Mission launches LX range of affordable speakers

The LX-2 standmount and LX-3 floorstander models are the first to be unveiled and the first to be made under the guidance of Mission’s new design team.

The speakers features a brand new 25mm soft dome tweeter which is coupled to one 130mm mid/bass driver in the LX-2s and two mid/bass drivers in the LX-3s. The drivers feature a cone that has been made from an “advanced fibre formulation”, which Mission claims offers improved stiffness and self-damping qualities.

Mission has stuck to a time long tradition of placing the tweeter below the mid/bass driver in the LX-2 standmount speakers because it’s then lower than ear level, making the signal path length to the ear longer than that of the mid/bass driver.

Mission says that because the tweeter dome extends out further than the mid/bass cone, then the difference in path lengths “helps to equalise the acoustic distance”. With the LX-3 floorstanders, the tweeter is placed between the drivers in a D’Appolito configuration.

The LX-2 and LX-3 speakers will be available from late spring for £200 and £400 respectively. Three other models: the LX-1 standmounter, LX-4 and LX-5 floorstanding speakers and a centre channel are due in the summer.

The LX-2 and LX-3 are on display at the Bristol Show which runs 26th-28th February. Drop by this weekend, and you can be amongst the first people in the UK to see and hear them in the flesh.

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.