Loudspeaker System (1989)
Anyone can design an expensive product, the implication being that it's far more difficult to create a product when rigid constraints are applied to the original brief.
The 760 is Mission's contestant in the toughest, most competitive category of them all - entry level loudspeakers.
It was Mission's intention to produce a loudspeaker which, while inexpensive enough to fit into starter budgets, would not reveal any compromises.
The 760 employs a 130mm bass driver and a 19mm fabric dome ferrofluid cooled tweeter in a compact enclosure made from high density particle board, producing a rigid, resonance free housing, dispersing greater bass extension for adding weight to large-scale works, along with greater precision and detail for more critical listening.
Type: 2 way, 2 driver loudspeaker system
Frequency Response: 62Hz to 20kHz
Recommended Amplifier: 10 to 75W
Bass: 1 x 130mm cone
Tweeter: 1 x 19mm fabric dome
Finish: black ash
Dimensions: 295 x 180 x 200mm
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Reviewed Jun 08th, 2015 by clamjouster
I feel compelled to write a review about these very old entry level Mission speakers. They are the base model 760's not the later and improved i's or SE's
So I'm quite into my vintage speakers and own (and love) some of their higher end speakers from this period, 751's 752's etc used with quality amplification and in terms of pure sound quality these speakers cannot compete but there is a very good reason why you should consider a pair of these small standmount speakers which are very cheap on the second hand market.
At work I have a mid 90's JVC Adagio system, the one with the motorised speakers which create different sound fields depending on the setting. It's very loud here at work so I have the volume cranked up as a result and it only took a week or two for me to blow the voice coils in the cheaply made JVC speakers so I found these little speakers online for Â£12 and decided to give them a shot.
I'm so impressed it's unreal. The abuse these 20 odd year old speakers can take without distortion of any kind defies belief. There is very little in the way of actual bass due to the tiny enclosure but you can set the volume close to max and they still sound clear as a bell. They don't really like being in space on their own and I've found mounting them on stands quite close to a rear wall is the way to get the best out of them. This isn't a fly by night thing either as I've been maxing them out every work day now for the past 6 months and they are as yet showing no signs of fatigue.
The bottom line is that my preconceptions of what Missions early 90s entry level speakers would be like and what they are in reality capable of has given me quite a shock. I'd definitely have another pair.