Mission 754 Freedom 5 Floorstanding Speakers

Mission 754 Freedom 5 Floorstanding Speakers 

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[Jan 31, 2009]
Hans Damen
Audio Enthusiast

These 754 freedom speakers were very difficult to position. They are lacking high and have therefore a dull sound. Driving them with a Myryad amp set, i cannot imagine the problem lies in the amp. I have had the missions for a couple of months and sold them because they did not give me any musical pleasure

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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jul 13, 2003]
Soldier
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Heavy, solid wood (not pressboard)cabinets, rich deep base with fine midrange. No plastic trim.

Weakness:

You must assemble the base plate via hardware through 2" brass dowells. Cabinets are supported above the base plate allowing the bass port at the bottom of the cabinet.

Purchased these at over half price as discontinued stock. Sealed in the boxes after 5 years, they are sleek, solid monoliths that will demonstrate a superior presence in your listening room. Interesting model design with a bottom firing bass woofer though a port at the bottom of each cabinet just above the base plate. Tweeter and midrange at the top of the tower provides effective height for an equal distribution of sound. These speakers are laser cut, solid wood and painted in black ash. They are quite heavy. Sound quality a little reserved at lower levels but they really open up once you give them some power. I own 3 pairs of Mission speakers (762/734/70C2's)and these are not as lively until you really push them. Great addition to my home theatre. I waited for over a year to audition these until after the break-in period to give them a fair rating. Using Audioquest SLATE bi-wire cables connected to a Yamaha RX-V3000 AV Receiver. Yamaha has no problem powering these speakers at 6 ohms. Purchased the speakers at one of the only Mission retailers in Montreal who carry the audiophile series of Mission speakers for $1500.00 CDN. I found this to be the bargain of the century because they retailed over $3000 when they first were sold.

Similar Products Used:

Mission 762 Mission 734 Mission 70C2

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 03, 2003]
Trevor H
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Deep Tight bass Mid & Treble impressive Dynamics with loads of headroom

Weakness:

needs a good power amp to give it it's best

I bought the 754 freedom 5, as i wanted to upgrade my mission 753s, witch i have owned since 1993, but have always felt that they were lacking in lower bass, but i wanted speakers that gave me the same midrange & high detail that you get from the 753, of witch is still a classic speaker that mission should be proud of. after listening to the 754 freedom 5 back in 1997 i wanted to upgrade there and then but i could not afford them at £1500.00 until now and have got hold of a mint pair in light oak. if you are wanting a pair of these speakers buy them, as they eat the 753 for lunch, you will here deep tight bass that the 753 can't produce. The mid-range is still very expressive as with the 753 and the overall sound is beautifully rythmic. Do not listen to the reviews from the Hifi mags as the 3*** for sound is an under statement and may put you off buying them. I am driving them with 2 x quad 606 power amps byamped, quad 66 pre & a naim Cd5 / flatcap 2, and they truly rock with all types of music.

Similar Products Used:

mission 753 (not Freedom)

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 05, 2000]
Raymond Tous
Audiophile

Strength:

Warm rich sound. Nice clear transparation.

Weakness:

Little bit to warm:>)

I have this speakerset for 1 year now, and I am happy! Do not use this set for hardrock (or worse:) house music. It wil not bring you full satisfaction. But it is perfect for Jazz, acoustic and classics. It al depents (like always) on the other parts. You need a powerfull amp, and a good quality cdplayer and cable set.
I realy hear things I never heard before, subtile little sounds in the background, cuffs.. I bought this pair from the demoshop so I paid less for it.

Similar Products Used:

Denon gold series amp.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 22, 2000]
Peter Kruse
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Beautiful speaker
Easy to place
Easy to drive
Tight, detailed bass
Neutral midrange

Weakness:

Weak bass (for its sice)
Treble becomes smeary at moderate/high sound intensity

I had the Mission Freedom F5 for over a year, before I traded them for a pair of Dali Grand Coupé. It was a troublesome year. You CAN make the F5 sound good, but it takes hard work i.e. very careful matching with amp, cables and CD-player. When I heard the Dali, I could hardly believe it - the bass was less punchy, but seemed deeper and now I heard backup-singers and instruments that was'nt there before! At the same time the sound was more detailed and engaging - and even so at high sound intensity. All in all the Missiom F5 is not a bad speaker but its too expensive.

Similar Products Used:

Dali Grand Coupé (little 2-way speaker)

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Dec 16, 2000]
Mark K
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Sweetness of upper band, unbeatable midrange and well controlled bass. Builtquality

Weakness:

Previously being the cost, now because of its extinction from the market

Having been in the market to supplement my beloved 753F for a year and incidentally found this ex-demo monsters lying in the corner of a local audio shop.
Picked it up without further negotiating and connected to my cheapy 70 w AV receiver immediately.
What a familiar sound and sweetness of the treble I had been looking for. I have actually auditioned Mission 783, Tannoy R3, ProArc Studio 125, KEF concerto etc but have never been so attracted to a sound quality like this one. Well an adequate amplifer and careful cabling is certainly required.

Similar Products Used:

Mission 753 Freedom signature

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 26, 1999]
Alex Yakovlev
an Audio Enthusiast

I was looking for a pair of speakers for quite a while.I am not really in home theater stuff, so all I cared
about was the performance for classical music and rock.
I had a pair of Prologue 400 by Pioneer for about twelve
years but after uprading an amplifier to Yamaha CX-1/MX-1
combination realised that the power handling of the Pioneers
was not adequate. So after looking for nearly a year and having
tried over a hundred models I found this on and let me tell you -
it was worth waiting.
I never heard such a clear sound with highs that are so crisp
and lows that are so undistructed!
These speakers are the top in the line of Missions and they are
well worth the money.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 25, 2000]
SAV FERNANDES
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Great midband and tight treble, wonderful detail but needs a hi-end set up to get full potential. Great elegant looks

Weakness:

Bass could be deeper given the size

I bought these speakers new for about £500 as end of line items. I tell you it was the best £500 pounds spent and I would have quite happily spent twice that.

I have matched the speakers with Micro Mega gear and good quality cables and interconnects and I would recommend matching these with hi-end gear as well.

In terms of sounds the speakers work best with classical, jazz and plain vocals...although they do sound good with soul and R&B aswell.





Similar Products Used:

B&W 603 s2, 604S2, Tannoy R3

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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