Mission LX-3 MKII Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)
The Mission LX-3 MKII Bookshelf Speakers is the latest in a long line of distinguished Mission loudspeakers, joining the multi-award winning speakers from the mid-level QX Series and the flagship ZX Series. Mission LX-3 MKII Bookshelf Speakers maintain the Mission trademark ‘Inverted Driver Geometry’ design, which means the path length between the drivers is optimized. Unique at this price point, this arrangement allows the precision-tuned crossover to yield improved transient attack and astonishing detail.
Perfected over hundreds of hours of critical listening by Mission’s lead acoustic designer, Peter Comeau, Mission LX-3 MKII Bookshelf Speakers utilizes trickle-down innovations from the revered ZX series. Improvements in the famous Mission DiaDrive bass unit offer superior control of the low-frequency diaphragm while a refined high-frequency performance and a re-engineered cabinet bracing system further help create a loudspeaker system that outperforms its price class.
Advanced New Driver Surrounds and Crossover in the Mission LX-3 MKII Bookshelf Speakers
One of the critical areas highlighted by the development of Mission ZX and QX models was the use of serrations in the driver surrounds to help scatter interfering reflections from localised surfaces to the dome and cone
Mission LX-3 MKII Bookshelf Speakers now incorporate these serrations into the driver surrounds, adding further finesse to the drive unit outputs and providing a smoother frequency response
With minor perturbations in the driver response ironed out, the crossover for each model has been optimised to take advantage of the improved performance
The result is that the Mission LX-3 MKII Bookshelf Speakers builds on the winning formula of the LX, both enhancing the clarity of midrange and treble detail and improving the micro-dynamics of the musical performance for an even more thrilling listener experience.
Inverted Geometry Drive Design of the Mission LX-3 MKII Bookshelf Speakers
Mission’s classic IDG (Inverted Driver Geometry) driver format positions the high frequency below the bass/midrange driver meaning the length of path is equalised so the sound waves coincide at the listener’s head height. A proprietary principle that improves ‘time alignment’ and thus transient performance in Mission speakers.
Mission LX-3 MKII Bookshelf Speakers Specifications
General description 2-way bookshelf speaker
Enclosure type bass reflex
Transducer complement 2-way
Bass driver 6.5″(165mm) composite fibre
Treble driver 25mm microfibre dome
AV shield No
Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m) 88dB
Recommended amplifier power 20-120W
Peak SPL 105dB
Nominal impedance 8Ω Compatible
Minimum impedance 4.1Ω
Frequency response (+/-3dB) 45Hz ~ 20kHz
Bass extension(-6dB) 40Hz
Crossover frequency 3.2kHz
Cabinet Volume (in litres) 13.2L
Height (on plinth) 345mm
Depth (with terminals) (300+8)mm
Carton size 590 x 400 x 450mm
Net weight 8.42kg/pcs
Gross weight 18.9kg/ctn
Finish Walnut Pearl / Lux White / Lux Black