Mission are a very well known British hi-fi company that was founded in 1977. Their products have long been excellent examples of good quality products at a competitive price. At the Sound & Vision Show, Mission were demonstrating their new LX range of speakers. On show was the LX-2 bookshelf speaker, so Dynamic Headroom stopped by and listened in.
Mission LX-2 bookshelf speaker
Hooked up to an Audiolab 8300A integrated amplifier and an Audiolab 8300CD CD player, the LX-2 stood on some Mission Stancette stands. Also present was an Innuos Zen Mini mk2 ripper, music storage and network server device.
Although Mission describe the LX-2 as “bookshelf” speakers, it would be a crime against hi-fi to put them on a bookshelf, so please don’t. Instead “do as they do and not as they say” by putting the speakers on proper stands.
This system sounded great because the Missions have a really good punchy sound. I didn’t feel like I was listening to “cheap” speakers, far from it.
The above system is perhaps a little unbalanced. The Mission LX-2 retail for £160 whereas the accompanying electronics cost over £2500! I doubt if anyone would have this exact system in the real world. What it does show is how just how good the LX-2 are because they are able to make music sound great even at their budget price.
The full LX range consists of six models of speakers:
- LX-1 – 2-way bookshelf speaker with 10cm fibre cone mid-bass driver, £120.
- LX-2 – 2-way bookshelf speaker with 13cm fibre cone mid-bass driver, £160.
- LX-3 – 2-way floor standing speaker with 2 x 13cm fibre cone mid-bass drivers, £400.
- LX-4 – 2-way floor standing speaker with 2 x 16.5cm fibre cone mid-bass drivers, £550.
- LX-5 – 3-way floor standing speaker with 2 x 16.5cm fibre cone bass driver & 1 x 13cm mid-range driver, £750.
- LX-C – 2-way home cinema centre speaker with 2x 10cm fibre cone mid-bass driver, £110.
Every model also has the same tweeter which is a 25mm micro fibre dome.
Mission are back!