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post #391 of 475
I think this is unlikely but is anyone aware of US sources for replacement woofers for a Mission 732? I bought my 732s in the UK before moving over here and they have been great for around 12 years - unfortunately a mysterious hole has appeared in one... :-( (I'm guessing either the dog or cleaners...)

I have found a UK site online that offers a similar but not direct replacement - that would require cabinet modification and buying a pairs rather than just a straight replacement. With the shipping cost etc if I can't find other options, I'm wondering if I may be better off replacing them with something newer (would come out to around $250 just for the woofers).

Any US stores / sites to check out?
thanks
post #392 of 475
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Originally Posted by ross_p View Post

I think this is unlikely but is anyone aware of US sources for replacement woofers for a Mission 732?

Ebay is always a good start. I see lost of replacement drivers available every week. Do a search for "Mission Speakers" You could also fire off an email to Denon USA as for a time thy carried parts for some Mission speakers and may also know of a place to look..
post #393 of 475
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Originally Posted by tonyvdb View Post

Ebay is always a good start. I see lost of replacement drivers available every week. Do a search for "Mission Speakers" You could also fire off an email to Denon USA as for a time thy carried parts for some Mission speakers and may also know of a place to look..

Thanks - only thing I spotted so far on ebay is a used pair of 732s complete in the UK - I'm not so desperate to keep them that it's worth going that route just yet. Will keep an eye open though and thanks for the tip on Denon.
post #394 of 475
Thread Starter 
i would contact the owner at tsto.com. sorry i cannot remember his name. but, if anyone can get them at a decent price, he can. as mentioned in a previous post- i had ordered a pair of M34i's from him and one of them had a bad tweeter and he sent me a replacement. he was able to pull a tweeter out of a new M34i he had there rather than order me one from mission. however he did say that he can get replacement parts for them if i ever need them.

i would call them though they're not too swift on emails. they have great customer service and i've never had an issue ordering online from them ever in the 3 or 4 years i've been buying from them but, if you have a specific inquiry i've found its always best to call. i've never been to the shop but, i get the feeling they are a small one or 2 man operation and get pretty busy.

215-886-1650

Fall Hours:
Monday & Sundays - Closed
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Wednesday 11:00 to 7:00PM
Saturday 12:00 to 5:00PM

http://www.tsto.com/

good luck.
post #395 of 475
Thread Starter 
looks like a good chunk of new models are finally coming to tsto they finally added them to their site. some of them look really interesting:

http://www.tsto.com/SearchResults.asp?mfg=Mission

hard to believe i got my m34i's for a steal around xmas ($350 shipped brand new) now they're going for $800+... wow!
post #396 of 475
Thread Starter 
whoa looks like they have just launched a mission USA site! YES!

http://www.missionspeakersusa.com/Home_Page.html
post #397 of 475
Yay! I hope they're successful in NA this time
post #398 of 475
Mission owners thread! Woohoo!

I only have a pair of M30i that I bought off of another AVS member a while back. They're good for what they are. They used to be my surround channel speakers. Right now I use them in the basement in a 2-channel setup, paired with a 12" BIC subwoofer. I'm surprised at how loud they can play without sounding distorted. I'm powering them with an H/K 3490 receiver (120W x 2).

post #399 of 475
Hi,
I had a pair of Mission 707's in college in the late 80's.
My friend borrowed them when I moved west and never got them
back. I loved the sound of my Mission speakers, and I am looking at getting
another pair for my home office.
I found TSTO who looks like the only way to get Mission speakers in the US besides ebay.
I was looking at E52's, but was wondering how they were.
The owner of TSTO said they didn't sound as good as M31i's and that they would NEED a subwoofer. This comment surprised me, as they look to be good speakers.
Anyone have or have heard these?
Thanks,
post #400 of 475
Wow I'm so glad there is such a thread online!!!

Let me introduce myself. I recently upgraded my htib to a Onkyo 606, and was searching around for a new set of 5.1 speakers.

I was pretty much set on Wharfedale 10.1s, but was persuaded by the salesman to audition the Mission M6 series. And there was indeed a difference, even though then I had absolutely no idea what Mission speakers are. Trusting my ears, I went ahead and bought the Mission speakers.

Here's my setup.

Front: Mission m60i (60Hz - 20kHz) (bi-amped)
Centre: Mission m6ci (65Hz - 20kHz)
Rear: Mission mh3s (110Hz - 20kHz)
Sub: Velodyne CHT 10Q
Amp: Onkyo 606


I am not too sure how to setup the crossover in the 606. Right now I left the front and centre at 80Hz, and the rear at 120Hz. The LFE is 120Hz. On my sub, I left the crossover at 120Hz. Is this correct?

Or should I try to let the speakers go as low as possible, and whatever they cannot handle, I'll send them to the sub?

Also, what is the difference between the m6 series, and the m3 series? I tried searching online for information on the m6 series, but to no avail. At best only the m3 series come up here and there.
post #401 of 475
Turn off the crossover on your sub since you are already doing bass management in your 606. I would also recommend that your speakers are set to small (even if your fronts are full range) as this will also ensure you are getting the most clean bass management.
post #402 of 475
One more question, since I do not have a SPL meter yet, I was relying on Audyssey for my calibration.

And here's what Audyssey came back with.

Subwoofer: Yes
Front: Full
Centre: Full
Surround: 100Hz
LPF: 100Hz

I had since changed them to

Subwoofer: Yes
Front: 80Hz
Centre: 80Hz
Surround: 120Hz
LPF: 120Hz

Level calibration

Left: -6db
Centre: -9db
Right: -6db
Surr R: -6db
Surr L: -6db
Sub: -9db


Do these numbers look alright to you guys? I read online that some people prefer the level to be around + - 3db.

If I manually change the level, say I add 6db to all channel, will it still be technically correct?

Left: 0db
Centre: -3db
Right: 0db
Surr R: 0db
Surr L: 0db
Sub: -3db
post #403 of 475
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Originally Posted by fs9019 View Post

If I manually change the level, say I add 6db to all channel, will it still be technically correct?

Should be fine.
post #404 of 475
Hello,
My Mission 770's were purchased way back in 1981 (the second iteration, I believe, of the original design). In the last 29 years they have seen duty as main L and R's in several stereo systems, and as surrounds in an HT system.

I've never been able to part with them since I consider them one of the most user-friendly, musical-friendly speakers of all time (IMO the 770 is the "classic" Mission speaker).

The domes, cones and surrounds seem in good shape, but the foam grilles are disintegrating. Any ideas where I might find replacements? I will email MissionUSA service department (thanks adamanteus for the link), but doubt that they still have parts for such an old model.

BTW, back in the early 80's there was a huge buzz about Mission products in the so-called high end -their speakers (particularly the 770), preamps, amps, tonearms and moving coil cartridges. I owned the 774 tonearm for awhile and loved it. Farad Azima, designer of the early Mission products, was IMO one of the great design talents of audio.

Thanks and happy listening.
post #405 of 475
Hey Guys,

Just recently joined but have read through a lot of really good info on this site. Few years back I purchased the Mission V61 bookshelf speakers but chose to use the M7CI centre channel. It really doesnt cut it and have been on the search for the matching V6C centre without much success.

Recently, I have found an M6CI centre for sale and seems to have the same specs (size, sensitivity, etc) but the cabinet shape is just slightly different. Do any of you mission experts know if the V6C and M6CI use the same drivers and tweeters?

Thank you in advance for your help!
post #406 of 475
Why iss the right driver in my M78c have it's own inductor coil and less midrange sound coming from it? Is that a passive driver with power @ some lower freq design by Mission ??? i did bypass the coil/inductor and moved the pos+ term of the right driver to the left drivers pos+ and WOW sounds 100 fold cleaner, louder and proper. finally my 78c sounds better than my 77c.... Oh got rid of those awefull keraform cones that were over oiled and always shorting out the VC's with the newer series 2/ II Aerogel...hope my 78ds don't die on me since they are 4" small and keraform still...Yes in the US Navy(well Ret now) & i bought the whole 78 series and 77 series in Singopore's Outram park (2002) and some m70's and 773's too...guess i like Mission and Denon 5803a. 4806ci SVS SS sub w/Crown K1/ Rane EQ/MP Hts 5100/Panny THX plasma/bluray bdp-55...Man that was a fun year ov A/v purchases -minus the bluray and plasma of course they werent around then
post #407 of 475
Hi to all,
My name is Richard from Quebec, Canada I have the oportunity to buy the Mission Elegante E8 5.1(2 E83 + 2 E81 + 1 E8c + the sub E8as2. The retail price is about $9500us the kit is brand new in factory boxes.
I can get those for $3400us this is for my home theater I am building in my basement I am using the Pioneer Elite SC-09TX as the receiver. The room size is 20' x 10'. Should I buy those? or do you have any subjection on speakers?
Thank you
Richard
post #408 of 475
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Originally Posted by richfortin View Post

Hi to all,
My name is Richard from Quebec, Canada I have the oportunity to buy the Mission Elegante E8 5.1(2 E83 + 2 E81 + 1 E8c + the sub E8as2. The retail price is about $9500us the kit is brand new in factory boxes.
I can get those for $3400us this is for my home theater I am building in my basement I am using the Pioneer Elite SC-09TX as the receiver. The room size is 20' x 10'. Should I buy those? or do you have any subjection on speakers?
Thank you
Richard

I can't comment on the price, but I'm extremely happy with my Elegante 5.1 setup. (I have E82s instead of E83s, though.)

Matty
post #409 of 475
Hi,

Glad to find a thread about Mission speakers.

I have been a fan of these speakers since the eighties, when i bought a pair of Mission 751 speakers.



Used these speakers for more than 10 years before changing to Mission 752 speakers.



Now i have finally found a second hand pair of 754 Freedom speakers which i hope to welcome very soon.

I really wonder how they will compare to the 752's.



Perhaps anyone around who owns a pair of 754's and want to share his or her findings about them.

greetz,
Werner
post #410 of 475
Hi all,

I'm looking for some HT speakers and currently looking at the new Mission MX range. Had a listen to the MX4s and they sounded pretty good, but also looking at the MX5 speakers. The retail store didn't have the MX5 in stock so I couldn't make a comparative assessment and the sales guy wasn't able to give me any definitive answers. Anyone able to shed any light on the differences between these two speakers or what applications each is best suited too?


MX4 - http ://www.mission.co.uk/Product/language/EN/tabid/1/Default.aspx?id=25

MX5 - http ://www.mission.co.uk/Product/language/EN/tabid/1/Default.aspx?id=27

(Can't post URLs so get rid of the space between http)


Maybe someone could even shed some light on the differences between the earlier models being M34i and M35i as I would assume they would be the same differences ??



Thanks in advance
post #411 of 475
Anyone have experience with M74's? I have a chance to get a pair for $200. I picked up a pair of 702e's the other day and love them so far
post #412 of 475
Draconian1,

Right back at the start of this thread I commented that I had Mission m74 fronts as part of a Mission only HT set-up. Still have them many years later and feel no need to change brand even though I have gone for large Vandersteens in a separate 2 channel only room.

Before settling on the m74's, I tried the m73's. The latter were possible a touch more precise in the base but certainly not as much punch so the 74's it was. After a few years, I had a friend (professional speaker builder) tweak the crossovers in the m74s with better components and a few other minor adjustments. This did tighten up the base a little and was worthwhile to me as the mods cost next to nothing but certainly not essential.

As stereo or main HT speakers, I have found that the m74s are quite flexible in their placement as long as they are kept a foot or so out from the wall or else the bungs are used. I feel they are neutral, reasonably well detailed and very musical with a good solid base though not quite up to the Vandersteens for pure stereo. As a HT and occasional stereo system, I still thoroughly enjoy the Missions every time I use them and have no urge to change them. For multichannel music and concert DVDs, they still deliver the goods.
post #413 of 475
Nice thanks for the input. I ended up picking them up last night for $175 and other than one of the grills being a little jacked they are in great shape and sound wonderful. Now I just need to get a new plate amp to repair my dead sub or just buy a new sub. Are the M7C2 Centers any good?
post #414 of 475
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Are the M7C2 Centers any good?
Well I think so. I use an m7c2i (i for later model improved) centre, m7ds surrounds plus a pair of m71i on tall stands for 7 channel rears. Originally had an m7c1 centre but it was not quite up to speed for the m74's which the m7c2 matches pretty well. Would have been fine with smaller m71 or m72 mains.
post #415 of 475
Now a Mission owner, albeit of entry level products.



Complete 5.1 kit, 2 MV-8, 2 MV-DS, MV-C, MS-8.

Quite happy with it, certainly significantly better than the soundbar I'm upgrading from. At $300 for everything, it's well into HTIB territory.

Hooked up via a Denon 1611. Watched 'Inception' on blu-ray last night, pretty impressed. Not sure about my neighbors. This is no doubt overkill for my 600 sq. ft apartment.
post #416 of 475
Hi,

I was delighted to stumble upon this thread. There is usually much written about many other speakers and for a change I have enjoyed reading all your contributions and discussions about Mission. Missions seem to have been a bit lost on most forums. I suppose their company issues have had alot to do with it and from reading this thread they have struggled with distribution in the USA. They dont have a big presence here in Australia.

I have a set of Missions which I have owned for 5 years and enjoyed listening to them. A recent move of house has me changing up the configuration and requires me to look for a set of rears as well as a subwoofer. I was hoping some in the community might steer me in the right direction.

Currently own:
M35 - Fronts
M32 - Bookshelf
M3C2 - Centre
Marantz - Amp - SR57500

The M35s served as fronts and base for Home Theatre. The M3C2 did the centre job and the M32s were set up as rears. It served me well.

I am now limited in the space in the TV room and there isnt the room for the floort standing M35s. I planned on keeping my Amp and building a zone B in the lounge room. I thought I would move the (Floor standing) M35s to the lounge room as a Zone B for music duties only and build up Zone A for home theatre and a bit of music in the TV room. I was going to move the M32s up front. Keep the M3C2 as the centre.

I thought I would need a Subwoofer to support the M32s and I was seeking advice on a reasonably priced subwoofer that would blend well with the Mission M32s M3C2 and Marantz set up. I would be interested in either a beech or rosewood coloured Sub. The sub would need to be close to a plasterboard wall.

I also will need some rear speakers. The space is limited and they would need to be mounted on the wall just below roof height. The smaller the speekers the better (there is not much space between the top of the roof and some bifold doors) and I would like them white. Some small style cubes would be ideal (aesthetically) What recomendations might you have to blend the rears with the rest of the system.

Thanks in advance.
post #417 of 475
Well I'm glad to see that there are at least a few folks here that are familiar with Mission speakers I could use some help.

I'm looking to replace the Bose 301's that I have been using as the rears in my HT and have an opportunity to purchase a pair of Mission 700's for $50.00. There seems to be a couple of different model 700's so these are the "leading edge" rated at 6ohms and 100W if that helps. The problem is I will not be able to listen to them before bringing them home.

I will be matching these with the newer Andrew Jones designed Pioneer line FS51 towers, the SPc21 and a Bic V-1020 sub. By necessity they will be mounted on stands about 6-8 inches from the wall just behind the listening area.

So my questions for those of you more familiar with Mission speakers are; I know $50.00 is not much but is this a good price? Is there something other than obviously making sure the surrounds are OK that I should look for? And do you think they will play well with the (also 6 ohm) Pioneer speakers?

Thanks in advance for any help or insight.
post #418 of 475
I have a pair of 20-year-old Mission tower speakers. They're black, about 3 feet in height, with a Dome Tweeter in between two vertically arranged woofers.

There used to be a little metal pin between each of two sets of left and right posts, that were lost long ago.

I probably need to take them to a local repair, but I'm wondering if anybody is familiar with these speakers.

They were not inexpensive at the time, and had that wonderful, neutral British sound.

Thanks
post #419 of 475
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Originally Posted by taichi4 View Post

I have a pair of 20-year-old Mission tower speakers. They're black, about 3 feet in height, with a Dome Tweeter in between two vertically arranged woofers.

There used to be a little metal pin between each of two sets of left and right posts, that were lost long ago.

I probably need to take them to a local repair, but I'm wondering if anybody is familiar with these speakers.

They were not inexpensive at the time, and had that wonderful, neutral British sound.

Thanks

Metal pin between the left and right posts.

I'm not sure what your're talking about - is this at the speaker wire connection at the back?

Can you post a photo?
post #420 of 475
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Originally Posted by sebberry View Post

Metal pin between the left and right posts.

I'm not sure what your're talking about - is this at the speaker wire connection at the back?

Can you post a photo?

Yes. At the back of the speaker are an upper left and right speaker post for wire attachment, and a lower left and right. In the center of each right and each left there is a hole into which was stuck a thin metal pin.

No camera right now.

Where's the model number on these?
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