Mission 770 Bookshelf Loudspeakers with Stands (pair)

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Mission 770 Bookshelf Loudspeakers with Stands (pair)

A two-way standmount with an 8" bass driver and a warm, rich, natural sound. Made in the UK

The new 770 heralds the return of UK-based manufacturing for the Mission brand, where a 25,000 square foot production facility has been purpose-built in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire – the home of British Hi-Fi.

The new Mission 770 balances fine craftsmanship, natural sound quality, and affordability inside a beautifully proportioned loudspeaker that has been bought in its millions right across the globe through its various incarnations.

The original 770 was well known for its warm, rich, and natural-sounding character, and the new Mission 770 retains that standing but imbues it with an open, detailed performance that will entice you to explore your whole music collection once more.

Redesigned From Inside Out

A new 20cm polypropylene mid/bass driver was developed for the re-engineered 770, mimicking the extended response and low coloration of the original, while upgrading the motor system to take account of modern power handling and dynamic requirements.

Like the original, the driver is built onto a die-cast chassis with large 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 new polypropylene cone is loaded with minerals to make it stiffer than the original, yielding fast, tight bass that enables the listener to hear exactly how bass instruments are being played. This is balanced by tuning the cabinet and reflex port to a very low frequency, avoiding the ‘one note bass’ that is typical of a lot of bass reflex systems. In addition, the port is strongly flared at both inlet and outlet to smooth airflow and eradicate distortion. Bass extends powerfully and cleanly to below 30Hz in room, which is remarkable for this size of speaker.

The woven textile soft dome treble unit with a high flux ferrite magnet, is engineered for smooth, detailed HF extension. This new treble unit uses a lightweight, damped microfibre dome with an ultra-smooth response, backed by a damped rear chamber that pushes the fundamental resonance well below the crossover region.

The drivers and the highly researched all-new 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 70s and 80s.

Specifications

Type: 2-way vented bass reflex

Bass Driver: 8" mineral-loaded polypropylene cone

Treble Driver: 1.25" soft dome

Sensitivity: 88 dB

Nominal Impedance: 8 ohm

Minimum Impedance: 6 ohm

Frequency Response (+/-3dB): 42 Hz to 20 kHz

Bass Extension (-6dB): 30 Hz

Crossover Frequency: 2.9 kHz

Dimensions (HWD): 23" x 11.8" x 11.8" (590 x 300 x 300 mm)

Weight: 42 lb