Very nice piece of kit, extremely well packaged and very easy to put together, nice height and look great with my bronze 2’s on, well worth the dosh.
Had missions before, from the argonaut to other bookshelf ones. These lx-2s really deliver for the size and price.
The sound is impressive – clear treble and a deep well controlled bass. Need at least 100 hours to break in. Good match with marantz pm 6005. Very pleased with my purchase and recommend them highly.
Pleased with purchase- thanks.
Sounds great straight out of the box. Pleasantly surprised at how it fills a normal size room. Can’t comment on durability so soon after buying.
Very good price performance speakers！ amazing buying experience with amazon！.
- Superb quality pair of stands.
- Great bass and good mids for the physical size
- Outclasses the oppositio
My son says they are excellent.
Had for a few months now can’t fault them very good value for money.
Really nice budget speakers. They replaced some 40 year old wharfedale xp2s in a small studio.
Good solid and compact speakers – links v well with my small denon player.
These speakers are better than twice the price speakers – i know as i’ve been there.
Features of Mission LX-2 Bookshelf Speaker – Black Wood (pair)
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- AWARD 2017: Best HiFi Speaker Under £1,000 from AVForums
- A TRULY MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: Full frequence range for a clear and detailed sound
- ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN: 25mm Microfibre Dome Tweeter + 130mm advanced fibre bass driver + Linear Excursion Woofer + Proprietary Cone Material
- REINFORCED CABINET FOR BRUTE STRENGTH: eliminates any unwanted resonances and vibrations
- Sensitivity 86.5dB (1w @ 1m) + Bass reflex enclosure + 2-way speakers + 20-100W recommended amp power
From the manufacturer
Mission Electronics was founded in 1977 by Farad Azima and was immediately recognised as one of the leaders in the development of acoustic engineering.
Mission quickly became a very popular hi-fi brand and earned an enviable reputation for the design and manufacture.
The Award-Winning Series
For the LX Series, the design has been stripped back to its fundamentals and Mission has focused on producing a range of speakers they are proud of in engineering terms.
We can be even more proud in terms of the enjoyment their owners will experience. These speakers are smart, practical and affordable, sporting a sharp, classic but modern look in keeping with Mission’s customary design focus.
They bring performances to life with all the vibrancy and finesse one expects of Mission speakers.
Advanced Technology and Design
Advanced Driver Design
High frequency drive units require extremely consistent parts which, together with Mission’s extremely consistent manufacturing, can deliver the performance required.
Given the tiny moving masses involved, one extra micro-drop of high-tech adhesive can destroy the balance of the design, thus affecting sensitivity and frequency response.
For the LX Series, Mission has carefully designed a tweeter with a neodymium magnet for maximum force in a small space, together with a 25mm microfibre dome chosen for its repeat-ability and consistency in manufacture.
It delivers a sweet sounding but incisive upper frequency as required.
Drive Unit Positioning and Integration
In traditional Mission style, the stand-mount LX-1 and LX-2’s tweeter is positioned below the mid/bass drive unit, in order to aid time-alignment.
By placing the treble unit lower than ear level, the path length from the treble unit to the listener is longer than that of the mid/bass unit. As the treble unit dome is physically forward of the mid/bass unit cone, the difference in path length helps to equalise the acoustic distance.
Similarly, the LX-3 and LX-4 floor-standers position the tweeter between the mid/bass drivers in a ‘d’appolito’ configuration, rather than above both drive in conventional fashion.
The three-way LX-5 is optimised by the HF unit being positioned below the mid-range driver and above the bass driver.
While high performance mid/bass and treble units are the foundation of a great sounding speaker, if the cabinet is not properly reinforced it can be an unruly source of unwanted noise.
Extensive research and development was carried out to ensure internal cabinet robustness, eliminating any unwanted cabinet resonances and vibrations. Using a combination CAD analysis, a lot of experimentation and extensive listening tests the cabinet within each speaker has been braced at key points which means the full frequency range is clear and detailed.
The diagram shows areas of bracing and its effect on the sound. Blue areas show where noise is reduced through cabinet bracing, while red areas highlight where there is sound. As you can see, the sound is emanating from the drivers and not from the cabinet, as it should be.
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These speakers are incredible. My old speakers were old sony bookshelfs from the 90s and these are a mind blowing upgrade. So much more bass, much better clarity across the range.
Can’t find anything better in this price range.
Looks the part and sounds the part, from thrash metal, death metal and classical.
Excellent product, these are easy to assemble and look very nice. Note the price is for 2 stands, while it was not clear from the product description. I bought 2 pairs, while thinking i’m only buying 1 pair, yet liked them so decided not to return the extra ones.
Very good speakers for the price. I can see why they came second in ‘what hifi’ 2017’s survey.
I tried these at the same time as the diamond 9. 1s and have to say there is no contest. The deep warm bass is amazing.
AWARD 2017: Best HiFi Speaker Under £1,000 from AVForums
Good build quality, great sound and compliments the rest of our setup.
One top plate not flat, i had to shim slightly to level the speaker. However for the money they look fantastic and a great purchase.
Very well made and sturdy stands for smaller speakers.
Strong, classy looking, quite heavy but not stupidly.
Exactly the sound i wanted, with the look and great build quality.
I would definitely recommend these speakers for the price the look and sound great.
A TRULY MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: Full frequence range for a clear and detailed sound
Fantastic and look fantastic from any angle.
I’ve just received these and they are so impressive for the money. Used on a dedicated vinyl system with a kef sub for a powerful lower-bottom end. Not as ‘forward’ sounding as my b&w floor-standers and much clearer than any missions i’ve had in the past. A very easy, enjoyable listen that doesn’t become tiring at volume.
Arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Assembly was easy and they look really fantastic. Solid, heavy metal material throughout with a really nice matt finish.
Very smooth and stylish speakers, look good and sound good.
This was a present and my son in law was very pleased with them.
A quick note – this is for a pair of stands, not just one, despite the product descriptionbought to accommodate my q acoustics 3010s (the bespoke stands cost £100 compared to these, which cost £59 at time of purchase). They arrive packaged superbly – each component wrapped and sleeved individually in cardboard – and couldn’t be easier or more satisfying to put together. The plates and legs are solid, and the shiny metal floor spikes are beautifully engineered. The cable management is ok – personally i would prefer an exit hole through the base rather than leave a cable trailing across the plate – but aside from that, they are superb. The sound from the speakers is immediately, noticeably better, and of course positioning at ear level when sitting is perfect (they stand at about 60cm). Seriously impressed, glad i opted for these.
Fabulous speakers,a real return to form. Superb sound with excellent bass and clear vocals. The speaker size is compact in height and width but is failrly deep. I have spent a good couple of months trying to decide wether to buy these or not,so glad that i did. For the price these missions are an absolute bargain.
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN: 25mm Microfibre Dome Tweeter + 130mm advanced fibre bass driver + Linear Excursion Woofer + Proprietary Cone Material
I got these to sit my wharfdale diamond 220’s on. I got everything out and started to assemble the stands everything went smooth until i got to the floor spikes. One of the spikes would not thread onto its post i tried one of the other spikes and it threaded onto the post fine. I had a look at the threads on the spike that i could not screw down first few cuts were shallow and poor. I’m was lucky i own a tap and die set with the correct tap for the spike. I ran the tap down the spike and then i could thread it on no bothers. I would not normally knock off 2 stars for this but considering the price i would expect better.
I love them can hear so much more in diffrent bits of music. Easy to drive with a amplifier i picked up for £50 second hand. I found positioning is easy i had them pushed up on the back wall, then just pulled them out a bit and was blown away by the bass these can put out. Ideally, you should put them on the stands as they sound so much better, i have them on my computer desk at ear level. I do not have much spacing on my desk but they still sound fantastic. These speakers time well too. Best speakers i have listened to for under £200 wouldhighly recommend.
No improvement on my mx1 mission speakers. Disappointed, expected more. Bass not controlled as well and integration inferior. Not worth replacing, maybe need to spend more.
These sound fantastic, i only have a small room and set them up yesterday, so far i would say i am very very pleased, records sound so much better, they look good, easy to connect, and work great with my old pioneer amp sa540, i almost bought the wharfdale diamond speakers but changed my mind at the last minute, these were cheaper and i like the design more.
Has transformed my surround sound – dialogue clear and crisp for the first time ever.
Sold stands for my monitor audio bronze series bookshelf speakers. It’s unclear/impossible to fill the stands, as per the product description through.
REINFORCED CABINET FOR BRUTE STRENGTH: eliminates any unwanted resonances and vibrations
Make a real difference now my speakers are at a sensible height (previously on the floor). Easy to assemble and all tools required included.
Wow,the sound quality of these speakers is truly superb,the amount of bass is mind blowing,the treble sounds so sweet. Best suited to use with decent floor stands,if placed on a shelf,use rubber isolating feet. For the money,you wont find better.
I bought these for my son – i have audiophile quality ones in our loft – the quality of them is amazing highs and mids are excellent. Slightly subdued bass but £ for buck these are amazing – high quality for low cost.
Excellent sound field c/w consistent response and performance throughout the range. Will purchase mission subwoofer 🔊 during 2018highly recommended.
Great speakers , good bass, cohesive soundtop quality and look good in living room.
Excellent sound, well built, great heritage. Used to own missions growing up. Always second hand, thought i would treat myself to a new pair. Most sellers on ebay wanted collection only. For the price i think these speakers are excellent value. I have a 100 watt amp that powers these.
A cracking pair of speakers at the lower end of the price range. I put them into my conservatory serviced by a 55w p/c technics su7300 amplifier. Great bass and good mids for the physical size, although top end lacking slightly. Performance does improve over a couple of weeks as the speakers bed in. Great value for money speaker.
A great sounding speaker good base black sabbath +zeppelin have come to life brilliant.
These small speakers sound fantastic. They are powered by an old nad 3120 amp and are used to stream high quality music. They sound great and have no problems when the volume is turned up high. The speakers sit on a pair of fisual dynamic uno speaker stands and look really great.
I am using these as a stereo sound powered by my av receiver without the surround sound. I have removed the subwoofer as these two rocks. Looks the business and i like the magnet cover. Could not be happier and definitely recommended.