Hello, i can buy the orginial Mission 751(mk1) speakers for 115 pounds at a hifi store, including delivery. Would you guys recommend buying these speakers or are the Q acoustics 2020 a better buy?
Living: VDAC, Marantz pm6002, Wharfedale 10.1
Kitchen: Muse i25w ta2021, DIY Sabre mini USB dac, Mission 751 freedom
StudyRoom: NAD c320BEE, M-audio audiophile dac, Mission 751
If they are in good condition I would go for the Missions.
HiFi- Cambridge Audio 340C- Pioneer A30- Dali Lektor 2 speakers. Denon FM/AM. Pure DAB.
Marantz CD6004 - Beyerdynamic DT250
Give them an audition. Not everyone likes the sound. I bought some many moons ago when they were all I could afford, and that's all they had in the NT. They're fine, but maybe because of external factors I never really got on with them. You don't spend a lot of time during tropical nights listening to HiFi whan there's a spa, bbqs and chilled VB around. Also millions of mossies.
The 751 any day of the week. It'll cane the 2020 and plenty of the rest of the current crop. For £115 you've landed a winner. Great bass bass, nice midrange and a lovely treble. Buy with confidence.
Onkyo TX-NR818 / Tannoy DC4 speakers / Marantz UD-7007
AVI Lab Series CD player / various cables
They are in a good condition, they have only some scratches. Thank you both for your answer!
EDIT: Thank you three for your answer. I will order them. Record spot, i'm also buying a Sensui amp right now for 50 pounds, cause of reading your posts:)
Ah, which amp did you go for?
The au-217, 50 pounds including delivery
Good choice, you won't regret it. Just make sure you avoid an overly bright source, otherwise you're done. Enjoy!
I did not bought the Sansui, because i thought my NAD c320BEE would be even a better amp.
I have used them now for a couple of days, and if i am honest, i'm not amazed. They are no match for my Wharfedale 10.1s. The sound of the Mission is more musical and warm, but the 10.1 are smoother, more detailed and are just better in every aspect IMO. I have tried if the VDAC would make a big difference, but it didn't. The treble was more prominent then with the onboard dac of my pc, which made the sound more harsh.
But i'm going to keep them..a warm sound is nice for my study room:)
This is the original 751 we're talking about here? Musical, yes, warm, no. I wouldn't have put them with the NAD I must admit (I think that's what's holding them back).
Have you tried it with the Marantz out of interest? Either way, I'm sorry you didn't have your expectations met, but I'm glad you've found a happy compromise. I do disagree that the 10.1s are the better speaker, but it's what you think that counts ultimately.
It surprised me too, that they sound warm. I have tried them with the Marantz, and still the wharfedales were better. But now for the first time i used flac with foobar instead of spotify, and they sound different! There is more clarity and bass! So maybe with a better amp an a better source they will sound like what they supposed to be. Is there really a difference between spotify(320kbs) and flac with foobar, or is this just some psychological thing ha?
I seriously think i have to evaluate the speakers again..they sound stunning right now ha.
Glad to hear you're starting to hear how good they are...might just be if they'd not been used for a while, the drive units needed to get moving a little. Shouldn't take them long to be at their best I'd have thought, so give them a bit of a run-in and see what you think then.
I did a blind test between Spotify and Foobar with asio4all drivers, and the difference is huge. Maybe this is because i am using a onboard soundcard right now, ans the Asio drivers are better then the onboard ones. The sound is great especially with acoustic music. I really enjoy it. I think you are right now that they are better then the Wharfedales, the clarity is amazing. Maybe this is the end of my Hifi journey ha
Thanks for the update Steven; glad to hear they've ticked all the right boxes in the end!
I almost bought a pair on a whim last weekend on Ebay. The seller was local to me and they looked in great nick too. Anyway, I let the urge pass and they went for £100, there only being one bid at the £100 starting price, collection only. Not sure if they were originals but from I've read above that didn't sound too bad a price. I'm sure if he'd offered a delivery option he would have got a few quid more.
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