Written on: 16/04/2012
I have the m73i with a denon avr1600 av amp and a marantz CD 67 ose CD player for almost 10 years and i love it so much that i don't think to change the setup but at the beginning i had some trouble on finding the right positioning and the right cables. They like some room in their back and bi-wiring (in my case the qed qudos for mid/bass and monster cables for the tweeters). For the price at the time they were the best buy but tricky to find the best companion amp and CD, for exp. i also... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2010
I am using a Marantz CD player CD5003 and a Yamaha stereo amp AX-497 to drive these speakers,Mission M73. These speakers are exceptionally detailed in treble and sweet in midrange, but when come to the bass, you need some space so that they won't become boomy or uncontrolled. Position them about 40cm from the rear wall and about 200cm seperated. And also, try to match them with a interconnect or speaker cable that is having clear treble and sweet midrange, and not so boomy bass, eg.... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2008
I bought these Mission M73 stereo speakers on the recommendation of a Hifi mag, when I got them I was initially happy when used on DVD films etc on my home cinema set-up but on normal music I always felt there was something lacking.
Recently lent my whole system to my father as we were moving away and renting a place and he set-up my system using his speakers which were old Sony G7 Studio speakers, he was very impressed how they sounded with the rest of my system - I had never heard my... (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2007 by jpok
A fine pare of floor standers that would make any hi-fi system stand proud. Need time to be run in but when they are they sound fantastic with all types of music. A bargain for the money! (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2007 by marty1787 (2 reviews written)
Bought these speakers on what hi-fi recommendation as they were a 5 star award winner. These are certainly not 5 star speakers. Out of the box the bass is just nasty. It's boomy and uncontrolled.
However, if you load these speakers with sand the bass improves considerably but I've still heard much better bass from speakers in the same price range. If you put these against the wall, Mission recommend using the foam bungs provided to block the bass port. Use these foam bungs regardless how... (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2006 by Stan p
I have just replaced a pair of Mission 733 speakers which are still pretty good, with a pair of Mission M73's. The M73's are better in every department, with well defined, powerful bass and good dynamics. The foam bungs do a good job of reducing bass if necessary.
I have done some research and listening in shops, and for the price these speakers are unbeatable.
I am currently after a subwoofer to boost the lower frequencies. Not that the speakers need it.
These speakers are great, so if... (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2004 by 1970 jb
The Mission M73 Stereo Speakers represent excelent value at £99.99 from richer sounds (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2004 by Stef
I bought some Mission M73 speakers after using some stereo speakers through a beastie Kenwood AV Reciever these are brillent speakers and I am amazed by how good they are and for only £100 a pair at richer sounds a bargain. (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2004 by Chalkie (1 review written)
I've just got a pair of Mission M73i's from Richer Sounds in Swiss Cottage to replace a pair of Eltax DX50s Stereo Speakers that were the front pair of my surround setup (Sherwood RD6118R DTS, 5.1 etc, Eltax DX 50 centre and rear pair, Toshiba SD220e DVD).
Initially I flicked through the TV channels to see how they faired and I wasn't disappointed. Even poorer soundtracks on a nameless all day made-for-TV movie channel had an increased presence. The likes of MTV and other channels with... (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2004 by rnwaters (1 review written)
Bought the Mission M73 speakers as a stop gap after selling a pair of MS20i pearl stand mount speakers. What can I say,,,foolishly purchased these speakers on hi-fi magazine recommendation only - will never do that again ! How do they sound ? well extremely large and out of proportion in the bass. I'm using them in a Cyrus pre/power set up with Marantz cd6000ki cd player (superb by the way) There is no bass control with this speaker, even when set at 2.5 feet from the rear wall. The bass... (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2004 by rorymcc (1 review written)
I auditioned these Mission M73 Speakers recently for 1hr. I had planned to buy them before I heard them but thought it would be safer to hear them first. My old speakers (B&W601i's) where getting old and I had always new they lacked bass and where hardish to drive so I wanted a floorstander. The Mission's where in my price range and got favourible reviews so I thought they were what I was after. I also listened to Mordaunt-Short MS912's (standmount). For the same price the MS produced a far... (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2003 by darkvapor66 (1 review written)
I got these Mission M73 Speakers from Crutchfield's scratch and dent outlet. I paid $160 for the pair, and I am very happy with the sound. The bass is not very deep, but is very tight. If you want deeper bass buy a sub. The quality is great and the sound is excellent for the price. I have listened to vocals, jazz, acoustic guitar,and R&B and am very pleased with the performance. I bought these mainly because of the price (great bargain) and the small footprint...saved much space vs. my old... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2003 by Speakermania (1 review written)
I couldn't have been happier to find these Mission M73 Speakers at just about half off of the m.s.r.p. in Canada. They have exceptional musical ability. The most impressive portion of these speakers performance for me is the clarity of the sound and expressive sound stage they provide. The highs and mids are out front and the detail is exceptional. The bass is also very good for it's size, albeit somewhat understated but not so much so as it detracts from the sound. The set-up I use is... (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2003 by Rob.
The M73's were recommended to me for a listen.
I listened to them verses some AE Aegis Evo 3 floorstanders on Arcam 7-series kit, and was quite surprised in the difference. I won't say that the Mission's are bad - they're not - however, they're certainly outclassed by the AE's, offering less all-round detail and bass.
It's not a completely fair comparison but it made me realise that you do get what you pay for. In my case, the extra cash was worthwhile.
A friend of mine has a pair of... (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2003 by Chrisc.
For those who want a full, extended sound but can't live with massive speakers that could double as coffins, the search may be over. These Mission M73 Speakers at just 200mm wide are actually narrower than the stand-mounted speakers I replaced. The M73i's (the "i" stands for "improved"), though visually unchanged from the acclaimed M73, apparently have better quality components in the crossover electronics and additional internal bracing.
Curiously, the instruction manual makes no... (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2003 by Walrus.
I obtained a pair of M73 speakers as result of an insurance claim, they replaced a pair of Mordaunt Short MS25i. At the time I was disappointed in receiving what I viewed as a budget speaker.
My source equipment is a Marantz PM66 Ki-Sig Amp and Marantz CD63-MkII Ki-Sig. I wired the speakers with some relatively cheap QED cable (not bi-wired).
The sound appeared to be quite "light" at first, it took a good 10 hrs+ for the speakers to be broken in. Once the speakers had been in use for some... (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2002 by martinha.
Replaced my old JPW AP3s and hooked theses up. They sound superb and are well worth the money. (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2002 by zulbahrim.
Initially I bought them solely for home theatre but when I hooked up an old CD player with cheap cables to my AV amp, I was pleasantly surprised. These missions have a tighter and deeper bass than my more expensive Audio Pro Image 40 and they are quite musical. (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2002 by John Orrell.
I won't waste my time repeating all the praise that has been heaped on these speakers by their numerous reviewers. I'll just say that I agree with all the positive comments made. I will add, though, that these speakers may not be for you if you only have a small room. To get the best from them, each speaker needs to be around two feet from any side walls, at least 18 inches from a rear wall, ideally 8-10 feet apart to make the best of their superb imaging capabilities, with your... (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2002 by ivensbart.
I'm running 2 pairs of Mission m73 speakers in a DTS surround installation. They are really made for the job. Together with the center speaker of the m-series and using the bi-wire tool really makes you feel like you are at the movies. Crystal clear voices from the tweeters and a nice tight bass-mid from the woofer. (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2002 by Shellard.
The Mission M73's are superb speakers with a great dynamic range. Top end treble is very clear without distortion and bass is tight and deep with good clear depth throughout the frequency range.
They look great and the finsh is superb, all round excellent speaker for the money, i like a whole variety of music and these speakers deliver the goods at all volumes without compromise. (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2002 by Hans G.
before the Missions is had a pair of Infinity Qb speakers (no bad thing either), but there are no regrets! (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2002 by OC.
These Mission M73 speakers look fantastic sitting in the corner of my lounge and sound magnificent! Such clear treble, yet really rumbling bass. I strongly recommend these if you want floorstanding speakers for under £200. (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2002 by Danny Mac.
I'm running my pair of Mission M73 speakers through a JamoSW300 subwoofer which hits all the low frequencies the Missions can't.
The mid-range and treble sounds fantastic from my M73's.
Don't forget you're supposed to fill them up with sand through the port in the back! (I haven't done this).
I have heard the new mission M52's and, although they are £450, I would seriously consider opting for these if I had the cash. (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2002 by John.
The Mission M73 speakers are not designed to their power specification (100W RMS into a 8ohm load) in my opinion as play them loud (without distortion) and they will break up. This is displayed in a low frequency honking in the base driver. I would say the tweeters are up to the job yet as for the base drivers its back to drawing board Mission. If you don't play your music loud and don't intend to these may be for you. (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2002 by Neil.
Go to a specialist dealer and listen to these Mission M73 speakers in action and you'll realise that they are superb. Almost unbelievable value for money. (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2002 by Geoff.
I was looking for my first set of floorstanders and was restricted to a price of around $AU700 (200+ Uk pounds). I was concerned about the level of bass (or lack of it from smaller stand mounted speakers), and found that the Mission M73 speakers were very well balanced with neither bass nor treble dominating. Across different types of music (rock, jazz, rap and classical) the Missions presented a shimmering sound which made them for me outstanding value. Having run them in and now loaded... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2002 by the audio freak.
What can i say. The Mission M73 speakers are just superb. i have tried a lot of speakers, the m73's are my first missions though, and i am just so impressed by them. i will be buying missions in future. Try them, you'll love em! (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2002 by Unit.
Once properly run-in the M73's are a superb speaker for the money. I've compared them against KEF, B&W and Tannoy loudspeakers, none of which could come close at even double the price I paid (see later).
They possess a very detailed treble, balanced, clear mid and plenty of bass for a medium sized (UK) lounge. I use them for stereo music and home-cinema (Sony STR-DB940).
NB: By shopping on the Internet, I got my M73's for £154 incl VAT & delivery! (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2001 by pwb.
I was first drawn to Mission speakers about a year ago when I was listening to a pair of M71 speakers. I could not believe the amount of natural bass that you could get out of such small speakers.
When my main speakers in my HT setup went on the blink after 20 years, I decided it was time for an update. Main contenders were Mission, Tannoy and smaller B&W speakers. My budget was quite limited ($600 AUS - about 200 pound).
The final contenders were the Tannoy MX-2 and Mission M72. These... (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2001 by pwb.
Great sounding speakers floorstanding with extended bass, a really sweet and clear, full bodied mid-range and nice top end. They are excellent for DVDs and music.
My receiver is only 65w per channel and I run these in quite a large living room 7 x 5.5 metres and they prove to be a good match to a receiver of that power.
I was initially going to purchase M72s, however these were on sale and worked out much cheaper as I did not require stands. A bonus was their shielding which means tapes... (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2001 by Dave.
I formerly owned a pair of Mission 702e speakers and had a problem with the plastic baffle vibrating on one of them. I really liked their imaging but found the top end to be a bit dull. I also did not like how hollow the cabinet sounded when rapped. Rather than have them fixed I traded them in for the Mission M73 speakers and just love them. They sound so much more alive, while retaining the singer-out-in-front-of-the-band immediacy of the Mission 702. The cabinet is also much more rigid. I... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2001 by Dickie.
The Mission M73 speakers ooze class and power giving a great soundstage.The bass digs deep and mid-range gives every detail,along with the treble the sound is outstanding. (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2001 by Simsy.
Excellent bass and mirange, my Mission M73 speakers handle the power of my Pioneer VSX-405RDS (100W per front channel) beautifully. Bi-wiring makes a great difference to the tone and clarity right through the range, especially at higher volumes. They communticate perfectly everything from Cypress Hill to Rage Against The Machine to Santana. Really, if you want some speakers and you have £200, buy these! (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2001 by Sarnie.
Extreme clarity and superb depth. These speakers ooze quality and for their price they are well worth the money (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2001 by Soapy.
An amazing display of full range sound at all volumes. If you have £200 go buy a pair. Read the What Hi-fi review in Feb issue 2001. (read more)