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Mission M-Cube review

The Mission system is as appealing as ever Tested at £600.00

5 Star Rating

Our Verdict

As innovative and covetable as it was on day one, the Mission is as appealing as ever


  • Brilliantly discreet
  • larger, more immersive sound than seems credible


  • Subwoofer demands careful placement
  • not really very musical

Everything we've ever admired about the achingly dinky M-cube package in is still holds true today. Those five speakers, for instance, are a vanishingly small 9 x 9 x 9cm – it looks small written down, but they look even tinier in situ. The finish is clean, and the cubes can have their soft-touch fabric finish changed to one of four supplied colours. As a solution to pacify your inner interior designer, the Mission package remains untouchable.

Connecting the system is rather less elegant: a 3m-long ‘umbilical' joins to your amplifier's speaker outputs at one end, and clips into the subwoofer at the other. The little speakers then wire to the subwoofer's speaker outputs.

Flat-panels, small speakers
The M-cubes are so small thanks, in great part, to the NXT flat-panel technology they utilise, which places a mjor burden on the subwoofer. NXT panels are poor-going-on-useless at reproducing low frequencies, so the sub has to work much higher up the frequency range than any rival.

Luckily, the Mission does a fine job, filling in the (fairly) low frequencies the speakers can't manage, and modulating well.

Classic war soundtrack
Playing the soundtrack to our Full Metal Jacket Blu-ray, the system startles all over again with the expansiveness of its soundstage, its winning lack of positional giveaways when moving effects around the room and the unlikely scale of its performance.

It's not without flaws – we wouldn't recommend it to anyone who intended to play lots of music, as the NXT panels aren't able to focus as precisely as music requires, and the hard-working sub can occasionally be wrong-footed – but the Mission is a formidable cinema system.


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General Information

Manufacturer Website Address
Brand NameMission
Product TypeSpeaker
ManufacturerInternational Audio Group Ltd
Product LineM-CUBE
Manufacturer Part NumberMCUBESINGLE
Packaged Quantity1
Product NameMission M-Cube
Product ModelM-Cube


Package Contents
  • M-Cube Speaker System
  • Accessory Cables
  • 5 x Wall Brackets

Physical Characteristics

Satellite Speaker Width90 mm
Form FactorStand Mountable
Subwoofer Height32.2 cm
Satellite Speaker Depth90 mm
Weight Approximate1.02 kg
Subwoofer Width32.2 cm
Satellite Speaker Height90 mm
Subwoofer Depth32.2 cm

Technical Information

Minimum Frequency Response280 Hz
Crossover Type2-way
RMS Output Power150 W
Impedance8 Ohm
Maximum Frequency Response20 kHz
Driver Type25 mm


Subwoofer TypeActive
Speaker Configuration5.1