Mission 77c1 Center Channels

4.75/5 (12 Reviews)


Product Description

Triple 25mm (1") ferrofluid-cooled, viscous-laminated fabric domes in vertical phased array. Magnetically shielded neodymium magnets. Twin 130mm (5¼") membrane, magnetically shielded woofers.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dan Bates a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2003

Bottom Line:   
A good speaker. The presentation is bright, and almost razor sharp. Speech and ambient effects handled at all volumes with aplomb. A real peach of a speaker. The finish is really nice too.

Ignore people discussing bi-wiring - it's RUBBISH. Check you're home cinema amp - does it have two speaker outputs for the centre channel ?! Not likely. Therefore bi-wiring isn't simply not desireable, it's NOT POSSIBLE.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Ebay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mallory a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I was smiling ear to ear when I opened the box and saw it, after hooking it up I couldn't believe how good it sounded. i run it with a JVC 1028 which is o.k. I have a set of mission 702e up front and 771 for rears, it's perfectly match, as well as running the acoustic research pb12 sub, I can't be happier. It handles everything I give it. Low volumes it sounds great, but it really doesn't get started until you crank it up then the sound quality is shocking.
Excellent center for the money or otherwise.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Spidergear.com



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nathan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2002

Bottom Line:   
My initial plan was to get Missions 70C2 to match the 701, but I found that, to my dismay, the centre was not being manufactured anymore. I had some time to kill and apparently so did the retailer so we spent an entire afternoon sifting through just about every thing he had. Two things came out of this:
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1) I decided to get the Missions 77C1 centre and;
2) I decided what my next set of main speaker were going to be.

This was after was spent trying various speakers and combination from AE, Jamo, Polk, and Boston (which I also regard highly) but each left me wanting to go back to the Mission 77C1 in combination with its fellow 773e. I found it to be the most accurate of the lot. It actually blended really well with the 701’s, which in turn speaks volumes for the 701 (see the my review of the 701 in this section). However the front was really complete with the addition of the matching 773e.

Sonically the 77C1 is a very bassy centre (impressive for its size), giving the centre effects a lot more body and realism. The complex arrangement of the drivers ensures a decent spread of the sound. The vertical arrangement of the 3 treble units (in a phased array) spreads the sound horizontally and the mid-bass driver with its passive radiator works well to spread sound vertically. The same silky smooth aerogel units are used as those used in the 773e. This ensures absolute accuracy wherever you are sitting. Those aerogel units ensure that the centre never misses a beat with its ability to handle any and all transients thrown at it.

Again I’m impressed by not only the flawless build quality but also by the very good looks of the unit. It feels solid with good binding posts and also comes with little rubber feet. It’s also not very large, which helps in being more convenient for location.

The balance, especially, when matched with its 773e counterpart is exceptional. The AV receiver used – the Nakamichi AV-10 (see my review in the receivers section) has 5 discrete amplifiers and in addition the centre channel has a separate power supply. This always ensures that during 5.1 viewing, the centre channel is fully able to handle the detail that its given (since the centre is the most stressed for home theater). And the Mission is able to take full advantage of that and is evident in its sound.

Gunshots and explosions are crisp (and I mean crisp) and vocals are clear and realistic. Not a single detail is left out. The vocals, guitar, drums on the Eagles - Hell Freezes Over are as clear as the 2 channel stereo sound, although I still prefer the PCM over the DTS for this DVD. One notices the level on integration of the 3 front speakers when there are panning effects as they move seamlessly across the soundstage. Actually you don’t really notice anything (out of place), which is the point. The helicopter/chaingun scene in the Matrix displays this well.

Ideally the centre and front speakers should be matched carefully to ensure integration, preferably kept to the same make with matching drivers. However this centre should match well with many speakers and, with its driver arrangement, show what a centre should be able to do. However the 77C1 centre does seem to match best with its family of 77 main speakers. This is a combination that works well and is very, very highly recommended – give it an audition and see for yourself.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $220.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by James a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I got both the B&W LCR60-3 and the Mission 77c1 at similar times, the mission after the B&W, they both cost £200 and well, the B&W has it beat in every area that I can find, the mission is by no means a bad speaker it is a very good one at the price just new competition such as the B&W are excellent.
In my opinion Mission spent a bit too much time and money in the complex driver arrangement and neglected the rest of the speaker, compared to the B&W the build quality is nothing special, the lack of bi-wiring is annoying and bass extension can be lacking, this speaker really shines in the midrange however and matched with any of the other 77series makes a perfect match.
If you can get one of these at a discounted price it will be the best centre channel available to you, but for £200 B&W has this price range well within its control. If you can get one at a discount my value rating would be a very firm 4 stars.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Richer Sounds



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dave a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2001

Bottom Line:   
very nice best deal for the $$$ and thats all folks!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   ebay-NEW IN BOX-




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