New Mission QX Series take affordable Hi-Fi upmarket

posted on Thursday, 26th August 2021 by Steve May

Loudspeakers  Hi-fi  home cinema 


British speaker manufacturer Mission has updated its QX Series of loudspeakers. The new re-engineered QX Series is described as a ‘benchmark step-up loudspeaker range’, positioned above the entry-level LX MkII Series which launched in 2020.

The new QX MkII Series covers six passive models: two standmount speakers, three floorstanders and a centre speaker for home cinema systems. A new active subwoofer, the QX-12SUB MkII, has also been developed to complement the range.

The new MkII models are available with matt black and matt white finish options. or walnut veneer. They also boast Mission’s QX MkII Ring Dome tweeter and the latest version of Mission’s DiaDrive bass/midrange drive unit. 

The two standmount models in the QX MkII Series 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 Mission trademark since the 1980s. The two-way QX-3 MkII and QX-4 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 QX-5 MkII, is a three-way design incorporating a dedicated 30cm bass driver positioned at the side. Bass extension is claimed to 27Hz.

The new QX-12SUB MkII subwoofer, for home cinema and media room application, features a 30cm bass cone, and a 300W Class D amplifier.

Mission QX Mk II Series (walnut)

“Mission loudspeakers have been thrilling music lovers with powers of communication that far exceed their price points for more than 40 years,” said Peter Comeau, Mission’s Director of Acoustic Design.

“I’m proud to have been involved in the design of many of these speakers since my first association with Mission in 1999. We’ve won many awards over the years, not least in recent times for the highly successful QX Series; in the four years since its launch, we’ve engaged cutting-edge scientific analysis, computer modelling and – crucially – hundreds of hours of listening tests to deliver significant improvements across the board. The QX MkII Series speakers reward the modest investment required to own a pair with a thoroughly engrossing musical experience.”

QX-1 products and prices

Standmount speakers:
QX-1 MkII – £299 per pair
QX-2 MkII – £399 per pair

Floorstanding speakers:
QX-3 MkII – £799 per pair
QX-4 MkII – £899 per pair
QX-5 MkII – £1099 per pair

Home cinema speakers:
QX-C MkII – centre speaker – £349
QX-12SUB MkII – active subwoofer – £499

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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