Mission DP5S bipolar rears - any good?

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  1. simonrad

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    Hi there, has anyone got any experience of these bipolars?, are they any good, are there any others to consider,
    thanks,
     
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    anyone??.............
     
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    never heard of them (and no info on the Mission UK website either) Are you sure you have the model number correctly as all the bi-polar speakers in recent years from Mission have be post-fixed with DS (eg M5ds)
     
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    Hi Astaroth
    sorry - wrong ref, should be M5DS thanks
     
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    I have a pair of these on the wall (rears) and they sound pretty good to me.
     
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    Simon,

    I also have a set of these for my rear speakers. I personally think they are excellent but my comparison is with my last £300, 8 year old sony system. If you get a chance to listen to them before you buy I would do that. Superfi are doing them for £120 with free delivery if you opt for them.

    When I first got them out of the box I thought they would be way too big and the other half would go on one, but once wall mounted they look no where near as big and imposing. My missus much preferrs them to the sony's which were 1/4 the size.

    Hope that help a little.
     
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    I can certainly recommend the the DS ranges - for my fronts the M7ds/M3ds were a slightly better match and there was little difference in sound quality between the 3 - but if you are wanting bipolar speakers these can be highly recommended. I was also surprised at their size when they first came out the box but dont look too bad on the wall & certainly take up less room than a wall/stand mounted mono-pole would
     
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    Since putting my M5DS's on the wall, no visitor to the house has even noticed they were there.

    I bought my pair from SuperFi Camden (the shop) and got them for £100
     
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    thanks Guys, can anyone advise on differences between M3ds, M5ds & M7ds? also if I have any of these at the rear but front speakers from another manufacturer will this be OK?
     
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    They are all different 'qualities' if you like, in order (I think) M3, M5 and M7

    They are all subtely different sizes, and colours too.

    The M5 come in black or silver, the others in black only (I think).

    You can mix front/rear speakers no problem, since the signals from ther rear are different from the front. However they need to be the same impedance, so that the amp is loaded correctly.
     
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    Got the m5 on my rear wall and as with TimHifi, noone notices them sticking above the back of sofa...despite me pointing at them and shouting: "look at my brand new sound system!!" whilst jumping up and down and neon lights flahing in the background.

    And the wife cannot tell where the sound is coming from, which I guess is the point.

    Tooled up with a m3 as centre speaker with a couple of m34is and a yam 750.

    Got the rears and the centre from Superfi at a ridiculous low price...m5 rears were cheaper than anybody else's m3 quoted price.
     
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    hi fozzybronze
    which M3 centre have you got?
    thanks
     
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    The M7ds and M3ds are all but identical - both available in black or silver

    The M5ds I think look slightly better but Mission advised they had a slightly warmer/softer sound.

    It is no way as important to have matching fronts and rears as it is to have a matching front & centre but if you can have them matching you may get a slightly better sound.

    I queried with Mission which rears to get for my M74i setup when the little ones decided to kill my previous M7ds - Missions own advise was that they were all very similar but that the fact the M3/M7 would tonally match the fronts would outway the slight improvement in 'quality' of the M5ds in their opinion.

    Got my M74i from hificonfidential (new/unopened box) for £85 just before Xmas
     
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    thanks, Just ordered M5DS from Superfi (£99 in silver), now need to find a suitable centre to match my 761i's at the front, spoke to Mission, their ideas on closest match would be 73c (very old model) or poss M3c2/ M7c2, the hunt is on!
     
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    Lo folks,

    One point to mention for any potential buyers is that the M3DS are co-axial drivers, not 2-way as in the M7DS and other 'wall bump' rears, don't know if they match tonally with the rest of the M3 range in the same way as they aren't exactly the same bass driver (and obviously not tweeter :D ) - i wasn't impressed with them and returned them. But, to each their own (bear in mind if doing listening tests - a bipole design with a small plastic enclosure is never going to sound like a normal box speaker in stereo - listen to it and compare as its designed to be used, as a rear effect channel speaker, then decide what you think) .

    Still got my dirt cheap deal Mission M71i's though - and they are great - and a steal at £50 from Richers a year or so ago - they're £60 now in the same store. I just missed the £40 deal, it ended the week b4 i bought, lol.

    Good luck to any Mission buyers - there's lots to choose from.

    Cheers, Mark.
     

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