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post #451 of 475
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Originally Posted by stevoid17 View Post

I purchased a full set of Mission gear last year and I couldn't be happier! For the fronts I got a set of MX5s, an MXC2 for the centre and a set of MX1s for the rear.
How big is your room? I'm currently debating between the mx4 and mx5. I'm not sure if the mx5's would be too much for my room. Thanks.
post #452 of 475
Hi Simon

My room is probably 5 x 5 metres in size. I went the bigger MX5s as I crank them to pound music through the rest of the house.

I absolutely love these speakers, they sound amazing for music and movies. I recently watched the most recent Batman movie and I was not disappointed on sound.
post #453 of 475
Thanks for the info! I ordered yesterday... Went for almost the same setup as you (mx5, mxc2, mx1, mx1, & ms-400). I hope it's not overkill! Part of the problem is that I don't know what size room they're going to end up in: we're moving from the UK to Oz next month! A lot of Aussie houses are open plan, so I thought they might end up in a fairly open space. On the other hand, some of the new builds have dedicated "home cinema" rooms, which tend to be about 4x4 metres -- which could be a bit of a squeeze for a 7.1 setup?

But I decided I could always move the mx5s out, and one pair of mx1s would be OK as fronts. I wouldn't even need a new amp, as the mx5s are going to be driven by my NAD C326BEE, with the rest driven by a NAD T748. (I'm assuming the C326 will be better for stereo, although I might just compare against the T748 and simplify, if the quality is comparible for music!) And the worst case scenario is that I sell the speakers for a profit (or at least no/little loss): Australian prices are crazy compared to the UK (which is why I'm buying now!). smile.gif
post #454 of 475
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Originally Posted by simonbrads View Post

Thanks for the info! I ordered yesterday... Went for almost the same setup as you (mx5, mxc2, mx1, mx1, & ms-400). I hope it's not overkill! Part of the problem is that I don't know what size room they're going to end up in: we're moving from the UK to Oz next month! A lot of Aussie houses are open plan, so I thought they might end up in a fairly open space. On the other hand, some of the new builds have dedicated "home cinema" rooms, which tend to be about 4x4 metres -- which could be a bit of a squeeze for a 7.1 setup?

But I decided I could always move the mx5s out, and one pair of mx1s would be OK as fronts. I wouldn't even need a new amp, as the mx5s are going to be driven by my NAD C326BEE, with the rest driven by a NAD T748. (I'm assuming the C326 will be better for stereo, although I might just compare against the T748 and simplify, if the quality is comparible for music!) And the worst case scenario is that I sell the speakers for a profit (or at least no/little loss): Australian prices are crazy compared to the UK (which is why I'm buying now!). smile.gif

Hi there,

I am really curious what your experience with the missions will be. I´m running a NAD757 and planning to replace the front with mx-5 and a mxc-3. Almost no information like reviews to be found in the WWW... :-(

Greetings from Vienna/Austria.
Edited by monster88 - 3/11/13 at 9:24am
post #455 of 475
Hi, I have mission bookshelf speakers #732i. I just took them out of strorage and would like to find the matching center. Do you know what model it is?
Thx!
post #456 of 475
Tricky one... I don't think they ever made a "matching" center.

Perhaps the 75c might be worth a look?
post #457 of 475
I am looking for a set of replacement tweeters for an older set of Mission speakers, the original 753 series - not the freedom series. Please let me know if anyone out there either has them available for purchase or knows where I can get them. Very much enjoyed the sound of the speakers and they have been on the shelf for a while and I would like to put them back in service. Thanks in advance!! biggrin.gif
post #458 of 475
Am hoping there are a few missionophiles still around!

I have a set of M73's run through a NAD CB320BEE, which have been great for the price. I recently got a chance to buy a used Denon AVR-2807 from a neighbor, and am wondering:

1. What speakers to look for to match with the M73's to create a workable 5.1 system -- should I try to scrounge up other Mission speakers, or go with a different brand, and

2. whether I should keep my turntable and CD player hooked up to the NAD for better sound?

Budget is dirt cheap, given the rest of the system, but I'm open to suggestions.

Many thanks for any advice!
Edited by yojimbo17 - 5/29/13 at 6:30am
post #459 of 475
Just joining in here.. over the years, I have collected my complete Mission Speaker set .. all bought second hand. OK it took a number of years of searching .. but now I have a 774's as front speakers, the same as rear speakers. A mission Centre of the same series. And last year I managed to buy a Misson subwoofer M3AS. All second hand. I think in total i spend about 500 Euro for all :-) and I just like them !

Since this week-end, I have a new amplifier: Yamaha RX-673 and I have connected the fronts in bi-wire. .

Other Equiment: an old Sony DVD player NS-900 (one of the old better ones), and a new REGA RP3 record player (Union Jack version), a simple Sony Blu-Ray and a couple of Apple TV's: ATV1 for fun, ATV2 flashed, and ATV3 for the high res Airplay streaming.smile.gifsmile.gif*
post #460 of 475
I have a pair of Mission 780 Argonauts circa 1985 or so. I'm setting up a new 5.1 system in my living room and need a center speaker that will match these very efficient (4 ohms) sides. Like to stay with Mission if I could, rather than get a modern 2-way center speaker like the B&W CM Centre or the Cambridge Audio S50. Any recommendations from the Mission folks?
post #461 of 475
I just found this thread while searching the internet for some info on Mission. I've known about mission since their 700 line which was the 700, 707, 717, 727 and the 737. Years pass and I was forced to get something a little smaller to replace my Akai CW-T55s. I auditioned a number of speakers from Pioneer, Yamaha, Quest, Bose and fell in love with Mission. I bought the 700s of the 70 series back in 1999 and haven't looked back. The were the most at $250 CAD for the pair, but they were the most sleek looking speakers that I've ever seen. They were a little light on bass, but it was enough to enjoy.

Today they're now part of my home theatre which now consists of a pair of 702s for the fronts and the 70C3. They were bought used though the owner of the 70C3 had replaced the tweeter with some sort of car audio tweeter. Even worse the tweeter was starting to buzz and it was glued into the housing. I managed to get a 70C2 very cheap and swapped tweeters between the two. I might rewire the tweeter and use it as a rear centre channel.

The 702s, for their size, can really hold their own when they can. Music, movies and even gaming they perform very well and can play loud! Even the 70C3, with its proper tweeter, produces some very crisp highs. It's quite amazing to hear them all as they blend in very well. The bass from the 702s seem to enhance the 700s. Then again the room is a nice size too. It's more like a medium-sized room. Now I do have to admit that my speakers for my home theatre doesn't consist only of Mission. I do have the EW-100 subwoofer by Energy which fills in right below the 702s.


Edited by ledgema - 9/13/13 at 11:37am
post #462 of 475
I have a pair of 774's as my fronts and am thinking of using them as my rears and getting the Mx 5's as my fronts along with a matching centre.
Would the Mx 5's be as good as my old 774's?

Many thanks
post #463 of 475
Recently had a pair of Mission M73's handed down to me.

Just one problem, the Tweeter is open circuit in one enclosure. Seems replacements are available, if the Internet is to be trusted.
Can anyone point me to a reliable replacement which may have been recommended in the past.
Was a technician in an earlier life and confident in replacing the unit.

Just one little question......I don't recognize the screw type holding the front panel which surrounds the drivers?
I imagine they would be fairly common with Mission Speakers, but these are my first from this company!

Ignoring the HF loss on one side, these sound amazing
post #464 of 475
Best would be to contact Mission at their website and they'll point you in the right direction. The replacement tweeter for the M73 should still be available. As for the type of screws, I believe that they need a torx bit. Probably a #10 or a #15. I know my Mission speakers all use torx screws.
post #465 of 475
Thank you, much appreciated.

Will try "Mission" but have heard they are now mainly a Chinese Company and not very co-operative with info on old products.

All I can find so-far that the Mission part number is: R761-HFU-D19

Have also heard that the Tweeters for the M73 are actually a Viva part: HT195 D19TD-05-08

Amazing sound from these speakers, even with one dead tweeter between the two, very smooth sound.

All the Best, Peter
post #466 of 475
Hello all,
Just found this thread researching the E8as2 sub, I just bought it broken, and am planning on replacing the amp that burnt out and getting it into my system.

I started with a pair of M72's I was really impressed by them. They had great imaging and bass, but unfortunately I blew one of them playing the tunes to high one night.

My next purchase was a Pair of M53's along with the matching center pictured. Imaging was the same sweet sound but now I had more bass. I also picked up the M3ds surround speakers which look nice mounted along my back wall for surrounds.


I also picked up the pair that went with the denon set up from the early 2000's great for near field applications (My computer set up) but they need to be paired with a sub for full effect.



My last bookshelves are currently in use since I had a child and they are the M31's (The first thing the little guy did when he could walk was take the grills off and push the woofer and tweeter, my M53's are vacationing at grandmas house). I dont like them as much as the M72's but their lower profile makes them better than conventional bookshelves.



I'll have to report back on the E8 sub as I'll have to do some DIY to get going.

I find these speakers are great on the 2nd hand market as not as many people have heard them and know how good they really sound.
post #467 of 475
I almost came home with a pair of Mission 727's. I found a single 727 at a Goodwill and couldn't find its mate. I asked the guy there and he only said that he had the one. The single speaker looked fairly good but no grille.
post #468 of 475
** Please help **

I own a pair of m64i's as my fronts and and m6as sub. I've seen some MV8's for sale but I'm trying to find out how old these speakers are. I'm looking for release date information for the entire range of missions. Can someone point me in the right direction? I do know that my m64i's are newer than the MV series but that's about it. Thanks.
post #469 of 475
I have replacement parts for Mission speakers. Contact me by e-mail at missionparts@hotmail.com if you still need the tweets for the 753's
post #470 of 475
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Originally Posted by Fishhooks View Post

Thank you, much appreciated.

Will try "Mission" but have heard they are now mainly a Chinese Company and not very co-operative with info on old products.

All I can find so-far that the Mission part number is: R761-HFU-D19

Have also heard that the Tweeters for the M73 are actually a Viva part: HT195 D19TD-05-08

Amazing sound from these speakers, even with one dead tweeter between the two, very smooth sound.

All the Best, Peter


Peter, that is not the correct # for the M73 tweeter
post #471 of 475
Ydesimone, I see you have both the MS-50 (from the Denon mini sytem) and the M31is. Which of the two do you prefer? I'm looking for some sub $200 bookshelves for a computer setup. THANKS!
post #472 of 475
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Originally Posted by speakerguy88 View Post

I have replacement parts for Mission speakers. Contact me by e-mail at missionparts@hotmail.com if you still need the tweets for the 753's
I may be contacting you I have a lot of leaky woofers. Been sitting 5 years decided to get the theater going only to get depressed with all 7 speakers have bad drivers just from sitting.
post #473 of 475
I have a Mission 700ASi subwoofer with a blown capacitor at C11. It is un-readable. Can anyone please tell me what the value is? Can't find a manual or this info anywhere.
Thanks, Joe
post #474 of 475

I'm new here, first post. I'm an avid head-fier and headphone reviewer but have recently entered the speaker world.

 

First pair of speakers are Misson 702e floor standers, got them for £50 in good condition.

 

Paired with a Marantz SR-47 and CD52 SE (got receiver and CD player for £40) not a bad little setup, but a more powerful amp/receiver would be good. Anyone know any good matches?

post #475 of 475

Hi Missionites, i'm looking at this model below 2nd hand. I would apprechiate your expert opinion on them please:

 

Mission M7DS Bipole (rear) speakers.

 

They are could finish my surround setup, i've been trying to get some MA bi/du pole ones but they are a little pricey for me for now.

The 2nd hand ones are tatty on the outside and going for £50 ($83) but i would make an offer if the build quality etc is known to be good.

Thanks all.

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