We first saw the intriguing-looking Mirage Nanosats back in 2002, and they've been around off and on ever since. But various changes in UK distribution meant they had temporarily disappeared from these shores. Now they're back, at £599 for a 5.1 sub/sat system, and being distributed by CSE Solutions.
Mirage claims its Nanosat set-up is the world's smallest Omnipolar speaker system, designed to produce "three-dimensional sound from a simple, unobtrusive package".
The Nanosat 5.1 system includes five matching satellite speakers and a 75w active subwoofer with a 20cm driver. Additional surround speakers can be bought for £79 each to make up a 6.1 or 7.1 system. Optional floorstands are available at £69/pair.
The Nanosat's maximum power handling is 100w, nominal impedance is 8ohms, and frequency response is 32Hz to 20kHz.
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Established in 1977, Mirage is a wholly-owned division of the Klipsch Group, which also makes iPod docks, home cinema systems and headphones.