|General Description||2-way vented-box / standmount|
|Enclosure Type||Bass reﬂex|
|Bass Driver||8" (200mm) mineral loaded polypropylene cone|
|Treble Driver||1.25" (28mm) soft dome|
|Sensitivity (2.83V @1m)||88dB|
|Recommended Ampliﬁer Power||25-200W|
Mission 770 Classic Loudspeakers (Pair)
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The Mission 770 Loudspeakers represent the rebirth of an iconic model that has left an indelible mark on the history of loudspeakers. The original Mission 770 made its debut in 1978 and quickly became the company's best-selling speaker. Since then, the 770 has gone through several variations, but none of them have achieved the sales impact or notoriety of the original.
The new Mission 770 is a labor of love for Peter Comeau, Mission's current Director of Acoustic Design, who was part of the team that created the original 770. The new 770 marks the return of UK-based manufacturing for the Mission brand, with a 25,000-square-foot production facility purpose-built in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. The emphasis for the design of the new 770 is on the combination of a polypropylene cone and resonance-controlled cabinet.
The new 770 features a newly developed polypropylene driver and mid/bass driver, mimicking the extended response and low coloration of the original while upgrading the motor system to take into account modern power handling and dynamic requirements. The driver is built onto an 8-inch die-cast chassis with larger rear 'windows' to reduce early reflections back through the cone. Special care has been taken to marry a low-density nitrile surround to the cone to match its impedance and reduce reflections from the cone edge. The polypropylene cone is loaded with minerals to make it stiffer than the original, resulting in fast, tight bass that enables the listener to hear exactly how bass instruments are being played.
The Woven textile soft dome treble unit, true to form, has a high flux ferrite magnet and is engineered for smooth, detailed HF extension. The new treble unit uses a lightweight, damped microfiber dome with an ultra-smooth response, backed by a damped rear chamber that pushes the fundamental resonance well below the crossover region. This 28mm dome marries perfectly with the mid/bass driver to ensure evenness of character throughout the range of the whole speaker.
The highly researched crossover of the new 770 has been fine-tuned with thousands of hours of listening tests to produce a coherent, seamless musical output that is both thrilling and natural in its rendition of any source material. The crossover is mapped out onto separate bass and treble PCBs using very short signal paths and high-quality components such as super-transparent polypropylene capacitors and air-core inductors, maintaining the simplicity and elegance of the original while improving critical elements. The resulting transparency to musical detail ensures the thrilling emotion of music is fully conveyed while maintaining a seamless transition between the mid/bass and treble units.
The drivers and crossover are housed in a real-wood veneered cabinet with a white laminated front baffle echoing the style that made the Mission 770 a stand-out hi-fi product in the 1970s and '80s. The new 770 features a twin-wall sandwich of high-density MDF and particle board bonded by a layer of high-damping adhesive, resulting in a cabinet with panel resonance well below audibility, allowing the drive units to do their job unsullied by cabinet coloration at all frequencies. Internal bracing adds strength to the front baffle and braces the drive unit to the cabinet, creating mechanical support that aids the dynamic performance of the bass unit and reveals the microdynamics of the musical performance. This is complemented by a layer of acoustic foam and damping fiber, strategically placed to absorb reflections inside the cabinet without overdamping the bass quality.
Overall, the Mission 770 Loudspeakers exemplify the brand's principles of quality and value for money, balancing fine craftsmanship, natural sound quality, and affordability inside a beautifully proportioned loudspeaker that has been bought in millions right across the globe through its various incarnations. Whether you're a discerning audiophile or a casual music lover, the Mission 770 Loudspeakers are sure to impress with their balance of quality, affordability, and sonic excellence.
|Frequency Response (+/-3dB)||42Hz ~ 20kHz|
|Bass Extension (-6dB)||30Hz|
|Cabinet Volume (in litres)||38.5L|
|Height (on plinth)||590mm|
|Depth (with terminals)||(300+22)mm|
|Carton Size||440 x 430 x 725mm|