Mission LX-5 MKII Floorstanding Speakers (Pair)
The Mission LX-5 MKII Floorstanding Speakers Series 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-5 MKII Floorstanding Speakers maintains the Mission trademark ‘Inverted Driver Geometry’ design, which means the path length between the drivers is optimised. 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 Mission LX-5 MKII Floorstanding Speakers utilises 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-5 MKII Floorstanding 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-5 MKII Floorstanding Speakers now incorporates 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-5 MKII Floorstanding 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 in the Mission LX-5 MKII Floorstanding 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-5 MKII Specifications
General description 2-way floor standing speaker
Enclosure type bass reflex
Bass driver 6.5″(165mm) composite fibre x2
Treble driver 25mm microfibre dome
AV shield No
Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m) 90dB
Recommended amplifier power 30-150W
Peak SPL 106dB
Nominal impedance 8Ω Compatible
Minimum impedance 4.2Ω
Frequency response (+/-3dB) 42Hz ~ 20kHz
Bass extension(-6dB) 38Hz
Crossover frequency 2.3kHz
Cabinet Volume (in litres) 42L
Height (on plinth) (975+20)mm
Depth (with terminals) (300+8)mm
Carton size 420 x 340 x 1090mm
Net weight 19.1kg/pcs
Gross weight 22.4kg/ctn
Finish Walnut Pearl / Lux White / Lux Black