Mission 770 Freedom Floorstanding Speakers

4.46/5 (13 Reviews)


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2 way speaker with Mission stands


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

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2017

Bottom Line:   
I was looking for a used replacement preamp for my bedroom and stumbled over an Adcom preamp and and Adcom GFE 555ii amplifier on Offerup. So I shot the guy an offer on both and he accepted. I went to his house to get them and he fired them up. I was looking at these sorry looking speakers with home made grilles he was going to play some music on. The look of them was in-congruent with the amp set up. Then he played just a taste of a Billy Joel song through them and I was shocked. I bought the amp and preamp and left. I couldn't get the speakers out of my head, so I went back to Offer up to see if he had them listed. The were listed for 295. I knew he going to be a full time RVer so i shot him an offer of 100 bucks and he took it. I am a klipsch guy. I have La Scalas, Forte ll's and a set of heresey's in my home. I know, a long story, but these Missions are amazing especially for $100. I would have gladly paid more. Clean, bright (i am a klipsch guy) but not too bright, very tight low end especially for a smaller speaker. The boxes are a little beat up but now I have a woodworking project just like Warren does in the review below and will bring them back to the condition they should be. I bought them with the intention of giving them to someone, but I think I am going to keep them. Listening to them now as I write this. Amazing, just amazing

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by warren albee a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2017

Bottom Line:   
Just picked up a pair locally for 80 bucks, no front grilles. These Freedom 770s are very well made. I will admit that I took them apart before I even listened to them.Yes, I tested the drivers. All 4 are good. First...internally braced cabinets, like really expensive speakers. 4 by 6 by 1/2 inch particle board slabs glued to each internal surface, sides and back. No wonder these things are heavy. Real quality stuffing.Real wood veneer, therefore an excellent woodworking project. The crossover...well sorted. And now 12 db per octave on both the woofer and tweeter. There is a Zobel across the woofer. Film cap and air coil for the tweet, iron core for the woofer..Internally wired with MISSION brand thick cable...like 12 gauge /50 very thin strands. Wowsers. Overkill I think, but hey. Woofer is cast frame, and labeled Mission. Tweet has a rear chamber stuffed with felt. All held in with machine screws and inserts. Internally, the best cabinet I have personally looked at, in real life. I was going to recap the crossover, but not necessary methinks.I will post again when they are refinished and auditioned.Too much fun. Warren.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carl Hebb a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2016

Bottom Line:   
Had a Mission770 for 20years I have several quality speakers ,but these are always going back on the end of my cables. I believe you simply cannot beat the early white baffled version, especially for bass compared to the newer versions,
Great imagery detailed top end and incredible power handling due to ferro fluid tweeter, perhaps avoid bright sounding partnering equipment no matter what I will always have a pair of the mighty770s in my collection from rock to Rossini they ,in my humble opinion do it all,

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by B. lavigne a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2013

Bottom Line:   
Bought in 1988 for $700.00 plus with the stands. Purchased the pair made with the walnut cabinets. You tap the side and they resonate like a fine guitar. Still using them today with never a thought to upgrade. Think of all the differant upgrades you make to your sound system and I'm still using using 25 year old speakers. best investment I've ever made with regards to my sound system. 25 years later my finally agrees.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   Pre 1995



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

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2004

Bottom Line:   
They don't make them like they used to - and I must say its been a while since i've seen a time-delayed front baffle, a proper horn loaded tweeter, and a grey woodgrain finish! According to the 1987 Mission brochure these speakers were 'state of the art reference monitors', designed for the new generation of digital masters. They are a bit unusual. Apparently HiFi choice (or somesuch) pumped 400 watts into these and they took it (even though they are rated at 100 watts). And I can't recall a speaker before or since with a 'super elliptic horn loaded tweeter', which I must say gives it a very unique sonic character. The advanced (for its day) homopolymer bass driver is also a nice bit of unusual looking precision kit. Its also very responsive.
I always fancied a pair of these speakers, and 20 odd years down the line they're sitting in my lounge courtesy of ebay. So, put on one of your CD's and be immediately impressed with the stereo image (which is just amazing), and the smooth, clean sound. Listen to the definition and ultra fast response of that drumbeat; then out of nowhere comes a bass note so deep that you've never heard it before - but its not just the depth, its the musicality and definition of the bass which is awesome. They really don't make them like this anymore - I was recently tempted by a pair of £1000 Linn floorstanders, not anymore.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   ebay




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