Mission m70ds/m77ds/m7ds: Which is the best for matching my fs2s?

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  1. tk2001

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  2. MartinCo

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    as far as I know, all of them are fine..
    Mission specify any ds series bipole .. which these all are.

    the M7DS is the best model AFAIK.., rated to 100W.

    pretty sure, the M70/M77 are virtually identical, just an old & new model, both rated to 75W.

    will be doing the same thing myself soon, though still undecided on whether to go for a single rear or a pair.

    think you can only get the M7DS in black, the others are in white also.
     
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    I too thought that all three misssion ds speakers were practically the same but then I read a post from this forum that said:

    "the mission m70ds are the ones that are similar to the 77ds, the last place i saw them were on r/s web site £99.99 plus £10.00 postage. there are also some ada. in the mags. but they want about £140.oo the m7ds are a different speaker altogether and a class down." - stranger.

    Notice how he said that the "m7ds are a different speaker altogether and a class down."

    I rang up Sound & Vision and they said that the m77ds were discontinued but instead were doing the m7ds for £150 inc P&P and they also said that it also came in a white finish.
    Richer Sounds are selling the m7ds for £122.95.

    The great thing about the AVR-3802/2802 is that once you have your 'surround-back' speaker, not only can you use the 6.1 matrix mode from existing Dolby Digital & DTS 5.1 DVD movies, but also for DPLII & DTS Neo 6 as well - meaning all your old vhs movies will use the surround-back speaker.
     
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    BTW,

    Has the Mission m7ds been reviewed yet?
     
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    I have just ordered my Denon 2802 for use with my fs2`s and I have also ordered a Mission m7c1 centre speaker. The plan is to use this as my centre speaker and then use the fs2 centre as my new rear centre.
    I should receive both monday, so fingers crossed!

    I will post results here.
     
  6. MartinCo

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    garliadr - we've talked about this subject before on the forums (have a search.. 6.1/7.1 and fs2).
    going with a standard centre speaker is not the best route, especially moving the fs2 rear to the rear centre.

    there are reasons for this.. differing soundfields, sound being in-phase.., basically the sound from a standard centre speaker wont mix well.

    Mission have a tech document I previously posted that recommended either more fs2s (v. expensive) or any -ds series bipoles like we are talking of here.

    you can easily split a pair with someone else, or wire them in series even on a Denon 2802 with only one rear centre out.

    bipoles fire sideways in 2 directions so give a more dispersed soundfield.

    tk2001 - if you notice, I did say the M7DS are the better speakers..rated for higher output which is usually a good sign. I wasn't aware they were available in white though... bonus!

    are you sure? white is not listed as an option at
    http://www.mission.co.uk/m70_ser.htm#m7ds
     
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    The ones on my rear walls are certainly white and anyone interested should keep their eyes on the classifieds as they will be for sale shortly.
     
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    I'd be interested.. give me a shout when you are selling... (assuming M7ds).
     
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    MartinCo, it appears I that the m7ds comes in black and silver fininsh, not white as I had previously thought.

    I've just ordered a silver pair (m7ds) from Sound & Vision for £130 inc P&P which should arrive on wednesday - they managed to beat Richer Sounds price by £2.

    BTW, which speaker cable should I invest in? - I don't think I have any left over from my fs2av.
     
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    Thanks for your advice MartinCo - I have managed to change my order before despatch. I have now got a pair of shiny new m7ds on the way!
     
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