Mission 701 Floorstanding Speakers

4.23/5 (53 Reviews) MSRP : $375.00


Product Description

2 way Stand Mounted


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jrnkrauss a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2013

Bottom Line:   
After reading the other less than stellar reviews given, I figure I must have gotten a great pair of Mission 701s!(?) Purchased them as a close out price of around $350 in 1995, I wouldn't stack them agains high-end speakers like quads, Gale GS401s, or Magnaplanar, but hey, apple to apples, they are fine speaker. Bass well defined and doesn't roll off til probably about 60 hz, never tempted to want a sub-woofer. Top end smooth, not quite as bright as i tend to like--unless im listening to cD's symbol crashing at 44,000 Hz. sampling rate (yuck, ear fatigue). Great depth and imaging in mid-range with my Luxman, Rega tone arm and cheap Grado cartridge, dont feel they necessarily shine in one genre of music, great detail with Jazz and classical. Not sure what source/electronics other reviews are using, but if you can get a pair for $200 or less I think you'll be satisfied as they sound excellent with mediocre electronics and phono cartridge/CD player

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Craig a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2013

Bottom Line:   
These speakers must have been designed for the boom box crowd, next to a Boston or a Polk they sound horrible, don't be fooled by the reviews like I was, unless you like washed out mids with muddy booming bass, can't wait to get rid of them. the only good thing about them are the looks.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chemer a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2004

Bottom Line:   
good speakers for paid money,
verz good when playing classic gitar, latino...
low on rock music
when i play Armik thez bring me smile

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Cora



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by vbaglivio a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2003

Bottom Line:   
these have to be one of the best speakers that i have heard in the under $400 price range.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   The Wiz (wuz)



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by lee farnan a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2002

Bottom Line:   
These speakers are fine if all you listen to in songs is the catchy corus of most pop songs these days, I found the bass lacking in detail almost blurring the rest of the music and they have the ability to start "clipping" at any given moment. Shame because i found the mid range quite "sweet" given that they were designed for our "youth" then perhaps a bad purchace by myself.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Richer sounds




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