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post #361 of 475
Just a quickie!!


Before i got my cubes i auditioned them in an av shop,(as you do) and when they where connected the shop assistant connected the speakers straight into the av amp and completely missed out the 'umbilicle cord' thats supplied with the package, i asked if this would affect the sound they produce and was told that it wouldn't really matter. Ive since connected mine to my denon avr 1909 with qed s/a speaker cable and a qed quinex reference sub lead and they sound great. Would connecting this way eventually damage the speakers and would i be missing out on much better sound?
post #362 of 475
Just bought a pair of 705's as mains for my HT system. VERY big (5 foot) and great bass, I could probably ditch the subwoofer.
post #363 of 475
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Originally Posted by Daveleigh View Post

Just bought a pair of 705's as mains for my HT system. VERY big (5 foot) and great bass, I could probably ditch the subwoofer.

Congrats on you purchase. I was looking at the Mission website about the 705's. They are beasts all right. With a -3db @ 38 hz & -6 db @ 30 hz they are potent full range speakers. I noticed that Mission also made a powered version of your speakers with a built in 120 watt amp, perfect for an I-pod.

http://oldsite.mission-hifi.com/arch...700_series.pdf
post #364 of 475
New Mission owner here over the weekend

Fronts: M32i
Centre: M3C2i
Surrounds: M31i
Subwoofer: M3
Reciever: Onkyo SR606
Toys: PS3, PC with Auzentech X-Fi Prelude Soundcard
Display: Sharp Aqous 1080p

*Yeehaw*
post #365 of 475
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Originally Posted by yonggoh View Post

New Mission owner here over the weekend

Fronts: M32i
Centre: M3C2i
Surrounds: M31i
Subwoofer: M3
Reciever: Onkyo SR606
Toys: PS3, PC with Auzentech X-Fi Prelude Soundcard
Display: Sharp Aqous 1080p

*Yeehaw*

Congrats on your new system. You must be in Europe or the far east because those Missions are hard to find here in the states.
post #366 of 475
hey there...actually am from Malaysia
am new to all this audio/video stuffs and this is actually my first ever setup. hope to learn lots from you good peeps.

post #367 of 475
@PioManiac

The "center" speaker got me thinkin' "Why does it have two tweeters!?" LOL

How do you wire these babies? And your side surrounds are 2 pairs?
post #368 of 475
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Originally Posted by blued888 View Post

@PioManiac

The "center" speaker got me thinkin' "Why does it have two tweeters!?" LOL

How do you wire these babies? And your side surrounds are 2 pairs?

Actually I have a 77c which has 3 tweeters! No special wiring needed, they call it a soft dome array.
post #369 of 475
I'm a fairly long-term Mission fan, dating back to the late '70s. I then developed a Kef surround system with 2xRef4s front and back and 2xRef200 as centres. Nirvana. Then I heard the Mission Pilastros and, after 35 years of hi-fi fan-dom, I really couldn't believe it. Wonderful. So, I'm now back with Mission, with 2xPilastro front l/r, 2xe83 for centre, and 4xe82 for side and rear. Subs provided by Revel. And I love the looks, after a lifetime of big square boxes.
post #370 of 475
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Originally Posted by HiTracey View Post

I'm a fairly long-term Mission fan, dating back to the late '70s. I then developed a Kef surround system with 2xRef4s front and back and 2xRef200 as centres. Nirvana. Then I heard the Mission Pilastros and, after 35 years of hi-fi fan-dom, I really couldn't believe it. Wonderful. So, I'm now back with Mission, with 2xPilastro front l/r, 2xe83 for centre, and 4xe82 for side and rear. Subs provided by Revel. And I love the looks, after a lifetime of big square boxes.

Gonna need to see some pics of those beauties!
post #371 of 475
Hi all,

I have had the M32s for a few years and have always wanted to get the matching center...does anyone know where one can be found in the US?

Thanks
post #372 of 475
Very nice HT setup...I am jealous!
post #373 of 475
I am thinking of selling my M31i's, anybody interested. I'm in the US.
post #374 of 475
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Originally Posted by PioManiac View Post

Unlike most speaker lines, Mission doesn't make a M3 series center speaker that's perfectly timbre matched to the M32's
You would be much better off buying another pair of M32's and using one of those as a center. (like I did)

The larger Mission M35,M34,M33 and M32's all use the same drivers/tweeters,
however the only M series center channel speakers (M3c1i,M3c2i,MH-3Center)
all have smaller drivers and are better matched to the smaller M31,M30 bookshelf speakers.

Thanks for the reply that is strange that they didn't put out a matching set. I will probably just keep them for use in an eventual zone 2 or 3 for now since I recently bought into the Mirage OMD line which is being blown out since it is discontinued. The M32i's served me well for about 5 years though its a shame that Mission pulled their product from the US.
post #375 of 475
Hi, Anybody know were I can get a replacement woofer for Mission 77C center channel speaker. Ordering from England is really expensive because of the shipping cost.
post #376 of 475
The only place I know of is ebay. These ones from UK are like $60 shipped:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mission-Driver-t...3286.m63.l1177
post #377 of 475
ok, i was feeling ok about my setup till i read this forum and seen lots of talk of crossover settings.

Would someone please give these settings a once over, and is there anything i would gain from changing the x-over frequencies.

here goes,

Onkyo 605 Amp,

Mission 773 floorstanders : recommended 25-100 Watt (bi-wired) 50-20,000 hertz.
Mission 77ds sorrounds : recommended 20-75 Watt, 80-20,000 hertz
Mission 77c centre : recommended 25-100 Watt, 65-20-000 hertz
generic subwoofer : only 40W with variable bass cross over point, apparently.

Now audysey automatically gave the following setup:

Subwoofer : yes
Front : Full band
Centre: full band
Surround : 80Hz
lpf to lfe : 100 HZ
Double bass : On

i was thinking of changing to the following settings:

Subwoofer : yes
Front : 100Hz
Centre: 100Hz
Surround: 80Hz
Lpf to LFE : Havent got a clue!
Double bass : On (i'm hoping this will accomodate for crappy subwoofer till i get a better one)


Thanks for any advice,
post #378 of 475
I own Mission 700 Leading Edge bookshelf speakers since my college years in the late 80s.

I have always used them with a Harman Kardon PM-635i stereo integrated amplifier and varying sources. Last sources used were a Cambridge Audio DVD player and a Panasonic Blu Ray player.

I'm no expert in HIFI but I always liked how they sound. Friends with more complicated and costly setup are always impressed of how this little system sounds.

Anyone else have them?

Marc
post #379 of 475
Just stumbled upon this thread,
Ive been a mission speaker owner since 1991 I bought brand new Mission 765 in blcak ash seen here


I also own 4 Mission 762i speakers that i use for the surrounds seen here:

I have them hanging properly now not sideways.
And a pair of Mission 764i speakers in my Living room two channel system.



So you cold say that I have a nice collection of them.
I think Mission had some of the most quality in the price range sadly now thay seem to have fallen off the map.
post #380 of 475
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Originally Posted by scottish_watty View Post

ok, i was feeling ok about my setup till i read this forum and seen lots of talk of crossover settings.

Would someone please give these settings a once over, and is there anything i would gain from changing the x-over frequencies.

here goes,

Onkyo 605 Amp,

Mission 773 floorstanders : recommended 25-100 Watt (bi-wired) 50-20,000 hertz.
Mission 77ds sorrounds : recommended 20-75 Watt, 80-20,000 hertz
Mission 77c centre : recommended 25-100 Watt, 65-20-000 hertz
generic subwoofer : only 40W with variable bass cross over point, apparently.

Now audysey automatically gave the following setup:

Subwoofer : yes
Front : Full band
Centre: full band
Surround : 80Hz
lpf to lfe : 100 HZ
Double bass : On

i was thinking of changing to the following settings:

Subwoofer : yes
Front : 100Hz
Centre: 100Hz
Surround: 80Hz
Lpf to LFE : Havent got a clue!
Double bass : On (i'm hoping this will accomodate for crappy subwoofer till i get a better one)


Thanks for any advice,

Try your new setting and hear how it sounds to you. Some front speakers sound better full range and others not.

I prefer a lower midrange setting closer to the lowest frequency of the center within the -3 DB lower frequency as specified by the Mfg.

Lpf to LFE ?? subwoofer X-over ?? Consult manual.

Some surrounds cannot handle low frequencies at all, so a higher frequency is sometimes warranted. Your speakers will let you know by emitting harsh sounds instead of clear sounds.

Double Bass ?? Bass boost for lean loudspeakers? Consult manual.

Good luck
post #381 of 475
Just bought a pair of Mission 702e's of a Craigslist seller for $150.00/pr. Was this a good price or did i overpay? Also, around what year were these orinally marketed and what was a per pair price?
post #382 of 475
Hello all
recently had to replace yamaha rxv1200 avr with denon avr 790 the wattage is lower in the denon 90 per channel and running m70's as fronts and rears with m7c for center with klipsch sub 12 woofer
i find after running the audessey set up on the amp they sound good but need to turn up to around -19db to level i like to hear also the amp is setting the speakers as small and crossover as adv?
should i leave the set up as is or adjust crossover to speaker specs
also should i adjust line levels from the set up or leave as is worried about having to run avr to hard at volume level previous amp was listened to around -35db

also anyone know how hard it would be to replace amp in a mission 10 inch sub have the m10as model i believe but it is dying full gain and can hardly hear it
post #383 of 475
For anyone who is interested - I have four Mission M70 Bookshelf speakers for sale and one M7C1i Center Channel speaker for sale on Ebay.

Feel free to PM me with any questions. These are great speakers!
LL
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post #384 of 475
Thread Starter 
glad to see this thread is still alive!

well, i just picked up a pair of m34i's which will be replacing my m31i's up front. tsto sent me a coupon that i couldn't resist so i ended up picking up a pair for $350 shipped.

i'll either move the m31's here into my computer room or use them in the rear to replace the M70's i have back there. i have the M70's here in my computer room as well.

i'm considering the M3c2i center but, don't know if it would be any better than my m7c2i?

i still wish i could find someone else in the U.S. who stocks these speakers but, no luck as of yet.
post #385 of 475
I'm very pleased to announce the birth of my first pair of DIY speakers, a pair of Microbes, based on a design by RJBAudio.



They will be complementing my HT and Mission LE 700.

Have a good day
post #386 of 475
Hello,

Does anyone know where can I buy m66i in San Francisco?

Thanks!
post #387 of 475
Thread Starter 
i have a bit of an update again. seems one of the tweeters on one of my new M34i's is kind of fitzy so i called TSTO today and they are sending me out a new tweeter. no biggie i can only hear it "distort" when i was running the test tones from my marantz to calibrate my speaker volumes. otherwise it sounds fine but, i obviously want it fixed.

anyway, i talked with the owner of TSTO (sorry dont remember his name) and he was a real nice guy. but, we were talking about the missions and he informed me that beginning in january, mission was relaunching in the U.S. again. he also stated he was to be the main guy in the U.S. handling mission and that there were going to be a couple new lines for sale in the upcoming months.

apart from the tweeter issue, which will be sorted out very soon, i love these floorstanders!
post #388 of 475
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Originally Posted by adamanteus View Post

anyway, i talked with the owner of TSTO (sorry dont remember his name) and he was a real nice guy. but, we were talking about the missions and he informed me that beginning in january, mission was relaunching in the U.S. again. he also stated he was to be the main guy in the U.S. handling mission and that there were going to be a couple new lines for sale in the upcoming months.

That's great news. I would really like to try out some of the new 79 series speakers.
post #389 of 475
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sebberry View Post

That's great news. I would really like to try out some of the new 79 series speakers.

i thought so too! unfortunately, i was driving to work and couldn't remember what the model names were that he mentioned.
post #390 of 475
Thread Starter 
anyone ever directly compared the m7c2 (which i own) with the m3c2i (which i'm considering)? looking at the specs the m3c2i has a bit better frequency resonse and sensitivity. but it's a bit smaller in overall width/length (about 4 inches overall). it's about 1/2" taller and about 1" deeper.

the owner at tsto said it would be a better match for my m34i's but, i'm not positive. something about getting a smaller center worries me.

i'm on sort of an upgrade kick so i'm moving up the chain a bit on my mission fetish.

i just don't want to make a sideways move. the speaker is around $400 shipped. i also am thinking about adding an external power amp so i'm wondering if the move to the m3c2i would be a diminishing return on funds i could've put towards my power amp (emotiva xpa-5).
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