|Warranty length||2 Years|
|Product Award||What HiFi Award 5 Stars|
Impedance: 6 Ohms
Freq Response: 60Hz - 30kHz
Enclosure: Bass reflex, rear port
Power Rating: 100 RMS Watts
Dimensions (HWD): 305 x 191 x 250mm
Mission LX-2 speakers have been designed with their original roots in mind. Most noticeably in resurrecting Mission’s traditional driver configuration, placing the tweeter below the mid/bass.
This distinctive arrangement, not only sets these stand mounts apart from their competition, it also facilitates the time alignment between drivers, better synchronising the sound production from each as it reaches the listener.
Mission LX-2 uses a 25mm micro-fibre dome tweeter coupled with a 13cm fibre composite mid and bass driver through a 4th order design single-wire crossover. The drives are carefully developed to deliver low distortion and an even response.
Calibrated to enhance off-axis performance while maintaining balanced on-axis sound, the crossover is a result of Mission’s persistent efforts in trialling different components to optimise results. The single-wired route concentrates on great quality run of speaker cable rather than splitting it between two cheaper alternatives.
The well-built compact wooden cabinet design displays the advantages of going back to basics while using cutting-edge strategies to provide a concrete platform integral to the drive units.
Just over 30cm tall, the compact dimensions of the LX-2 warrants a rigidity that’s hard to get from larger speakers. The understated visual design and neat finish lead to a remarkably classy speaker.
The LX-2s offer versatile and flexible positioning whether in the middle of a bookshelf or sitting atop a pair of dedicated stands. The LX-2s are best placed close to but not against a rear wall as the rear-firing port needs a little space behind for best performance.
These Mission speakers are easy to drive and unfussy in compatible components. They are transparent enough to allow even premium separates to shine through.
The LX-2s deliver the heart of the music, a rarity for speakers regardless of price. They are fast and pack deep bass that does not lose precision or authority. They time well presenting changes in momentum compellingly without neglecting the subtleties.
'The LX-2s are the most convincing Mission product we’ve heard in years and one of the best budget speakers around. For: A sound packed with verve and insight, Strong dynamics and fine timing, punchy, good build and finish.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine September 2016)
'Finish is neat, and well up to the standards we expect at the price. We like the understated visual design touches that make the speakers look rather classy.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine September 2016)
'Stereo imaging is good too, with a pleasing stability to the presentation. We like the even spread of sound and the fact that the presentation remains consistent from a wide range of listening positions.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine September 2016)
'These speakers time well, communicating changes in momentum convincingly. Through it all they don’t forget the subtleties... Vocals are clear, easy to follow and packed with energy. Nuances are rendered with finesse and the mass of instrumentation and voices is organised really well. At no point do these speakers sound like they’ve taken on more than they can handle.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine September 2016)
'The LX-2s were originally intended to sell at £200. For that price we would have still praised their performance and recommended them highly. At the revised price they’re an even bigger bargain and deliver a huge slice of fun that few rivals can get close to. Take just a little care in partnering and they’ll turn in a performance that’s sure to get a smile on your face. Well done, Mission! These are worth the wait.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine September 2016)
'Best standmount speaker under £200.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine 2016)