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By: Ash Millio
30 November 2022
"Bought in the 1990s and still going strong"
A friend bought a set of Tannoy 603s and was extolling their virtues, and at the time I was looking for something a little louder and more capable than the trusty Mission 600s I'd purchased some 9 years previously. I was looking for more "oomph" - complete sonic package with good bass response and accurate rendition of all music styles at all volumes when the speakers are paired with a suitable amplifier. I sought advice from a local hi-fi sho... More
|Bowers Wilkins DM601 S1||
By: Christopher Brown
17 November 2022
"Still going strong in 2022"
I pulled my DM601 originals (aka S1) out from many years in storage around 2017, and was reminded how I always liked them. A few years later I added a (cheepo) subwoofer, and WHOA!, the home office now had an excellent sound system. The DM range received rave reviews here in Norway when they first came out, and judging by how I still respond to them, those reviews were richly deserved. I remember comparing them around 1996 with a friend's muc... More
|Tannoy Mercury MkII||
17 November 2022
"Tannoy 80s mk11 Mercury"
Love these speakers. Just bought a pair second online. One careful lady owner, brought out from London to NZ. Love the older look, quality and sound very good hooked up to my Harmon Kardon amp. Sound great in my man cave!! More
16 November 2022
Had one of these since the mid 80s as it still functions perfectly and produces a great sound either when listening to FM radio or when used as an amplifier with my Sony stand alone CD player. As a setup used in my attic study it works extremely well. Not bad for 40 year old equipment. More
By: Bryan Wallwork
04 November 2022
"Good all rounder"
Does everything well. Bass is good (when present) but not there when it isn't! (Not all loudspeakers are like this). Excellent sound stage, very deep when fed decent material, and listening at 3 metres. I'm feeding mine with two stereo integrated amplifiers, so each side has a stereo amplifier, one channel feeds the bass/midrange units, the other the tweeter. This means up to 120 watts to the bass/midrange and up to 120 watt for the tweeter, b... More
By: Stephen Bowyer
22 October 2022
"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. More
|Celestion Impact 10||
16 October 2022
"Celestion Impact 10"
Pretty rare speaker from around 1996, frequency response 50-20.000 Hz, sensitivity 88 dB, rated 6 ohm. These speakers sound great, I have tried and used many bookshelf speakers and these, while looking like unassuming 'budget' speakers, are one of the best. They offer a very neutral and realistic sound, great stereo imaging with lots of depth, the mids sound very clear and are uneffected by the impressive bass (considering their size). The bass g... More
14 October 2022
Checked crossover, values differ from earlier 701's. 4.7µF 108℃ bipolar 10µF 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. More
28 September 2022
"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, loite... More
09 September 2022
"Super lean budget system"
Android without root app: Sound Beautifier. Bought a pair of Mission 731i for £30, ebay. Using a DOUK M1 PRO amplifier, 12awg CCA (it's good), Nakamichi banana plugs, all new. Total including the speakers was £120. Powerful sound, smooth and engaging. 731i sounds more detailed, 731 has tremendous bass. When you use DSP, especially with Viper4android, these speakers take on a different character. Perhaps beyond the engineers expectation. When se... More