Mission is one of the legendary names in Speakers from the 80's and 90's, but it has been a few years since we have seen such a good range from the company born out of Huntingdon.
The new LX-3 is the smallest Floorstanding speaker in the range and available in 3 colour options.
The LX-3 is a two-way design, combining the 25mm Mission tweeter with two mid/bass drivers. The LX-3 floor-stander positions the tweeter between the twin mid/bass drivers in a ‘D’Appolito’ configuration, rather than above both drivers in conventional fashion, similarly to the LX1 and LX2.
LX Series speakers are smart, practical and affordable, sporting a sharp, classic but modern look in keeping with Mission’s customary design focus. Above all, they communicate music with engaging energy and detail, bringing performances to life with all the vibrancy and finesse one expects of Mission speakers.
Mission’s ethos has always focused upon bringing audiophile performance down to an affordable level, and the LX Series exemplifies this. With the aid of sophisticated modeling tools and software, we’ve been able to maximise the performance of the series using the most modern technology available. Yet Mission’s original slogan, ‘Music is the Master, Technology is the Slave’, has never been more apt. Ultimately although it’s possible to design a loudspeaker that measures badly but still sounds good to most, it tends to be very room dependent and that is not our way. Great sound and good measurements keep us very happy. – Whichever Mission LX speaker you select, you’ll want to explore your whole music collection all over again.
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 micro-drop extra of high-tech adhesive can destroy the balance of the design, thus affecting sensitivity and frequency response.
ADVANCED DRIVER DESIGN
The midrange and mid/bass drivers use cones manufactured from an advanced fibre formulation, impregnated to reduce hygroscopy as well as being very stiff for their mass, with excellent self-damping. With the use of a powerful ferrite magnet, the magnetic field is directed precisely within the area of voice coil excursion, enabling an ultra-linear performance that minimises colouration.
DRIVE UNIT POSITIONING AND INTEGRATION
In traditional Mission style, the standmount 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.
Extensive research and development was carried out to ensure internal cabinet robustness, eliminating any unwanted cabinet resonances and vibrations.
Each speaker has been braced at key points which means the full frequency range is clear and detailed.
- Bass reflex enclosure
- 2-way speakers
- 2 x 13omm advanced fibre bass driver
- 25mm microfibre dome tweeter
- 89.5dB sensitivity (1w @ 1m)
- 20-120W recommended amp power
- 6 Ohms nominal impedance
- 3.6 Ohms minimum impedance
- 42Hz-20kHz frequency response
- 2.2kHz crossover frequency
- 1025 x 310 x 400mm