The Mission MXS surround speakers are designed to deliver maximum sound for minimum outlay, in a practical design that's purpose-built for modern living. The Mission MX S is specifically designed to work well when positioned close to a wall, making the speakers easy to position in typical rooms. They are also engineered to deliver a balanced sound both on- and off-axis, aided by an integrated treble waveguide that optimises dispersion, thus ensuring great sound wherever the listener is seated.
Throughout the range, the bass and midrange drive units incorporate cones fashioned from an advanced fibre formulation, providing excellent strength and rigidity. These drivers hand over to Mission's classic 25mm silk dome tweeter via a sophisticated crossover network.
In traditional Mission style, the Mission MXS rear speakers have the tweeter positioned below the mid/bass drive unit, in order to aid time alignment. By placing the treble unit lower than ear level, the path length from the treble unit to the listener is longer than that of the mid/bass unit. As the treble unit dome is physically forward of the mid/bass unit cone, the difference in path length helps to equalise the acoustic distance. Similarly, the two-way MX-3 and MX-4 floorstanders position the tweeter between twin mid/bass units in a D'Appolito configuration, while the MX-5 is a true three-way design, with the tweeter sited between a single midrange unit and two bass drivers.
In keeping with the theme of practical living, the MXS speakers have been designed for optimum performance with the drive units' protective grilles in place. Traditionally, speakers sound best with their grilles removed, but this leaves the drive units vulnerable to damage. Although the grilles may be removed if the user wishes, the MX speakers have been deliberately tuned for grille-on use - thanks not least to the built-in waveguide - thus further enhancing both practicality and aesthetics.
The Mission MX S speakers sport a sharp, modern look in keeping with Mission's customary design focus, coupling keyed tonal graduations with a selection of smart wood-grain finishes, able to slot neatly into any domestic environment. All the speakers may be single- or bi-wired (bi-wiring is recommended for optimum performance) and the lower section of the floorstanders may be mass loaded with dry sand to enhance stability and provide additional cabinet damping, thus further enhancing transient response.
The result is a range of speakers that is smart, practical and affordable. Most important of all, they communicate music with engaging energy and detail, bringing performances to life with all the vibrancy and finesse one expects of Mission designs.
The MX Series is the first Mission range to be designed from the ground up by Peter Comeau and his team since Peter was appointed as Director of Acoustic Design for IAG, Mission's parent company, in 2009. Peter previously designed speakers for the Mission brand between 1999 and 2005, his work encompassing multi-award-winning designs such as the Mission 780 and 782. Not surprisingly, the MX Series has been something of a labour of love for Peter, as he explains:
2-way reflex surround speakers
100mm Bass/Mid drive unit
25mm soft dome tweeter
Designed to work well when positioned close to a wall
Mission's classic 25mm silk dome tweeter via a sophisticated crossover network
Available in 4 different finishes
Enclosure Type 2 Way Bass Reflex
Cross Over Frequency 2.3kHz
Frequency Response at 3dB 75Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity 2.83V: 85dB
Recommended amp Power 25 - 100 Watts
Dimensions (HxWxD) in mm 240x146x210