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post #331 of 475
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Originally Posted by AceMineral View Post

Is there a USA retail price out for the 79 series?



I too would be interested in this..

With the exchange rate, there is no way I would be ordering a pair from England sight unseen (er.. or is that sound unheard?)
post #332 of 475
I noticed that Mission does not publish the size of the woofer in their speakers. Does anyone know how large the woofer is in the E54?
post #333 of 475
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Originally Posted by AceMineral View Post

I noticed that Mission does not publish the size of the woofer in their speakers. Does anyone know how large the woofer is in the E54?

I believe the Mission e54's have (2) 130mm (5.1") woofers and (3) 130mm (5.1") passive radiators. They are similar to the upscale Mission e82's where as the Mission e83's (2) 160mm (6") woofers and (3) 160mm (6") passive radiators and are larger than the e82's and e54's.
post #334 of 475
Those of you looking for Mission center channel speakers, there is an eBay seller selling the Mission M72c center channel speakers. It appears that he has many of them at a decent price. 3 of them would make fine "soundbar" under a plasma tv.

p.s. I don't know this guy from adam. Suitable Mission center channel speakers have been lean lately.
post #335 of 475
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Originally Posted by sterankoman View Post

Those of you looking for Mission center channel speakers, there is an eBay seller selling the Mission M72c center channel speakers. It appears that he has many of them at a decent price. 3 of them would make fine "soundbar" under a plasma tv.

p.s. I don't know this guy from adam. Suitable Mission center channel speakers have been lean lately.


hmm.. not having any luck on the search here
post #336 of 475
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Originally Posted by sebberry View Post

hmm.. not having any luck on the search here

eBay......USA site.......Mission loudspeakers, down at the bottom with the "buy it now" items.

http://cgi.*********/MIssion-M7c2-LC...2em118Q2el1247
post #337 of 475
Just been checking a few obviously used 765i and I was wondering what u guys would pay for these tops ?
post #338 of 475
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Originally Posted by harrybobble View Post

Just been checking a few obviously used 765i and I was wondering what u guys would pay for these tops ?

The 765i's are the big boys with a pair of 200mm woofers and a 25mm tweeter mounted in a PVC covered floor standing cabinet made in 1991.

If they are in good-excellent shape then $250-300/pr would not be outrageous IMHO. Fair shape.....less than $200/pr.
Most used stereo equipment has little resale value compared to the MSRP.
post #339 of 475
Thanks, I just missed out on a mint pair for $95
post #340 of 475
I am just wondering if anyone can give me a bit of info regarding the 765s please ?

Is there two different versions 765 and 765i ? If so what was the difference ?

Also I am wondering could these speakers be collected as part of a larger set ?

I have seen 760i, 761, 762, 762i. Have the ones without "i" just forgot to add it ? Or are these different also ? I am wondering if there was a centre speaker also available and whether there was a sub that matched this system?

Any help would be awesome !
post #341 of 475
proud owner of a pair of 763i's here. i've had them for just over 10 years (omg i'm getting old..)
post #342 of 475
I have the opportunity to purchase a brand new pair of UK-made Mission E82 speakers for well under $2000. I could also purchase the matching center channel and surrounds for a similarly good price.

Until today I had been considering Revel, Paradigm, PSB, and Dynaudio speakers in the $1000/pair to 1500/pair price range. Now I'm wondering if I should go for the Mission speakers.

Any thoughts?
post #343 of 475
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Originally Posted by msilverz View Post

I have the opportunity to purchase a brand new pair of UK-made Mission E82 speakers for well under $2000. I could also purchase the matching center channel and surrounds for a similarly good price.

Until today I had been considering Revel, Paradigm, PSB, and Dynaudio speakers in the $1000/pair to 1500/pair price range. Now I'm wondering if I should go for the Mission speakers.

Any thoughts?

If you can get a complete 5.0 Mission system for under $2,000 that would be a nice system, but I wouldn't spend more than $2,000 for a e80 sereis 5.0 system. On eBay a couple of months ago several e80 series 5.1 systems (new) sold for around $1,500, great buy IMHO.

If a Revel 5.0 and Dynaudio 5.0 system can be had for a similar price then I would also look at them.
post #344 of 475
No, the 5.0 Mission system will cost over $2000, probably $2500 or so. I won't be able to find a (new) Revel system for under $2000 either. The F12's alone are usually $1500 or so.

I'm now leaning towards the Monitor Silver RS series.
post #345 of 475
I am living in the Philippines and was interested in purchasing a set of Mission speakers for my 2 channel audio system.

After much searching the internet, I came to believe that unless you live in the UK or Canada, you can pretty much forget about the Missions.

Well, I wrote the following email to Mission in the UK and got the following response back about 2 days ago:
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To: nikki@iaguk.co.uk

Subject: Mission dealers in the US and Philippines

I am wanting to purchase a pair of Mission M66i floor standing speakers and a pair of Mission M60i Bookshelf speakers. I spend half my time in the USA and the other half in the Philippines. The problem is ... I can't find on the internet anyone in either the USA or the Philippines that sells Mission speakers ... And it really suprises me that there are no dealers in the US that I am aware of ! Can you give me a list of merchants in both the US and the Philippines that can access these speakers for me. Also, your website does not say what the suggested retail price is for your speakers. Can you also tell me the price for a pair of both the M66i and M60i speakers. Thank's so much for any help.

Ron ...
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The reply:

Dear Ron
I'm afraid that we do not currently distribute to the US and Philippines. The only route I can think for you to take would be to contact our distributor in Canada. We do not have the prices on the website due to them being diiferent all over the world.

Regards,
Nicki
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Well, I called around some high-end audio shops in Manila, and found 2 that can get me the speakers here in the Philippines.

Here is the cost quote to me:

M66i Floor Standing (per pr)
35,000 pesos = $752 USD

M60i Bookshelf (per pr)
13,300 pesos = $286 USD

Now, I have no idea if this is a fair price or not since the the Mission website does not give a suggested retail price, but that's the best I can do over here.

What suprises me (from the email above) is that Mission isn't even aware of the fact that these speakers can be bought over here in the Philippines, and from reading this thread, it looks like there is a company in the US selling them too.
post #346 of 475
BTW ... Here are a couple of photos of the M66i and M60i speakers I think I am going to buy. The unique shape of these speakers is very interesting.

I just wish they were finished in real wood veneer. Not real happy with a set of speakers that have a fake wood vinyl coating! I certainly would pay a few extra dollars to get wood veneer if it were available. Of course, I have not seen these speakers in person, so maybe the vinyl coating is not as bad as I am thinking ... Seems like any set of floorstanders made today for under $1,000 per set is going to be vinyl coated.






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They do also have a nice looking matching center speaker for someone that's interested in HT:



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FYI ... Mission has now been bought by a Chinese company called International Audio Group (IAG). The companies main headquarters is in Shenzhen, China but it also has offices in Hong Kong and the UK ... This Chinese company has also bought out Wharfendale, Quad, AudioLab and Castle Audio. These speaker lines are now being made in AIGs 1 million square foot factory in the "Special Economic Zone" of Shenzhen, China ... Building custom yachts is another one of IAGs projects.
Here is the companies UK website: http://www.iaguk.co.uk/index.php

Link to "International Audio News" report on the Mission sale to IAG by Ken Kessler (scroll down): http://www.stereophile.com/images/ne.../705Bstph.html


post #347 of 475
Those are not bad prices. I paid $270/pr USD for the Mission v60s which are the same as M60i's, but with real cherry finish. To get real wood in the Mission lineup you have to spend a bit more money if you could find them.

I have a pair of m64i's that sound awesome, so I know you will like the big brother m66i's. Don't skimp on the power to push them. Use a quality 100 watt (minimum) per channel amp/receiver and you'll be happy.

Good luck with your purchase.
post #348 of 475
Are Mission's higher end models (the new 79 series) made in China too now? First time I saw them available online were through UK based retailers causing me to suspect those were still made in England.

Unfortunately it looks like all of the original designers that made Mission famous are long gone I wonder where they went.
post #349 of 475
sebberry ...

I think all the Mission speakers are now manufactured in China, but as that link I posted above to the "International Audio News" report on the Mission sale to IAG by Ken Kessler states;

"IAG, of course, is Chinese-owned, but all product design for the brands is conducted from the UK headquarters in Huntingdon, England ... So that's something left for the British".

I got a slightly better price on the Mission speakers I finally bought here in the Philippines:

Mission M66i
tower speakers / per pair
33,000 pesos ($704)

Mission M60i
bookshelf speakers / per pair
12,500 pesos ($267)
post #350 of 475
Been interesting reading this thread. Not alot of discussions though on the Freedom series of Speakers (75x Series) made by Mission in the mid to late 90's? Some discussion on the 750LE but that is about it. I have owned the 752 Freedom speakers and also own the 75C centre speaker. Just recently acquired a 2nd hand pair of the 750LE speakers. (Now i only need to source a pair of 751 bookshelf speakers to finish off my surround sound setup). Having said all that Mission also produced the 753 & 754 Freedom Floorstanders. Note that preceeding the Freedom series there were already a pair of 752 & 753 speaker models. They made some changes to the design (inverted the tweeter and the woofer) and introduced a few other speakers in this range. I have loved the 752 Freedom speakers (two way) all this time and are super responsive .. very realistic on mid to high range (violins & acoustic guitar etc). Would be keen to hear if there are any other 75x Mission speaker owners.
post #351 of 475
I've had mine for ~ 18yrs. What a fantastic loud speaker system. Only recently did I upgrade to MG12's. However, the 753's are so good, I can not part with them.
post #352 of 475
Also i would be curious as to how the 752 & 753 speakers compare to the Mission Floorstanders of today if anyone has been in a position to make this comparison? Note that i don't believe the Freedom 754 speakers were all that good? I can't recall reading any good press about the 754 Freedom Series speakers at the time they were released. And i have never seen a pair come up for sale on ebay etc. 752's & 753's yes .. but not the 754's
post #353 of 475
Does anyone know where I can get a replacement woofer for a m3s satellite speaker?

Thanks,
post #354 of 475
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Originally Posted by pete GTP View Post

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement woofer for a m3s satellite speaker?

Thanks,

Try this contact nicki@iaguk.co.uk , Nicki is a customer Service rep for IAG, Mission's parent company.
post #355 of 475
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Originally Posted by exerciseguy View Post

Try this contact nicki@iaguk.co.uk , Nicki is a customer Service rep for IAG, Mission's parent company.

Thanks exerciseguy. I emailed Nicki back in September with no reply back. I will try again. I was hoping there was some other way to get the woofer.
post #356 of 475
Hey all,
Proud owner (1994) of mission 753, 751, 73c looking for help.

Unfortunately one of the woofers in my 73c is dieing (crackling sounds).

Anyone with a suggestion of another brand (sacrilege) of center channel speaker that's available in the US that would pair well with the 753 fronts and the 751 rear?

Paradigm ADP 150 are the surrounds and the sub woofer is a Klipsch - SUB 10 and the AVR is a Onkyo TX-SR805

Any ideas what might work best in the $200 - $400 range.

Tx.
post #357 of 475
Anyone here own the old 705 model? They are almost 5 feet tall monsters that are a bit over 10 years old. I have a chance on getting a set but I dont think I will ever find matching centers or rears. The new ones are made in Malaysia so I doubt they would be a good match.
post #358 of 475
Hey guys!
Proud owner of Mission M35i NAD C325BEE here!













post #359 of 475
For those in need for Mission speakers, I live in Romania. And we do have an official mission importer. Its called "Real Acustic".

Just hit an email at info@realacustic.ro and ask if they can send the speakers to your country.

Currently available: m30/31/32/34/35 (I know they can get M53 too - awesome speakers, way better than M34i)
post #360 of 475
Anyone with an insight for the new elan E34? Any owners here?
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