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Will Mission 753s cut it in A/V set-up?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Vipen, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. Vipen

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    I have my trusty Mission 753s which i still love. The thing is, i've had them from new and there are so many other speakers coming out now which seem to form a good basis for a surround set-up.

    The 753s aren't magnetically shielded but are far enough from the TV. But are they good enough for A/V too. Alot of A/V speakers sound sharp, is this because of their design or the amp running it?

    AND, if they would be ok, what the hell can i buy which would match them well enough for a surround set-up. Let's assume i can't find the corresponding surround speakers from the time.

    Thanks for any advice, sell up or incorporate ok?
     
  2. Matt F

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    The 753's are more than capable for AV. Try to find a second hand Mission 75C centre speaker (there should be a few about) as this should be a pretty good tonal match.

    For rears, you might find a pair of 751's second hand or simply use a pair of Mission bipoles (7DS, 77DS etc). Either will do the trick.

    Matt.
     
  3. ailean

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    I'm still very fond of my 753s too, they are the mains in my AV setup since new (couple of months before the freedoms were launched). I remember at the time trying the matching Mission speakers but I didn't think they were very good. Certainly I remember the center being bad and I ended up buying a Kef90 instead and keeping my Celestian 7mk2 for rears.

    The reason alot of AV speakers sound 'sharp' is they expect you to use a subwoofer for low freq, so the other speakers don't have to. The 753s however can go fairly low on there own so I've only just got around to ordering a sub this week! :)

    I am however stuck with the same problem as you at the moment, in that, although a good speaker, the Kef90 doesn't match the tone of the 753s properly so I am looking for a replacement and possibly another two surrounds for a 7.1 setup.

    If I could get rid of the TV I'd get some 2nd hand 753s and use them all around but my room isn't a dedicated HT so I need the TV. However I am keeping an eye on Ebay for a pair to use as surrounds.

    If you find a good matching center let me know, I'm going to do some local demoing soon and I'll post anything I find worthy.
     
  4. gringottsdirect

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    Having tried various centre speakers, I ended up settling on three pairs of 753, this works great for films, TV and SACD / DVD-A.
    No intention of " upgrading " them. :cool:
     
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    I would like to declare an interest here as I am selling in the classifieds two (2) Mission 75C centre speakers.

    I have to disagree about Missions centres being bad. I did a lot of listening to various makes of speakers before I bought my setup, Mission 752's and 75 C's. My impressions of the 75C were very positive. Even more so when I used two as twin centre speakers !

    The Kef is a good speaker but when I listened to it there was no way it would blend with Missions (to my ears) it was just too different sounding.

    regards

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    It was a long time ago so I don't remember the exact reasons for not getting the Mission centre (I presume it was the 75C I tried).

    May have been price related too as I was on a rather tight budget at the time (anyone remember the 75C and Kef90 prices back then?). :)

    Going to try some freq analysis on my speakers shortly so I may find a better EQ setup (and why there seems to be a differance in my left/right pink noise ): ).

    I shall keep an eye out for a local 75C and give it another go if possible.
     
  7. Smurfin

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    The RRP of the 75c when it was released was £250, had mine for 5 years before selling it, and replacing with a 77c1 (to match my 775es and 77ds surrounds). Worst mistake I made really:( Personally I thought the 75c was superb, but frankly you can't beat LCR all being the same speaker...
     
  8. Vipen

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    hi parmenion, i haven't decided what to do yet but how much did you want for the 75c? you have two?? must take alot of space up at the front of the tv.
     
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    Hello, they are for sale at 100 pounds each plus p and p. They are in excellent condition with their original boxes.

    I had one on top of the tv and the other in the tv stand below it.

    The power and clarity of the sound perfectly matched the 752's I had running alongside them.

    Have to agree with Smurfin, we are talking about a quality speaker made by people with great experience in av.

    regards

    Parmenion
     

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