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Mission 701

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Enclosure Type:2-way reflex loaded
Recommended Amplifier:25 - 100 Watts
Frequency Response:58Hz - 20kHz
Nominal Impedance:8 Ohms
Drivers:1 x 25mm (1") soft dome tweeter
1 x 165mm (6.5") profiled GC cone
Dimensions:215 x 450 x 300mm (Width x Height x Depth)
Weight:6.8kg / 14.96lbs

Rating:8.33 out of 10
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By: Stephen Bowyer
22nd Oct 2022
5 out of 5 "Well used Mission 701 speakers"
I retrieved these from my local recycling centre electronic dumpster. The price was right. Of course the cabinets had a fair degree of scuffing, but nothing that would affect the sound. The sound when I fired them up is great. All drivers performing, no rattles, squeak or buzzing. It is truly amazing what people will throw out these days. They sound like they just came from the store to my admittedly senior ears.
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By: Marc
14th Oct 2022
5 out of 5 "Update"
Checked crossover, values differ from earlier 701's.
4.7F 108℃ bipolar
10F 108℃ bipolar
2.2Ω wirewound
I presume the coils differ also.

'Upgraded' binding posts with low cost audiophile gold plated, which increased midrange prominence, but sapped the bass performance. Reinstalled original posts. Quick.
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By: Marc
28th Sep 2022
5 out of 5 "Build an Amazing budget system"
Bought a pair that appears to be a revised edition. Rare, due to the version 2 tweeter. Build quality is excellent, Like new.

Tested using Douk M1 Pro and 12 awg CCA cable. Android V4A DSP over Bluetooth (which isn't optimal for V4A, switching to RCA later), even so, the sound quality is clear, smooth, dynamic, refined. A lot of headroom for bass, EQ to taste. These are hypnotising when setup, listening to radio stations on Radio Garden, loitering longer than usual.

Car amplifier with bass boost (like a Wudi C-266) will increase the volume of sub bass frequencies below the rated specs of the 701 (as I found with the 731, silk dome version). Amazing sound.
These are superb speakers. Going to parallel them with a Focal FPX 4.800 amp, after refreshing the electrolytics (like for like), wirewounds and 12 awg OFC internal for woofer.
This version of the Mission 701 is rare for a reason.

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