Having come from a 'Self Build' background for various reasons I resigned myself to buying an 'Off The Shelf' set of speakers.
So I ditched my Class T amplifier, bought myself a used Arcam Alpha 7 (lovely warm amp) and then proceeded to buy a pair of the MX-1's
I considered that the open baffle, Morel coaxial speakers (previously used in my car) would not compare to the Mission's, but I'm afraid its the other way around.
Mission have nothing on my OB design. The sound from the MX-1 was dull, muddy and lifeless at best. Initally there seems to be and improvement in the bass wieght from the Mission's, however, even in that aspect, the bass is slow and ponderous at the very best.
Chase and Status - Is It Worth It, and Trigg - Bounce, the Morel OB's have far more tuneful and faster bass than the MX-1's.
So I'm going to have to beg, steal (some workspace) and borrow (some tools) to complete my Morel speaker design.
Returing to 'Off The Shelf' speakers like these Mission's, after having built myself is like driving a Ford after owning a Ferrari.
These are a dissappointment, and not by a small margin either!!
This are amazying speakers for the price! I've pair it with Denon M38. One thing i could not agree with: "these speakers don�t have many shortcomings in the finesse department, they prefer to major in sonic excitement and entertainment". In my opinion its rather inversely. They sound sophisticated. Sound stege is deep and pretty wide. Amused To Death by Roger Waters sounds amazying. For punch on party chose eg. Paradigm speakers. Not this Mission MX. They to good for party I recomend this speakers for those who are searching for mature sound for little money.
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