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Why do people 'invert' Mission M7ds?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Bristol Pete, Jun 13, 2003.

  1. Bristol Pete

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    Hi,

    looking at a few of the sites feature here, I note that many m7ds and M77ds owners actually turn the speakers upside down so that the label reads 'niossim' :laugh:

    Why?

    Thanks,

    Cap:smashin:
     
  2. bob1

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    It looks better that way from below.
     
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    FYI The m7ds badge is on a pin, it can be inverted so your M7ds can always read "MISSION".

    Also the M7ds are ported to the top of the speaker so if the speakers had to be installed right against the ceiling the speaker can be made to be flush upside down, this will also remove any restriction of air flow from the port.
     
  4. baileych

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    Mission m7ds do not have a rotatable badge (just gave mine a tug). The 78ds do though. Mission is actually 'uoissiw'!
     
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    They look much nicer upside down so that the 'thin end' is at the bottom. They also completely hide the speaker cables (which come out of my ceiling above each speaker).
     
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    You can carefully prize off the badge with a small screw driver and invert them. Thats what i did with my 70ds and my single 7ds.
     
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    I have the 70ds as well Timh and my labels were on a pin ie no screwdriver needed.
     
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    Got the 77DS and have it normal position, it looks better to me that way. In the manual it says the ideal height is to have the top exactly 0.5 metre above ear height...
     
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    I have mine the normal way up and they look fine .

    my SPKR's are about 2.5 feet below the ceiling and about three feet above head height
     
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    Hey! I didn't say anything about 70ds or 7ds. I'm almost certain that the m7ds badge is glued on though. You might be able to prize it off but it would take force.

    Charles.
     
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    Dean,

    I am surprised your missions are so low. When I bought mine I called Mission as they came without a dedicated manual (M72 set) and they told me as near to the ceiling as I liked, but away from the corners.

    They also confirmed this at the Sound and Vision Bristol Show.

    As long as they work for you though.

    Cap.
     
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    I found the m7ds to sound much punchier when inverted, maybe since the mounting screws secure the bass drivers to the wall more efficiently this way up. As a bonus, they're much easier on the eye inverted, agreed?

    Being a compulsive tweaker, I unscrewed the backs off my m7ds pair prior to mounting, and in addition to the usual practice of tightening the driver screws halfa turn, gained a useful sonic improvement by snipping off the tags and silver soldering the driver wires directly to the tag connecting posts inside the case. Treble became noticeably sweeter and less bright - but beware - meddling about in this way WILL void your warranty! :nono:
     
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    Anyone know where I can get Mission 7ds? I have 701's at front and M7c1 for my centre and at the moment 700's for the rears. If these are not available what other bi-polars would be tonally matched?
     
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    Ive heard thes bi polars cant play surround musicl.but ok with just movies is that so before i buy some 7ds or 5 ds is there a difference in these models
     
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    Am I correct in saying that M7Ds are bipoles and that they should be positioned on the side wall rather than rear.

    3wrLcs
     
  16. Bristol Pete

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    You are correct. Also, the earlier post mentions that they are not so good with surround music. This to is correct IMO. A little flat and sometimes a little 'farty'.

    Give them a decent 5.1/DTS scene though and they excel....'The mines of moria' for example, in Lord of the Rings. Episode one - blah blah blah... :)

    Cap.
     

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