Mission QX-2 MKII Bookshelf Speakers (PAIR)
The Mission QX-2 MKII Bookshelf Speakers is a 2-way Standmount loudspeaker with a 6.5″ (165mm) bass driver and ring dome treble unit.
As per all Mission speaker concepts, the process of listening, listening and more listening is the key to improvement. With the added beneﬁt of modern speaker design tools, such as computer-aided optimization technology, crossover modeling, and laser interferometry, Mission engineers also spent much time ﬁne tuning the crossovers, components, materials, and construction.
Much like the now-established and equally class-leading Mission LX MKII series, the QX MKII series takes an already phenomenal loudspeaker solution but reﬁnes it, optimizes it, and brings even more vibrancy, ﬁnesse, and class, through a process of evolution, not revolution.
QX MKII Drivers
An improved acrylic ﬁbre cone material has been chosen for the Mission QX-2 MKII drivers. By it’s very nature, acrylic ﬁbre is hard-wearing but offers a delicate appearance, in contrast of harsh driver materials seen in typical speakers of this price-class. Implemented into the Mission DiaDrive System, the acrylic ﬁbre brings natural mids and exceptional lucidity. The seam-free curvilinear design has a conical support with an increased area of contact with the voice coil. This highly efﬁcient and uncompromising system means the QX MKII series series will excel in terms of timing, with outstanding transient impact.
New look aluminum top plate
Aesthetically, the Mission QX-2 MKII series brings new Lux Black and Lux White matte ﬁnishes to the series, with the classic walnut pearl option. The new colour co-ordinated aluminium top-plate is more than just a visual ‘cherry-on-the-cake’; the added rigidity and support offered by this sturdy but stylish addition further enhances the performance of the precision engineered cabinets of this stand-out loudspeaker series.
Ring of Fire
Overcoming problems inherent in the physics of conventional domes, the ‘ring dome’ centre is ﬁxed with a distinct and visible ‘phase plug’. This design enables extended HF reproduction by preventing cancellation across the centre axis of high frequency waves produced near the centre of the diaphragm. The resonance experienced by traditional domes means that, when they approach high-energy, HF performance inevitably induces distortion. Managing this phenomena inevitably reduces the HF capabilities in traditional domes, whereas the ‘ring dome’ is all but exempt of this complication. The result is a better controlled and much more consistent behaviour from 10kHz to 20kHz, and way, way above! Transient performance is dramatically improved, as is musical detailing, particularly of instrument overtones and harmonics.
Inverted Drive Geometry
Maintaining the basis of QX styling, the Mission QX-2 MKII is conﬁgured in the classic Mission IDG (Inverted Driver Geometry) format. By positioning the treble unit below the bass/midrange driver, the length of path is equalized so the sound waves coincide at the listener’s head height. This principle improves ‘time alignment’.
QX MKII also takes the ground-breaking serrated driver surrounds to a new level. More than just a technical appearance or pretty design touch, the surrounds have been improved by way of detailed air-ﬂow analysis and precise measurement. The new-look QX MKII surrounds help scatter reﬂections and reduce airﬂow interference to improve the silky smooth performance of the drivers and ports.
Mission QX-2 MKII Specifications
- General Description 2-way Bookshelf Speaker
- Enclosure Type Bass Reﬂex
- Transducer Complement 2-way
- Bass Driver 6.5″(165mm) Long Fiber Composite Cone
- Treble Driver 1.5″(38mm) Textile Ring Dome
- AV Shield No
- Sensitivity (2.0V @ 1m) 88dB
- Recommended Ampliﬁer Power 25-120W
- Peak SPL 95dB
- Nominal Impedance 4 Ω (compatible 8Ω)
- Minimum Impedance 3.6Ω
- Frequency Response (+/-3dB) 44Hz ~ 24kHz
- Bass Extension (-6dB) 38Hz
- Crossover Frequency 2.2kHz
- Cabinet Volume (in litres) 13.5L
- Height (on plinth) 320mm
- Width 220mm
- Depth (with terminals) (300+10)mm
- Carton Size 570 x 395 x 420mm
- Net Weight 8.5kg/pcs
- Gross Weight 19.0kg/ctn
kirit parikh –
Hugely enjoyable speakers that stand out among the competition.
1. This speaker costs nearly £400 in UK. So 33000 is a good bargain in India.
2. Very good quality of materials, premium looking and good finish
3. Sound is deep, and a bit on the brighter side which I like. Treble and highs are spot on.
4. This speaker is in the range of Kef and B&W.
5. Bang for your buck.
6. Only problem is impedance is 4ohms.
Sajeendra Nambiar –
Though price is misleading, this is not a budget bookshelf. This is in the league of the likes of Dynaudio and KEF. If you have a small to medium room, you won’t need a subwoofer for listening to music. Drive them with a good amp and they will shine. A must buy!
Darpan B. –
Simply put, its Incredible sound for the money and you simply wont find a better bargain. They go toe to toe soundwise with my KEF Q350 (which i power with a Marantz pm6006/sr6013 & crown xls1502) at half the price while the build quality is second to none below 80k (i would put it in the same league as my Evo 4.2 though they are very differently built with different materials). Tonality wise, Its got an exciting sound with deep bass which, as another reviewer put it, negates the need for a sub in a small room. And whats incredible is though the impedance is rated at 4ohm which should make it difficult to drive, my marantz nr1509 does a very satisfying job of powering them. Im salivating at the prospect of powering them with better amplification (they are stationed back in my hometown for my brief jaunts back there).
Chettur Kamath –
The Mission QX-2 MKII Bookshelf Speakers are a phenomenal pair of speakers for the price. They are the perfect size for a bedroom, office or even a living room and pair well with a subwoofer if you are looking for more bass. I have had them for a few months now and I have been very impressed with the quality of sound they produce and the crispness of the highs and lows. I would recommend these to anyone who is looking to get a pair of speakers on a budget.
Amish Bhatavadekar –
The Mission QX-2 MKII Bookshelf Speakers is a solid set of speakers that provides great sound and quality. The bass is strong, the volume is loud and it provides great sound quality. The bass goes low and the treble is clear. The speaker is a bit heavy so it can’t be placed on just any surface. You need to find a sturdy place to put it. The speaker is great for listening to music or watching movies. The speaker has a nice design and it looks great in any room. It’s a bit pricey but it’s worth the price.
Pasupathinathan Chandrasekaran –
The Mission QX-2 MKII Bookshelf Speakers are simply pleasant to listen to. The base is deep for its size while the mids and highs are on the spot. These are my third set of Mission speakers I bought from Hifimart and without doubt the best among my Mission collection. The sound stage & imaging are wonderful too. The speakers with fairly good sensitivity are easier to drive with even an amp rated 60 watts at 8 ohms. Another highlight is these are very forgiving of bad recordings also. Overall my opinion is that these the best value for money speakers in my vast & crazy collection of speakers! The construction is solid and sound signature is sweet. Best efforts by Mission! And special thanks are due to Anil for his prompt delivery in ever safe packing. Keep it up and best wishes to all Audiophiles for a lovely 2023!
beautiful sounding speaker, very detailed and good control over bass , smooth and lightly warm signature. can listen to hours.
darpan bhuyan –
This is my second pair of QX-2s (the earlier one was the Mk-i – review above). Hands down the bargain of the century when they were on discount back in December – it was simply peerless!
For a speaker below 1L, it doesnt get much better – individual preferences for tone, timbre and presentation aside, they go toe to toe with my Wharfedale Evo 4.2, KEF Q350 and Klipsch RP600M. You have to up the ante to the Dynaudio Excite X14 to get a better sound (which also make the Dynaudios a steal!).
Does it excel in any particular aspect? Not really unless you consider their bass response which is superb! But more importantly, they have no inherent weaknesses. Superbly balanced performance and infinitely listenable for long hours – this is one speaker that does not get fatiguing without losing excitement.
The 4ohm rating is no concern whatsoever – i have driven my first pair with a marantz nr1509 (the said amp does not even have a 4ohm rating) for 3 years now and they do a satisfying job. I have tried them with a Willsenton R8 (tube amp), Cambridge Audio CXA81, Marantz PM6006, Marantz SR 6013 and an SMSL DA9. They especially sound spectacular with the Willsenton R8 though overkill for this class of speaker.
P.S. – Did i mention that the build quality puts the KEF Q350 and Klipsch RP600M to shame?
Indranil Mitra –
one of the best speakers under 1L. period.