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Mission 751 Speakers.

Hello, I'm waiting for a pair of Mission 751 speakers to come. I've always read very good things about the 751 speakers, some people say they were very underpriced for the good things they do. I've also read that the Mission 751 can be a bit bright sounding. Also, were/is there any particular amplifiers that has good synergy with the 751s? Anyone here still using the 751 speakers? Kind Regards. P.S, My 751s are the early models, with the bass ports on the front.

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Re: Mission 751 Speakers.

Yes, the 751s were/still are amazing speakers. I've tried a pair which I borrowed from a friend, and I was very impressed.

They can have a bit of a bright edge to them (as any Mission speaker with the metal dome tweeters did), but good system matching can convert this into pure detail.

Amplifiers by Rotel or NAD match extremely well with the 'Mission sound', if you can find a Rotel RA971mk2 or a NAD C350 or 370 for good money, then you will be stunned with the results.

Best of luck sir!

Jon.

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Thanks for your reply.

I take it the Rotel amps are warm sounding to match with brightness of the 751.

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Brilliant little £300 (at 1993 prices) which delivered great sound, finesse and detail for a good price as well as being a part of the fine 75 series range, one of Mission's best.


I used mine with - at the time - an Arcam Alpha 5 and a Marantz CD52 MkII CD player. It was a superb mix. All this talk of Arcam's 5 as being a bit safe and warm withered in this partnership. A great balance between the three.

Not sure how the 751 will sound with Rotel, try it out, but bear in mind the source has a part to play in all of this. Otherwise, for the price you pay, which is around £100 or thereabouts for a pair now on the secondhand market now, a pair in good condition or better will comfortably outperform anything up to EB Acoustics EB1 territory (and possibly then some). IMO naturally.

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Re: Mission 751 Speakers.

Thanks for the replys guys.

I'm going to use the Mission 751s in my bedroom. My listening is near field, I sit approx 7 feet away from the speakers.

What are the best stands to use with these speakers? Would something like the Atacama SE24 be ideal?? I think stands are 24inches (Hence SE24)

Sorry to be ignorant.

Kind Regards.

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Re: Mission 751 Speakers.

maybe some lower stands if your going to listen when in bed, i think the guide is to try to get the tweeter to head level in the listening position

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Linn is the best:Thanks for the replys guys.

I'm going to use the Mission 751s in my bedroom. My listening is near field, I sit approx 7 feet away from the speakers.

What are the best stands to use with these speakers? Would something like the Atacama SE24 be ideal?? I think stands are 24inches (Hence SE24)

Sorry to be ignorant.

Kind Regards.



I wouldn't lose too much sleep over the stands or go mad with cost. I used some Apollos back then and they were fine. They're often overlooked against the Atacamas and Partingtons of this world, but they're well made, UK based and well priced. Worth considering anyway, at least then you can decide if they're what you're after compared to the SE24 stands.

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I've now been using the Mission 751s for 3 days now, but I still need to get used to these speakers. At least I can say they have nice vocals and midrange, plus they are also bright sounding speakers. Certainly not a warm laid back speaker!

Amplification is a NET Audio upgraded Quad 405-2, Preamp is a Tag Mclaren PA10.

CD player is a Rotel RCD-1070.

P.S, Why do some people say the 751's are monitors? Do they have a flat response?, or are they just plain revealing??

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Re: Mission 751 Speakers.

Not sure mate, but they are detailed and revealing. You could try toeing the speakers out a little which I sometimes do with the 752s. A matter of taste though.

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Hi,

Have two pairs of 751's - driven by a NAD and a Sansui AU-717. For the size of the rooms I listen in, am very happy with the sound. While the NAD is a touch warmer, would have to say the Sansui has better clarity and detail - particularly at the bottom end. With these pairings, would not characterize the sound of the 751's as overly bright - but rather clear, detailed and well balanced.

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maclab:

Hi,

Have two pairs of 751's - driven by a NAD and a Sansui AU-717. For the size of the rooms I listen in, am very happy with the sound. While the NAD is a touch warmer, would have to say the Sansui has better clarity and detail - particularly at the bottom end. With these pairings, would not characterize the sound of the 751's as overly bright - but rather clear, detailed and well balanced.



Welcome to the WHFS&V Sansui AU-717 Owners Club. Of two. Hail brother! Smile

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maclab:

Hi,


Have two pairs of 751's - driven by a NAD and a Sansui AU-717. For the size of the rooms I listen in, am very happy with the sound. While the NAD is a touch warmer, would have to say the Sansui has better clarity and detail - particularly at the bottom end. With these pairings, would not characterize the sound of the 751's as overly bright - but rather clear, detailed and well balanced.


Welcome to the WHFS&V Sansui AU-717 Owners Club. Of two. Hail brother! Smile


I wish I were a member, but sadly I have had to conclude I just don't have the space for separates and will be better served (I think) by some kind of all-in-one or head phone set-up. Can I be an honorary member because I have owned a 217 and have been a consistent advocate of the Sansui X17 amps, and will continue to do so? Please...

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Consider it done Dave, the WHFS&V rebranded Sansui Owners Club. A small, but select band!

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Re: Mission 751 Speakers.

Thanks TRS, I'll be an owner again someday!

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Re: Mission 751 Speakers.

Just wondering, has anyone here tried the Rotel RB-990 poweramp with the Mission 751s?

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maclab:

Hi,

Have two pairs of 751's - driven by a NAD and a Sansui AU-717. For the size of the rooms I listen in, am very happy with the sound. While the NAD is a touch warmer, would have to say the Sansui has better clarity and detail - particularly at the bottom end. With these pairings, would not characterize the sound of the 751's as overly bright - but rather clear, detailed and well balanced.



Hello,

How old is your Sansui AU-717 amp? Is it an intagrated amp? And to your ears does the Sansui have good synergy with the Mission's?

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