Mission speakers

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  1. Anthony Moore

    Anthony Moore Supporting Actor

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    hey guys,

    Im looking into the MISSION line of speakers. They look to have some nice stuff thats not too expensive. Does anyone have a pair of missions they can recommend?

    I was looking into the m70 series or the 77 series.

    I cant seem to find a website that sells them all so I can compare prices. The Mission website doesnt have MSRP's.

    Can someone maybe hint at how much better the 77 series is than the m70, if its better at all? Also, whats a good price to pay for the 775e's, or the 77c1 center. Or maybe even the m74 and that center channel.

    Im just searching around, looking to upgrade, and I cant seem to find any place that will compare the missions with prices, and has reviews.

    thanks for the help

    anthony moore
     
  2. Anthony Moore

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    also, can i use the center channel in the 77 series line with the speakers from the m70 series?
     
  3. Anthony Moore

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    no one?

    if there's a problem with the MISSION line, please let me know. If no one here can vouch for them, and their reliabilty, i may have to stray.

    Anyone with ANY input?
     
  4. Kevin_P

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    i have missions all around

    m72's in the front... 77c in the center (same tweeter as the m72) and 77ds in the back...

    i wouldn't say that it's the best i've heard, but they are great speakers. the sound is noticeably softer than klipsch, etc... so i would give them a listen before making a purchase.

    i got mine stuff from on jandr.com... which is actually cheaper than going to the actual B&M store in Manhattan and buying them with NYC sales tax...
     
  5. Chuck C

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    I'd descibe them as laid back.
     
  6. Tony Lai

    Tony Lai Stunt Coordinator

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    Mission are typical English speakers - they are an easy listening type speaker with the ones in the lower end having lesser abilities.

    I've had most experience with the 76, 75, 78 series and I suggest you stick to these. They're pretty popular over here but for Americans I suggest you listen and perhaps spring for the 78x if you like them but there's obviously strong competition.

    T.
     
  7. Eujin

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    Mission speakers are distributed by Denon in the U.S. If you go to the Denon site, you'll find dealer info for the Missions. I believe they only have one online retailer that's listed as authorized. If you're at all familiar with Denon's warranty policy, you'll understand why this sucks--but to be fair, lots of good speakers are sold only in B&M stores.
    As far as reviews go, the latest issue of Stereophile
    (February) gave the new M71 bookshelfs a very good review: http://www.stereophile.com/showarchives.cgi?511
    Hope this helps and good luck with your decision!
     

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