
MATERIALS TO THE FIRST REFLECTION POINTS OF THE
SPEAKERS! OMNIPOLAR SPEAKERS ARE DESIGNED
TO EMBRACE SUCH REFLECTIONS AND THEY ARE A
CRUCIAL PART IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THE
SPEAKERS.
HOW TO FINE-TUNE THE
SOUNDSTAGE DEPTH
The soundstage depth can be adjusted by changing
the distance from the speakers to the back and/or the
side walls. If your system is lacking soundstage depth,
try to move the speakers further away from the back
wall. If your soundstage is lacking width, moving the
speakers further away from the side wall is a good
measure to increase the soundstage width. In the
opposite cases, when the soundstage is overly large in
either width or depth, try to move the speakers closer
to the respective wall.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
FOR SURROUND SOUND
SET-UPS
When installing a surround sound system, all the
above holds true. Calibration of your speaker
distances, adjusting delays and balancing your levels
with an SPL meter is recommended to extract the
most out of your system.
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8.0 installation of isolation feet (omd-28 only)
Once you have completed the fine-tuning process and
have found the ideal position for the speakers in your
room, you are ready to install the feet of the OMD-28.
In the accessory case you will find four machined
aluminum feet.
In order to install the feet, please follow these two
easy steps:
NOTE: TWO PERSONS ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO
SAFELY INSTALL THE FEET OF THE OMD-28.
1. With one person securely holding the OMD-28
cabinet in place, slightly tip the cabinet towards
that person so that the bottom of the base is
partially exposed
2. The other person can now screw the feet into one
of the four the threaded inserts found at the
bottom of the base
Repeat these steps until all four feet are securely
installed.
3. The feet can now be used to precisely level the
speaker. Simply unscrew the foot to level the
cabinet and then rotate the large washer so that it
is snug against the cabinet, NOT the cone foot
itself! This will securely lock the foot in position
and will not allow it to “rock” on its threads.
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9.0 cleaning and cabinet care
The cabinets of your new OM Design speakers are
constructed of the finest quality veneers and
hardwoods available and are protected with hand
rubbed superior quality urethane finishes. Great care
should be taken when cleaning the cabinet. Properly
maintaining the fine finish will enhance your home's
decor and preserve the value of your new speakers for
many years to come.
AVOIDING FINISH DAMAGE
Your OM Design speaker cabinets, like all woodwork,
are subject to expansion and contraction with
humidity changes. Excessive wood movement can
eventually cause the finish to develop tiny cracks and
even separate the finish from the wood. Moderating
the temperature and humidity swings around the
speakers will help to preserve their finish as well as
their overall structure.
Try to maintain a fairly even temperature in your
listening room. Place the speakers away from drafts,
dampness, and heat sources. ALWAYS AVOID DIRECT
SUNLIGHT – as sunlight will age the finish prematurely
and cause color fading.
DUSTING YOUR SPEAKERS
Dust is very abrasive, and can scratch the finish if
wiped off with a dry cloth. To avoid scratching, dust
the speakers lightly with a feather duster.
Alternatively, wipe lightly with a soft damp cloth to
pick up the dust, followed immediately with a dry
cloth. The cloths should be made of soft cotton such
as flannel. Coarse or synthetic fabrics can scratch
some finishes. A cleaning cloth is supplied in your
speaker package.
NOTE: DO NOT TOUCH, OR ATTEMPT TO CLEAN THE
METAL DOME TWEETER. IRREPARABLE DAMAGE
WILL OCCUR!
CLEANING THE FINISH.
To remove smudges and fingerprints, first dust as
described above. Then use the supplied cleaning cloth
to gently clean the speakers. If heavier cleaning is
necessary, dampen your cloth with a small amount of
mild soap solution.
NOTE: WHEN CLEANING OR POLISHING THE
LACQUER FINISH OF THE OM DESIGN CABINET,
AVOID HARD PRESSURE TO AVOID SCRATCHES TO
THE FINISH.
TO POLISH OR NOT?
Before using polish on your speakers, be sure it is
actually necessary and beneficial. In general, Mirage
Speakers recommends against using polishes because
of the potential for damage to the finish.
Common household products such as "lemon oil" or
inexpensive "furniture polish" should be avoided.
Despite the labels' claims that they "protect" the
finish or "feed" the wood, they offer no protection
from scratching and can actually soften the finish if
over?used. Aerosol products should be avoided
altogether.
Always test a new polish in a inconspicuous area of
your speaker – one good location for example would
be the area slightly above the binding posts.
NOTE: PLEASE ENSURE THAT POLISHING OR
CLEANING SUBSTANCES DO NOT COME IN CONTACT
WITH THE DRIVERS OF THE OM DESIGN SERIES, AS
THIS COULD PERMANENTLY DAMAGE YOUR
SPEAKERS.
If you are uncertain about the care of your speaker’s
finish, please consult your authorized Mirage dealer.
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warranty
garantie
LIMITED WARRANTY POLICY IN THE
UNITED STATES AND CANADA
GARANTIE AUX ÉTATS-UNIS ET AU
CANADA
MIRAGE® warrants this product to the retail purchaser against
La société MIRAGE® garantit cet appareil contre toute défectuosité
attribuable aux pièces d’origine et à la maind’oeuvre. Cette
garantie est valide pendant une période de cinq (5) ans (enceinte
passif) et de un (1) an (extrêmes-graves) à partir de la date d’achat
auprès d’un revendeur MIRAGE® agréé ; la garantie ne sera honorée
que sur présentation d’une pièce justificative de la date d’achat.
any failure resulting from original manufacturing defects in
workmanship or materials. The warranty is in effect for a period of:
Passive Speakers: five (5) years, Powered Subwoofers including the
speaker - one (1) year from date of purchase from an authorized
MIRAGE® dealer and is valid only if the original dated bill of sale is
presented when service is required.
The warranty does not cover damage caused during shipment, by
accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, unauthorized product
modification, failure to follow the instructions outlined in the
owner’s manual, failure to perform routine maintenance, damage
resulting from unauthorized repairs or claims based upon
misrepresentations of the warranty by the seller.
La garantie ne couvre aucun dommage subi pendant le transport ou
imputable à un accident, à une utilisation impropre ou abusive, à la
négligence, à une modification non autorisée, à la non-observance
des instructions décrites dans le manuel de l’utilisateur ou des
directives d’entretien, ni aucun dommage subi par suite de réparations
non autorisées ou de réclamations fondées sur une mauvaise
interprétation des conditions de la présente garantie par le revendeur.
WARRANTY SERVICE
SERVICE SOUS GARANTIE
If you require service for your MIRAGE® speaker(s) at any time
during the warranty period, please contact:
Dans l’éventualité où une réparation deviendrait nécessaire
pendant la période de couverture de la garantie, communiquez avec :
1. The dealer from whom you purchased the product(s)
2. Service Centers can be found by checking the MIRAGE®
website: www.sound-dynamics.com
3. MIRAGE® NATIONAL SERVICE
203 Eggert Road
Buffalo, N.Y. 14215
Tel: 716-896-9801 or
4. MIRAGE® a division of Audio Products International Corp.
3641 McNicoll Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M1X 1G5
Tel: 416-321-1800
1. le revendeur auprès de qui l’appareil a été acheté,
2. Pour connaître l'adresse de tous nos centres de service,
consultez le site Web de MIRAGE® Speaker Systems à
www.sound-dynamics.com
3. MIRAGE® National Service,
203, Eggert Road
Buffalo, N.Y. 14215
tél. : 716-896-9801 ou
4. MIRAGE® Speaker Systems
3641 avenue McNicoll
Toronto (Ontario), Canada M1X 1G5
tél. : 416-321-1800
You will be responsible for transporting the speakers in adequate
packaging to protect them from damage in transit and for the
shipping costs to an authorized MIRAGE® service center or to
MIRAGE®. If the product is returned for repair to MIRAGE® in
Toronto or Buffalo, the costs of the return shipment to you will be
paid by MIRAGE® provided the repairs concerned fall within the
Limited Warranty. The MIRAGE® Warranty is limited to repair or
replacement of MIRAGE® products. It does not cover any incidental
or consequential damage of any kind. If the provisions in any
advertisement, packing cartons, or literature differ from those
specified in this warranty, the terms of the Limited Warranty
prevail.
Le propriétaire de l’appareil est responsable de son emballage et de
tous frais d’expédition à un centre de service athena agréé ou à
MIRAGE®. Si l’appareil est expédié à MIRAGE® à Toronto ou à
Buffalo aux fins de réparation, les frais de réexpédition seront
assumés par athena à la condition que les réparations effectuées
soient couvertes par la garantie. La garantie est limitée à la
réparation ou au remplacement des appareils fabriqués et
distribués par athena. Elle ne couvre aucun dommage indirect ou
consécutif de quelque nature que ce soit. Si les conditions
accompagnant toute publicité, emballage ou documentation
divergent de celles de la présente garantie, les conditions de la
présente garantie prévaudront.