MISSION SX1 PIANO at Richer Sounds for £199.95
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MISSION SX1 PIANO at Richer Sounds for £199.95

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Found 14th Jan 2016
Cracking set of speakers for the money.

Showing £249.95 on the website but are £199.95 to VIP members which is free to sign up to.

Review when they were £700

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That's quite a bit for some mission book shelf speakers. For far less money you can pick up a second hand pair of reference speakers like some monitor audio GR10s. Original price about 800-900 quid. Mission really are budget speakers.
For a little more money if you want new your can get some monitor audio bronze speakers m.richersounds.com/
nipstyler

Mission really are budget speakers.


All of them?
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The bronze don't even compare to the sx1's.

Saying they are budget speakers is rubbish as that is relevant to the person who is buying. 2k can be entry level to some. I find it difficult that most people would say a £700 standmount speaker is entry level.

Yes mission don't do anything too expensive like some of the manufacturers but it does not make these a starter speaker.

The GR10's granted are a good speaker but they are knocking on 10-14 years old. If people want to pay similar money for a second hand speaker that age there is a element of risk with how they have been treated/used. Parts will be nigh impossible to come by if the drivers are worn/damaged etc.

These are a solid speaker for £200.


Edited by: "Crossy" 15th Jan 2016
Hot from me, well reviewed at £700 so at £199.95 they're a good buy. Bit harsh calling Mission 'budget speakers' - after all the SX5's in this range are £2000 !
Beautiful finish, like a piece of furniture.
Ignore the budget comments, a cracking pair of speakers
Hot
Crossy

The bronze don't even compare to the sx1's. Saying they are budget … The bronze don't even compare to the sx1's. Saying they are budget speakers is rubbish as that is relevant to the person who is buying. 2k can be entry level to some. I find it difficult that most people would say a £700 standmount speaker is entry level.Yes mission don't do anything too expensive like some of the manufacturers but it does not make these a starter speaker.The GR10's granted are a good speaker but they are knocking on 10-14 years old. If people want to pay similar money for a second hand speaker that age there is a element of risk with how they have been treated/used. Parts will be nigh impossible to come by if the drivers are worn/damaged etc.These are a solid speaker for £200.



​monitor audio and B&W provide parts for their speakers for years I bought a new tweeter diaphragm for my 602 s3s and cost me about 20 quid direct from B&W. That's the benefit of buying higher end speakers they are supported. I have had mission speakers in my early years of being into audio equipment. They don't compare to the build quality and sound of higher end monitor audio and B&W. When buying second hand speakers I would always go look at them. Buy ones without external damage and ones that have clearly been looked after. It's pretty obvious when you are buying from an audiophile compared to some wannabe bedroom dj. For example I picked up a pair of Monitor Audio GR20s about 6 months ago that cost me 300 quid. Totally unmarked with all accessories and grills. No issues at all with the speakers. That's a 1500 quid speaker for the price of some low to mid range speakers.
nipstyler

That's quite a bit for some mission book shelf speakers.Mission really … That's quite a bit for some mission book shelf speakers.Mission really are budget speakers.




Never heard so much rubbish in all my life.
I have the previous generation Mission 796 speakers in Piano Black & not only do they sound superb the build quality & finish is absolutely flawless. These are a bargain & if anything like the Mission 792 bookshelf series of speakers will be brilliant.

6 years warranty as well.

Great find OP
mrew42

Beautiful finish, like a piece of furniture. Ignore the budget comments, … Beautiful finish, like a piece of furniture. Ignore the budget comments, a cracking pair of speakersHot


The last thing I’d want is cracking speakers. Although, I do quite like the piano brown (or is it piano red? More like a piano leather, which presumably comes from a piano cow).
Where does it state £199.95 for VIP members ?
u0421793

The last thing I’d want is cracking speakers. Although, I do quite like t … The last thing I’d want is cracking speakers. Although, I do quite like the piano brown (or is it piano red? More like a piano leather, which presumably comes from a piano cow).



Funny enough my last floorstanders were Mission and they cracked! They were the 733i and they used a thin plastic woofer material that aged and cracked just like it was crispy burnt paper. Very nice while they lived tho.

Edited by: "Lanius" 15th Jan 2016
Yeah from my experience mission speakers don't last.
Absolute steal!
love richer sounds to bits
nipstyler

​monitor audio and B&W provide parts for their speakers for years I b … ​monitor audio and B&W provide parts for their speakers for years I bought a new tweeter diaphragm for my 602 s3s and cost me about 20 quid direct from B&W. That's the benefit of buying higher end speakers they are supported. I have had mission speakers in my early years of being into audio equipment. They don't compare to the build quality and sound of higher end monitor audio and B&W. When buying second hand speakers I would always go look at them. Buy ones without external damage and ones that have clearly been looked after. It's pretty obvious when you are buying from an audiophile compared to some wannabe bedroom dj. For example I picked up a pair of Monitor Audio GR20s about 6 months ago that cost me 300 quid. Totally unmarked with all accessories and grills. No issues at all with the speakers. That's a 1500 quid speaker for the price of some low to mid range speakers.



I bought myself some 602s3 brand new in about 2003 for about £350. Lovely speakers but by your reckoning surely budget also? These missions had a higher starting RRP.
nipstyler

Yeah from my experience mission speakers don't last.



That it then, no further details ?
nipstyler

For far less money you can pick up a second hand pair ...


Second hand is better value, what a shocker! Muppet.
nipstyler

Yeah from my experience mission speakers don't last.



I've had a set of Mission speakers for a decade, still going strong.

Negativity undeserved.
Tallyho

Never heard so much rubbish in all my life.



Yep - nonsense. It's a matter of budget vs. price/performance & Mission to my knowledge & experience have always delivered and tend to review well... I've had Mission speakers for about 25 years, no complaints. Sure you can splurge a few grand and get better, but pft - we know that already X) Not all of us have that kind of money to throw around on non-essential items.
nipstyler

Yeah from my experience mission speakers don't last.



What an absolute crock.

I have Mission M71i's as fronts in the bedroom...circa 2002....still going strong and in mint condition.

I have Mission Volare V61's as fronts in the lounge along with the Volare Centre, circa 2004.....still going strong, nicely veneered.

I also have a pair of Mission M5DS's as rears in the lounge too...bought second hand...I had to replace the speaker cloth, but going strong.

I am a great advocate for Mission Speakers, particularly the older Made In England ones although there has been no reports of build quality suffering now they are under the IAG Group moniker alongside Castle Audio, Quad, Wharfedale etc all now assembled in China.
cicobuff

What an absolute crock.I have Mission M71i's as fronts in the … What an absolute crock.I have Mission M71i's as fronts in the bedroom...circa 2002....still going strong and in mint condition.I have Mission Volare V61's as fronts in the lounge along with the Volare Centre, circa 2004.....still going strong, nicely veneered.I also have a pair of Mission M5DS's as rears in the lounge too...bought second hand...I had to replace the speaker cloth, but going strong.I am a great advocate for Mission Speakers, particularly the older Made In England ones although there has been no reports of build quality suffering now they are under the IAG Group moniker alongside Castle Audio, Quad, Wharfedale etc all now assembled in China.



​I've got mission m74 and m73 and satellites in my cinema. I've had two binding posts break. Two grills have cracked. The fabric they make the covers with snag just by looking at it. And the cheap vinyl they use comes away eventually on the edges and corners. Yes they replaced the binding posts when I contacted them but I've never had that happen on any other speakers. Also since picking up my gr20s I've realised for music they were quite poor sound quality. They do the job as cinema speakers though. Hey everyone has an opinion I've not been impressed with them especially compared to B&W and monitor audio
WhatHifi is a comic, wouldn't base any purchase decision on their sponsored review.
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nipstyler

​monitor audio and B&W provide parts for their speakers for years I b … ​monitor audio and B&W provide parts for their speakers for years I bought a new tweeter diaphragm for my 602 s3s and cost me about 20 quid direct from B&W. That's the benefit of buying higher end speakers they are supported. I have had mission speakers in my early years of being into audio equipment. They don't compare to the build quality and sound of higher end monitor audio and B&W. When buying second hand speakers I would always go look at them. Buy ones without external damage and ones that have clearly been looked after. It's pretty obvious when you are buying from an audiophile compared to some wannabe bedroom dj. For example I picked up a pair of Monitor Audio GR20s about 6 months ago that cost me 300 quid. Totally unmarked with all accessories and grills. No issues at all with the speakers. That's a 1500 quid speaker for the price of some low to mid range speakers.



I am sure its 10 years for almost every company after production not just high end ones. Once they are done they are done. Manufactures change the components used through out the years so getting hold of parts can be very tricky on anything that old.

You were also comparing the bronze range of the monitor audio`s to these which I already said were not in the same league as the SX1`s. You also mentioned build quality,the drivers are of higher quality on the SX1`s too and the Monitor Audio Bronze range are vinyl wrap the SX1 are veneer which again are superior.

Sure Monitor audio and other manufactures do a huge range much higher than some missions but that is not what we are talking about here, we are talking about a set of speakers that are priced at £200 and I do not think you will a better pair for the money.

Forgot to mention these come with a 6 year FREE guarantee.


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Tallyho

Where does it state £199.95 for VIP members ?



Hi it was Via email, but you can mention it in store that they on the VIP email they will give you them at that price.
cold for retailer rubbish, they advertising stuff which they can`t get to they stores, then try to sell you something more expensive
pablozzzzz

cold for retailer rubbish, they advertising stuff which they can`t get to … cold for retailer rubbish, they advertising stuff which they can`t get to they stores, then try to sell you something more expensive


a real store trying to get you to visit? don't see a problem myself. You might miss them one day.
nipstyler

​I've got mission m74 and m73 and satellites in my cinema. I've had two b … ​I've got mission m74 and m73 and satellites in my cinema. I've had two binding posts break. Two grills have cracked. The fabric they make the covers with snag just by looking at it. And the cheap vinyl they use comes away eventually on the edges and corners. Yes they replaced the binding posts when I contacted them but I've never had that happen on any other speakers. Also since picking up my gr20s I've realised for music they were quite poor sound quality. They do the job as cinema speakers though. Hey everyone has an opinion I've not been impressed with them especially compared to B&W and monitor audio



In my opinion Mission's do last, I do not use the grills, but in my experience grills are hardly robust on many a speaker. I have not had any problem with the veneer peeling and have owned for over a decade.
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pablozzzzz

cold for retailer rubbish, they advertising stuff which they can`t get to … cold for retailer rubbish, they advertising stuff which they can`t get to they stores, then try to sell you something more expensive



I use them a lot for products for the installs I do.

I asked when I went in and they said they had plenty in the warehouse and in stores. I do notice when people post on here for other Richer sounds offers people seem to always miss the bit where it says "Last Few To Clear Check Availability" Where in this case it does not say it anywhere and they are available.

Example this product richersounds.com/pro…blk
look to the right you click the box that says "Last Few To Clear" and it tells you where they have them.

I just put it down to people not looking properly.
Edited by: "Crossy" 15th Jan 2016
Crossy

Hi it was Via email, but you can mention it in store that they on the VIP … Hi it was Via email, but you can mention it in store that they on the VIP email they will give you them at that price.



Thanks, calling in tomorrow as I am tempted with these for a 2nd system .
Crossy

I use them a lot for products for the installs I do. I asked when I went … I use them a lot for products for the installs I do. I asked when I went in and they said they had plenty in the warehouse and in stores. I do notice when people post on here for other Richer sounds offers people seem to always miss the bit where it says "Last Few To Clear Check Availability" Where in this case it does not say it anywhere and they are available. Example this product http://www.richersounds.com/product/soundbars-sound-base/yamaha/srt1000/yama-srt1000-blklook to the right you click the box that says "Last Few To Clear" and it tells you where they have them. I just put it down to people not looking properly.



As you are probably already aware if you use them a lot....clearance items can be hit or miss when it comes to quality or items missing, invariably in my local a miss.
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cicobuff

As you are probably already aware if you use them a lot....clearance … As you are probably already aware if you use them a lot....clearance items can be hit or miss when it comes to quality or items missing, invariably in my local a miss.



With installs I never buy used items, but I have always had amazing service.

I can only say again it does say on there website for "Last Few" Items the below.

"Some may be ex-display or ex-repair or missing accessories, please phone to check stock if you are making a special journey. Unfortunately, at these low prices we can't afford to transfer stock between stores or mail out direct."

I dont think they are trying to pull the wool over anyone`s eyes It is just that people fail to read the page properly.

Just to reiterate this is not for the SX1`s we are talking about, I do not want to confuse anyone who has not read the rest of the thread.
Edited by: "Crossy" 15th Jan 2016
Always ruined with the colour.
Crossy

With installs I never buy used items, but I have always had amazing … With installs I never buy used items, but I have always had amazing service. I did have a friend who recently bought some Roksan speakers in clearance that were brand new for about £300.I can only say again it does say on there website for "Last Few" Items the below. "Some may be ex-display or ex-repair or missing accessories, please phone to check stock if you are making a special journey. Unfortunately, at these low prices we can't afford to transfer stock between stores or mail out direct."I dont think they are trying to pull the wool over anyone`s eyes It is just that people fail to read the page properly. Just to reiterate this is not for the SX1`s we are talking about,I do not want to confuse anyone who has not read the rest of the thread.



Wished my local had amazing service and good quality clearance items.
Tallyho

Thanks, calling in tomorrow as I am tempted with these for a 2nd system .


Try to listen if you can, as with all things it`s personal choice. Bookshelves are a bit bass light too. I`ll leave the quality argument to the rest.
I've always found Richer Sounds to be pretty good but they do have a habit of always trying to sell you something other than item you want.
Ha budget! What a load of shi...

TIBO are budget speakers, come back when you know what budget audio really means.

richersounds.com/pro…ini
Edited by: "guitaristanime" 15th Jan 2016
I have the Mission SX1s and although they are adequate for the purpose intended that's about it. They can't ever have been a serious £700, which almost puts them into the price of a Monitor audio GX50 !
There's not a lot of bass, so if you're wanting to listen to drum & bass they probably aren't for you.
I think the £700 is for the SX2 in normal finish (or £800 in piano), the SX1 was more like £400-500. I have the SX2 and they sound like floorstanders, I paid £450 about 9 months ago and nothing in the price bracket came close. Previous speakers include Monitor Audio, Tannoy, B&W. The fit & finish of the Missions is far superior to any £800 speaker I have seen, they weigh a ton as well (housed on partington dreadnought stands). If the SX2 is anything to go by, I would make beeline to listen to the SX1.

PS I also own a Quad, both by IAG and the build quality is tank-like.
Tommyhammz

I think the £700 is for the SX2 in normal finish (or £800 in piano), the S … I think the £700 is for the SX2 in normal finish (or £800 in piano), the SX1 was more like £400-500. I have the SX2 and they sound like floorstanders, I paid £450 about 9 months ago and nothing in the price bracket came close. Previous speakers include Monitor Audio, Tannoy, B&W. The fit & finish of the Missions is far superior to any £800 speaker I have seen, they weigh a ton as well (housed on partington dreadnought stands). If the SX2 is anything to go by, I would make beeline to listen to the SX1. PS I also own a Quad, both by IAG and the build quality is tank-like.



The SX2s have very large 160mm cones so yes they are like floorstanders. It is the same with my Mission V61s they have the same cones as the V62s which are floorstanders, obviously in a larger cabinet instead of standmounts or placed on shelves....very weighty also.

http://www.fl-electronic.de/neuklang/images/mission_volare.jpg
Agharta

Second hand is better value, what a shocker! Muppet.



​What's wrong with a statement about spending the same money buying something better that just happens to be second hand. Muppet... Really...
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