Mission debuts LX MKII speaker range, adds Atmos model

posted on Friday, 21st August 2020 by Steve May

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British loudspeaker manufacturer Mission has upgraded its LX loudspeaker range to MKII status, introducing design elements trickled down from its upmarket QX Series for enhanced midrange and treble clarity.

The affordably-priced collection has also been extended. In addition to standmount speakers and floorstanders, there’s now a choice of centre speakers and a dedicated surround speaker that can be wall mounted or sited on top of the floorstanding models as an upward-firing Dolby Atmos speaker.

All models sport a 25mm tweeter with microfibre dome, and a new version of Mission’s DiaDrive bass/midrange drive unit, where the usual cone and dust cap arrangement is replaced by a seamless curvilinear diaphragm.

The brand has also borrowed the ‘comb-tooth’ serration used in the QX models, used to help scatter interfering reflections from localised surfaces to the bass/mid cones.

Here similar serrations in the main driver surrounds, as well as indentations around the tweeter, promise a smoother frequency response than their predecessors.

29845_LX-4 Mk II, LX-3D Mk II And LX-C1 Mk II (walnut)

The three standmount models in the range feature DiaDrive units positioned according to Mission’s Inverted Driver Geometry (IDG), with the bass/mid driver sited above the treble unit rather than below to aid time-alignment, a brand trademark since the 1980s.

The two-way LX-4 MkII and LX-5 MkII floorstanders extend IDG to a full D’Appolito array, siting the treble unit between a pair of DiaDrive bass/mid units, one above, one below. The largest model in the range, the LX-6 MkII, is a three-way design, with a dedicated midrange driver positioned above the tweeter, and a pair of bass drivers stationed below.

29807_LX-3D Mk II (walnut ) Atmos

“I’m proud to have been involved in the design of many of these speakers since my first association with Mission in 1999,” says Peter Comeau, Mission’s Director of Acoustic Design. “We’ve won many awards over the years, but nothing Mission has produced can eclipse the sheer value-for-money offered by the LX MkII Series, we’ve worked tirelessly to improve upon the already excellent LX Series, ensuring these speakers reward the modest investment required to own a pair with a thoroughly engrossing musical experience.”

The Mission LX MkII Series is available in September in a choice of soft-touch matt black, white, or walnut. Prices ranges from £189 to £599.

Mission LKX MKII speaker prices in full:

Standmount speakers
LX-1 MkII – £189 per pair
LX-2 MkII – £229 per pair
LX-3 MkII – £279 per pair

Floorstanding speakers
LX-4 MkII – £399 per pair
LX-5 MkII – £499 per pair
LX-6 MkII – £599 per pair

Home cinema speakers
LX-3D MkII – surround speaker – £249 per pair
LX-C1 MkII – centre speaker – £199
LX-C2 MkII – centre speaker – £249

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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