Written on: 30/11/2012
I bought a pair of these a few years ago for £100 and immediately got a jig saw to the backs and converted them to "transmission line" speakers a la IPL acoustics. It opened them out tremendously and dramatically increased the bass response - and I'm talking about 32ft organ pipe fundamentals shaking the house! They give extremely accurate positioning of instruments / vocalists etc. OK, this is not a normal review but I just wanted to point out what is possible to achieve with a... (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2012 by Tosha1962 (1 review written)
I have been experimenting with Hi-Fi for about 40Years now so I had Celestion ditton,JBL L50,55,4311,123,Kef,coda,cantata,Paradigm 9s 11s,PSB's,Mirage,and so on ... And Mission 732 ran with McIntosh 2202 Power & c73 pre Mcintosh CD player Thorens td166 (only significant improvement was B&W DM801 at that time were $9000). And now Downgraded to Yamaha RXV 1400,Project Debut III, Mission 702(not 702e)I wish I can get them for normal price (somebody here in Canada is selling them for $600 the... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2010
I brought these speakers 2nd hand and paid 75 euros for them.
Connected to my Onkyo mini set (CR 325UK) they sounded horrible (compared to B&Ws 602s II) but when I connected them to my Cambridge Audio 520 Receiver: a different story. Perfect. Balanced tone. (as well in the low (controlled) as in the high (nothing missing, not to much (treble flat)).
Pro's : Floorstanders, small, natural, dynamic sound, very suitable for Dolby surround (if partnered with 70s and a Mission Center)
Con's :... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2010
great sound. been using my 702e's for over ten years now and still love the style, looks and quality sound that comes out of them.
i paid £130 for them well over ten years ago. certainly had my moneys worth, and they are still like brand new now.
(get some bought, you wont regret it). (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2008 by gawie
I just wonder if any of the critics on the 702e Missions, or any other speaker for that matter, took in consideration the acoustics of the room they have set up the speakers. Many people buy equelizers for the wrong reasons while their main purpose is to "balance" the acoustics within the room your speakers have to perform. Once you balanced the accoutics you never touch the equelizer again. Yes, my experiece was exactly the same with my 702e's. My 20 year old Teaks sounds even better. I... (read more)
Written on: 23/11/2003 by gunner3 (6 reviews written)
I've been running a pair of Mission 702e stereo speakers for 3 years. I have them bi-wired with QED original, on concrete slabs, away from the wall and slightly "toed in". I currently run a Sony cdp-XB930 cd player through a Yamaha AX-492 amplifier (85wpc). After 3 years i am still totally sold on these speakers. Although they can sound a bit strained with a lower powered amp, having tried them with a NAD C3020 (25wpc) and a Sony TA-F30 (30wpc). Compared to newer mission offerings the... (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2003 by Phil H (1 review written)
When I tried to buy these Mission 702e Stereo Speakers from Richer Sounds, they desperatley tried to flog me some Eltax Liberty floor standers. Eventually they gave me the missions and I have been very impressed. I am upgrading my amp to a NAD C350 and a guy a Richer said it wasn't worth it as the Missions would be rubbish, had a high failure rate and wouldn't cope with a loud kick drum. I have cranked up these speakers using a live version of Hotel California from the Eagles 'When Hell... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2003 by James Agg.
I purchased these Mission 702e from audio T second hand for £65. These have been a great success. Their bass is satisfying and punchy. The treble is riddled with clarity and you can hear them at half volume a long way away. The quality is still exceptional from this far away to be honest. My grandfather who has owned various pieces of equipment made by quad (which are the so called best make of brand for hi-fi) said that he thought that they were better than his amasing Quad esl 63's when he... (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2003 by Matt.
Well what can I say, I bought my Mission's from Richersounds in January 03 for a miniscule £80 BUT don't be fooled by the price because with these speakers you get a lot for your money. Fair enough the plastic styling around the drivers may not be to every ones taste but we are on about sound for the pound, not looks right?
These speakers perform great with Dance and Rock music sounding much better than some speakers costing £300+. With classical music they may lack the audiophile quality of... (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2003 by Leigh.
I bought these Mission 702e speakers from richersounds for £100 back in October of last year and have been very pleased with them since. The bass reproduction is very sharp and accurate, going as deep as you like! The treble is also clear and sharp. The mid-range can be a bit lacking with certain audio sources, but nothing to complain about. Overall, these speakers are well worth the money, and work well with many amps. (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2003 by Jameson.
I bought these speakers at 'Richersounds' for £90, and have been pleased ever since. I started off with a pair of Mission 700's and decided that it was time for an upgrade. The speakers look and price drew me in. Excellent low end with sharp precise treble, but then you wouldn't expect anything else from mission. Don't hesitate to buy, trust me and you will be pleased. (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2003 by malky.
I use 2 pairs of 702es in my home cinema and can't fault them at all. My sub handles the bass and the very good missions do the rest. malky (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2003 by nutter.
i have just purchased a pair of missions 702e in replace of my kefs but no got them home and they are terrible no rythem no authority and poor at reproducing low level detail very unstable at high volumes the kefs i have went back where they belonged by the side of my telly and the missions got sent back they were poor waste of money if you have have £200 spare i would recommend b&w 602s or what i have the kefs q30s they make the mission look rubbish (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2002 by Phil.
I bought my 702e in last april, and i'm still very satisfied of my purchase. I got a pair of Mission 760i for over 8 years, and they still work like new, that influenced me to buy Mission speakers again. (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2002 by Andy Walker.
After having a pair of Mission 700s for 2 years, I decided to upgrade. I purchased a Yamaha DSP-AX620 amplifier and a pair of Mission 702e speakers. On first hearing the speakers I was totally impressed. They sounded much better than the 700s, with the bass output being considerably higher and the treble being much more defined. I now have the 700s as rears, and am totally impressed when running the amp in stereo, and DD modes. However, as with the 700s, the speakers couldn't reach their... (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2002 by Will.
These front firing speakers are great if you have a versatile room, where you can position them correctly, but if you have a restricted room, then these will not sound as good. However, sound quality is better than the replacements (m73's) if you position them just right. Also you cannot expect these speakers to give a good quality of sound if you wire them up to a 30wpc amp. Give them a chance to impress with a powerful amp. Bi-wiring is definitely a massive improvement on these speakers,... (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2002 by Dave.
The Mission 702e speakers represent excellent value for money in the budget sector.
Despite what other reviews may say, it's quite clear that with their high sensitivity (89db/m), 702e's are perfect for fairly low powered amps. I use them with a bi-amp Technics, kicking out a measly 30w RMS per channel and I can certainly say they are huge improvement over my Celestion F3's which cost a fair bit more!
If you're in the market for a lot of speaker for your money then Mission 700 series... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2002 by Corky.
These Mission 702e speakers are WELL made, SOUND great and LOOK the business....though if you have bundles of cash then yes, there are better floorstanders to be had.....But not at this price!!!!! (i have these coupled with a sony subwoofer which i believe helps them along in the bass department). (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2002 by Matt.
Mission 702e speaker specs:
85cm high (without spikes)
(Measurements from my speakers)
These speakers boast 100 watt @ 8ohms and are built to the high quality that you'd come to expect from mission.
Perfect for Dance and Rock music, they also deliver good imagery and clarity when used with the right components. i would recommend bi-wiring and if your budget allows, bi-amping this will make your new missions really shine, whether it be Marilyn Manson or Celene Deon.... (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2002 by ghislaine.
These Mission 702e's are great loudspeakers but they need a good quality amplifier AND good interconnects/cables to get the sound you are looking for! I tried them first with two smaller amplifiers and was very disappointed with the terrible noise they produced. But after connecting them to my Harman Kardon 150 w amplifier, placing them higher in the room and experimenting with different cables, these speakers prove to be extremely musical...
And notice the recent absurd price at richer :... (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2002 by Alex.
I got the Mission 702e speakers after looking in the richer sounds sales catalouge and the review sounded promising. After getting them home and setting them up quickly in my living room i was pleasantly suprised at the sound quality, although i did have to tighten the screws to stop the awful buzzing from the speaker. I only use these for my PC bi wired with a cambridge audio A5, in a small room. And they do still sound great. Perhaps a larger Bass driver would have added a nice edge to... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2002 by KTD.
Ever since I was about 8 years old I have always wanted to own a pair of missions. Now that I have bought myself a flat I decided to buy a pair. It was either the 773's or m73's. But then I realised that the 702e's were What Hi-Fi award winners which meant that it can't be bad. Style is very important to me and I didn't like them very much but decided to take a gamble knowing that I could take them back should I change my mind. I got them for under £100 and when I got them home I must... (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2001 by fellie.
"From Richer sounds for £100". Sounded almost as good as the mordaunt-short 906 at £350! (But not quite). Build quality is really good. Demo'd a pair of the new m74s first, still bought the Mission 702e! They seem/sound almost as good as Kef 35/55.2 and Wharfedale diamond 8.3s (that look really old fashioned)
Maybe they do lack this supposed audiophile clarity, but did I mention they were only £100!!
Written on: 02/06/2001 by jc.
while i agree with the reviews extoling the Mission 702's handling of rock and dance, they are otherwise not really in the running audiophile-wise. plastic front panels should remain where they came from, on dixons style midi systems, and in this case lead to a very boxy dull sound when compared to pretty much anything else in the same class. They're not bad, but there's a lot better out there. (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2001 by Mike.
These speakers will impress you and everybody that hears them, allthough they still sound ok with a poorer amplifier, cranking them up to high levels resorts to flappy uncontrolled bass. But bi-wired with a solid amplifier shows that these speakers are incredible value for money, perfect for home cinema or music. (read more)