Mission 775 Floorstanding Speakers

Mission 775 Floorstanding Speakers 

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[Aug 14, 2019]
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Strength:

These speakers are legendary for a reason. I have had them all B&W' 603's, Celestion 442's, Proac Studio 150, Linn av 5140, Kef 104/2's and many many more some of which I have blown up within days. These bad boys are the affordable best. They are crystal clear with an almost hypnotic transparency, very loud and the deepest tightest bass you could want. Covering a wide range of music they really are all things to all men. Dub step and pumping techno bass heads get yourself a set of Cerwin Vega's and knock yourself out the rest of us can enjoy these quality speakers to our hearts content

Weakness:

None.unless you are looking for party volume PA speakers.

Purchased:
Used  
OVERALL
RATING
5
[Sep 22, 2017]
Olle Eldling
Audio Enthusiast

Have never been reviewed here before, so apologize for my english, and the layout of the review.
Just one word, Amazed !
In sweden the brand mission is not a special famemous brand, we have the xtz thats one of the swedes fav brand (you knowe sweds love swedish stuff), with that said i will be onest, i paid 35 euro for this spekars aprox 50 dollar, thats super cheap, no one in sweden knows the brand so no one bought them on the second hand.
With thath price iam a lite bit in shame, because the sound better than my monitor audio rx 6 that i bought new for the orginal price aprox 1000 euro.
The sound i correct, its sound as it should sound, the bass on the rx 6 is more heavy and the swallow bad recording and maked them sound nice, thats good if you whant good sound, but if you whant the music sound as i whas recorded this speakers are really shining.

The bass is good and the go pretty low, the middle is great, and the tweeter is amazing.
And you can whip them up whith alot of power.

Really good speakers, love them !

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 27, 2003]
Niel E
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Great smooth accurate sound. Great build quality.

Weakness:

Current hungry, must have a beast amp. Must be bi-wired.

Bought them after careful listening for lotsa main's. it was a hard decision, i had to decide between the 775 missions & the great sounding b&w 603's.. eventually i picked the missions & i can't be happier with my decision. great sound, lots of BASS regardless what i've read here before, the bass is so sufficient i don't use a sub. You NEED to have a great amp for this speakers & must be bi-wired, i foolishly bought with them the YAMAHA RX-V800 which is a good receiver - but far from being enough to drive the missions. Now i'm using the new YAMAHA RX-V2400 (great sound processor) as a PRE-AMP & to drive my rears & center. as a stereo amp i've bought the great BELLES 150A HOT-ROD, unbelievable ! GREAT SPEAKERS - MOST ACCURATE SOUND WITH THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT.

Similar Products Used:

B&W 603S, mirage om-7

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 26, 2000]
Kenneth Coats
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Beautiful wooden build, Tall and slender, Speaker grille is sexy.

Weakness:

none

These speakers are phenomonal!! I was deciding between the Martin Logan Aerius and the 775's. After an extensive 2 month audition between the 2 using various equipment (DC1,MC1 B&K, Denon. The missions won hands down in terms of pricing and overall sound.
I was looking for a speaker that was as quick, brilliant imaging and tightness as with the Martin logans but a pair that would not be as bright or give you listenining fatigue over a long period of listening. I was first introduced to logans (request) back in 94 paired with an Audio research tube amp (vt-100) and immediately fell in love with their aura and superb imaging. It was like nothing I ever heard. But after revisiting with them over the years I noticed that sometimes they can sound a bit bright and thin if your'e not driving them with the right equipment. After saving the money and ready to buy. I did some critical listening.
My objective was to find a great sounding speaker that will work well for both high-end audio listening and Home theater. It was narrowed down to the 775's and Request.
I knew with the Request I was gonna go with Klipsh surrounds, Logan center and the HGS 10 velodyne. For power I would have to get not only the Audio Research tube for 2 channel audio playback and a Sherbourn 1500 for HT. needles to say I was looking over 10 grand for a setup like this. So I went back to the mission which sounds excellent with the Sherbourn 1500 for both audio and HT.

Similar Products Used:

ML- Aerius I, PSB, Snell x series

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 29, 1999]
Erick
Audiophile

Strength:

Great soundstaging, midrange clarity, and respectable bass extension.

Weakness:

Can sound overly bright with cheap electronics

These are great sounding speakers and definitely give much more expensive speakers a run for their money. I narrowed down my choices to either the Missions or the Martin-Logan ReQuest. I found the ReQuests to be the better speakers, but they were $5500, whereas I bought the Missions for $850.

Similar Products Used:

Almost every speaker in it's price class

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 15, 2001]
Allen
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Great smooth sound.

Weakness:

None.

I bought these speakers and was not too impressed with their sound initially, but I liked the way they looked. Over time, after the speakers got a chance to break-in, they sound absolutely great!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 06, 1999]
Alan
an Audiophile

I am quite surprised that someone actually did not like these speakers.Especially found them lacking bass etc.
My only guess - those blaming 775's were trying to drive them with some cheap amp while claiming they had had the top of the line one to do so.
Shame.
These speakers are incredible.
Enough said.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 30, 1999]
Daryl
an Audiophile

I also had the 774's and while the imaging was amazingly incredible and the bass was as good as my Infinity RS-425 of twice the size, I yearned for superb 50Hz to 150Hz bass strength with my new AVR-5700. So, I bought the 775s too. I was worried that I would lose the incredible imaging of the 774's, but to my surprise I did not. These 200W 775 speakers with 92dB SPL are truly amazing and absolutely dispel the "myth" spread by audio magazines that claim the English speakers can't be strong on the low end like large US made speakers. The 775s are absolutely every ounce as hard working as any titan sized USA made speaker, including B&W's. I am an audio engineer and the best (reasonable cost) combination I found for BOTH cinema and music is the 775 fronts and 77ds rears. Yes, I have to admit that MUCH higher prices can tweak a bit more performance (referring to $$$ electrostatics). I am now very very happy with my system using the 775s. As my DH Labs T-14 bi-wires continue to break-in, the Mission 775's continue to improve and amaze on bass response. So far I have two of the 775, four of the 77ds two of the 774, two of the 771 and one 77c. They are all amazing speakers but the 92dB SPL you get with the bi-wired 775 (and 77ds bipolar rears) are the "dream" speakers I have been looking for!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 16, 1999]
Thomas
an Audio Enthusiast

I liked the Mission 774 a good amount, so I thought I'd try out the Mission 775s. There are a lot of good things about them, but the bad is what keeps me from being a owner.
Pros-
Solid Construction
Nice Look and Finish
Clear Highs, not too bright
Midrange was present but not dominant
Adequate bass

Cons-
VERY directional. Toe them in 5 degrees and the speaker changes completely!
Somewhat uninvolving. Needs to present a better soundstage to keep the feel of the recording.

This speaker just doesn't hold its weight in the price bracket. A pair of B&W CDM1SEs and a M&K MX-150THX (or comparable sub) will own these speakers for around the same money.

I would really like to love these speakers, but they just don't perform to their price. I also heard Thiel 2.3s after these and wow did that illustrate the difference (even though the Thiels are 2x the price, it's a little reminder of what you're going for).

IC-TJB

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 01, 1999]
Tim
an Audio Enthusiast

I just purchased the 775s. I listened to both 774s and 775s. I truly liked them equally. Both had a great range and the 775's supported the lower frequencies well. I planned on buying the 774s because of price. I went back to the dealer the next day. He sold the last pair of 774s but gave me the 775s at the same price, so I really couldn't complain. I also have a Mission center channel, sub, and surround speakers. I am very satisfied with the entire Mission product.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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