Mission 700 is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker designed by Peter Comeau for Mission. It features a 1.25" Soft-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 6.5" mineral loaded polypropylene cone Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 45-20,000 Hz and a sensitivity of 86 dB. Mission 700 has an MSRP of 1500$ per pair.
What size of room is the Mission 700 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Mission 700 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in Mission's 7xx Series?
Mission 700 is a member of Mission's 7xx series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Mission 7xx Series Speakers
||86 dB||8Ω ||1 x 6.5"
||88 dB||8Ω ||1 x 8"
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What is the Frequency Response of the Mission 700 speaker?
Mission 700 has a Frequency response range of 45-20,000 Hz at ±3dB (38Hz at -6dB) and Power Range of 25-150 watts. At a minimum frequency of 45 Hz, Mission 700 will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Mission 700, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $1500. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how Mission 700's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
What is the Crossover frequency of Mission 700?
The Crossover frequency of the Mission 700 is set to 3000Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower-frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Mission 700? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Mission 700's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
but can go down to as low as 5.2 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 86 dB
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Mission 700 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
With a sensitivity level of only 86 dB, Mission 700 is a difficult to drive speaker from Sensitivity perspective, make sure to choose an amplifier with a high output if you like listening to your music at high volume levels. You may especially have a hard time using Tube amplifiers which are traditionally very low power compared to Class A/B or Class D speakers.
Minimum Impedance of Mission 700
Even though the nominal impedance of the Mission 700 is 8 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to Mission is 5.2 ohms Mission 700 so while choosing an amplifier, you should ideally check if the unit you are considering can provide this impedance level.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the Mission 700:
Mission 700 features Post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
Mission 700 External Dimensions and Weight
Mission 700 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 20 x 10.2 x 10.6 inch (1590 x 260 x 270mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Mission 700 is approximately 702.0cm2 / 108.8inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Mission 700, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Mission 700 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
The Mission 700 weighs 12.80kg / 28.2lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Mission 700's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the Mission 700 compare to the Mission 770?
One of the natural alternative to the Mission 700 is the Mission 770 which is located one step higher in Mission's Passive Bookshelf selection.
Here is a scaled size comparison of these two speakers to give you an idea how their external dimensions compare:
Check the Detailed Comparison of Mission 700 vs Mission 770 for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
Mission 700 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a MDF, particle board, wood finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
Mission 700 is a Front-firing port speaker
Mission 700 is available in Walnut Pearl and Black Oak.
Mission 700 doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Mission sells a dedicated speaker stand for the Mission 700 with a model name Mission 700 Stand
. You can check the latest price and availability of these stands at B&H PHOTO
Does the Mission 700 come with a Grille?
Mission 700 comes with magnetic grilles in Black color choices. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the Mission 700 is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Mission 700?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Mission 700:
Mission M700 Speaker: 2 Stand-mount loudspeakers 2 Grilles User Manual Mission M700 Stand: 2 Top-plates 2 Bases 8 Upright posts 8 Spike feet Hardware Instructions
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Mission 700.
- Speaker Cable and Connectors
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolatorsmore affordable options too.
- Acoustic Panels and Treatments: Your room is as important as your stereo equipment so acoustic treatments goes a long way in improving the overall performance.
- Speaker Stands: Stands bring your bookshelf speakers to ideal height (rule of thumb is to have the tweeter level with your ear in your listening position), helps stability and acoustical isolation.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Mission 700, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Mission 700
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Mission 700 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Mission 700
3 years of parts warranty and 3 years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.