I have just found this thread and have been reading all the posts with great interest , I have had Mission since 1994 and still use 761i's as main speakers, not sure I could ever part with them as they were my first introduction to 'proper Hi-fi' as I bought them to upgrade my old 'Midi system',
I am now running a Yamaha RX-V1700 Receiver (130w X7) with brand new Mission MX1's on rear channels, M70's on front 'Presence channels and have just bought a Dali Zensor 1 to use as centre speaker as nothing bigger will fit into cabinet
But the set up is sounding brilliant now
I have long wanted floor standing Missions , but can bring myself to not have the old 761i's up front. I recently had a demo of MX3's, but was underwelmed , but I think it was the amp that the shop was using , as two weeks later I listened to the MX1's and was amazed with their sound, in fact they are almost better than the 761i's, so the MX3 should be better than them really , given a proper demo.
It's also really nice to hear that there are so many Mission fans in the US
I am in the UK so its easy for me to get Mission products, but even here I get the feeling Mission are still a brand that only Hi-fi fans know about .
Anyway, thanks for reading